A quick glimpse into the recent past reveals a string of defense verdicts that continue to reflect Paul’s commitment to getting it done the right way. He successfully defended Ford Motor Company in three catastrophic product liability trials in Kentucky and Georgia. Combined, the plaintiffs sought in excess of $60 million dollars in total damages. All three juries unanimously found in Ford's favor.
Paul Malek is a creative and effective problem solver with an inherent ability to remain calm and clear-minded in the midst of a storm, however unpredictable it may be. He believes in immersing himself in the details of his clients’ business in order to gain a better understanding and clear perspective of their needs. Paul’s clients, which include leading automobile manufacturers and other successful manufacturing companies of all sizes, count on him to be open-minded, practical and thorough. Paul grew up in a family of engineers and innovators, and his lifetime of experience has provided him with a significant advantage in quickly grasping the critical needs of his clients, regardless of the industry. His profound insight and technical knowledge make him a valuable resource to any successful legal team.
Since joining the firm in 1995, Paul has successfully litigated on behalf of numerous companies. While his litigation experiences and abilities are diverse, Paul specializes in the areas of product liability actions in disputes involving automobile manufacturers, construction equipment companies and just about every industrial product in between. He has successfully tried cases to conclusion in both State and Federal Courts and has handled litigation for Fortune 500 clients in many states throughout the United States. He has served as trial and coordinating counsel in specialty litigation on both a regional and national basis. He also handles lawsuits and claims involving civil rights issues, labor and employment matters, commercial transactions and other general litigation concerns. In addition to his practice, Paul has served as a faculty member for the Alabama Bar Institute of Continuing Legal Education and frequently lectures on various topics.
Paul earned his undergraduate degree from The University of Kentucky and his law degree from The Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.
Bar & Court Admissions
Alabama State Bar
Kentucky State Bar
All federal courts in Alabama, North, Middle and Southern Districts
All federal courts in Kentucky, Eastern and Western Districts
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Resources & News
...Paul Malek is a creative and effective problem solver with an inherent ability to remain calm and clear-minded in the midst of a storm, however unpredictable it may be....02
...Alan Thomas and Paul Malek of Huie, Fernambucq & Stewart represented Ford Motor Company in a wrongful death product liability case involving the fatality of the driver of a...03
...The Huie, Fernambucq & Stewart defense team of Alan Thomas, Paul Malek and Chip Jett along with Mike Boorman and Audrey Berland of Atlanta, Georgia based law firm Huff,...04
...John Civils Consumer: Lanier Brown and Gordon Sproule Personal Injury: Alan Thomas Construction: Joe Duncan and Paul Malek Probate: Cannon Lawley Employment: Martha Thompson Energy and Natural Resources: Cannon Lawley...05
Crashworthiness-Based Product Liability and Contributory Negligence In the Use of the Product By: D. Alan Thomas, Paul F. Malek and John Isaac Southerland Seventeen years ago, The Alabama...06
...Greg Schuck, Paul Malek and Jennifer Reid of Huie, Fernambucq & Stewart successfully defended Ford Motor Company in a wrongful death product liability case involving the death of a...
Distinctions & Contributions
Paul is listed in "Birmingham's Top Attorneys", Birmingham Magazine.02
“Application and Disclaimer of Express and Implied Warranties of Habitability in The Sale of New Homes”, Alabama State Bar, May 21, 199903
“Illuminating the Complex, Modern Air Bag System at Trial”, ABA 2015 Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Liability Litigation, April 9, 2015