Christopher Maloney joined Ross Feller Casey after a distinguished 21-year-career as a top prosecutor in Montgomery County, where he represented victims of serious crimes.
Maloney has quickly built an impressive resume of legal victories on behalf of the catastrophically injured. He has assisted founding partners Robert Ross, Joel Feller and Matt Casey in a series of multimillion-dollar recoveries in cases involving wrongful death, child sexual abuse, medical malpractice, and hospital negligence.
Maloney began his career in the Sex Crimes Unit, representing the interests of children and adult sexual assault victims. He continued to prosecute those cases throughout his tenure in the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.
Maloney was promoted in 1995 to Chief of the Investigating Grand Jury Unit, where he was responsible for investigating and solving dozens of crimes, including homicides, assaults, white-collar thefts, and other serious felonies.
In 1999, Maloney was awarded the District Attorney’s Medal in recognition of his outstanding service to the residents of Montgomery County. Later that year, he was promoted to Deputy District Attorney in charge of the Pretrial Division, one of the four major divisions in the office. There, Maloney was responsible for training the newest Assistant District Attorneys, while continuing to prosecute serious and sensitive cases, such as homicides and sexual abuse cases.
In 2010, he was named MVP of the District Attorney’s Office in recognition of his successful prosecution of a sex abuser and a double murderer, as well as his leadership role in developing procedures that are used in multi-disciplinary investigations of child abuse.
During his career, Maloney tried more than 60 cases before juries and numerous bench trials.
He was the District Attorney’s designee to the Montgomery County child advocacy center’s management team. He also was the District Attorney’s designee to the Child Death Review Board, a group that reviews the circumstances surrounding the deaths of all children in Montgomery County and determines what might have been done to prevent the deaths.
The Pottstown Mercury newspaper profiled Maloney upon his retirement from the District Attorney’s office. In the article, colleagues, including his former boss, lavished him with praise, describing him as “a legal expert” and “a great litigator” who “has made a difference in the lives of countless citizens.”
Maloney told the newspaper that he decided to join Ross Feller Casey because he wanted to continue representing the same types of people, “the vulnerable, the powerless, the people that otherwise would be disregarded, that need someone to stand up and advocate for them.”
Since 2006, Maloney has also been an adjunct professor in the top-ranked Temple LLM program in Trial Advocacy, where he lectures and instructs on a variety of trial advocacy topics.
Maloney graduated from Lemoyne College in 1988 and earned his law degree in 1991 from Widener University School of Law.