Burlington, VT (PRWEB) September 04, 2014
Trial attorney Christopher J. Maley has been selected by Best Lawyers® as the 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Burlington, Vermont. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.
Maley is a Vermont native and personal injury plaintiff lawyer practicing with Maley and Maley, PLLC — a firm he founded with his father John P. Maley (who was selected for the same “Lawyer of the Year” distinction for 2014).
Maley has participated in trials, arbitrations and mediations arising out of medical malpractice claims against physicians, nurses and hospitals. He has litigated dozens of cases involving medical negligence during pregnancy and delivery.
His recent significant medical malpractice verdicts and settlements include: Resolving a medical malpractice case involving the alleged failure to appropriately diagnose and treat a 42-year-old woman’s severe lower extremity injury resulting in catastrophic harm for in excess of three and a half million dollars; and a $2,375,000 settlement in a medical malpractice lawsuit involving the negligent delay in diagnosis of prostate cancer.
Maley is an active member and past president of the Vermont Association for Justice. As chair of the organization's legislative committee, he worked to help pass House Bill 62 to prohibit the use of handheld devices while driving. The bill was signed into law by Governor Shumlin in June of this year.
Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys based on peer-review surveys in which leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Those being honored as “Lawyer of the Year” have received particularly high ratings by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.
Maley and Maley, PLLC is located at 30 Main Street in Burlington, VT.