Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) has named its next chairman. With the recent retirement of longtime chairman and champion, Dr. Michael C. Markovitz, the AJMLS Board of Directors thoughtfully elected fellow board member and AJMLS alumnus, Adam Malone.
Malone is a respected catastrophic personal injury attorney and owner of Malone Law, AJMLS Alumni Association Past President, and current AJMLS board member. From Student Bar Association President to valedictorian of the Class of 2000, Distinguished Alumni Award recipient to record-breaking scholarship endowment donor, Malone has time and again chosen to better his alma mater through his time and generosity. Malone is no stranger to service in the legal community as he is currently serving as Immediate Past President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. He is a past president of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, past president of the Melvin M. Belli Society, past chairperson for the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group for the American Association for Justice, past chairperson for the Professional Negligence Section of the American Association for Justice, and past chairperson of the General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia. Malone served for many years on the Board of Governors and the Executive Committee for the American Association for Justice (AAJ) – the nation’s largest and most effective organization for lawyers representing injured people and their families. He has served as an officer and on the board of the AAJ Trucking Litigation Group, the AAJ Professional Negligence Section, and the AAJ Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group. He is also an honorary board member of the Special Olympics of Georgia and a Board Member of for the Foundation Board of the Shepherd Center, one of the nation’s leading rehabilitation hospitals for survivors of brain and spinal cord injury.
On his selection as chairman, Malone said he was truly honored. “The Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Board of Directors is not only a group of leaders that I respect professionally, but peers with whom I am honored to serve. I want to thank them for trusting me to lead as we continue to grow and set ambitious goals for our beloved school.”
“I have had the pleasure of serving with my distinguished predecessor, Dr. Markovitz, for the last 15 years. No one can match his level of leadership, calm guidance, or dispute what he accomplished for AJMLS and the opportunity for legal education. The thriving institution we know today would not exist without his vision and clarity of purpose over the past 25 years. I am thankful for his dedication and decades-long mission to see the organization, its faculty, and its students succeed.”
When speaking about the AJMLS mission and providing the opportunity for legal education to both traditional and non-traditional students, Malone was firm in maintaining the institution’s values and fidelity to its core mission. “Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School and its graduates are invaluable to the Georgia legal community and I am confident in our resolve and long term direction. We are dedicated to preparing highly skilled, ethical, and practice-ready lawyers who possess a strong social conscience and commitment to service with a sense of keeping the door of opportunity open for future generations.”
Having walked the halls of AJMLS as a student, Malone remarked what a privilege it is to guide the institution into its next 90 years. “I look forward to this next chapter and all that is to come for our legal community and the Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School family.”