A periodic Q & A session with a Lewis Thomason (LT) lawyer
LT: What do you enjoy most about being a lawyer?
Andrea Malkin: At the beginning of a matter the client doesn’t want to meet his or her defense lawyer because of the circumstances. Gaining the client’s trust and doing good work is very rewarding. The relationships that you form and the trust that is earned is the best part.
LT: What has been the highlight of your career so far?
Andrea Malkin: It is difficult to identify a highlight – Jerry Mitchell and I tried a case against Johnnie Cochran years ago. That was a memorable trial.
LT: What is the last concert you went to?
Andrea Malkin: Billy Joel at the FedEx Forum. He set a record for attendance at the FedEx Forum that evening and was incredible.
LT: What is something that is popular now that annoys you?
Andrea Malkin: Pokémon Go Lots of accidents and near misses with people looking for Pokémon.
LT: What is one thing you couldn’t live without?
Andrea Malkin: Coffee.
LT: If you had time for a new hobby or to learn a new skill what would you choose and why?
Andrea Malkin: Pottery making. I have always wanted to do it and never seem to have the time.
LT: What has been your greatest challenge as an attorney?
Andrea Malkin: Having enough time to balance the needs of family and work.
LT: What is your favorite way to waste time?
Andrea Malkin: A good movie on Netflix.
Ms. Malkin practices in medical malpractice defense, products liability defense, and personal injury defense. Ms. Malkin was an adjunct professor of legal writing for the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law from 1999 to 2000. She was a barrister member of the Leo Bearman Jr. American Inn of Court, Memphis Chapter, 2008 to 2011. She currently serves on the Memphis Bar Association committee on Diversity and on the Memphis Bar Association committee on Judicial Practice and Procedure. She was also a member of the Tennessee Bar Association Litigation Section Executive Council.