Judge Malone was sworn into Fulton County Magistrate Court in 2005, after having extensive experience as a civil rights attorney. Following law school, she litigated federal civil rights actions in Mississippi and pursued a private practice that included representation of a local municipality, a school board, and a hospital and health center, as well as several local economic development projects. She successfully represented the RNA Eleven’s efforts to obtain constitutionally mandated rights in the penal systems of Mississippi. That litigation resulted in the court ordered construction of a new jail facility that replaced the notorious Hinds County jail.
Thereafter, she served as an employment attorney prosecuting federal civil rights violations. She succeeded in eliminating age related mandatory retirement regulations in state and municipal public safety jobs throughout the State of Georgia.
After leaving the federal service, she maintained a private practice with a concentration in federal and state criminal matters, and employment litigation and representation. Judge Malone served as Board Attorney for the Fulton County Personnel Board for ten years during which the Personnel Board maintained a near perfect record of affirmation on appeal.
A strong advocate for livable community issues, she served as Chair of the City of Atlanta, Board of Zoning Adjustment and was a member of the Atlanta Charter Review Commission. Aside from her duties as a Senior Magistrate, she still maintains a limited practice and serves as a consultant on personnel, non-conflicting political matters and community issues.
Judge Malone is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University and the Howard University School of Law.