Attorney David Maloney visited Foley High School on November 7th to speak with students interested in legal careers and attending law school.
Junior Yecenia Enriquez enjoyed his visit. “Mr. Maloney spoke about how he worked hard for his successful career and the obstacles he encountered along the way. He also talked about ways students can become successful and achieve their goals.”
Mr. Maloney told stores of his early childhood, where he came from humble beginnings and lived with great financial struggles. “I grew up poor. I grew up in Woodstock, NY, around people who had things and opportunities that I didn’t. This is where I gained my drive and ambition.”
Working 40-50 hour a week, he put himself through college. Using his stepfather’s suggestion, he took non-legal jobs to prepare himself for a career in law, including customer service and sales. These jobs prepared him to work with future legal clients.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1989, and he completed his Juris Doctor from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1992.
He opened a law office in Mobile in 2002. He explained that back then, there was only one other lawyer advertising his services, which made him a sort of pioneer.
Mr. Maloney explained that because he wanted to work for himself, he worked at reinventing injury law practices in our area.
Mr Maloney told students he believed that they could find success by being in the right place at the right time. He said that for success in life, you needed a strong work ethic and focus on the positives.
He noted that he has been a risk taker, and that taking risks can pay off in both your career and your life.
“Once you pick a career, in everything you do,” Mr. Maloney emphasized, “focus on reaching that goal.”
Mr. Maloney’s law firm, Maloney-Frost-Lyons, LLC, is dedicated to providing high quality, aggressive legal representation to victims of personal injury. He has offices in both Mobile and Biloxi, and like he says on his advertisements, he will personally return your call. For more information, use this link.
We appreciate Mr. Maloney’s time visiting with students and sharing his personal stories.