The CLSA is an invitation-only construction lawyer honorary society with membership limited to 1,200 practicing Fellows from the United States and internationally. The composition of the CLSA is aggressively diverse, with recognition of excellence across all practices relating to construction law, including all transactional and litigation aspects of construction, and more specifically contract preparation, contract negotiations, surety bonding, traditional litigation and arbitration, and any other facet of construction law applicable to commercial, residential and energy construction matters nationally and internationally. The purpose of the CLSA is to recognize deserving, experienced, and highly qualified lawyers, to provide an outlet for scholarly authorship of legal articles on construction practice, to provide additional sources for professional development, to promote superior advocacy and ethical standards in the practice of law, to assist in community involvement by its membership, and to advance a superior judiciary, and body of distinguished neutrals, by taking relevant positions on issues or legislation affecting judicial compensation and/or benefits, as well as those affecting the American litigation processes.
Malcolm concentrates his legal practice in all areas of civil defense litigation including product liability, construction, and insurance defense. He has extensive experience in the defense of companies in toxic tort litigation involving, among other things, alleged asbestos, mold, and lead paint exposure. He also handles construction matters for product manufacturers, general contractors, and subcontractors involving claims for property damage and personal injuries in both Maryland state and federal courts.