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.
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