Attorney Profile

Sean 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.
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Sean R. Malone

Member/Attorney at Law

Sean 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.

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.

Admitted to Practice:
State of Maryland

 

Law School:
University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, MD (J.D., 1998 – Magna Cum Laude)

 

Graduate School:
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA (M.P.A., 1991)

 

College:
St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD (B.A., 1988)

Named a ‘Maryland Influencer’ by Campaigns & Elections, Magazine, 2011; University of Baltimore Heuisler Honor Society; Staff, University of Baltimore Law Review; Regional Champion, University of Baltimore ATLA Trial Team; Teaching Assistant, University of Baltimore Legal Research and Writing; and Angelos Academic Scholarship Recipient.
Member of the NAACP COVID-19 Awareness team; Member of the Commission to Restore Trust in Policing, Member of the Gun Trace Task Force Legislative Commission (2018 – Present – Speaker’s appointment); Member of the State Athletic Commission (2011 – 2017 – Governor appointment); Steering Committee Member, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for Mayor (2011); Steering Committee Member, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore City Council President (May 2007 – November 2007); Steering Committee Member, Ken Ulman, Howard County Executive (May 2006 – November 2006); Field Advisor, Martin O’Malley for Governor (January 2005 – November 2006); Field Advisor, Martin O’Malley for Mayor (June 2003 – November 2004); Field Coordinator, Martin O’Malley for Mayor (June 1999 – November 1999); Field Advisor, Circuit Court Judge (February 1996 – November 1996); and Campaign Manager, Councilman Martin O’Malley (May 1995 – November 1995).

 

Commissioner, Maryland State Athletic Commission; Maryland Government Relations Association; and Maryland State Bar Association