201 Second Avenue, S.E.
Decatur, Alabama 35601 

P. O. Box 1469
Decatur, Alabama 35602



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Gay Maloney

Gay Blackburn Maloney

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  • Agnes Scott College, B.A., cum laude, 1976
  • Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1979

Admitted to Bar:

  • Alabama, 1980
  • Illinois, 1981


Gay Blackburn Maloney, a member of Blackburn Maloney and Schuppert, provides legal services focused primarily in the areas of estate planning, probate and estate administration, and business law. Her clients include individuals, family-owned businesses, charitable foundations, and tax-exempt organizations.

As part of her estate planning, probate, and estate administration practice, Mrs. Maloney assists families and individuals in planning for their current needs and future goals. Her individualized approach to estate planning takes into consideration tax laws and the unique objectives of each client, including the establishment of special needs trusts for families with children or adults with disabilities. Mrs. Maloney also provides legal services to family-owned businesses, providing guidance for their current legal needs and assisting families in planning for the succession of business ownership through multiple generations.

  • Community & Civic Involvement

    • Rotary International
      • First Lady of Rotary International, 2019-2020, as partner of Mark Daniel Maloney, President, Rotary International, 2019-2020
      • Conference Co-Chair, District 6860, Rotary International, 2005
      • Assistant Governor, District 6860, Rotary International, 1998-1999
      • President, Rotary Club of Decatur Daybreak, 1997-1998
      • Speaker for International Training Meetings
    • Junior League of Morgan County, Inc.
      • President, Junior League of Morgan County, 1989-1990
    • United Way of Morgan County
      • President, United Way of Morgan County, 1998
      • Member and Allocations Chair, Women’s Leadership Council, United Way of Morgan County, 2014 to present
    • Agnes Scott College
      • Trustee, Agnes Scott College, 1990-1996
      • President, Agnes Scott College Alumnae Association, 1990-1992
    • Chairman, Board of Trustees, Parkway Medical Center, 2002-2004
    • Charter Member, Associate Board, First American Bank, 1981
  • Professional Associations & Journals

    • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), 2016
    • Member, Alabama State Bar Association
    • President, Morgan County Bar Association, 2014-2015
    • Member, Committee on Nonprofit Corporations, Alabama Law Institute, 2007-Present
    • President and first woman as head of Vanderbilt University Bar Association (Student Government), 1978-1979
    • Lecturer for Continuing Legal Education Seminars and Business Development Workshops
  • Awards & Honors

    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Outstanding Professional Award, Women of Distinction Program, Girl Scouts of North Alabama, Inc., 1996
    • Ira Lay Award, United Way of Morgan County, 1999
    • Four Avenues of Service Award, Rotary Club of Decatur Daybreak, 2003
    • Athena Leadership Award, Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, 2012
    • Girlfriend of the Gala Award, Women’s Leadership Council, United Way of Morgan County, 2013
    • Four Avenues of Service Award, Rotary Club of Decatur Daybreak, 2003
    • Outstanding Alumna, Service to the Community, Agnes Scott College Alumni Association, 2019
  • Other Civic Organizations

    • Coordinator, Harvard College - Alternative Spring Break, Decatur, Alabama, 2002-Present
    • Past Director, Friends of Delano Park and Delano Park Conservancy, 2013
    • Director, Albany Neighborhood Association, 2002-2012
    • Co-Lord Mayor, Albany Neighborhood Association, 2008-2009
    • Member, Board of Directors, Junior Achievement of Morgan County
    • Chairman, Board of Trustees, First United Methodist Church of Decatur, 2002-2004
    • Member, Board of Trustees, Decatur District of the North Alabama Conference, United Methodist Church, 1995-2006
    • President, Parents' Organization, St. Bernard Preparatory School, 2001-2002
    • Former Albany Chairman, Historic Decatur Christmas Tour
    • Speaker at Continuing Education Programs for CPAs and Attorneys - Examples: Wheeler Basin CPAs, February 9, 2011 "Tax Relief Act of 2010" NBI CLE Program: "Proper and Prudent Treatment of Assets, Tax Planning and Consequences of Probate as Part of Probate Process from A to Z."
    • Director, Junior Achievement
    • Historic Preservation Committee, City of Decatur, 2015-present
    • Troop Leader, Girl Scouts of North Alabama