Margaret AdemaMaloy (Maggie)


San Diego + 1.858.314.1146

Maggie Adema Maloy focuses on appellate advocacy and high-stakes motions practice in federal and state courts. She has served as the principal drafter of briefs in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits; U.S. District Courts; and the California Court of Appeals. Maggie has also argued before the Seventh Circuit.

Maggie distills complex legal analysis into compelling written advocacy for clients, which include Fortune 50 companies and individual defendants. Her cross-office practice covers various substantive areas, including constitutional law, government regulation, false claims (FCA), financial markets, and consumer class actions. Maggie has also assisted clients in connection with governmental investigations.

Maggie's highly active pro bono practice includes the representation of individuals seeking federal habeas relief, recovery for civil rights violations, and asylum. She has also represented survivors of domestic violence in partnership with the Family Violence Appellate Project.

Before rejoining Jones Day in 2019, Maggie served as a law clerk to Judge John B. Owens of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


  • Peabody secures Eighth Circuit victory upholding chapter 11 discharge of global warming claimsThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit upheld a bankruptcy court order ordering three California municipalities to dismiss their global warming claims against Jones Day client Peabody Energy Corporation because those claims were discharged by Peabody's successful chapter 11 plan of reorganization.