Tom Malone

Founder and President

Tom Malone

Tom Malone is the founder and president of Malone Law Group. A private practice attorney in the Seattle area for over forty years, Tom has vast experience in business and real estate, taxation, estate planning, probate, and general litigation, as well as a variety of other practice areas, including public policy, health, and not-for-profit law.

For years Tom has been enthusiastically involved with various community service efforts, including 15 years service on the Board of Trustees for Seattle Community Colleges, and 25 years with Swedish Medical Center, serving on the Board of Trustees of the National Nordic Museum, and on the Board of Directors of Ballard Alliance Rate-Payer Advisory Board.


  • Master of Business Administration in Taxation, Golden Gate University, 1981
  • Juris Doctor, University of Washington School of Law, 1972
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, University of Washington, 1968

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Estate Planning Council of Seattle


  • All Washington State Courts (District, Superior, Court of Appeals, Supreme Court)
  • Federal Courts (U.S. Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Western District of Washington)
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Court of Federal Claims

Awards and Honors

  • Trustee of the Year Award for 2009 – Trustee’s Association of Community and Technical Colleges of the State of Washington
  • Seattle Community College District 6 – Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, 1995
  • Business Person of the Year, Ballard Chamber of Commerce, 1986
  • Kiwanis Club of Ballard, Man of the Year, 1983
  • University of Washington Moot Court Honor Board
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

Public Service and Activities

  • National Nordic Museum – President of Board of Trustees, 2019-2020;
  • Ballard Alliance Rate-Payer Advisory Board – Co-chair of Board of Directors, 2019-2020
  • Seattle Community College District – Appointed by Governors Locke and Gregoire to the Board of Trustees; Trustee 1998-2013, and served three times as Chair;
  • Swedish Medical Center Board of Directors, Member 1992-2006; Chairman 1996–1999; Trustee Emeritus
  • President, Trustees Association of Community and Technical Colleges of State of Washington, 2011-2012.
  • Swedish Medical Center Foundation, Governor 1997-2007; Governor Emeritus
  • Ballard Community Hospital Board of Directors, Director 1982-1991
  • City of Seattle Board of Ethics& Elections Commission, Chair 1986-92;
  • City of Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission, Chairman 1992
  • North Seattle Community College Foundation, Member 1989-1998; Chairman 1992-1994
  • City of Seattle Fair Campaign Practices Commission, Chairman 1986-1992
  • Ballard Chamber of Commerce; Member and past President

Publications and Seminars

  • “Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) in Washington,” 1995-1996
  • “Forming a Business in Washington,” WSTLA Small Business Law School, 1993
  • “Estate Planning for Development Professionals,” presented to the NCRD, 1993 Estate Planning seminar, North Seattle Community College, 1995
  • “Estate Planning After the Reconciliation Act of 1993”
  • “Charitable Remainder Unitrusts and Other Charitable Techniques,” 1988
  • “§1031 Deferred Exchanges,” University of Washington School of Law Continuing Education Seminar
  • “Talking Heads: Improved Voice Recognition Software Will Increase Law Firms’ Efficiency,” Washington Journal, May 8, 2000, co-authored with Betty Fox Paulsen.