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Bruce H Zamost

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About Me

Mr. Zamost is a  partner  of Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman,  a full practice law firm in New Jersey, founded in 1929, with approximately 35 attorneys.  PR&A maintains offices in Princeton, Nutley and Mt. Laurel, NJ.  Mr. Zamost is the resident partner of the firm's Mt. Laurel office.   Mr. Zamost's practice is dedicated to the victims of medical malpractice, legal malpractice, architectural malpractice, product defects, trucking/motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, premises liability, aviation accidents, wrongful death and serious personal injury caused by negligence. Mr. Zamost also concentrates his practice in helping the victims of sexual assault who seek civil recourse against their assailants and against the schools, bus companies and other institutions responsible for such sexual assaults. Early in his career, he was among the national team of attorneys litigating the tobacco cases in New Jersey.

Mr. Zamost's product liability experience is extensive, including having obtained jury verdicts in favor of product defect victims in both state and federal courts. Mr. Zamost  has obtained an excess “Rova Farms” jury verdict on behalf of car accident victims in which defendant’s insurance carrier was compelled to pay a judgment which exceeded the insurance carrier’s policy limit.  Similarly, Mr. Zamost has recovered excess insurance policy limit payments for his clients in premises liability cases, where the insurance carrier has, in bad faith, declined to settle within its policy limit.
 
In September 2007, Mr. Zamost obtained a $2.55 million jury verdict for a woman who sustained a partial vision loss in an optometric malpractice case, involving a delay in treating the patient's progressively detaching retina.  The jury awarded $2.5 million to the victim of the medical malpractice for her pain and suffering, disability and impairment and enjoyment of life losses, plus $50,000 to her husband, for his loss of consortium.  With court-imposed interest, the judgment totaled $2.7 million.  This verdict for unliquidated damages for the partial vision impairment to one eye is among the largest medical malpractice verdicts of its kind nationwide.
 
Mr. Zamost served as a judicial law clerk to The Honorable George Farrell III, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey - Salem County. Mr. Zamost also served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Calvin T. Wilson of the Common Pleas Court in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  He also served as the South Jersey liaison to the New Jersey Bar Association's Pro Bono Task Force.  Mr. Zamost was a Volunteer Trial Lawyer with Trial Lawyers Care, Inc.,  whose purpose was to donate legal expertise to the victims and families of the events of September 11th.
 
In a decade-long legal battle with a consumer tool manufacturer, Mr. Zamost successfully represented a carpenter injured by a defective circular saw in the important product liability case of Cavanaugh v. Skil Corporation, 331 N.J. Super. 134 (App. Div. 1999), 164 N.J. 1 (2000).  Mr. Zamost obtained a substantial jury verdict for his client in Burlington County, successfully arguing to uphold that verdict before both the New Jersey Appellate Court and also before New Jersey's highest Court, the state's Supreme Court.  In that case, the New Jersey Supreme Court and the New Jersey Appellate Division established significant precedents regarding state-of-the-art doctrine, comparative negligence and other principles of tort law, evidence law, civil procedure and constitutional law.
 
Mr. Zamost is the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law.  Mr. Zamost is the author of numerous articles and has lectured frequently on the topics of civil jury trial advocacy, personal injury law, professional malpractice, automobile accident liability, construction site liability, premises liability and bad faith litigation.  Mr. Zamost has served as a civil trial preparation instructor for The New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), the New Jersey State Bar Association's continuing education service.  He has also served as a guest lecturer of the American Association for Justice as well as for the American Inns of Court.


 


In 2012, 2013 and 2014, Mr. Zamost was included in the honored list of "top personal injury attorneys" by SJ Magazine in that publication's poll of New Jersey lawyers.  In 2004, 2008, 2009. 2010 and again in 2011, Mr. Zamost was included in honored list of  "top product liability attorneys" by SJ Magazine in that publication’s poll of New Jersey lawyers. Mr. Zamost was also included in the honored list of South Jersey Magazine’s Awesome Attorneys in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and again in 2014, of the region’s medical malpractice and product liability attorneys.  In 2014, Mr. Zamost was named to the "10 Best in New Jersey - Client Satisfaction Award" by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA).  In 2014, Mr. Zamost was included in the honored list of Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers.



Mr. Zamost has achieved recognition in the literary genre as well as in the field of law. Mr. Zamost's biography and quotations appear in a book which explores the archetypes of success, published in 2008 entitled: Bounce!, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


 


For more information on the South Jersey Magazine Awesome Attorney selection process, please visit www.southjersey.com and for the SJ Magazine Top Attorney selection process, please visit www.sjmagazine.net.  For more information on the AIOPIA selection process, please visit www.aiopia.org and for The National Trial Lawyers, please visit www.TheNationalTrialLawyers.org


 

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Licensed since 1985

  1. Personal Injury: 100%

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Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen II

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  • Yaron Helmer

    Bruce is a excellent attorney and I endorse him in the strongest possible terms. I’ve known Bruce for years, and his outstanding legal knowledge and abilities are matched only by his professionalism and dedication to his clients. He is respected by other attorneys as well as by judges and other members of the judiciary, and he knows the “ins and outs” of the system. He has accomplished many excellent results for his clients, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone involved with a products liability, negligence, or personal injury case.

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Contact Info

Pellettieri, Rabstein & Altman

700 East Gate Drive
Suite 105
Mt. Laurel, NJ, 08054

Pellettieri, Rabstein & Altman

Nassau Park
Nassau Park Blvd., Suite 111
Princeton, NJ, 08540

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 198805/24/2015
NJActive198505/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top Personal Injury AttorneySJ Magazine2014
10 Best in NJ - Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPAI)2014
Awesome Attorney (Medical Malpractice)South Jersey Magazine2014
Top Personal Injury AttorneySJ Magazine2013
Awesome Attorney (Medical Malpractice)South Jersey Magazine2013
Awesome Attorney (Medical Malpractice)South Jersey Magazine2012
Top Personal Injury AttorneySJ Magazine2012
Top Attorney (Product Liability Law)SJ Magazine2011
Awesome Attorney (Negligence Law)South Jersey Magazine2011
Awesome Attorney (Medical Malpractice)South Jersey Magazine2010
Top Attorney (Product Liability Law)SJ Magazine2010
Top Attorney (Product Liability)SJ Magazine2009
Awesome Attorney (Medical Malpractice)South Jersey Magazine2009
Awesome Attorney (Product Liability)South Jersey Magazine2008
Top Product Liability AttorneySJ Magazine (and South Jersey Magazine Awesome Medical Malpractice Attorney)2004
American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional LawLawyers Cooperative Publishing Company, Bancroft -Whitney Company1982
Magna Cum Laude with High Honors in PhilosophyBrandeis University1981

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerPellettieri, Rabstein & Altman2011 - Present
ShareholderStark & Stark, A Professional Corporation2003 - 2011
Of CounselTomar, O'Brien, Kaplan, Jacoby & Graziano2001 - 2003
PartnerColton, Stein & Zamost1999 - 2001
PartnerHartman, Nugent & Zamost1996 - 1999
PartnerBrown & Connery1990 - 1996
Associate AttorneyBrown & Connery1985 - 1990
Attorney - Judicial Law ClerkSuperior Court of NJ - Law Division - Honorable George Farrell III1984 - 1985
Judicial Law ClerkCommon Pleas Court of Pennsylvania (Honorable Calvin T. Wilson)1983 - 1983

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Crime Victim Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Burlington County Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Trial Lawyers Care, Inc.Volunteer Attorney to Families of 911 Victims2001 - 2003
American Association for Justice (New Jersey chapter)Member1985 - Present
Camden County Bar Association Professional Responsibility CommitteeMember1985 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Cavanaugh v. Skil Corporation, 331 N.J. Super. 134 (App. Div. 1999), 164 N.J. 1 (2000)Jury Verdict in favor of plaintiff in landmark product liability case upheld on appeal to Appellate Court and upheld on appeal to NJ Supreme Court
Anderson v. Moskowitz, Docket # BUR-L-000176-05$2.7 million [$2,696,784] Verdict in favor of plaintiffs

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
National Business Institute, Inc.How to Litigate Your First Civil Trial in New Jersey2004
National Business Institute, Inc.Bad Faith Litigation in New Jersey1998

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Brandeis UniversityPhilosophy---Magna Cum Laude with High HonorsBA - Bachelor of Arts1981

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Boardwalk SeminarPremises Liability & Motor Vehicle Accident Law2014
Skills & Methods Lecture to New Jersey AttorneysCivil Litigation: Investigation, Discovery, Evidence, Trial, Appeal2007
Annual Meeting Program, Bally's at Atlantic City, NJCivil Trial Bar Section: "The Law Office Team: Partners, Associates, Legal Secretaries, Paralegals; Productivity and Avoiding Legal Malpractice"1991