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David John Zappitell

Personal injury Attorney at Delray Beach, FL

5.0   8 reviews
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  • Licensed for 32 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    20%
    At Zappitell Law Firm, your well-being is our main priority. Our team understands the physical pain and the financial stress you are grappling with after a serious accident, and we want to help you.

  2. Brain injury
    10%

  3. Insurance
    10%
    From injury, hurricane and homeowners claims to business claims, Zappitell Law Firm can help you understand and protect your legal rights.

  4. Medical malpractice
    10%
    Our firm will vigorously work to defend your best interests when your doctor, nurse or other medical care provider has wrongly injured you as a result of negligent care and treatment.

  5. Motorcycle accident
    10%
    If you are a motorcyclist who has been severely hurt as a result of another driver’s careless acts, we can help you. We understand the unique challenges motorcyclists often face, and we can help you overcome unfair bias opinions.

  6. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    10%
    Your elderly loved ones deserve to be treated with respect and care by their nursing home facility. If you suspect negligence or abuse, Zappitell Law Firm is here to help.

  7. Slip and fall accident
    10%
    Our team has extensive experience in handling unique accidents resulting in one-of-a-kind calamities in malls, restaurants, grocery stores, Walmart, cruise ships, recreational facilities, etc., we provide the legal assistance you need.

  8. Trucking accident
    10%
    Our team realizes that the sheer size and weight of semi tractor trailers, and other commercial vehicles often cause life-altering injuries or death to victims of truck accidents. We can ensure you get the compensation you need to begin to recover.

  9. Wrongful death
    10%
    We represent surviving family members of fatally injured accident victims in all wrongful death claims.

WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON OFFERING PERSONAL SERVICE TO EVERY CLIENT! WE WILL MAXIMIZE YOUR RECOVERY.

We take great pride in helping those that have been wronged by the negligence of others.  Zappitell Law Firm's team of lawyers include Joseph P Wagoner and Stephen M Kapral, Drew Kapneck, and Gabriel F. Zambrano.  Mr. Zappitell is AV rated 5/5 by Martindale Hubble and is Board Certified in Trial Law by the Florida Bar.  He has tried many successful cases and will do everything to maximize your result.

David J. Zappitell, the firm's founding partner, attended Michigan State University and the University of Miami School of Law where he was moot court champion. Previously, Mr. Zappitell has worked for General Electric as a financial analyst - he understands the value of every case.

David. Zappitell is board certified by the Florida Bar in the area of Civil Trial Litigation, thus he is a specialist in his area of practice. David Zappitell is a member of the Florida Bar, U.S. District Court (Southern and Middle Districts of Florida) and has been a repeat guest lecturer at the National Business Institute Seminars regarding the technical issues surrounding Uninsured Motorist Insurance coverages. additionally, David Zappitell has been a guest lecturer at a round table discussion regarding elderly people with the Palm Beach Guardianship Association, and is also listed in 

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Location

Zappitell Law Firm. PL
200 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite103
Delray Beach, FL, 33444-3768

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Organized, Professional, Stress Free Experience
The Zappitell Law Firm and David Zappitell provide one of the most organized, professional experiences I have ever come across. Not only are cases handled in a professional way, updates are given regularly and all medical appointments, records retrieval, and communication with insurance or other necessary parties is handled through them. David Zappitell removes any of the stress and anxiety of having a legal dispute or ongoing claim.
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Posted by Jennifer | May 8, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent attorney, cuts right to the chase
Speaking with David was probably the best experience I have ever had with an attorney. He met the perfect balance between listening to me, taking in everything I had to say, evaluating the situation, and telling me the truth and what expectations were realistic for my case. I find that more valuable than any other interaction with an attorney.
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Posted by Rick | September 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Successful Results in Many Cases I've Hired Them
Mr. Zappitell has represented me, my family and my friends successfully in a number of personal injury cases over the years. He has won them all. If you'd like to win your case and obtain the fairest possible settlement, I would recommend him strongly. He's as sharp as they come. He also has a smart and talented team behind him.
Posted by Rick | September 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A personal injury attorney to recommend highly to friends and family
Mr. Zappitell has represented me, my family and my friends successfully in a number of personal injury cases over the years. He has won them all. If you'd like to win your case and obtain the fairest possible settlement, I would recommend him strongly. He's as sharp as they come. He also has a smart and talented team behind him.
Response from David Zappitell September 12, 2015
Thank you for the kind words!
Posted by Kerri | October 18, 2012
Great trial lawyer!
I have known David Zappitell for 13 years and have seen him in action. He is, without question, one of the best trial lawyers in the State of Florida. Hands down.
Posted by Susan | October 17, 2012
Great help for busy working mom!!!
I had a phenomenal experience with David and his office. David was first lawyer I dealt with and I did not know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised to find him patient as he walked me through process step by step. He kept me updated and his team was always there for me. I can recommend David without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2010
AMAZING!~~best lawyer, and person I have every met~~~
He is caring, worthy, articulate, and overall amazing. He cares, yet is stern and gets the money I deserved for my accident. He doesn't even take money from you in anyway unless he makes you money. That is the way the world should operate, for you not for them! I know first hand how it feels to be taken care of by a true professional, since having David. Thank you David for being the best lawyer I could ever ask for!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2009
Super Lawyer
Excellent job for my family. Thank You David
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Financial Analyst
  • General Electric Co.
  • 1996 - 1998

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Jane Doe v Nobrega
  • Jury Verdict against Nobrega: 4.2 Million gross, 30% fault. Settlement with unnamed driver: share of 2 million.

Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Federal District Court_Middle District
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Eagle Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Federal District Court-Southern District
  • Mem
  • 1991 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Trial Lawyers
  • US News and World Report
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 1%
  • Litigator Awards
  • 2015
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Superlawyers
  • Miami Herald
  • 2011
  • Top 500 Plaintiffs Lawyers
  • Lawdragon
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
  • The Florida Bar
  • 1995
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Publications

  • The Florida Bar Journal
  • Abra Cadabra- The Disappearance of Uninsured Motorist Coverage
  • 1993

Speaking Engagements

  • Insurance for Auto Practitioners
  • Uninsured Motorist Law
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse David
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is an excellent trial attorney who consistently delivers high quality individualized representation to his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is an experienced outstanding Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer who specializes in Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, and Medical Malpractice cases. He is highly regarded by his fellow attorneys and former clients for his ability, ethics and personal attention. On a scale of 1 to 10 David is a 10 in my book!"
Wrongful death Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known David Zappitell for over 15 years. He is an excellent trial attorney. I feel extremely comfortable in referring clients to him."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David Zappitell for many years. He is an "out of the box" thinker which allows him to develop creative solutions, and legal theories, in difficult circumstances. I endorse his quality of work and empathy for clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with David on several matters. I consider him one of South Florida's best trial lawyers and an expert on all insurance and injury related law."
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