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A former practicing periodontist, Dr. Zinman has dedicated his career to helping the public achieve a strong standard of care. More than law, he has authored 10 edited textbooks and textbook chapters, 10 journal articles, and several regular columns in top tier professional publications. With a strong academic background, over 1500 successful cases, and community support, Dr. Zinman and his associates are the de-facto team to successfully try your dental malpractice case.


Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 85%
    43 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Car Accidents: 15%
    43 years, 200 cases

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  • Kathleen G Burke

    I had the pleasure of working on a dental malpractice case in Virginia with Ed. His experience and expertise both as a lawyer and a dentist were invaluable. We were able to achieve a great result for our client. I would welcome the opportunity to work with again and give him my endorsement. If you have a substantial case you should contact Ed!


    Kathleen Burke Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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Suite 1600
220 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA, 94104


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Edwin J Zinman, DDS JD, Inc.1973 - Present
LecturerUC San Francisco, School of Dentistry1980 - 1996
Chariman, Department of PeriodonticsBeth Israel Hospital1964 - 1966
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy of PeriodontologyN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaSecretaryN/A
California Academy of PeriodontologySecretaryN/A
California Society of PeriodontistsVice-President and SecretaryN/A
Journal of Dental Practice AdministrationAssociate EditorN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaN/AN/A
San Francisco Dental SocietyN/AN/A
California Dental AssociationN/AN/A
American Dental AssociationN/AN/A
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of DirectorsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
New York UniversityPeriodontics and Oral MedicineBoard Eligibility1964
University of Pittsburgh, PittsburghPre-DentalBS - Bachelor of Science1962
Univ of PittsburghDentistryDDS - Doctor of Dental Surgery1962
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
California Dental Association Annual MeetingMillennium Dental Technologies – The ABCs of Informed Consent2010
California Dental AssociationABC's of Informed Consent2010
World Congress of Minimally Invasive DentistryCaries2009
California Dental Association Annual MeetingThe ABCs of Informed Consent2009