Books & Articles by Patrick Malone
The following is a sampling of the books, articles and chapters written by lead attorney Patrick Malone.
Patrick Malone talks about his Medical Malpractice Books
“The Power of Informed Consent,” by Peter Mullenix and Patrick Malone, Trial magazine, December 2020.
The Fearless Cross-Examiner
The Fearless Cross-Examiner : Win the Witness, Win the Case, by Patrick Malone. The current approach to cross-examination is dated, and in this book, Malone systematically demolishes these tired and restrictive ideas in favor of a more adaptable and effective approach. (Read a chapter from The Fearless Cross-Examiner here.) Patrick Malone’s latest book, The Fearless Cross-Examiner, has been praised by top trial lawyers as the new Bible of how to do effective cross-examination. Former American Association for Justice (AAJ) president Roxanne Conlin says it’s “destined to become a classic.” Mark Mandell, another former president of AAJ, calls Malone’s book “the finest book on cross-examination I have ever read.” Baltimore, Maryland Circuit Court Judge Marcus Z. Shar says: “brilliant, genuinely insightful, and thought provoking.” More reviews can be found on the publisher’s web site.
The Life You Save
The Life You Save: Nine Steps to Finding the Best Medical Care — and Avoiding the Worst, by Patrick Malone (Da Capo Lifelong, 2009). Yes, this book really could save your life, or a loved one’s. It distills Patrick Malone’s thirty years of work in patient advocacy into a simple but comprehensive set of guidelines for how to get the best out of our health care system — and how to avoid having tragedy strike you or your family.
Order the book here on Amazon.
Winning Medical Malpractice Cases
Winning Medical Malpractice Cases With the Rules of the Road Technique, ;by Rick Friedman and Patrick Malone: The authors of Rules of the Road return with this practical guide to all aspects of successfully representing patients in medical malpractice lawsuits. Straightforward and accessible, this book provides essential advice not merely for malpractice cases but also for all civil cases.
The Rules of the Road
Rules of the Road: A Plaintiff Lawyer’s Guide to Proving Liability, by Rick Friedman and Patrick Malone (Trial Guides, revised and expanded 2nd edition 2010). This book has been praised by top lawyers as “must reading” for both experienced and novice trial lawyers. As one reviewer wrote: “Two brilliant lawyers, Malone and Friedman, who also happen to be brilliant advocacy writers, have written an easy–to–use, hard–to–undermine approach that will serve plaintiff’s attorneys in almost every kind of trial. This is not a book of small arms. It’s major artillery.”
Here is a selection of articles written by attorney Patrick Malone:
- “Burying the Ten Commandments of Cross-Examination” (reprinted from Litigation journal)
- Every Second Saturday: Making 30 Minutes Count
(from Washington Lawyer May 2016, about Mr. Malone’s twenty years of volunteer work at the DC Bar’s pro bono clinic)
- “Paying It Forward by Pressing for Safety Changes” (Trial, June 2014).
- Unethical Secret Settlements: Just Say No (by Patrick Malone & Jon Bauer) Also view this article on Social Science Research Network.
- Compensating Persons Injured By Medical Malpractice And Other Tortious Behavior For Future Medical Expenses Under The Affordable Care Act