A veteran Montgomery County prosecuting attorney has joined the Philadelphia personal
injury firm Ross Feller Casey as a new associate.
Christopher Maloney, who for 21 years worked at the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, will now focus on various areas of personal injury civil litigation, including medical malpractice, premises liability and product liability cases, according to Ross Feller Casey.
The announcement was made last week by the firm’s founding partner, Matthew Casey.
“We are excited that he has decided to join our catastrophic injury practice after two decades in the public sector,” Casey, in a statement, said of Maloney. “His deep understanding of all areas of the law will be an invaluable asset for our growing firm.”
Casey called Maloney “one of the most experienced and respected prosecutors in this region,” highlighting Maloney’s distinguished two-decade career at the county courthouse in Norristown.
According to a biography provided by Ross Feller Case, Maloney first began working in the Sex Crimes Unit of the District Attorney’s Office, representing both children and adults who were the victims of sexual abuse and assault.
In the mid-1990s, Maloney became chief of the Investigating Grand Jury Unit, where his duties included investigating and solving various serious crimes including homicides, assaults, white-collar thefts and other major felonies, his biography states.
In 1999, after being awarded the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Medal in honor of his work on behalf of county citizens, Maloney was promoted to the position of deputy district attorney in charge of the Pretrial Division, which is one of four of the office’s major divisions.
In addition to his old duties of prosecuting serious cases such as sexual assaults and killings, his then-new position had Maloney training new assistant county prosecutors just hired.
Maloney, his bio states, who has tried more than 60 jury and non-jury trials, and who was named an MVP of the D.A.’s Office three years ago in honor of his prosecution of a sexual abuser and murderer, was tapped to be the office’s designee to the county’s child advocacy center’s management team.
Maloney also served as the D.A.’s Office’s designee to the Child Death Review Board, a panel that investigates the deaths of all county children.
For the past five years, Maloney has also taught as an adjunct professor at Temple University’s Trial Advocacy program in Philadelphia.
He earned his law degree from Widener University School of Law in 1991.