Location and Hours


Brian E. Maloney has practiced law in the Sacramento and Foothill Communities for over 40 years and has distinguished himself in the areas of real estate, business, construction and estate planning within which areas he limits his practice.

After practicing in a small firm for several years in Placerville, California, Mr. Maloney joined the Sacramento firm of Hefner, Stark & Marois until 1987 when he opened his own office in Cameron Park, California, and which later evolved into the firm Maloney, Wheatley, Sopp & Brooks LLP. In 2009, Mr. Maloney decided to return to Placerville, the county seat of El Dorado County where he first began as a lawyer.

With respect to his real estate practice, Mr. Maloney has represented property owners, developers, landlords and tenants, title insurance companies, real estate brokers, as well as both buyers and sellers of residential, agricultural, industrial, and commercial properties.

As legal counsel for the El Dorado County Association of Realtors® since 1980, he has counseled the local real estate community for many years. He also has represented many builders and contractors, has assisted developer clients in the preparation of management documents for common interest subdivisions as well as commercial office projects. He has both litigated and assisted clients in diverse real estate transactions and is very knowledgeable with respect to all real property issues, including easements, boundary line issues, landlord and tenant issues, title issues, subdivision map issues, and many others.

Mr. Maloney's business law practice includes the formation of legal entities, such as corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships. He has also counseled clients in the sale of businesses, including businesses involving a myriad of assets, such as wineries and ranches.

Brian further assists clients having small and medium-sized estates with their estate planning needs as well as probate matters.

Mr. Maloney received his B.A. degree from University of California at Davis in 1972 and he received a J.D. degree from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1976. Brian was admitted to the California State Bar in 1976 and is admitted to practice in both federal and state courts. He is a member of the Real Property and Estate Planning Sections of the State Bar as well as a member of the El Dorado County Bar Association.

Mr. Maloney has an "A-V" rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible under its peer review rating system.



The Judge Thompson House

3062 Cedar Ravine Road,

Placerville, California 95667  - USA 


Telephone: (530) 622-7769

Facsimile: (530) 903-4744

Email: brian@brianmaloneylaw.com


Consultations by appointment only


Business Law

  • ​  Organization of Business Entities
  •   Business Sales and Transfers
  •   Professional Licensing
  •   Contracts 

Real Estate Law

  • Commercial Sale and Lease Transactions
  • Residential Purchases and Sales
  • Agricultural Land Transactions
  • Common Interest Community Law
  • Homeowner Association Law
  • Easements and Boundary Disputes
  • Real Estate Brokers and Agents
  • Title Issues
  • Representation of Landlords

Probate and Estate Planning

  • Probate and Decedents' Estates
  • Trusts and Estate Planning