Mr. Mallonee is AV rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings service, which evaluates lawyers and law firms in the United States and Canada. Ratings are based on the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary, including both those who are rated and those who are not. There are two components to Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings:
1. The General Ethical Standards Rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities. The General Recommendation Rating is: V - Very High. A lawyer must receive a General Ethical Standards Rating before his or her review can proceed to the next step.
2. Legal Ability Ratings take into consideration the standard of professional ability in the area where the lawyer practices, the lawyer's expertise, and other professional qualifications. If a lawyer's practice is limited or specialized, an AV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating is indicative of preeminent ability in that particular field.
Mr. Mallonee is board certified in criminal trial law, which recognizes attorneys' special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice.
Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the 24 areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. Established in 1982 by the Florida Supreme Court, board certification helps consumers identify specialists in various areas of law.
Mr. Mallonee was destined to become a criminal defense lawyer all along. He was making creative arguments soon after he could talk. He studied criminology as an undergraduate at the University of Florida. He worked as a licensed private investigator when he was 19 years old. During that time his employer was contracted to do criminal investigations for the public defender's office. This is where he learned to pound the pavement and find witnesses that were vital to the mounting of a defense. He also interned with the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. researching federal criminal legal problems that helped inform policy makers about key issues.
In 1995, Mr. Mallonee accepted an invitation to attend one of the top law schools in the country, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. While attending SMU, he was given the opportunity to be part of a select group to study the law in Oxford, England for a summer. He also participated in the Criminal Clinic program during his third year at SMU, representing people accused of crimes while still in law school. After graduating in the top half of his class, Mr. Mallonee passed the bar exam and moved back to his hometown of Fort Pierce, Florida.
Mr. Mallonee took a job as an assistant public defender in vero beach in 1999. He was transferred to the fort pierce office a year later and represented thousands of clients in his 3+ years with the Public Defender's Office. After completing his Jedi training at the Office of the Public Defender, he moved on to private practice at the beginning of 2003, opening the Law Office of Brian H. Mallonee.
These days, when he's not conducting an investigation, researching a motion, or making arguments in the courtroom, Brian enjoys playing golf, watching football, and 'family time'.
Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:
5.0/5.0 Review for Brian H. Mallonee by a Government Counsel on 08/06/10 in Criminal Law
5.0/5.0 Review for Brian H. Mallonee by a Sole Practitioner on 08/06/10 in Criminal Law
5.0/5.0 Review for Law Office of Brian H. Mallonee on 06/27/18 in Criminal Law.
Not only is he amazing. But his office staff are top notch, professional, and amazingly friendly and kind. The day I spoke to his paralegal Cassandra and she told me not to worry that I had the best lawyer in St. Lucie County. I knew by the sound of... Read more
Not only is he amazing. But his office staff are top notch, professional, and amazingly friendly and kind. The day I spoke to his paralegal Cassandra and she told me not to worry that I had the best lawyer in St. Lucie County. I knew by the sound of her voice and the look in her eyes that she was telling the truth and not just trying to build another client. Thank you again Brian and all of you thank you so much for your help. You all saved my career Read lessRead less
5.0/5.0 Review for Law Office of Brian H. Mallonee on 01/29/18 in Misdemeanors.
This is the best law office I have ever dealt with. Brian and Cassandra handled all of my needs. Excellent communication and I felt like they really cared. Highly recommended.
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