The Maloney Firm represents clients in trials, arbitrations and appeals in state and federal courts, and also regularly counsels clients on a wide range of business matters delivering cost-effective solutions for their legal needs.


Clients of The Maloney Firm receive expertise in and outside of court, even when up against larger, national firms. Always looking out for its clients’ best interests, The Maloney Firm provides significant expertise without significant cost.

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Better Late Than Never: California Delays Anti-Sexual Harassment Training Requirements to 2021 Sep 05, 2019

On August 30, 2019, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 778, which amends California Government Code § 12950.1. Beginning January 1, 2019, Section 12950.1 required an employer with five or more employees to provide two hours of interactive training regarding sexual harassment to all supervisory employees and at least one hour to all non-supervisory employees […]

2019 Mid-Year Employment Law Update Aug 02, 2019

The California legislature continues to enact increasingly employee-favorable legislation (with a few exceptions.) Issues related to employee and independent contractor classifications and the Dynamex decision are at center stage of the discussion and likely to have the most impact for California businesses. Also, the legislature is reintroducing numerous employment bills addressing paid family leave, harassment, […]

California Supreme Court Clarifies Standards For Seeking Costs In Arbitration Pursuant To CCP Section 998 Jul 10, 2019

California Supreme Court Clarifies Standards For Seeking Costs In Arbitration Pursuant To CCP Section 998 By Carl Mueller, The Maloney Firm, APC   In Heimlich v. Shivji, published May 30, 2019, the California Supreme Court overturned an appellate court’s holding that “required” a trial court to hear a timely request for fees pursuant to a […]

2019 Rising Stars May 30, 2019

The Maloney Firm is proud to announce that Greg Smith and Vanessa Willis have been named to the 2019 Rising Stars list in Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine.   This is the fourth consecutive year that Greg has received this distinction and the first for Vanessa. The honor is bestowed on only the top 2.5% […]

Determining Independent Contractor Status May 07, 2019

Know Your ABCs: Dynamex ABC Test Applies Retroactively By Vanessa Willis, The Maloney Firm, APC   On May 2, 2019 in Vazquez v. Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc. No. 17-16096 (9th Cir. 2019), the Ninth Circuit held that the landmark 2018 Dynamex decision applies retroactively. The Dynamex decision adopted the more stringent ABC test for determining […]

South Bay Women’s Conference 5/10/19 Apr 30, 2019

The Maloney Firm is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of this year’s South Bay Women’s Conference, an annual event that centers on awarding scholarships to deserving South Bay women to pursue business degrees.   2019 South Bay Women’s Conference