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Joseph Jacob Zonies

Joseph Jacob Zonies

Practice areas:

Class Action, Personal Injury, Litigation

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About Me


 


Joseph Zonies is a partner with Reilly Pozner LLP and leads the firm‘s mass tort and personal injury practice groups. In addition, he has litigated cases against and on behalf of large corporations.


 


Currently, Joe is very active in a number of mass tort litigations, including litigation related to birth defects associated with the use of antidepressants during pregnancy and injuries related to trans-vaginal mesh.  Joe is Co-Lead of the In re Effexor Products Liability Multi-District Litigation, on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the In re Zoloft Products Liability Multi-District Litigation and on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the In re Ethicon Trans-Vaginal Mesh Multi-District Litigation.  In addition, Joe has been in the leadership of and/or has represented thousands of clients in other pharmaceutical mass tort litigations, including litigations related to Avandia, Actos, Paxil, Topamax, DePuy and Zimmer Hip, Baycol, Zyprexa, Vioxx and Ephedra where he has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients. 


 


Joe earned his B.A. in Communications and Theater from the University of Notre Dame. After spending several years acting and producing and directing music videos, he attended the University of Denver College of Law. There, he graduated first in his law school class. After law school, Joe clerked for the Honorable John C. Porfilio in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. 


 


He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® under the specialty of “Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiff”, has been designated as one of the “Top 100 Lawyers” in Colorado Super Lawyers®, and is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Class Action: 70%
    4 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    4 years
  3. Litigation: 10%

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Contact Info

Reilly Pozner LLP

1900 Sixteenth Street, Suite 1700
Denver, CO, 80202

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive199808/30/2015

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
"Top Lawyers" List in Personal Injury: Plaintiff52802015
Future StarsBenchmark Litigation2015
State Litigation StarBenchmark Litigation2015
Listed under Personal Injury Litigation, PlaintiffsBest Lawyers in America2015
Colorado Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers Magazine2015
Top 100 Colorado Super LawyersColorado Super Lawyers2014
Local Litigation Star in Colorado-PlaintiffBenchmark Litigation2014
Listed under Personal Injury Litigation, PlaintiffsBest Lawyers in America2014
Top 100 Colorado Super LawyersColorado Super Lawyers2013
Local Litigation StarBenchmark Litigation2013
Listed under Personal Injury Litigation, PlaintiffsBest Lawyers in America2013
Top 100 Colorado Super LawyersColorado Super Lawyers Magazine2012
Listed under Personal Injury Litigation, PlaintiffsBest Lawyers in America2012
Plaintiffs Star in ColoradoBenchmark: Plaintiffs2012
Listed under Personal Injury Litigation, PlaintiffsBest Lawyers in America2011
Colorado Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers Magazine2011
Colorado Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers Magazine2010
Award of Scholastic Excellence (1st in his class for 11 classes)University of Denver Sturm College of Law1997
AV® Preeminent™Martindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerReilly Pozner LLP2008 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of DirectorsN/A
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationAmicus CommitteeN/A
Colorado Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association of JusticeMemberN/A
Denver Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationCo-Chair, Mass Torts CommitteeN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Co-Lead Counsel of the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the In re Avandia Mass Tort LitigationSettled
Appointed to the Executive Committee of the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the In re Zoloft Products Liability LitigationOngoing
Member of the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the Trans-Vaginal Mesh Products Liability LitigationOngoing

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawN/AJ.D., first in his class1997
University of Notre DameN/AB.A.1987
The Hill School, Pottstown, PAN/AN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
.Presented on Pharmaceutical Birth Defects Litigation2011
.Presented at the Annual Mass Tort Conference on the Globalization of Mass Torts2011
CTLA Annual ConventionCo-Chair of the Products Liability Section Presentation2009
CTLA Annual ConventionPresenter on current issues and trends in wage and hour class and collective actions2009
Mass Torts Made PerfectPresenter on the current status of the Avandia litigationN/A