Christopher P. Malone

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Christopher P. Malone

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Chris is an experienced civil litigator specializing in commercial trucking defense.  He represents numerous insurance companies, motor carriers, and retail businesses and restaurants in all aspects of civil defense litigation.  Chris has been certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association (an honor held by less than 3% of Minnesota lawyers) and has successfully defended and tried claims involving wrongful death, bodily injury, and products liability, in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Chris is frequently sought as a speaker in the area of commercial trucking defense, and has presented at symposiums around the country.  Prior to his defense work, Chris worked at the Minnesota Court of Appeals and on the Plaintiff’s side.  Now, he brings this unique multi-faceted knowledge of every aspect of civil litigation from immediate response to an incident or claim through trial and post-trial representation to work for his clients.

He has been listed in Minnesota Super Lawyers from 2014 to 2015, and was listed in Minnesota Rising Stars from 2004 to 2012.  He has been selected as a Top 100 Civil Litigation Attorney by the American Society of Legal Advocates from 2018 to 2020.  He was also listed in Best Lawyers in America in 2021.

 

Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota, 1999
  • Wisconsin, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2003
Publications
  • Co-Author, Basic Concepts of Liability and Damages, in Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook, (4th-5th Eds., 2009-present).
Presentations
  • Speaker, The First 48 Hours, TrueNorth Claims & Safety Summit, 2019
  • Speaker, Summary Mock Trial, Minnesota Trucking Association Safety Council Meeting, 2018
  • Speaker, Truck Crashes from Defense Perspective, Minnesota Motor Vehicle Deskbook Seminar, 2018
  • Speaker, Mock Jury Trial, Great West Casualty Company Leadership Symposium, 2018
  • Speaker, Wrongful Death Claims from a Defense Perspective, Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Cases in Minnesota Seminar, 2015
  • Speaker, Trucking Accident Cases, Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook Seminar, 2014
  • Speaker, Underinsured Motorist Coverage, Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook Seminar, 2007 & 2013
Education
  • J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, cum laude, 1999
  • B.A., St. John’s University, Psychology, cum laude, 1996
Recognition
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2021
  • America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators, 2018-present
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2014-2015
  • Minnesota Rising Stars, 2004-2012

 

Associations & Memberships
  • Associate of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)
  • Minnesota Trucking Association
  • Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Representative Cases
& Experience
  • Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association.
  • Tried to successful conclusion numerous cases involving wrongful death, personal injuries, trucking accidents, UIM benefits, premises liability and product liability.
  • Minnesota counsel for several national retail, food service and hospitality companies.
  • Minnesota counsel for several national trucking companies.