Salvatore J. Zambri
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Salvatore J. Zambri

Senior Partner

One of the "TOP 10" Attorneys in Metro DC Area out of more than 80,000 lawyers Washington, DC Super Lawyers (2014-2015)

"Trial Lawyer of the Year"

Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. (2011)

One of "Washington's best -- most honest and effective -- lawyers" and a "Big Gun" and among the "top 1%" of all Metro area attorneys

Washingtonian Magazine (2007, 2011, 2013, 2015)

Among the "top 100" attorneys in the Metro area

Law and Politics (2012-present)

One of the "Best Lawyers in America" in both medical malpractice and personal injury law

Best Lawyers (2014-present)

When it comes to protecting the rights of our clients, Salvatore J. Zambri is relentless and passionate. Board certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, he also has an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is a testament to his solid track record and sterling reputation.

Attorney Salvatore Zambri’s tenacious and diligent efforts to represent injured victims have led to numerous successful results and accolades. In 2011, he was selected as “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington DC. He was also named among the Top 10 Attorneys by DC Super Lawyers Magazine out of 80,000 lawyers and was called a “Big Gun” by Washingtonian Magazine. In the past, he served as president of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Trial Lawyers Association. He also teaches as an adjunct professor on advanced federal civil practice and procedure.

The author of a widely renowned book on product liability litigation, Attorney Salvatore Zambri is licensed to practice in Washington DC, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. His well-versed knowledge regarding personal injury is often sought by other lawyers and he regularly speaks at seminars regarding personal injury litigation. In his free time, he provides pro bono work for many charitable organizations in the community. If you are in need of a Washington DC personal injury attorney, he can help you file an injury claim and protect your rights throughout the process. He can review the details of your case during a complimentary case review.

Give us a call today to discuss how Attorney Salvatore Zambri can help you.

Experience & Recognitions

  • One of the "Top 10" attorneys out of more than 80,000 lawyers (DC Super Lawyers Magazine, 2014 and 2015);
  • "Trial Lawyer of the Year", selected by the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. (2011);
  • A "Big Gun" and among the "Top 1%" of the more than 80,000 attorneys that practice law in the Metropolitan area (Washingtonian Magazine, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015);
  • Over 20 years of Civil Trial Experience in all Washington Metropolitan area courts;
  • Board-Certified Civil Trial Attorney, National Board of Trial Advocacy - recognized as an attorney with special knowledge, skill, experience, and proficiency;
  • Selected as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in both medical malpractice and personal injury law by Best Lawyers (2012-present) -- widely regarded as the definitive guide to the leading lawyers in the country;
  • Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC;
  • President, American Board of Trial Advocates (2014 - present);
  • Recognized as among the "top 100" attorneys (out of more than 80,000) in the metro area by 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;
  • One of "Washington's best -- most honest and effective -- lawyers" (Washingtonian Magazine, 2007);
  • "AV Preeminent Rated" (most superior rating), Martindale-Hubbell -- recognition by peers as "best in both legal ability and ethical practice";
  • Former Adjunct Professor of Law--taught Advanced Federal Practice and Procedure;
  • Past Chair, Tort Law Section of the DC Bar Association (elected by peers);
  • 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;
  • Authored chapter of nationally renowned book regarding product liability litigation;

Recent Settlements

  • A settlement of more than $14 Million for the victims of an automobile collision
  • A settlement of $5 Million for a victim of a defective product
  • A $3.9 Million settlement for a woman who fell when a railing collapsed
  • A $3 Million settlement for a bicyclist whose leg was injured when he was struck by a bus

For additional case results, click here to view our notable Settlements and Verdicts.


  • Culture Changer
    By: Joan Hennessy - Washington D.C. Super Lawyers - Published: April 2014

Community Activities

In addition to his active trial practice, Mr. Zambri takes a leadership role in the legal community and community at large, educating people about their rights and promoting 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 sports teams for kids for past 10 years;
  • President, Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan, DC (TLA-DC, 2007);
  • Executive Committee Member, TLA-DC (2003-2007);
  • Board Member, TLA-DC (1999-2007);
  • Past-President, TLA-DC (since 2007, lifelong position);
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates;
  • Active Member, American Association for Justice (1992- );
  • Actively lobbies City Council and federal government for laws that protect citizens and make communities safer;
  • Co-Chair, Tort Law Section Steering Committee of DC Bar Association (2000);
  • 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;
  • Lectures at local schools, educating teens and parents about distracted driving;
  • 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 area;
  • Coaches several sports teams for children and promotes health and safety.


  • George Washington University National Law Center, J.D. – 1992
  • College of William and Mary, B.A. Philosophy – 1989

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • District of Columbia Trial Lawyers' Association
    • Past President since 2008 and Member since 1993; President, 2007-2008; President-Elect, 2006-2007; Executive Committee Member, 2003-; Member, Board of Governors, 1999-; Co-Chair, Membership Committee, 2001-2003
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
    • Member Since: 2010
    • Board-Certified Civil Trial Attorney
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Member Since: 2010
    • Certified member
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Tort Law Section
    • Steering Committee, 1999-present; Co-Chair, 1999-2001
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Tort Law Section
    • C.L.E. Coordinator, 2000; Chair of Workers' Comp. Standing Comm., 2001
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
    • Member 1993 - Present
  • Maryland Bar Association
    • Member 1993 - Present
  • New York Bar Association
    • Member 1993 - Present
  • New Jersey Bar Association
    • Member 1992 - Present
  • American Bar Association
    • Member 1993 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
    • Member 1993 - Present, Membership Committee, 2003-present
  • Italian-American Bar Association
    • Member 1995 - Present

Classes/Seminars Taught/Presentations/Publications

  • Professor: Advanced Federal Practice and Procedure, Catholic University Law School, 1998 - 1999
  • Obtaining Large Jury Verdicts, D.C. Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, 2000
  • Advanced Workers' Compensation Seminar, National Business Institute, 2001
  • Effective Use of Day-In-The-Life Videos at Trial, D.C. Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, 2002
  • Evidence: What You Need to Win, D.C. Bar Association, 2003 Day-In-The-Life Videos: Powerful Visual Evidence, D.C. Bar Association, 2003
  • Using Life Care Planners to Support Damages, D.C. Bar Association, 2003
  • Ethics, D.C. Bar Association, 2003
  • Obtaining Big Verdicts, Business Networking International, 2004
  • Maximizing Damages, Business Networking International, 2004
  • Using Life Care Planners to Build Case, Business Networking International, 2004
  • Cross-Examining Defense Experts, D.C. Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, 2004
  • Effective Trial Tactics, Business Networking International, 2005
  • "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, 2010.