Christopher P. Malone


Christopher P. Malone

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 again from 2021 to the present, 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 the present.  He was also listed in Best Lawyers in America in 2021 to the present.

Legal Team

Legal Secretary:
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota, 1999
  • Wisconsin, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2022
  • Co-Author, Basic Concepts of Liability and Damages, in Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook, (4th-5th Eds., 2009-present).
  • Speaker, Litigating Motor Vehicle Accident Cases Involving Commercial Vehicles, Minnesota Motor Vehicle Deskbook Seminar, 2022
  • 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
  • J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, cum laude, 1999
  • B.A., St. John’s University, Psychology, cum laude, 1996
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2021-present
  • America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators, 2018-present
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2014-2015; 2021-present
  • Minnesota Rising Stars, 2004-2012
  • Litigation Counsel of America, fellow


Associations & Memberships
  • 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.