When it comes to protecting the rights of his clients, Salvatore J. Zambri is relentless and passionate. Sal has extensive experience in a wide range of practice areas, including medical malpractice, wrongful death, product liability, car and truck accidents, Metro bus and train crashes, construction accidents, food poisoning, premises liability among others. He is board certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a certification that less than 1% of the Metro area lawyers have obtained. His unique and expert preparation and personal attention to each case is a testament to this distinction.
Sal’s work representing injury victims has led to numerous successful results and accolades. Sal was recently named the “2020 Trial Lawyer of the Year” for products-liability litigation by Best Lawyers, which also named him “2021 Best Lawyer” for medical malpractice, personal injury, and product liability litigation. On multiple occasions, he has been acknowledged by Super Lawyers as one of the “Top 10” attorneys (out of more than 80,000 lawyers) in the Metro area. Sal has also been among the “Top 1%” and one of the “Best Lawyers” in the country as noted by Best Lawyers. Washingtonian Magazine calls him a “Big Gun” as well as one of “Washington’s best — most honest and effective — lawyers” and counts him among the “Top 1%” of Metro area attorneys. He also holds an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. In 2022, Sal was named to the Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Lawyers Lifetime Achievement honor roll.
Sal is a leader in the legal community. He has served as president of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC—an organization that has also named him “Trial Lawyer of the Year.” Sal was elected and served for five years as president of the American Board of Trial Advocates (DC Chapter), and he is currently president and chair of DC Legal. Sal’s work has made our roads, hospitals, playgrounds, subway systems, construction sites, and our communities safer. As described by Super Lawyers, Sal is a Culture Changer.
With 30 years of civil trial experience in Washington area courts, Sal is well-versed in personal injury matters. Thus, his opinion is often sought by other lawyers, and he regularly speaks at seminars and teaches other attorneys regarding personal injury litigation. He was also an adjunct professor of law, having taught advanced federal civil practice and procedure, and he has authored numerous publications, including a renowned book on product liability litigation.
Sal is licensed to practice in Washington D.C., Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. He and his family provide pro bono work for many charitable organizations in the community.
Here is a sample of some of Sal Zambri’s largest settlements and verdicts; a $19.5 million verdict in a wrongful death case; $14 million confidential settlement in a significant defective product personal injury case; a settlement of more than $14 million for the victims of an automobile accident; $15.2 million settlement for a truck accident victim; $14 million for a car crash; $10 million compensation for a woman injured in a car crash; and a $9.5 million compensation for a man injured in an automobile collision.
Sal feels a deep personal obligation to his clients, to listen to their stories, and to work for full justice on their behalf. If you need a personal injury lawyer, Sal will be your partner for justice.
In addition to his active trial practice, Sal takes a leadership role in the legal community and community at large. He works to educate people about their rights and promote safety in a variety of ways, such as the following: