Nick McGuffin Civil Rights Lawsuit – Complaint & Press Release

Francis J. “FJ” Maloney, III


Francis “F.J.” Maloney is recognized as the “go-to” attorney in first-party extra-contractual and “bad faith” insurance litigation. F.J. started his legal career as a Deputy District Attorney in Deschutes County, Oregon, where he gained valuable trial experience prosecuting criminal cases ranging from juvenile delinquencies and dependencies to minor misdemeanors and major felonies, including capital murder. That experience has carried over to a successful multi-jurisdictional practice. F.J. regularly litigates and tries cases in numerous states and jurisdictions, and has successfully argued cases before the Oregon Supreme Court, Oregon Court of Appeals, Washington Court of Appeals, South Dakota Supreme Court and Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. F.J. has also been active in numerous professional organizations including the Oregon and Washington State and Federal Bars, the American Bar Association, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel and several other local bar associations. He is the past Chair of the ABA’s Subcommittee for the Tort Trial Insurance Property Section, a nationally-recognized association of insurance litigators from around the country.

F.J. also actively participates in local charities and organizations, including as the past Chair of the Archdiocese of Portland Pastoral Counsel, board member for the Catholic Youth Athletic Association, and as a member of several local pastoral and school councils. Having returned in 2020 from an extended sabbatical in which he and his family sailed the Eastern Seaboard aboard their catamaran, “Wild Rumpus,” F.J. spends much of his free time in outdoor endeavors such as trail running, mountain biking and skiing. In the winter he devotes weekends to volunteering as a medical first responder with the Mt. Bachelor National Ski Patrol.

Bar/Court Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar, 1995
  • Washington State Bar, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the Dist. of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court for the Western Dist. of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern Dist. of Washington
  • U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • University of Oregon, J.D., 1995
  • Boston College, B.A., English and Environmental Geosciences, 1989
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