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Christopher J. Maley

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Vermont trial lawyer Chris Maley has extensive experience in the area of medical malpractice and personal injury. In February 2006, Chris recovered $2,375,000.00 in a medical malpractice lawsuit involving the negligent delay in diagnosis of prostate cancer. In 2004, Alan Sylvester and Chris recovered $5,400,000.00 for a Wrongful Death case. In 2003, John Maley and Chris settled, just prior to closing arguments, a United States District Court personal injury motor vehicle accident claim for $2,925,000.00.

Chris's accomplishments have been recognized by his fellow attorneys. He has been selected by his peers to be included in the publication The Best Lawyers in America.

Chris has participated in trials, arbitrations and mediations arising out of malpractice claims against physicians, nurses and hospitals. Chris has litigated dozens of cases involving medical negligence during pregnancy and delivery. Chris has handled medical malpractice cases involving: failure to diagnose prostate, lung, breast, cervical, testicular and other cancers, as well as failure to diagnose stroke, heart attack and other conditions. Other malpractice cases he has resolved include overdoses, experimental medicine complications, surgical negligence, misdiagnoses and emergency room errors.

Chris's personal injury practice involves representation of those injured or the families of those killed in car and trucking accidents. He also represents those harmed due to defective and unreasonably dangerous drugs or other products.

Chris was born in Burlington, Vermont. He graduated cum laude from both St. Lawrence University in 1993 and from Suffolk University Law School in 1996. At Suffolk, he was a recipient of an American Jurisprudence Award and was a member and an editor of the Transnational Law Review. Chris was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1996 and practiced in Boston at the law firm of Martin, Magnuson, McCarthy & Kenney for six years primarily in the area of medical malpractice before being admitted to the Vermont Bar in 2002. Chris was also admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in 1997.

Chris is on the Executive Committee and the Board of Governors of the Vermont Trial Lawyers Association.  He is a member of the American Association for Justice, Vermont Bar Association and Massachusetts Bar Association.

His practice areas include general personal injury matters, medical malpractice, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, pharmaceutical litigation, and product liability.

Position Organization Location Duration
AttorneyMaley and Maley, PLLCBurlington, VTPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
Suffolk University Law SchoolJ.D. Law School1996  
St. Lawrence UniversityBachelors1993
State / Court Date
Vermont2002
Massachusetts1996
  • President (2013-2014 Term) | Vermont Association for Justice (formerly Vermont Trial Lawyers Association)
    Chair | Legislative Committee | Vermont Association for Justice
    Member | Executive Committee, VTAJ | 2015 -Present
    2012 Recipient | Special Service Award | VTAJ
    Member | American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
    Member | Vermont Bar Association
    Member | Massachusetts Bar Association
    Fellow | American Bar Foundation | 2015 - Present
  • He has earned the recognition of his peers, receiving Martindale Hubbell’s highest attorney rating of AV Preeminent®, and is listed annually in the publication The Best Lawyers in America® since 2007 in the categories of Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation.

    Chris has been named the:

    2020 "Lawyer of the Year" for Personal Injury Litigation - Burlington, VT
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    He is the only plaintiff lawyer in Vermont to receive this distinction for personal injury.

    He has earned the additional distinction of being the only Vermont plaintiff attorney selected by Best Lawyers® as the:

    2018 "Lawyer of the Year" for Medical Malpractice Law
    2016 "Lawyer of the Year" for Personal Injury Litigation
    2015 "Lawyer of the Year" for Medical Malpractice Law.

    Chris has also been elected to be a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The Fellows is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars who have been elected by their peers to become members of The Fellows. They have demonstrated outstanding achievements and dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. Membership in The Fellows is limited to one percent of the lawyers admitted to practice in each jurisdiction of the United States. Additionally, New England Super Lawyers® magazine lists Chris as a top-rated medical malpractice attorney in its most recent edition.
  • Chris has obtained recoveries in excess of 1 million dollars in Vermont cases 13 times. Some of his significant verdicts and settlements include: Resolved a medical malpractice case involving the alleged failure to appropriately diagnose and treat a 42-year-old woman’s severe lower extremity injury resulting in catastrophic harm for in excess of three and a half million dollars. $2,925,000 settlement during the trial – motor vehicle accident claim. $2,375,000 settlement – medical malpractice lawsuit involving the negligent delay in diagnosis of prostate cancer. $1,800,000 settlement – wrongful death motor vehicle accident claim. $800,000 jury verdict – wrongful death medical malpractice case involving the failure to monitor a patient on Coumadin. The patient had a very short life expectancy and losses were solely for loss of love and companionship of the family. Resolved a playground accident injury claim on behalf of a nine-year-old girl against a municipality for $800,000.

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(2002) Licensed as Attorney in Vermont. Verified with Vermont Bar Association.July 24, 2020
(1996) Licensed as Attorney in Massachusetts. Verified with The Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers.July 24, 2020

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Burlington, VT 05402
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