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Salvatore J. Zambri

Senior Partner, VP and Founding Member

“Mr. Zambri and his staff really took the time to understand my case. They had a deep concern for me as a person, as well as a client. I was always able to speak with someone and get all my questions answered throughout the process. I would very much recommend Regan Zambri Long. Mr. Zambri was amazing in court!"

Personal Injury Attorney
5 stars

An Experienced, Dedicated, and Compassionate Washington D.C. Metro Area Injury Lawyer

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.

Our Personal Injury Verdicts & Settlements

$77M Wrongful Death Settlement

$20M Brain Injury Verdict

$19.5M Wrongful Death Verdict

$16M Premises Liability Settlement

$15.2M Wrongful Death Settlement

$15.2M Wrongful Death Verdict

$14M Personal Injury Settlement

$14M Car Accident Settlement

$11M Med. Malpractice Settlement

$10.6M Car Accident Settlement

$10M Car Accident Settlement

Admissions
  • Washington, DC
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • New York
Education
  • George Washington University National Law Center, J.D. – 1992
  • College of William and Mary, B.A. Philosophy – 1989
Professional Associations & Memberships
Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year 2020 Super Lawyers - 10 Years Super Lawyers Featured Story
Legal Accomplishments
  • Named a Best Lawyer in America by Best Lawyers (2011-present) for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs in Washington, DC
  • “Named 2020 Trial Lawyer of the Year” for Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs in Washington, DC by Best Lawyers
  • Certified  in Civil Trial Law and Civil Pretrial Law with the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Named to Top Lawyers Lifetime Achievement honor roll by Washingtonian Magazine (2022)
  • One of the “Top 10” attorneys out of more than 80,000 lawyers (DC Super Lawyers Magazine, 2014 and 2015)
  • Among the “top 100” attorneys in the Metro area (Law and Politics, 2012 – present)
  • “Trial Lawyer of the Year” selected by the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. (2011)
  • Recognized as among the “Top 100” attorneys out of more than 80,000 in the Metro area (Super Lawyers Magazine, 2012 – present)
  • DC Super Lawyer“, Super Lawyer Magazine (2009 – present) – a publication that rates the best (top 5%) lawyers that practice in the DC area
  • “AV Preeminent Rated” (most superior rating), Martindale-Hubbell – recognition by peers as “best in both legal ability and ethical practice”
  • Past Chair, Tort Law Section of the DC Bar Association (elected by peers)
  • Board-Certified Civil Trial Attorney, National Board of Trial Advocacy – recognized as an attorney with special knowledge, skill, experience, and proficiency (less than 1% of the attorneys in the country have this certification)
  • Past-President, Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC
  • President, American Board of Trial Advocates (2014 – present)
Articles, Publications, & Seminars
  • Culture Changer, by: Joan Hennessy – Washington D.C. Super Lawyers – Published: April 2014
  • Lectures to doctors, medical students, lawyers and students regarding medical malpractice litigation, patient safety and medical errors
  • Lectures attorneys and law students regarding “How to Litigate in DC Superior Court and Local Federal Courts”
  • Authored many publications regarding civil trial practice
  • Former Adjunct Professor of Law, taught Advanced Federal Practice and Procedure
  • Authored chapter of nationally renowned book regarding product liability litigation
Classes, Seminars Taught, & Presentations
  • Professor: Advanced Federal Practice and Procedure, Catholic University Law School
  • How To Get Paid: Maximizing Liability And Excess Coverage In Your Premises, Rideshare, And Auto Cases, Trial Lawyers Association of Washington, D.C. Seminar
  • Order of Proof, Prince George’s County Bar Association
  • Obtaining Large Jury Verdicts, D.C. Trial Lawyers Association Seminar
  • Advanced Workers’ Compensation Seminar, National Business Institute
  • Effective Use of Day-In-The-Life Videos at Trial, D.C. Trial Lawyers Association Seminar
  • Evidence: What You Need to Win, D.C. Bar Association
  • Day-In-The-Life Videos: Powerful Visual Evidence, D.C. Bar Association
  • Using Life Care Planners to Support Damages, D.C. Bar Association
  • Ethics, D.C. Bar Association, 2003
  • Obtaining Big Verdicts, Business Networking International
  • Maximizing Damages, Business Networking International
  • Using Life Care Planners to Build Case, Business Networking International
  • Cross-Examining Defense Experts, D.C. Trial Lawyers Association Seminar
  • Effective Trial Tactics, Business Networking International
  • “A Day in the Life of Your Client – Videos can bring an injured plaintiff’s struggles into the courtroom”, published by Legal Times on March 28, 2005
  • “Is There Really a Medical Malpractice Litigation Crisis?” – Georgetown University Medical School, February 2006-2008
  • “Constantly Preparing to Win,” Product Liability Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Aspatore Books, 2007
  • “Maximizing Recoveries Through Settlement Videos”, Workhouse Seminar, Maryland Association for Justice
Community Activities

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:

  • Presentations to local schools and PTSAs regarding consequences of distracted driving
  • Makes and delivers meals to local shelters twice each month
  • Coaches several sports teams for kids for past 10 years
  • Actively lobbies City Council and federal government for laws that protect citizens and make communities safer
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar Presenter
  • Founder, Martin Luther King Memorial Foundation
  • Founding Member, National Campaign for Tolerance (co-chaired by Rosa Parks and Morris Dees)
  • Founding Member, Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Pro bono counsel for the elderly and underprivileged
  • Pro bono counsel for victims and their families of the September 11 terrorist attack
  • Awarded: “Outstanding Service Provider” by DC Church Association for Community Services
  • Family devotes time to assist teen mothers and at-risk children in metropolitan areas

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