David T. Maloof

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David Thomas Maloof
Born(1958-05-13)May 13, 1958
Mineola, New York, U.S.
ResidenceDarien, Connecticut, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States of America
EducationColumbia College,<>University of Virginia School of Law
OccupationLawyer, human rights advocate
Years active1980-present
OrganizationMaloof & Browne LLC
Known forMass disasters investigations
Spouse(s)Jean Marie Sweeney
Children2
AwardsMartindale Hubbell's AV Award for Highest Level of Professional Excellence, Top Rated Transportation & Maritime Attorney by Thomson Reuters, Named Thomson Reuters SuperLawyer 2007–2010, 2012–2019
Websitehttps://maloofandbrowne.com/ourattorneys/mr-maloof/

David Thomas Maloof is an international maritime and transportation attorney[1] and a human rights advocate.[2] He is the senior partner in the Maloof & Browne LLC, a New York based law firm.[3]

During the 1980s, he was an investigative television reporter on the New Jersey Network,[4] part of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).[5]

Early life

Maloof graduated from Columbia College (New York of Columbia University in 1980.[6][7] At Columbia, Maloof was president[8] of the student-run television station Columbia Television (CTV), [1] and was elected to the Student Council[9][10]

Maloof graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law with his law degree in 1983 and was admitted into the bar in 1984.[11]

Television and investigative reporting career

While on the New Jersey Network, Maloof investigated and reported on the decision of New Jersey's then-Governor, Thomas Kean, to award without full public disclosure the franchise to process photo driver's licenses to a large Republican donor, William Taggart,[12] an event which became known as The Taggart Affair.

Maloof also worked as a print reporter for "The Bridgehampton Sun."[13][14][15]

Legal career

As a litigator from the mid-1980s to the present, Maloof investigates the causes of complex mass disasters, such as cargo ship sinkings and train derailments. He has investigated major shipping casualties, including the MV Elma Tres (1981) and the SS El Faro (2015).[16][17]

In 2009, Maloof's theories on the Carmack Amendment (or U.S. Code § 14706) were brought before the United States Supreme Court in Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. v. Regal-Beloit Corp./Union Pac. R.R. v. Regal Beloit Corp.[18]

Human rights advocacy

Maloof has been involved in international diplomatic affairs for over a decade, having served from 2009 to the present on the Leadership Council of CMEP.[19] In his work with the CMEP, he has addressed officials at the National Security Council and the State Department.[20]

In 2010, Mr. Maloof and his family worked briefly in the Dbayeh Palestinian Christian refugee camp, where they helped create a basketball facility and program for the children.[21]

Publications

Maloof has authored or co-authored legal articles covering transportation law, including the following publications in the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce:

  • Taking Evidence at the Flood Tide: How to Obtain the Testimony of Departing, Departed and Unavailable Admiralty Witnesses. (2003)[22]
  • Exel, Inc. v. Southern Refrigerated Transport, Inc.: The Sixth Circuit's Strict "Opportunity to Choose" Standard Fulfills the Carmack Amendment's Original Intent, But Will the Other Circuit's Take Note? (2019)[23]

Maloof has also co-written the following articles published in the New York Law Journal:

  • Supreme Court Extends Admiralty Laws to Cover Train Wreck (2005)[24]
  • U.N.’s New Compensation Treaty: Should United States Ratify It? (2009)[25]
  • On the Move: Changes for Trucking Freight and Ocean Shipping (2013)[26]

Awards

In 2017, the Catholic Press Association awarded Christianity Matters third place in the category of "First Time Author of a Book."[27]

Maloof has also received Martindale-Hubbell's peer-voted (AV) rating for professional ability and ethical standards.[28] He is a top-rated transportation and maritime attorney by Thomson Reuters and has been named on their annual list of SuperLawyers 2007-2010, 2012-2019.[29] Maloof has also received Martindale-Hubbell's peer-voted (AV) rating for professional ability and ethical standards.[30] The Catholic faith group Pax Christi Metro New York awarded with the Young Peacebuilder Award.[31][32]

Bibliography

  • Maloof, David T. (2016-11-28). Christianity Matters.: How Over Two Millennia the Meek and the Merciful Revolutionized Civilization -- And Why It Needs to Happen Again. 70x7 Publishing. ISBN 9780692804551.[33]

Personal life

Maloof's wife, Jean Sweeney, is also an attorney.[34] They live in Darien, Connecticut and outside Newport, Rhode Island and have two adult children.

References

  1. "David T. Maloof". www.profiles.superlawyers.com. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  2. "Leadership Council". Churches for Middle East Peace. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  3. "1980s Class Notes". University of Virginia School of Law. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  4. "Maloof, David". Darien Men's Association. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  5. "David Maloof". New Canaan Society. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  6. "David T. Maloof". www.profiles.superlawyers.com. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  7. "Alumni Sons and Daughters". Columbia University. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  8. Chametzky, Robert (March 6, 1978). "CTV cable cut, station claims it was sabotaged". Columbia Daily Spectator. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  9. Polner, Robert (April 20, 1979). "College voters name Thompson, Spoer to University senate seats". Columbia Daily Spectator. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  10. Editor (February 7, 1980). "The Councils' Weekly Calendar". Columbia Daily Spectator. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  11. "David T. Maloof". www.profiles.superlawyers.com. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  12. Sullivan, Joseph F. (June 4, 1985). "Jersey Aides Criticized On Photo-License Plan". www.nytimes.com. The New York Times. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  13. Maloof, Dave (June 18, 1980). "Trouble in East End: Part-Time Diggers Put the Squeeze on Career Clammers". The Bridgehampton Sun.
  14. Maloof, Dave (July 9, 1980). "More Trouble in East End: Farmers Struggle to Survive As Land Values, Taxes Soar". The Bridgehampton Sun.
  15. Maloof, Dave (August 13, 1980). "Shinnecock Fight to Preserve Ancestral Land: Refuse to Join Federal 'Gold Rush' To Avert Control by Indian Bureau". The Bridgehampton Sun.
  16. "ORDER denying 534 Motion for extension of time deadline for the reinstated mediation deadline" (PDF). www.justia.com. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  17. "IN THE MATTER OF THE COMPLAINT OF SEA STAR LINE, LLC". wwww.leagle.com. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  18. "Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., et al., Petitioners v. Regal-Beloit Corporation, et al". www.supremecourt.gov. Supreme Court of the United States. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  19. "Leadership Council". Churches for Middle East Peace. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  20. Editor (2013-12-19). "1980s Class Notes". UVA Lawyer. University of Virginia School of Law. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  21. Editor. "Visiting Dbaveh". Catholic Near East Welfare Association. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  22. Maloof, David T.; James, Barbara (2005-04-27). "Taking Evidence at the Flood Tide: How to Obtain the Testimony of Departing, Departed and Unavailable Admiralty Witnesses". Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce. 34 (1).
  23. Maloof, David T.; Leland, Kipp C. (April 2019). "Exel, Inc. v. Southern Refrigerated Transport, Inc.: The Sixth Circuit's Strict "Opportunity to Choose" Standard Fulfills the Carmack Amendment's Original Intent, But Will the Other Circuit's Take Note?". Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce. 50 (2): 131–184.
  24. Maloof, David T.; Eagan, Thomas M. (2013-08-28). "On the Move: Changes for Trucking Freight and Ocean Shipping". New York Law Journal. 231 (80).
  25. Maloof, David T.; James, Jacqueline (2009-01-07). "U.N.'s New Compensation Treaty: Should United States Ratify It?". New York Law Journal. 241 (4).
  26. Maloof, David T.; James, Barbara (2005-04-27). "Supreme Court Extends Admiralty Laws to Cover Train Wreck". New York Law Journal. 250 (42).
  27. Editor. "2017 CPA Book Awards Gallery". Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada. Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  28. "David Thomas Maloof". www.martindale.com. Martindale-Avvo. Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  29. "David T. Maloof". www.profiles.superlawyers.com. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  30. "David Thomas Maloof". www.martindale.com. Martindale-Avvo. Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  31. Editor. "Special Programs: Maloof Family Young Peacebuilder Award". Pax Christi Metro New York. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  32. D'Arienzo, Sr. Camille (July 4, 2014). "INTERVIEW: Student brings peace-building skills to her many talents". Pax Christi USA. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  33. Editor (2017-04-30). "Alumni Books Nonfiction" (PDF). UVA Lawyer. University of Virginia School of Law. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  34. "Jean Maria Sweeney". www.nycourts.gov. New York State Unified Court System. Retrieved 2019-11-01.