Getting to Know Robbie Malone of Malone Frost Martin

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One of the great things about these profiles is the way in which someone’s personality shows through in just a few short sentences. Reading the answers below, would anyone disagree with Robbie Malone’s self-assessment of being a straight shooter? Also, there should probably be a rule about how to handle people who tell you the thing they do best is cross-examination. Probably something along the lines of — Never get on his or her bad side. Read on to learn more about Robbie and why diplomas don’t really impress her much.

Name: Robbie Malone
Company: Malone Frost Martin
Job Title: Managing Partner
Length of time at current position: 20 years (name of business has changed during that time)
Length of time in industry: 18 years

How did you get your start in the industry?
I was asked to defend a debt collection agency by an insurance carrier.

What is your career highlight so far?
Being named ACA Judicial Advocate for 2019 because it seemed to recognize years of hard work I have done on behalf of my clients.

When or how are you most productive?
In the morning and anytime I can get an extended time with no phones.

Which industry professional do you admire most?
There are many because so many do different jobs. Steve Zahn for managing a team and understanding litigation in a subtle way; John Bedard for teaching; Tomio Narita for sheer intelligence; Matt Laws for playing the long game, and Mike Frost for being all around genius at this.

What is one thing you do better than everyone else?
Picking a jury and cross examination. I learned how as a prosecutor and am good at it.

What do you like most about this industry?
The people.

What is one thing you wish you could change about this industry?
The unfair perception people outside the industry have about it.

If you weren’t in this industry, what would you be doing?
Still trying cases and doing litigation for other businesses.

Describe a typical work day.
Emails, phone calls, and meetings with clients about lawsuits, etc.. and employment issues; reviewing and drafting motions, pleadings, etc. in cases; meetings with my associates, re: ways to litigate and generally irritating plaintiff attorneys via email or phone calls

What is your guilty pleasure?
I am a Texan so hanging out with my cows on my small ranch.

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What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
From my grandfather: pay more attention to what people actually know than the piece of paper hanging on their wall.

What are you currently reading?
Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp book “Lethal Agent

What is one fact you’d like everyone in the industry to know about you?
I don’t know how to be anything but a straight shooter.

Who else would you like to see answer these questions?
Tomio Narita

The “Getting to Know” series is sponsored by Arbeit. Arbeit is a powerful, and easy to use communications platform that empowers businesses to reach more consumers. Innovative by nature, we are constantly listening to and understanding the businesses we partner with and developing long term industry relationships that allow us to be proactive in anticipating industry needs.

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