Glenn W. Cunningham

Law Office of Glenn W. Cunningham
14100 San Pedro Ave.
Suite 550
San Antonio, TX 78232-4387
210-787-3312
www.cunninghamfirm.com


Glenn W. Cunningham represents individuals throughout Texas in medical malpractice and nursing home abuse and neglect cases. Glenn W. Cunningham has distinguished himself as a trial lawyer. In addition to achieving verdicts and settlements totaling tens of millions of dollars, Glenn is the Immediate Past President of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and a Past President of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association. He also serves on the Civil Plaintiff Executive Committee of The National Trial Lawyers.

Since 2009, Texas Super Lawyers has consecutively recognized Glenn W. Cunningham as a Texas Super Lawyer and, in 2017 and 2018, as one of the Top 50 Super Lawyers in Central and West Texas. Glenn has a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating (the highest rating possible), and a Superb "10.0" rating from AVVO, also the highest rating. 

Professional colleagues recognize Glenn W. Cunningham as a scholar, in addition to being a talented trial lawyer. Beginning as a student at Baylor Law School, where he was the Managing Editor of the Baylor Law Review, and continuing to the present, Glenn has published many papers and articles on relevant legal topics, and is a frequent lecturer at legal industry conferences.

Areas of Practice

       
  • Medical Malpractice
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  • Nursing Home Abuse
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  • Birth Injuries

Honors and Awards

       
  • Top 50 Super Lawyers in Central and West Texas, 2017 - 2018
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  • Texas Super Lawyer, 2009 2019 (Eleven Consecutive Years)
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  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas, The National Trial Lawyers, 2011 - 2019
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  • Best Lawyers of San Antonio, 2012 - 2019 (Medical Malpractice), S.A. Scene
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  • Membership Excellence Award, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
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  • Making a Difference Award, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
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  • "AV" Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, since 2000
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  • Superb "10.0" Rated, Avvo
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  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
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  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Professional Associations and Memberships

       
  • President, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2018
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  • President, San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
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  • Executive Committee, The National Trial Lawyers, 2012 - 2019
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  • Executive Committee, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2013 - 2019
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  • Chairman, Bexar County Justice PAC of SATLA, 2008
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  • Member, American Association for Justice, 2002 - Present

Speeches & Presentations

       
  • “Medical Torts Update,” Soaking Up Some CLE 2019, A South Texas Litigation Course, State Bar of Texas, 2019.
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  • “Ethical and Effective Marketing,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association Annual Conference, 2018.
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  • “When Personal Injury Settlements Meet Special Needs Planning,” University of Texas School of Law CLE, 2018.

       
  • “When Personal Injury Settlements Meet Special Needs Planning,” University of Texas School of Law CLE, 2018.
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  • "Avoiding a Grievance/Malpractice: When Mama Ain’t Happy, Ain’t Nobody Happy!," El Paso County Trial Lawyers Association CLE, 2018.
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  • Faculty, Texas Advocacy College of Texas, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2018.
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  • "Avoiding a Grievance/Malpractice: When Mama Ain’t Happy, Ain’t Nobody Happy!," South Plains Trial Lawyers Association CLE Luncheon, 2018.
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  • "Avoiding a Grievance/Malpractice: When Mama Ain’t Happy, Ain’t Nobody Happy!," San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association CLE Luncheon, 2017.
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  • "Mental Anguish Damages in Personal Injury Cases: An Evolving Standard," Texas Trial Lawyers Association Car Wreck Seminar, 2017.
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  • "Avoiding a Grievance/Malpractice: When Mama Ain’t Happy, Ain’t Nobody Happy!," Permian Basin Trial Lawyers Association CLE, 2017.
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  • "Legislative Update," El Paso County Trial Lawyers Association CLE, 2017.
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  • "Mental Anguish Damages in Personal Injury Cases: An Evolutionary Tale," Permian Basin Trial Lawyers Association CLE, 2016.
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  • "Arbitration - Tips and Traps from the Plaintiff’s Perspective," Texas Trial Lawyers Association 27th Annual Medical Malpractice Conference, 2016.
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  • Faculty, Texas Advocacy College of Texas, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2016.
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  • "Arbitration Trends," State Bar of Texas 23rd Annual Advanced Medical Torts Course, 2016.
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  • "Capped Med Mal Cases – Tribulations, Traps & Tips," Texas Trial Lawyers Association 26th Annual Medical Malpractice Conference, 2015.
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  • "Avoiding a Grievance/Malpractice: When Mama Ain’t Happy, Ain’t Nobody Happy!," El Paso County Trial Lawyers Association CLE, 2018.
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  • Faculty, Texas Advocacy College of Texas, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2018.
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  • "Avoiding a Grievance/Malpractice: When Mama Ain’t Happy, Ain’t Nobody Happy!," South Plains Trial Lawyers Association CLE Luncheon, 2018.
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  • "Avoiding a Grievance/Malpractice: When Mama Ain’t Happy, Ain’t Nobody Happy!," San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association CLE Luncheon, 2017.
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  • "Mental Anguish Damages in Personal Injury Cases: An Evolving Standard," Texas Trial Lawyers Association Car Wreck Seminar, 2017.
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  • "Avoiding a Grievance/Malpractice: When Mama Ain’t Happy, Ain’t Nobody Happy!," Permian Basin Trial Lawyers Association CLE, 2017.
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  • "Legislative Update," El Paso County Trial Lawyers Association CLE, 2017.
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  • "Mental Anguish Damages in Personal Injury Cases: An Evolutionary Tale," Permian Basin Trial Lawyers Association CLE, 2016.
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  • "Arbitration - Tips and Traps from the Plaintiff’s Perspective," Texas Trial Lawyers Association 27th Annual Medical Malpractice Conference, 2016.
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  • Faculty, Texas Advocacy College of Texas, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2016.
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  • "Arbitration Trends," State Bar of Texas 23rd Annual Advanced Medical Torts Course, 2016.
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  • "Capped Med Mal Cases – Tribulations, Traps & Tips," Texas Trial Lawyers Association 26th Annual Medical Malpractice Conference, 2015.
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  • "Mental Anguish Damages in Personal Injury Cases: An Evolutionary Tale," Texas Trial Lawyers Association Midyear CLE Seminar, 2015.
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  • Faculty, Texas Advocacy College of Texas, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
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  • "Avoiding a Grievance/Malpractice: When Mama Ain't Happy, Ain't Nobody Happy!", San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association CLE Luncheon, 2013
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  • "Does a Medical Malpractice Practice Still Exist in Texas?" , St. Mary's Law School Student Chapter of the American Association of Justice, 2013
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  • "Chapter 74 Reports: You Might Not Need the Kitchen Sink Anymore" , Texas Trial Lawyers Association 24th Annual Medical Malpractice Conference, 2013
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  • "Recent Med Mal Cases 2012: The Good, The Bad and Really Ugly", Texas Trial Lawyers Association 23rd Annual Medical Malpractice Conference, 2012
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  • Faculty, Texas Advocacy College of Texas, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
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  • Mental Anguish Damages in Personal Injury Cases, South Plains Trial Lawyers Association C.L.E., 2012
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  • The Carreras Trap & Stockton Excuse, Texas Trial Lawyers Association 22nd Annual Medical Malpractice Conference, 2011
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  • Top Ten Things a P.I. Lawyer Can Learn from a Med Mal Attorney, San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association Real World C.L.E., 2011
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  • Mental Anguish Damages in Personal Injury Cases, Texas Trial Lawyers Association Road Rules San Antonio - A Crash Course, 2011
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  • Developing Case Theme and Theory, Texas Medical Board Trial Skills Course, 2011
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  • Proving Mental Anguish Damages in Personal Injury Cases, San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association 4th Annual 'Real World' C.L.E., 2010
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  • Avoiding a Grievance / Malpractice: When Mama Ain't Happy, Ain't Nobody Happy! (Third Verse), Mexican American Bar Association of San Antonio, 2009
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  • New Paradigms: Life After Tort Reform, Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar, 2008
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  • Medical Malpractice Update, State Bar of Texas 24th Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, San Antonio, 2008
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  • New Paradigms, State Bar of Texas Advanced Medical Malpractice Course, 2008
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  • Mental Anguish Damages in Personal Injury Cases, Texas Trial Lawyers Association Car Wreck Seminar, San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association CLE, Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association CLE, Houston Advocates Luncheon CLE, and Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association CLE, 2008
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  • Ethics: Avoiding the Grievance Committee, San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association's 'Real World' CLE for Personal Injury Lawyers, 2007
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  • Avoiding a Grievance / Malpractice: When Mama Ain't Happy, Ain't Nobody Happy!, (Second Verse, Same as the First), State Bar of Texas 23rd Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, 2007
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  • When Mama Ain't Happy, Ain't Nobody Happy, State Bar of Texas 22nd Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, 2006
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  • Nursing Home Cases: Selection and Profitability, Texas Trial Lawyers Association 16th Annual Medical Malpractice Conference, 2005
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  • Recovering Damages After House Bill 4, State Bar of Texas 21st Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, 2005
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  • The Money Pit: Liens and Subrogation Interests, State Bar of Texas 21st Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, 2005
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  • When Mama Ain't Happy, Ain't Nobody Happy, Legal Ethics in Texas Seminar, 2005
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  • New and Old Money Grubbers: Liens, Subrogation and the Made Whole Doctrine (Same Song - Second Verse), Texas Trial Lawyers Association 15th Annual Medical Malpractice Conference, 2004
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  • Lienholders: Those Pesky Parasites, South Texas College of Law Personal Injury/Automobile Injury Conference, 2004
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  • How do Liens and Subrogations Influence the Damage Equation?, State Bar of Texas "Real Damages After HB4" Seminar, 2004
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  • New and Old Money Grubbers: Liens, Subrogation and the Made-Whole Doctrine, Texas Trial Lawyers Association 14th Annual Medical Malpractice Conference, 2003
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  • Settlements, Liens and Ethics, State Bar of Texas 19th Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, 2003
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  • Pressure Manometers: Standard of Care?, Cardiopulmonary Department of Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, 2000
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  • Witness Preparation, Memorial Hermann Hospital System, 2000
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  • Mock Focus Group Presentation, Greater Houston Society of Healthcare Risk Management Education Day, Houston, Texas, 1999
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  • Witness Preparation, Mayor, Day, Caldwell & Keeton, L.L.P., Houston, Texas, 1999
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  • Mock Deposition of Dr. Janice Kay, Fourth Year Medical Students, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1998
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  • Malpractice Claims: Avoiding the Trap, Plastic Surgery Service, Dermatology Service, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1996
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  • Texas Medical-Legal Jurisprudence Course, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1991 - 1994
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  • Statutory Hurdles to the Removal of Corneal Tissue, Lion's Eye Bank, Houston, Texas, 1994
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  • Discoverability of House Staff Evaluations, Graduate Medical Education Committee Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1994
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  • "Specialized Discovery Devices", University of Houston Law Foundation, Advanced Civil Discovery Seminar, Dallas, Texas, 1994
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  • Discoverability of Credentials Files, Regional Risk Managers, Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston, Texas, 1993
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  • Medical Malpractice: Theory and Prevention, Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1992
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  • Mental Anguish Damages in Personal Injury Cases, South Plains Trial Lawyer Association C.L.E., 2012
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  • Mental Anguish Damages in Personal Injury Cases, San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association 4th Annual 'Real World' C.L.E., 2010
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  • Mental Anguish Damages in Personal Injury Cases, Texas Trial Lawyers Association Car Wreck Seminar, San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association CLE, Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association CLE, Houston Advocates Luncheon CLE, and Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association CLE , 2008
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  • Avoiding a Grievance / Malpractice: When Mama Ain't Happy, Ain't Nobody Happy!, (Second Verse, Same as the First, State Bar of Texas 23rd Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, 2007
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  • New and Old Money Grubbers: Liens, Subrogation and the Made-Whole Doctrine, State Bar of Texas "Real Damages After HB4" Seminar, 2004
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  • New and Old Money Grubbers: Liens, Subrogation and the Made-Whole Doctrine (Same Song - Second Verse), Texas Trial Lawyers Association 15th Annual Medical Malpractice Conference, 2004
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  • New Malpractice Caps Will Hurt Children, Elderly, San Antonio Express-News, December 11, at 7B, 2003
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  • The Most Commonly Encountered Liens and Subrogation Interests in Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Negligence Cases, State Bar of Texas 19th Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, 2003
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  • Arizona v. Youngblood: A Blueprint to Convict the Innocent?, 41 Baylor L. Rev. 775, 1989

Education

Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas J.D. - 1990
       
  • Honors: Baylor Law Review, Managing Editor
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  • Honors: Dean's List
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  • Honors: John C. Gabbert, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
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  • Honors: Judge James R. Jenkins Memorial Scholarship
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  • Honors: Hilton E. Howell Memorial Scholarship
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  • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award in Practice Court
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  • Honors: Phi Delta Phi Law Fraternity
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  • Honors: SBA Board of Governors
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  • Honors: 1 L Class President

University of Texas, Austin, Texas B.A. - 1984

Past Employment Positions

       
  • Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P, Associate, 1990 - 1994
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  • Boston & Cunningham P.C., Principal, 1994 - 1997
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  • Mayor, Day, Caldwell & Keeton L.L.P., Senior Associate, 1997 - 2001
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  • Maloney & Maloney, P.C., Section Head, 2001 - 2004