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Matthew J. Zullo

Personal injury Attorney at Islandia, NY

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  • State Years
    New York - NY 37 years
    Connecticut - CT 37 years
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

NY PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM IN PRACTICE OVER 50 YEARS. WE'RE A DIFFERENT KIND OF LAW FIRM.

Matthew Zullo is a contemplative man. It is easy to see if you're around him for any length of time. He lives in the world of ideas and strategic planning, placing a large value on intelligence, knowledge, and competence. For him, everything comes down to understanding complex concepts, and applying them in the most effective way possible. Matt is the kind of guy who always believes the most important question to answer in each situation is "will this work?", and the most important take-away is the information to better answer that question next time.


It is this unique combination of intuition, strategy, and knowledge seeking which defines Matthew Zullo as an attorney. For Matt, every case is an opportunity to achieve two goals: Improving the lives of his clients, and further improving his already formidable skills in a variety of personal injury practice areas. Every different type of case provides a fresh opportunity to gain a unique perspective on things, and so Matthew Zullo seeks out opportunities to take on a varying caseload.

"It is simply my nature to enjoy doing as many different things as I can, and frankly, I would hate to be known as just a motor vehicle accident attorney, or Med Mal attorney, or nursing home attorney. Also, I am not so proud that I am only willing to handle big complex cases. Though those kinds of cases are a true test of my abilities, I still love handling simpler cases as well. Those cases aren't any less important to those clients, and they give me an opportunity to try some different tactics and take some measured chances that may end up paying off in a big way."


Matthew is, by all metrics, an accomplished trial attorney; having brought hundreds of cases to trial over the course of his career, with over 200 jury verdicts in those cases in both state and federal court. Like every attorney at RGLZ, Matthew Zullo has an extensive portfolio of six and seven figure settlements as well. But at the end of the day, the most important thing to Matthew Zullo is what should be the most important thing to any personal injury attorney; his clients, and the relationships he has with them.


"I have to say, all other things aside, my favorite part of being an attorney is the relationships I get to have with my clients. I have clients where I have represented multiple members of their families, and clients who I've watched grow up, get married and have children. The best experience I can have is not just winning a case, but seeing a client truly get back on their feet. I mean, I get to be a positive part of that person's life and help them get past what is likely a personal nadir. It's simply rewarding in a way few things can be."


So, if you're looking for an attorney who has the breadth of knowledge and diversity of skills to handle almost any personal injury case, simple or complicated, big or small; there aren't many better candidates out there than Matthew Zullo. He is a man with truly encompassing knowledge of the personal injury world, and the jack of all trades who can take on nearly any type of case.


Professional:
Partner Matthew J. Zullo graduated from Denison University in 1983 with a degree in Economics, and from St. John's University School of Law in 1986. He is admitted to the New York State Bar and the Connecticut State Bar. Matthew belongs to the Suffolk County and New York State Bar Associations, the American Association for Justice, the St. John's University School of Law Alumni Association, and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He has lectured for the New York State Trial Lawyers in the area of trial preparation. He has been appointed to the Judicial Screening Committee of the Suffolk County Bar Association. The Committee is tasked with investigating the background, experience, and other qualifications of candidates seeking to run for judicial office in Suffolk County to ensure that potential nominees are qualified to serve on the bench. His practice has focused exclusively in personal injury litigation and medical malpractice for over 30 years.


Personal:
Matthew and his wife Andrea live in East Setauket with their twin daughters Emilie and Natalie. They are actively involved in multiple charities and in their community. Matthew is an Assistant Coach for the Three Village Soccer Club, the largest youth organization in the Three Village/Stony Brook community.

Awards

Distinguished Peer Review Rating

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Location

Rappaport, Glass, Levine & Zullo LLP
1355 Motor Parkway
Islandia, NY, 11749
Rappaport, Glass, Levine & Zullo LLP
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Posted by Arlene | March 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Zullo - review
Matthew Zullo is very professional but yet kind and caring. He kept me apprised of the status of my claim every step of the way. He made me feel very comfortable and was very helpful in answering all my questions and meeting all of my needs. I highly recommend him.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Contingency 30%-30%

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Rappaport, Glass, Levine & Zullo LLP
  • 1986 - 2017

Education

  • St John's University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Denison University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983
  • St Johns University
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Settlement after Verdict NYPD Traffic Officer
  • $1,275,000 settlement after verdict
  • Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice
  • $3,000,000 settlement

Associations

  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • Thomas Reuters Rated
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • New York State Bar Association Construction Site Accident Program
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt truly encompasses the knowledge of the personal injury world, who can take on nearly any type of case."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Other
"Matthew is, by all metrics, an accomplished trial attorney; having brought hundreds of cases to trial over the course of his career, with almost 200 jury verdicts in those cases in both state and federal court. Like every attorney at RGLZ, Matthew Zullo has an extensive portfolio of six and seven figure settlements as well. But at the end of the day, the most important thing to Matthew Zullo is what should be the most important thing to any personal injury attorney; his clients, and the relationships he has with them."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Zullo makes sure that he creates a relationship with each and every client he has. It is his goal to improve the lives of his clients. He can handle almost any type of personal injury case, complicated or simple."
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Islandia Personal injury Lawyer Matthew J. Zullo
Matthew J. Zullo
Personal injury Attorney
Islandia, NY
Licensed for 37 years
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