Thomas R. Malcolm, Esq.

Mediator & Arbitrator


  • University of California Berkeley A.B.
  • Hastings College of Law J.D.
  • Hastings Law Review, Editor


  • Jones Day LLP 1990 – present
  • Fellow American College of Trial Lawyers 1986 – present
  • President Orange County Bar Association 1992
  • American Board of Trial Advocates 
  • O.C.B.A Business Litigation 1997 “Trial Lawyer of the Year”
  • President Association of Business Trial Lawyers 1997
  • Franklin G. West Award O.C.B.A. 2001
  • President Federal Bar Association 2001-2002
  • American Bar Association listed “Best Lawyers of America”
  • California Business Journal “Top Ten Most Influential Lawyers in California”
  • Lawyer Representative to the U.S. District Court Central District Ninth Circuit
  • Adjunct Faculty University of California Irvine School of Law Trial Practice

Litigation & A.D.R

Tom Malcolm has tried over 100 complex business trials, more than 60 jury trials and practices in every area of business litigation: commercial disputes, fraud, real estate, tax, unfair competition, corporate governance, legal malpractice professional malpractice, employment: wrongful termination, hostile work environment, harassment, discrimination: age/race/gender, insurance coverage, construction, toxic tort, Significant representations include: Baxter Laboratories v. Immuno Science (unfair trade practice) Westar Development v. Coldwell Banker (fraud) Velasco v. Shea Homes (toxic waste) Quiet Cannon v. Port of Long Beach (civil rights) SSA v. Port of Los Angeles (unfair trade practice) In Re Hon. Calvin P. Schmidt (successful representation) 

Tom Malcolm is one of the most requested neutrals both as a Mediator and an Arbitrator for any type of complex business dispute. His preparation for hearings is legendary and has an uncanny ability to identify significant turning point issues. He maintains a healthy sense of humor and compassion, but perhaps his most endearing quality is his ability to treat every person with the utmost of dignity and respect. Mr. Malcolm has been a J.D.R. panel member since 2002 and remains one of the most requested and respected neutrals in the legal profession.