Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz is a boutique litigation and trial law firm that handles almost exclusively high-stakes litigation matters. Though its flagship office is in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz handles complex commercial litigation, class actions, consumer protection litigation, personal injury, and wrongful death matters across the United States and the world.

For the past 25 years, Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz has represented individuals, entrepreneurs, emerging businesses, and Fortune 500 companies across the United States and the world.

A boutique firm with big firm cases, clients, and credentials, Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz prides itself on litigating the most high-stakes of legal matters, while maintaining the mobility and responsiveness of an elite team. From commercial and class action litigation to personal injury and wrongful death matters, the firm has obtained verdicts and settlements of nearly half of a billion dollars and has successfully defended clients to limit or eliminate liability. And, we try cases. 

Fort Lauderdale Law Firm, Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, and its lawyers have been recognized for their achievements both inside and outside the courtroom. The firm and its lawyers have been recognized by U.S. News and World Reports, the Wall Street Journal as “Top Attorneys in Florida”; the South Florida Legal Guide as “Top Lawyers and Law Firms”; Florida Trend Magazine as “Top Florida Attorneys” and “Legal Elite”; The National Law Journal; and The Daily Business Review. The firm’s cases have been featured in publications such as The Daily Business Review, Law 360, Local 10 News, Channel 7 News, CBS Miami, NBC 4 New York, The Miami Herald, The Transportation Lawyer, Courtroom View Network, and The Real Deal. The team is also consistently recognized by peer review and performance review organizations such as “Super Lawyers,” “Best Lawyers,” and Martindale-Hubbell.

The lawyers at Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP are dedicated to client service and aggressive representation. Our paralegals and support staff members are an integral part of the process and work closely with our attorneys to achieve client goals. We believe that communication between you and your lawyer is the key to a successful professional relationship. As a result, we stress timely and frequent contact with our clients, using cutting-edge technology, to ensure that they are fully apprised of the status of their case every step of the way.

Meet the expert team.

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EDWARD H. ZEBERSKY, ESQ.

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TODD S. PAYNE, ESQ.

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JORDAN A. SHAW, ESQ.

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MICHAEL T. LEWENZ, ESQ.

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MARK S. FISTOS, ESQ.

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ZACHARY D. LUDENS, ESQ.

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KIMBERLY A. SLAVEN-HAUTH, ESQ.

Senior Associate

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STEFFANI M. RUSSO, ESQ.

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ANA M. PEREZ, ESQ.

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GABRIEL E. MORALES, ESQ.

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LAUREN N. PALEN, ESQ.

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Your Team Of Trial Lawyers

Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz is a team - an experienced, well-trained, dedicated team - committed to providing stellar legal services and maintaining close ties and lasting relationships.

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Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz is a team—an experienced, well-trained, dedicated team— committed to providing stellar legal services and maintaining close ties and lasting relationships..