- Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar since 2012
- Peer Review and Judiciary Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards by members of the Bar and Judiciary in Martindale-Hubbell’s review rating system
- Recognized for Construction – Litigation in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®
- Recognized as a member of Florida Trend magazine’s Legal Elite 2020, 2021, 2022
- Recognized by The Legal 500 in the area of real estate – construction in 2013, 2014, and 2016
- Recognized as a Florida Super Lawyers – Rising Star® for his construction and business litigation work in 2010
- Named a United Way of Northeast Florida Stein Fellow in 2012
- Named to the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid’s Pro Bono Honor Roll for Exceptional Pro Bono Service in 2010
C. Ryan Maloney is a trial and litigation lawyer and Partner at Jimerson Birr, who practices in the areas of construction law, business and contract disputes, government bid protests, real estate disputes, and creditors’ rights, including complex commercial foreclosures, bankruptcy and workouts. Clients look to Mr. Maloney for his excellent legal and practical judgment, and his ability to quickly assess the key issues and develop strategies for consistently obtaining client-focused results within budget.
Mr. Maloney is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Construction Law and is both Peer and Judiciary Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell’s review rating system. He was also recognized by The Legal 500 in the area of real estate – construction in 2013, 2014, and 2016. Every year since 2020, Mr. Maloney has been recognized by Florida Trend as one of “Florida Legal Elite” a select group of attorney’s representing the top 1.4% of active Florida Bar members practicing in Florida, as selected by peer attorneys.
Mr. Maloney has successfully litigated and arbitrated numerous construction claims and disputes involving issues including delays, disruptions, accelerations, cumulative impacts, changed conditions, mechanic’s liens, payment and performance bonds, licensing, construction defects and design defects, among others. He also has extensive experience drafting and negotiating construction contracts for owners, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals, including negotiating numerous AIA, DBIA and other industry standard contract documents. He recently co-authored a chapter for the annual 2018 Construction Law Update, book published by Wolters Kluwer, entitled “New AIA Contract Documents.” Mr. Maloney’s construction litigation and transactional experience involves a number of different types of projects across the country, including commercial, government, high-rise, multi-family, condominiums, high-end residential, industrial and warehouse, chemical plants, highways, airports, hospitals, schools and data centers.
In addition to his active construction practice, Mr. Maloney has also successfully represented clients in many other types of business litigation and disputes, including breach of contract, landlord/tenant disputes, business torts, government bid protests and other administrative proceedings, creditors’ rights, including complex commercial foreclosures, bankruptcy and workouts, shareholder and partnership disputes, class actions, antitrust claims, and corporate governance and securities disputes. Mr. Maloney is an experienced trial attorney, having handled jury and bench trials, as well as arbitrations and administrative proceedings. He has also successfully handled appeals in Florida and federal appellate courts.
Prior to joining Jimerson Birr, Mr. Maloney was a partner in an Am Law 100 national law firm, where he was the vice chair of the construction practice group and chair of its Jacksonville office litigation department. Mr. Maloney has been successfully practicing law in Jacksonville for 20 years. He has also been extensively involved in the Jacksonville area community, including serving as the pro bono General Counsel for the Clay County Chamber of Commerce, serving on and chairing the Downtown District Board of the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast, and being a longtime member and serving on the Board of the Rotary Club of South Jacksonville.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Maloney grew up in North Carolina and later Vero Beach, Florida. After college, he worked in the admissions office at his alma mater, Florida State University, before later attending law school at the University of Florida. He resides in the San Marco neighborhood in Jacksonville with his wife, Amy, two children, Christopher and Sarah, and dog, Molly. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, travel and tennis, and is a devoted fan of the Florida State Seminoles and Jacksonville Jaguars.