Commissioner, Maryland State Athletic Commission; Maryland Government Relations Association; and Maryland State Bar Association
Attorney ProfileSean R. Malone is a versatile advocate engaged in a very diverse practice. Effective for his clients before all three branches of government, Malone is renowned as a complex problem solver. Malone joined Harris Jones & Malone in 2008 and draws on his broad public and private sector experience to provide clients with strategic advice and counsel on a range of legal, labor and municipal/state government issues. Having served at the highest levels of both state and local government, he offers keen political and practical insight on state management policy/operational matters.
Sean R. Malone
Member/Attorney at Law
Member/Attorney at Law
Sean R. Malone is renowned as a complex problem solver and viewed as a savvy and passionate advocate before all three branches of Maryland government. He is also a highly respected attorney representing clients with public policy, legal, government and labor related problems.
Throughout the course of his 22+ year legal career, Malone has enjoyed significant and numerous victories in the courtroom, at the negotiation table and in the halls of state and local government. Malone was a member of the trial team that secured the high-profile acquittal of a wrongly accused Baltimore City police officer at both the criminal and administrative levels, negotiated labor contracts for both Democrat and Republican elected officials in Baltimore County, Howard, Harford, and Anne Arundel Counties, Newark and Dover, Delaware, successfully tried arbitration cases on behalf of Anne Arundel County, worked with a team to defeat legislation designed to remove the historic Preakness Stakes from Baltimore, and was a vital member of the negotiating team on the Sagamore Development Company’s successful effort to obtain $535 million in tax increment financing from Baltimore City.
Malone was named a ‘Maryland Influencer’ by Campaigns & Elections Magazine for his work around the state and for the past 12 years and has ranked among Maryland’s most prominent lobbyists. Before joining HJM, Malone had a prolific career in public service working as: the Deputy Legislative Officer in the Governor’s Office of Legislative Affairs; the State’s Chief Labor Negotiator; the Labor Commissioner for Baltimore City; and a member of the command staff for the Baltimore Police Department serving as the Department’s Chief Legal Counsel and Chief of Professional Standards. Malone has successfully litigated cases before administrative trial boards, arbitrators, the Baltimore Circuit Court, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and the Court of Appeals. Malone honed his litigation skills as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Baltimore County after graduating magna cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law.
State of Maryland
University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, MD (J.D., 1998 – Magna Cum Laude)
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA (M.P.A., 1991)
St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD (B.A., 1988)