Patrick M. Maloney

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Patrick M. Maloney represents clients in business disputes. He has served as lead trial counsel in bench and jury trials in state and federal courts and in arbitration. Mr. Maloney has represented companies in antitrust and patent matters, shareholder and partnership disputes, employment disputes, and in disputes between clients and lawyers in malpractice, fiduciary duty claims, and fee disputes.


As a staunch advocate of fair billing practices, Mr. Maloney regularly works with clients to resolve fee disputes with outside counsel arising from bill padding, fraud, and other overcharges. Mr. Maloney has represented clients in approximately one hundred legal fee disputes saving them millions in legal fees. Mr. Maloney is a volunteer fee dispute arbitrator with the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and previously served as a member of the California State Bar Committee on Mandatory Fee Arbitration.


Mr. Maloney has been named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Martindale Hubbell awarded Mr. Maloney with an AV-Preeminent rating, the highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards. Mr. Maloney has been recognized as a Super Lawyer by the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine each year from 2015 to 2023, and had been a Rising Star – an award given to just 2.5% of attorneys who have been in practice for ten years or less – from 2005 to 2008.


Mr. Maloney is the past President of the South Bay Bar Association, has served on its executive committee for several years and was the Chair of the Employment Law Section. He also a member of the Hon. Benjamin Aranda III Inn of Court and sat on the Board of Directors for the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce.

When not in the courtroom or volunteering, Mr. Maloney enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, fishing, and boating. He currently resides in the South Bay with his wife and two children.