Andrew J. Maloney III | Partner

amaloney@kreindler.com 212.973.3438

Overview

Andrew “Duke” Maloney is Liaison Counsel to the families involved in the 9/11 terrorism litigation case against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Andrew’s focus is in aviation litigation as well as general products liability, medical malpractice and general negligence cases. He briefed and argued a case before the United States Supreme Court on the Westfall Act which governs scope of employment under the Federal Tort Claims Act for federal employees.

Partner Andrew J. Maloney III and the plight of 9/11 victims’ featured on Fox News.
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Attorney Andrew Maloney is quoted in Business Insurance on Amtrak's liability cap.
Our objective in any personal injury or wrongful death case is to maximize the value of our client's claim. We keep our clients fully informed and engaged through every stage of the case.
~ Andrew "Duke" Maloney | Partner and Attorney

Andrew participated in one of the largest personal injury settlements in history in the state of Connecticut (a charter plane crash at the Bridgeport, CT Airport) and also participated in several of the largest recoveries in history under the Military Claims Act involving a 1996 Air Force plane crash in Dubrovnik, Croatia. He also achieved a rare reversal from the NTSB of their previous conclusion of pilot-error based on his investigation of a product defect following a helicopter fatality.

In a rare reversal from the NTSB regarding a previous conclusion of pilot error Duke submitted evidence that Kreindler found during litigation that convinced the NTSB to reverse their conclusion, exonerate the pilot and issue a safety warning about the defect in the part fleet-wide.

Andrew has tried dozens of cases in state and federal courts throughout the U.S. in a wide variety of matters beyond aviation, building on the earlier part of his career spent as a Federal Prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. There he investigated cases with the FBI, DEA, ATF, Secret Service, U.S. Marshals, NYPD, and several other law enforcement agencies, trying cases and arguing appeals on behalf of the United States. Prior to this, he served as law clerk to the late SDNY District Judge Lloyd F. MacMahon.

Andrew’s pro bono activities include winning a five-year fight with the U.S. Department of Justice to gain well-deserved recognition, under the Federal Public Safety Officer’s Benefits Act, for Glenn Winuk, a volunteer firefighter and EMT who died on September 11, 2001, trying to save others. As a result, the American Association of Justice (AAJ) awarded Mr. Maloney “Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year.” Mr. Maloney, a volunteer firefighter himself, served at the World Trade Center in the days after the attacks. 

Andrew In the media

Partner Andrew Maloney in Showtimes Kingdom of Silence, a documentary on Jamal Khashoggi

Showtime's "Kingdom of Silence" is a documentary "examining the complex relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia, and how the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi amplified entanglements between the two countries."

Aviation attorney Andrew Maloney discusses the Sikorsky S-76 helicopter crash with Law & Crime Network's Aaron Keller

Aviation attorney and Kreindler partner Andrew Maloney discusses the possible civil litigation of the Sikorsky S-76 helicopter crash that killed nine people including Kobe Bryant.

Andrew "Duke" Maloney discusses Saudi Arabian officials' alleged roles in assisting the terrorists prior to the September 11th U.S. terrorist attacks.

They got them in flight schools, they got them a place to live, they gave them money, they opened bank accounts for them . . .

Kreindler attorney Andrew Maloney quoted in Business Insurance on Amtrak liability cap

Transportation attorney Andrew Maloney questions whether the liability cap would be enough to cover the losses from the Washington Amtrack crash.

On FOX News, Kreindler attorney Andrew Maloney talks about cause of Amtrak train crash

Partner Andrew Maloney discusses the possibility of criminal culpability for the engineer in the Amtrak train crash with Fox News' Shepard Smith.

Andrew "Duke" Maloney addresses witness intimidation by Saudi Arabia after 9/11 attacks

Witnesses say they were "stalked" by Saudi agents; Maloney supports their story and reveals details about the Saudi Government’s tactics to derail a civil lawsuit.

Attorney and aviation litigation expert Andrew Maloney speaks about Kobe Bryant tragedy

“It looks like weather played a role here,” Maloney says. “The visibility conditions were very poor … this pilot did have training by instrument flight rules, but it’s always dangerous to do that.” Police protocols on grounding their own aircraft in certain conditions are also discussed.

Kreindler attorney Andrew Maloney addresses the risks of slashing Amtrak funding

Despite the need for safety improvements on highly traveled Amtrak routes, funds tend to go to highways rather than railroads. According to experts, this is unsustainable.

Kreindler partner Andrew Maloney discusses a case in which a Wisconsin man is charged with his wife’s death

In an interview show on the Trial Network, the defendant claims his wife died in a freak accident, but questions remain. “If the defendant makes inconsistent statements, they’re going to be exploited by a skilled prosecutor,” says Maloney.

Partner Andrew Maloney discusses compensation disparity after jet crash in Croatia

The families of the influential Americans were well taken care of after the tragedy. But according to Maloney, families of the Croatians aboard were not.

Partner Andrew J. Maloney offers analysis on murder trial of U.S. Marine

The attorney discusses the possible misidentification of the perpetrators after a modified photograph raises doubt. “It makes jurors start to question the police investigation, if they played around with evidence,” he says.

Partner Andrew J. Maloney speaks out about train that collided with an SUV at a railroad crossing

A new analysis of the tragedy has been sparked by data on the train’s onboard event recorder. Investigators question why the alerted engineer speeded up rather than slowed down.

Andrew Maloney discusses the "Third Man" on the American Airlines flight that crashed into the Pentagon

The FBI has shared recent information with Mr. Maloney, an attorney for 9/11 victims’ families, but will not allow him to release it, even to his clients. Also in this interview, he talks about the alleged role and actions of the Saudi Arabian government.

Attorney Andrew Maloney questions why 9/11 volunteer EMT was denied death benefits

Glenn Winuk was an attorney by day, but when the Twin Towers were attacked, he ran over to help. After his body was found, Andrew Maloney sought to aid his family.

Wrongful death charge against Southwest is justified, says attorney Andrew Maloney

The plane’s manufacturer-recommended certain engine inspections the airline subsequently opposed. Then one of those engines exploded.

Awards & Events
  • Selected as 2020 Super Lawyers®, 2006 – 2020
  • Awarded 5/5 Peer Reviewed Rating, Martindale Hubbell®
  • Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, American Association of Justice
  • Past Chairman, Aeronautics Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Past Co-chair, Mass Torts Committee, Litigation Section, American Bar Association
  • Past Co-chair, Aviation Litigation Committee, American Bar Association
  • Speaker, Multi-District Litigation, Air-Law Symposium at Southern Methodist University
  • Speaker, September 11th Issues, New York City Bar Association
  • Speaker, Mass Torts Made Perfect Aviation Litigation: Product Liability Seminar, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Speaker, 2008 American Bar Association, Aviation and Space Law Litigation National Program, Washington DC
  • Panelist, Ethics in the Early Going, 2008 ABA Aviation and Space Law Litigation National Program, Washington, DC
Education
  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY, J.D. - 1988, Honors: Dean's List Fordham Urban Law Journal
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, B.A. - 1985, Major: History
Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, Connecticut, Colorado, Eastern District of Michigan & Federal Court of Claims
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Third and Federal Circuits
  • United States Supreme Court 
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