Zappitell Law Firm

Attorney Credentials

AV Rating from Martindale Hubbell
Selected as a SuperLawyer Within the Last Three Years
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Selected to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State by The National Trial Lawyers
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Zappitell Law Firm
200 NE 2nd ave
Suite 103
Delray Beach, Florida, 33444

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Fee Information

At Zappitell Law Firm, our personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case, there is no fee unless we recover damages for you.

Representative Results

Jury Award-Bad Faith Case Pending

Wrongful Death - Structured Payout
Confidential Settlement

Negligent Security - Failure to Warn (Attorney as Client)

Police Chase - Structured Payout

Teaching Hospital Negligence - Transplant (Referred by Attorney)
$1,200,000 of a $3,100,000 Global Resolution

Auto Crash - Settlement

Medical Negligence - Infection
30x Policy Limits

Bad Faith Auto Case (Referred by Attorney)

Nursing Home Abuse - Death

Auto Crash - Herniated Disc (Structured payout)
Confidential Settlement

Insurance Bad Faith (45 times the policy limit)

Automobile Crash - Leg Fracture (Jury trial - over 7 times insurance company offer)

Auto/Truck Crash - Head Trauma (Sovereign Immunity) Partial Settlement

Automobile Crash - Neurological Injury

Nursing Home Abuse - Death

Jury Trial - Car Crash (35 times insurance company offer)

Slip & Fall/Medical Negligence/Nursing Home
Confidential Settlement

Medical Malpractice - Loss of Limb

Slip & Fall at Winn Dixie - Back Injury
$185,000 - $150,000 - $125,000 - $230,000

Attorney Profile

Attorney Bio

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. Mr. Zappitell has worked for General Electric as a financial analyst – he understands the value of every case.

Mr. 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. Mr. 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. Mr.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 Who’s Who in Executive and Professionals. Mr. Zappitell has been listed as a “Super Lawyer” by the Miami Herald as chosen by his peers (Top 5% of attorneys in Florida) and has been selected as one of the top 3,000 Plaintiff’s Lawyers in America. Mr. Zappitell is a founding member of the Wall of Tolerance Monument, serves on several Boards and Lectures to Schools as a Children’s Safety Advocate.

Mr. Zappitell is a past president of the Boca Square Civic Association, current member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association, American Justice Association, Florida Justice Association (EAGLE), and American Bar Association, a past presiding Judge at the Association of Trial Lawyers of America trial competition, sits as a Board member of one national corporation and several local not-for-profits, and has achieved significant settlements and verdicts in all areas of personal injury. David Zappitell can also assist with claims related to the Broward County False Claims Ordinance.

Areas of Practice

Bar Information

Bar Admissions

Florida, 1991
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1992
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

Bar Associations

Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member
Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
Boca Square Civic Association, past President
Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association, Member
American Justice Association, Member
Florida Justice Association (EAGLE), Member
American Bar Association, Member

Bar Certifications

Civil Trial Litigation, Florida Bar