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William N. Zifchak is a senior partner at the firm of Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher.  His practice focuses on insurance defense and personal injury litigation, including premises and professional liability law. 


Recognized for his extensive knowledge of the law, and with over 30 years of courtroom experience, Mr. Zifchak is well-known among his peers as an extremely accomplished trial lawyer.  He is an “AV” Rated Attorney, and has successfully tried more than 600 personal injury and defense cases to verdict. 


Mr. Zifchak is a 1964 graduate of St. Anselm College in Manchester New Hampshire, where he was a member of its nationally ranked intercollegiate debate team.  Following graduation, he began his legal studies at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.  Two years later, he left Georgetown for the U.S. Army and a one-year tour of duty with the 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam, where he reached the rank of Sergeant E-5, was awarded the Bronze Star medal, and honorably discharged.  He then returned to Georgetown, obtaining his Juris Doctor degree in February, 1971. 


Upon graduation, Mr. Zifchak accepted an associate position at a prominent Washington, D.C. law firm, where for the next 5 years he tried over 200 insurance defense cases to verdict.  He joined Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher in 1976, and thirty years later, he continues to enjoy working hard to obtain the best results for his clients. 


Mr. Zifchak is married, with 2 grown children, and for R&R enjoys golf, and fishing the Chesapeake Bay. 


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 24%
  2. Insurance: 20%
    2 thousand cases
  3. Trucking Accident: 14%
  4. Medical Malpractice: 12%
  5. Other: 30%
  6. More 



Contingent (33%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    Andrea Peters Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Maria Katherine Patterson

    Mr. Zifchak is one of the most respected trial attorneys in Maryland. He has tried hundreds of jury trials with outstanding results. Most of his cases involve severe personal injuries. He has had dozens of reported cases, many of which are regularly cited by automobile accident lawyers in court. You will not find a more experienced and talented personal injury trial attorney in the area.


    Maria Patterson Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher

5407 Water Street Suite 101
Upper Marlboro, MD, 20772-3048

Annapolis, MD

Waldorf, MD

Dunkirk, MD



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerMaryland Super Lawyers2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSasscer, Clagett & Bucher1975 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Prince George's County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mut. Benefit Ins Co. LorenceN/A
Allstate Ins. Co v. State Farm Ins. Co.Declaratory Judgment Action Affirmed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
Saint Anselm CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1964
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Criminal Law Mock Trial and SeminarTrial Skills1992
How to Prosecute and Defend a Personal Injury LawsuitPersonal Inury litigation1990