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Joseph Anthony Zarzaur Jr.

Wrongful death Attorney at Pensacola, FL

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Joe Zarzaur

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My career is focused on protecting the rights of individuals who have suffered serious and/or fatal injuries as a result of the reckless conduct of another. I am an AV rated Board Certified Civil Trial Expert.  Board certified by both the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.  

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Licensed for 26 years
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1997
Updated 02/10/2023
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1996
Updated 02/22/2023

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Zarzaur Law, P.A.
11 East Romana Street
Post Office Box 12305
Pensacola, FL, 32591


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by DiAngelo | September 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joe is the man!!!
I hired Joe to take care of my issues after a wreck, what a great choice that was!! He and his team were very diligent, communicating everything I needed to know through-out my entire case. He is obviously super knowledgeable and impressively communicated all the complex issues of my case in a way I could understand! I would highly recommend and only use Zarzaur law firm from here on out, and would like to thank Joe one last time for dealing with this case in such a timely manner again. Impressive work by you and your entire team!!
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Posted by Michael | August 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life Changing!
Joe Zarzaur and his team were the best firm we could have used after being in such a serious vehicle accident where a Sewage Tanker Truck hit us and fell on top of our car. They walked each step of this journey with us and even at times were an ear to let us vent to as the process can be overwhelming. I was injured in the wreck and Joe and his team made sure that we were taken care of both medically and financially. We were not a number to them or a dollar sign, we were treated with such compassion and respect. They explained everything to us each step of the way and we did not have to settle for a low settlement, in fact they got us more than we had hoped for. They did all the fighting with the insurance company and we did not have to worry about anything. I am so grateful for Joe and his team. Someone told me that because it was a large firm we would never hear from Joe and they would not treat us like individuals. That was completely false. Joe was the first to call us and we talked with him personally through out the process. Yes, he has a team and the are highly professional. Jessica listened to me as I was in so much pain and stress and David fought hard and was so good during our mediation. We fully trusted him and glad we did as he got us more than we thought we would get.
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Injury case
I called Joe when I was injured by a careless driver. As a former distance runner/triathlete, Joe’s name is well known for all he does for our community. Very professional staff & I highly recommend.
Posted by Josephine | November 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joe did a great job
Joe did a great Joe for us if we had to we would use him again. I would recommend Joe and Zarzaur law to anyone that needed help.
Posted by Wanda | May 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Impressed with my lawyers team.
I was very impressed with the amount of time my case was resolved. The Zarzaur team was organized and courteous, and if needed I will use them in the future.
Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience
I hired Joe Zarzaur following a bicycle accident. He was very prompt working on my case to get me the best outcome. His staff kept me informed throughout the process of what to expect and where we were with the case. I am very satisfied with the outcome.
Posted by Jeremy | November 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer highly recommended
I have hired Joe in the instance of A wrongful death Joe has exceeded my expectations and the case is still in progress if you want a lawyer who is going to give you a straight answer and awesome service visit Joe I can say that I will be updating this review after the case is resolved but he has been representing me for at least a half a year and I am more than happy with his service.
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Posted by Paul | April 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Any time I called with any questions they always answered and helped me every single time I called. They handled everything from beginning to end with no problems. Awesome!
Response from Joseph Zarzaur May 18, 2018
Paul, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with Zarzaur Law, P.A. We appreciate the positive feedback and we thank you for trusting us with your case. Thanks again - Joe Zarzaur, Zarzaur Law, P.A.
Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Five Stars Plus.....
Looking for an attorney to follow through with your demand and wishes. Make your life easier by taking the burdens of any inconvenience off your shoulders. Zarzaur is there for you in any matter of the case to be sure your matters are handled above and beyond your expectations. Thanks Joe.
Posted by Brittany | June 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Happy Client
Joe was an excellent Lawyer for me that took my case and heard my concerns and acted professionally in my behalf. He knew my issues were tough and what I wanted, and did his best to work with me and for me. His effort, experience, and research were things he resourced to bring my case to an end with the results that I was looking for to the best of what is in the guidelines of the law. I have great confidence that I can refer him to a friend.
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Posted by Brandi | June 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Where to start? He's Amazing.
We lost our only son in a car accident. Joe Zarzaur from Zarzaur Law represented us. It's difficult to think about where to begin, he did so much. We could reach him anytime. I would get calls returned from him on his personal time. The communication meant the world to us, as this was the most difficult time in our lives and he made sure we understood what to expect to happen with the case. We were always informed on everything. We never felt like we could ask him a dumb question. Joe was both kind and understanding. You could just tell that he really wanted to help us, and that he really felt compassion for us going through our situation. We weren't just another client to Joe. We also felt 100% confident in his legal abilities. If we were to go to trial, we knew Joe was going to chew up the defense. He was dotting his i's and crossing his t's because no matter what came up, he was handling the situation by holding the driver who caused the car accident accountable. Joe is willing to do the best he can for you. He came into our lives because of an immense tragedy. But he was able to help us through it as much as he could from the legal perspective - and caring for us. He's a very sincere individual and all of the other personnel in the office that helped us on the case in the firm are the same way - just as compassionate. If you go with Zarzaur Law, you are making a very good choice.
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Posted by Ricky Bagolie | June 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
When hiring an attorney, results is what your after. Look no further, Mr. Zarzaur did an excellent job representing me and I was 100% satisfied with his services.
Posted by Donna | September 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal injury due to car accident
Joe and his complete staff were so helpful. They will answer all your questions. Joe gave me his personal cell phone number so that I could always have access to him directly. The whole experience was exceptional considering the circumstances. Joe dealt with the medical bills, so that it was one less thing to worry about during my surgery and recovery. Joe is not only the best attorney, he is an extraordinary man with a large heart. He does everything he can to make sure that you get the assistance that you deserve. If I ever had to use an attorney again, Joe would be the first lawyer I call. I am more than satisfied with the work he did for me.
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Posted by anonymous | February 29, 2012
We will always appreciate Joe's work
Did an incredible job of representing my grandfather.
Posted by Paul | February 29, 2012
A Step Above the Rest
Joe is a very knowledgeable lawyer with formidable legal skills both in and out of the courtroom. He is unafraid to take on big corporations to glean the truth in highly complex cases and sticks with it until the case is resolved. He is an enthusiastic champion of his clients and will not allow verbal abuses by defendant’s attorney against his clients. He will quickly answer all questions regarding your case and be very honest and frank about the disposition of your case. There is no beating around the bush; he delivers the truth whether it’s good news or bad news. In the courtroom you will not find another attorney who brings more passion, compelling persuasion, and reasoned logic to a legal argument. There is a tactical and logical plan behind all his opinions and he generally stays two to three steps ahead of the opposing counsel. Joe receives my full confidence and I cannot recommend him enough when it comes to personal injury.
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  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Zarzaur Law PA
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Partner
  • McKenzie Taylor & Zarzaur PA
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Carr, Alford, Clausen & McDonald
  • 1997 - 2001


  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • law
  • 1996
  • Spring Hill College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • Gatlin v. US Olympic Committee et al
  • Settled for confidential amount
  • McGowan v. Ethicon Endo Surgery
  • Jury Verdict in my client's favor for $9.3 million
  • Grooms v. Service Max
  • Jury Verdict in favor of my client for $2.56 million


  • Pensacola Museum of Art
  • President, Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Judicial Nominating Commission First Judicial Circuit
  • Commissioner
  • 2010 - Present
  • Pensacola Museum of Art
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Inns of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2008 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
  • 2006 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Board Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Mobile Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • Law Week Chair
  • 2003 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified - Civil Trial
  • Florida Bar
  • 2006
  • National Trial Team
  • Cumberland School of Law
  • 1996
  • Dean's List Cumberland School of Law
  • Cumberland School of Law
  • 1994

Speaking Engagements

  • Workhorse Seminar
  • Recreational Torts
  • 2016
  • Summer Convention
  • Recreational Torts
  • 2010
  • Alabama Young Lawyers
  • Products Liability-Smoke Detectors
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (2)
Endorse Joseph
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is an aggressive and compassionate advocate for his clients. He is well respected in the legal community and active in numerous community outreach programs in the Pensacola area. If you have a personal injury or products liability claim in the Pensacola area you can't have a better attorney than Joe."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community.."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe is a great attorney who cares about his clients. He works very hard and has a great sense of professional ethics. I am happy to endorse him for any type of personal injury case."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Friend
"I happily endorse this lawyer. Joe is an excellent trial lawyer is all respects and is very capable of handling any personal injury matter to verdict."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe is a fantastic advocate in recovering damages for personal injury victims. He handles every case like it is the most important case in the office. He is ultra-aggressive and gets the insurance company's top dollar. The fact that he is Board Certified shows his competency as an expert in the field of Civil Trial law. Of course, his phenomenal results speak for themselves. I highly endorse Joe!"
Wrongful death Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without hesitation, I recommend Joe. He is an excellent lawyer. I know him and his brother to be great men as well. Do not hesitate to call him if legal trouble finds you. He will take great care of you and your problems"
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe's empathy with the harms suffered by his client is only surpassed by his willingness and ability to successfully try a matter to verdict on their behalf."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've seen Joe try two cases. I learn by watching. The last one I saw was a complicated products liability case involving catastrophic injuries, which lasted two weeks. Joe's closing argument was a seamless blend of law and fact, but what was truly remarkable about it was the way he was able to draw out and slowly build the intensity of the jury's sorrow and disgust. Or maybe it was just me... But the result was a 9.3 million dollar verdict for his client. Joe is a wizard in the courtroom. I could not proffer a higher endorsement of this attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I represented an opposing party in a complicated consumer litigation matter and found Joe to be consistently informed, well prepared and professional."
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