Mr. Malone has lived in Central Florida since 1973, spending his last year of high school at Winter Park High. After high school, he joined the U.S. Army, where he served for three years of active duty. Mr. Malone’s assignment in the army, as a Lance Missile Crewman, required a top secret security clearance, and except for his training in the United States, he served his entire military career overseas, in Germany.
After he was honorably discharged in 1978, Mr. Malone came home and enrolled at the University of Central Florida, thanks to the G.I. Bill. After one year, he left school and began working full-time in roofing. He returned to school at UCF two years later, while continuing to work as a roofer. Eventually, he started his own roofing company, AFI roofing. After graduating from UCF in 1986, Mr. Malone went on to attend law school at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.
He received his law degree in 1989, and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1990. His first job as an attorney was at the Office of the Public Defender in Orlando. Tom handled cases ranging from misdemeanors to felonies, participating in approximately 100 jury trials, and rose to the rank of Division Chief. He stayed with the Public Defender’s Office from 1990 until 1996, when he began his own practice in Orlando.
Tom continued to work in the field of criminal defense, and also pursued civil cases, including prosecuting false arrest cases. One of his false arrest cases took him to the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, where he successfully argued and won a reversal of a prior dismissal for his client.
In the last several years, Tom has focused on helping clients involved in traffic accidents in the Central Florida, Orlando area. He has also focused on helping clients with other traffic related issues such as civil traffic tickets and criminal traffic charges such as Driving While License Suspended and DUI.