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David John Zappitell

David John Zappitell

Personal Injury and Civil Trial Lawyer
Zappitell Law Firm
Delray Beach, FL
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Attorney Biography

David J. Zappitell, Zappitell Law Firm’s founding partner, attended Michigan State University and the University of Miami School of Law where he was moot court champion. Mr. Zappitell has worked for General Electric as a financial analyst – he understands the value of every case.

Mr. Zappitell is Board certified by the Florida Bar in the area of Civil Trial Litigation, thus he is a specialist in his area of practice. Mr. Zappitell is a member of the Florida Bar, U.S. District Court (Southern and Middle Districts of Florida) and has been a repeat guest lecturer at the National Business Institute Seminars regarding the technical issues surrounding Uninsured Motorist Insurance coverages. Mr.Zappitell has been a guest lecturer at a round table discussion regarding elderly people with the Palm Beach Guardianship Association, and is also listed in Who's Who in Executive and Professionals. Mr. Zappitell has been listed as a "Super Lawyer" by the Miami Herald as chosen by his peers (Top 5% of attorneys in Florida) and has been selected as one of the top 3,000 Plaintiff's Lawyers in America. Mr. Zappitell is a founding member of the Wall of Tolerance Monument, serves on several Boards and Lectures to Schools as a Children's Safety Advocate.

Mr. Zappitell is a past president of the Boca Square Civic Association, current member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association, American Justice Association, Florida Justice Association (EAGLE), and American Bar Association, a past presiding Judge at the Association of Trial Lawyers of America trial competition, sits as a Board member of one national corporation and several local not-for-profits, and has achieved significant settlements and verdicts in all areas of personal injury. David Zappitell can also assist with claims related to the Broward County False Claims Ordinance.

Mr. Zappitell is married and has three children.

Practice Areas

Personal Injury (33%)
Civil Trial Law (33%)
Insurance Law (17%)
Medical Malpractice (17%)

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Résumé - David John Zappitell

Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Work Experience

Financial Analyst, General Electric


University of Miami School of Law

Specialty Certifications

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Board Certified Specialist
Civil Trial Law
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education


American Bar Association
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Florida Justice Association
EAGLE Patron
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Palm Beach County Bar Association

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Boca Square Civic Association

Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association

American Justice Association

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Who's Who
Executive and Professionals

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Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers of America

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David John Zappitell
Zappitell Law Firm
200 NE 2nd Ave Suite 103
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Office: 561-367-7200
Office: 561-330-6330
Fax: 561-330-6769

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Specialist in Civil Trial Law -

Florida Bar Board Certification in Civil Trial Law - For purposes of specialty certification, the Florida Bar defines the term "civil trial law" as the "practice of law dealing with litigation of civil controversies in all areas of law before state courts, federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators."

Attorneys certified in civil trial law in have met the minimum standards for civil trial law certification, provided in Rule 6-4.3, include the practice of law for at least 5 years, substantial involvement in the specialty of civil trial law (50% or more), handling of at least 15 contested civil cases, including cases before juries as lead counsel, and 50 hours of approved civil trial law certification continuing legal education. Attorneys certified in civil trial law must also submit to peer review and pass a written examination.

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Florida Justice Association -

The FJA is a professional association that advocates for fair access to Florida's civil court system and works support and educate attorneys who protect the rights of plaintiffs seeking justice. Many of the top personal injury and civil trial lawyers in , belong to this respected non-profit organization.