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Amy’s Contact Information

304.347.4202 Tel
304.345.0260 Fx


Amy’s Secretary

Jan Rhodes


With a degree in microbiology, Amy Malone brings unique insight to her medical malpractice defense work. She has been practicing for over a decade, handling an array of medical malpractice cases – representing radiologists, OB/GYNs, internal medicine/family practice physicians, nurses and hospitals – helping her clients protect their careers and reputations.

When asked about her true passion at work, Amy returns to her love of medicine. “Learning and understanding the medicine involved in each case is so important. We can win cases when we discover that the medicine does not indicate that the alleged medical negligence harmed the patient.”

Amy’s distinguishing ability is that she’s handled several multi-plaintiff medical malpractice cases before the West Virginia Mass Litigation Panel and the Federal Multidistrict Litigation Panel. She has also tried numerous cases to verdict and is currently undefeated in the courtroom. She has also obtained dismissals for her clients, where the allegations were unsupported by the medical evidence.

Outside of the courtroom, Amy co-chairs Flaherty’s recruiting committee and enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Practice Concentrations

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Hospital and Physician Risk Management Education
  • Health Care Law
  • Board of Medicine
  • General Litigation


  • J.D., West Virginia University College Of Law (2006)
  • B.A., Miami University, Microbiology (2001)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • West Virginia (2006)
  • Southern District of West Virginia (2006)
  • Kentucky (2021)

Professional Involvement

  • American Health Lawyers Association (2012)
  • West Virginia Bar Association (2006)
  • Defense Trial Counsel of WV (2006)
  • Defense Research Institute, Ethics Committee Member (2006)
  • Kanawha County Bar Association (2006)
  • Energy and Mineral Law Foundation (2005)

Awards & Honors

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (2021 – 2022)
  • Listed, West Virginia Rising Stars (2013 – 2018)
  • Lugar Mock Trial National Traveling Team, West Virginia University (2004 – 2005)
  • Energy and Mineral Law Foundation Scholarship Recipient (2005)

Teaching & Lecturing

  • Medicaid Fraud Control Unit: Implications of SB 318, West Virginia Healthcare Financial Management Association, Stonewall Resort, May 2019
  • Government Internet Resources: Federal, State and Local, NBI Seminars, Charleston, WV, January 2012
  • Legal Issues for the Obstetrical Nurse, local hospital presentation, July 2016
  • Legal Issues for Health Information Management, local hospital presentation, July 2016
  • Red Flag Rules, West Virginia Office Managers Association, Charleston, West Virginia, July 2009
  • Litigation A to Z, Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany, March 2009
  • Anti-Fraud Compliance: How Recent Changes in the Deficit Reduction Act Effect Health Care Providers, West Virginia Health Financial Management Association, Flatwoods, WV, April 2007

Written Work

  • The False Claims Act: Recent Changes Affecting Health Care Entities, Spring 2007 Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia Newsletter (2007).
  • Review of Recent West Virginia Supreme Court Cases Applicable to Physical Therapists – Fall/Winter Board of Physical Therapy Newsletter, edited by Don Sensabaugh and Alaina Stout (2006).