Gregory T. Zele is recognized by his peers as a top civil trial attorney in Florida. Every year since 2010, Greg has been voted a member of Florida's "Legal Elite" in a statewide poll of attorneys conducted by Florida Trend magazine - an honor bestowed upon only 1.8% of Florida's nearly 90,000 attorneys. In addition, Greg has been named a Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2011.
Greg concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, and product liability. He has handled a wide range of product liability claims against major manufacturers of sport utility vehicles, automobiles, tires, child safety seats, bicycle helmets and children's toys. Greg has successfully tried to verdict and negotiated multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of clients in cases involving wrongful death and serious injuries.
Most notably, Greg represented a former high school English teacher who suffered irreversible brain injuries when he was struck by a van while riding his bicycle. The West Palm Beach jury returned a verdict of $10.3 million on behalf of the victim and his wife.
In 2008, Greg Zele and Greg Huber won a $1.5 million verdict in a wrongful death case against Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in a case involving a defective tire which caused a van to rollover. The verdict is believed to be the first product liability verdict against Cooper in the state of Florida. The Fourth District Court of Appeal upheld the verdict in 2009.
Greg has lectured to national and statewide audiences of attorneys and expert witnesses in the areas of product liability and personal injury.
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I endorse Attorney Zele. From his credentials Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community and striving for more and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos.
John Phillips Personal Injury Attorney
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I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Zele is a terrific personal injury attorney. He has a lot of experience dealing with complex litigation such as product defect cases. He can handle all kinds of personal injury cases from a car accident to a wrongful death case. He cares about his clients and is not afraid to go to Trial. I would highly recommend Mr. Zele.
Lyle Masnikoff Workers Compensation Attorney
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1997||09/08/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Florida Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2013|
|Florida Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Florida Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2012|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2011|
|Florida Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2010|
|Top Up and Coming Attorney||Florida Trend Magazine||2005|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Palm Beach County Justice Association||President-Elect||2014 - Present|
|Palm Beach County Justice Association||Treasurer||2013 - 2013|
|Palm Beach County Justice Association||Secretary||2012 - 2012|
|Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County||Board of Directors||2010 - 2013|
|Palm Beach County Justice Association||Board of Directors||2009 - 2011|
|Florida Justice Association, Young Lawyers Section||Board of Directors||2003 - 2006|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Palm Beach County Justice Association Briefings Newsletter||I Did My Duty||2009|
|Florida Justice Association Journal||When Ready for Trial Doesn't Really Mean Ready for Trial||2007|
|Stetson University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Arizona State University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1991|
|Palm Beach County Bench-Bar Conference||Personal Injury Discussion Moderator||2010|
|Florida Justice Association Collateral Source Seminar||A Guide to Collateral Source Issues Personal Injury Attorneys Face and Rules to Follow||2009|
|Emerging Issues In Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation||Liability for Faulty Tire Repairs||2008|
|- Emerging Issue in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation||Opening and Closing Statements: Setting the Stage for the Motor Vehicle Product Liability Ca||2007|
|Emerging Issue in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation||Child Safety Seat Litigation - Are The Seats Safe?||2006|
|Collateral Source Seminar||Current Case Law Regarding PIP and Medpay Set-offs||2006|
|Emerging Trends in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation||Emerging Trends in Rollover Litigation - ThePlaintiff's Perspective||2005|
|Wrongful Death CLE Committee Seminar||Trying the Soft Tissue Case||2004|