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Emily Malarkey practices law to make a difference in her client’s lives, taking on cases in the areas of medical negligence, wrongful death and other catastrophic injury.

“Resolving their cases brings not only financial security and improvements in their care and quality of life, but also, a sense of justice that allows them to move forward with dignity,” Malarkey said. “An equally important goal is to expose shortcomings in the behavior of people and corporations, and through doing so, to effectuate change that will make our community a safer place in which to live.”

Malarkey has extensive experience with jury trials and appeals, including cases with verdicts in excess of $1 million.

She is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the president of the Maryland Association for Justice, the trial lawyers’ organization for the State of Maryland. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park and received a law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law.

What is one aspect of your profession you would like to change?
It’s an uphill battle, but I would love to change the common misconception that personal injury lawyers are motivated by greed. Contrary to that popular belief, most of us really are motivated by a passion to fight for the “little guy,” to tell our clients’ stories and to uphold a civil justice system that protects the rights and safety of all people.

If you weren’t in this industry, what would you be doing?
I would own a cocktail bar on a beach in the Caribbean.