Richard J. Maleski


Richard J. Maleski joined Cozen O'Connor in 2013 and is a member in the firm's Subrogation & Recovery Department. Rick practices in the firm's Miami office. He joins the firm from the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, where he was responsible for the prosecution of felony criminal cases. While an Assistant State Attorney, Rick tried over 20 jury trials and over 100 bench trials.

Rick earned his J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law. During law school, Rick clerked for the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of California and was a legal intern for the Hon. Nora Barry Fischer of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Rick earned his undergraduate degree from Franklin & Marshall College.


Cozen O'Connor Encourages Smart Cyber Subrogation Claims

April 15, 2022

Richard Maleski, Susie Lloyd, and Ronald Menold, Director, COSECURE, were quoted in the article, "Cozen O'Connor Encourages Smart Cyber Subrogation Claims," published by Law360.

Cozen O’Connor Promotes 17 Attorneys to Membership

April 03, 2017

The management committee is pleased to welcome a particularly qualified group to membership, composed of outstanding attorneys who have demonstrated remarkable professionalism, leadership, dedication, and loyalty to the firm and the legal community at large.

Documenting Subrogation Loss Means Getting Lots of Photos

February 17, 2017

Joseph Rich and Richard Maleski, of Cozen O'Connor's Subrogation and Recovery department, hosted a firm webinar that was featured in a Claims Journal article titled, "Documenting Subrogation Loss Means Getting Lots of Photos."

Cozen O’Connor Continues Growth of International Subrogation and Recovery Department

November 25, 2013

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the continued expansion of its internationally recognized Subrogation & Recovery Department with the recent addition of four attorneys. Lawyers who have joined the firm’s Subrogation & Recovery Department in 2013 include Virginia Markovich, member in the New York office; Philip J. Berens, an associate in Los Angeles; Richard J. Maleski, an associate in the Miami office; and Marie-Pier Nadeau, an associate in the Toronto office.


Fast & Furious Tort Law Changes in Florida [Alert]

March 30, 2023

House Bill 837, “Civil Remedies,” focuses on bad faith litigation and attorney’s fee awards, and makes two important changes for negligence cases.

The Ultimate Sanction: Dismissal as a Spoliation Remedy [Alert]

May 19, 2021

Richard Maleski discusses the decision in Nautilus Insurance Co. v. Appalachian Power Co.

Florida Supreme Court Signals Major Shift in Summary Judgment Standard

January 25, 2021

Richard Maleski discusses the new standard to bring Florida in line with the federal courts and majority of states

Aggravation Time is Not Money in Florida [Alert]

September 29, 2020

Joe Rich and Rick Maleski discuss the 4th District Court of Appeals in Florida's decision in P&G Trucking of Brandon, Inc., et. al. v. Riverland Hedging & Topping, Inc. et. al.

Implied Coinsured? Subrogation Actions Against Condominium Tenants [Alert]

June 09, 2020

Rick Maleski and Dan Harrington discuss the ruling in Erie Ins. Exchange v. Alba et al., and its impact on subrogation professionals.

Game of Experts: A Song of Frye & Daubert in Florida State Courts

June 18, 2019

Rick Maleski and Joe Rich discuss Florida's move from the Frye standard back to the Daubert standard.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2024 WIND Conference

January 31, 2024 - Orlando, FL

NASP 2023 Annual Conference

November 05, 2023 - Colorado Springs, CO

NASP 2022 Annual Conference

November 06, 2022 - Marco Island, FL

Industry Sectors


  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • Franklin and Marshall College, B.A., cum laude, 2007
  • Florida
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of Florida