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.

EDWARD H. ZEBERSKY, ESQ.

EDWARD H. ZEBERSKY, ESQ.

Edward H. Zebersky, a Founding Partner of Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP, has a trial practice ranging from traditional personal injury cases, to more complex litigation involving defective products, Tobacco, bad drugs, medical malpractice, insurance issues, hurricane damages, corporate disputes, fraud, RICO, malicious prosecution and constitutional law challenges.

I think every client deserves a full cup of justice.

Ed has litigated and prevailed against some of the world’s largest corporations in some of the nation’s largest lawsuits, handling over 70 class actions, resulting in settlements and verdicts totaling nearly $350 million. Ed has actively lobbied on issues involving insurance legislation and consumer protection and was appointed by the President of the Senate to serve on the Florida Auto Insurance Fraud Task Force. He also served as President of the Florida Justice Association and the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and was recently awarded the Legacy Award for his dedication and service to Florida’s children and families. On the American Association of Justice Board of Governors, Ed serves on numerous committees, including the Organizational Review Committee, the National Finance Committee, the Public Affairs Committee, the Judicial Nomination Committee, and the AAJ PAC. Ed is also recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in America, is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the International Society of Barristers. A community man at heart, Ed has received several pro bono service awards for the time and work he has donated to those who could afford to hire a lawyer. He is also the current Chairman of Coast to Coast Legal Aid, that is a LSC funded corporation that provides legal services to persons living in Broward and Collier Counties. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he graduated with a dual degree in Finance and Marketing and then earned his JD at the University of Miami School of Law, graduating in the top 10% of his class with an appointment to the Order of the Coif. Ed is also Debbie’s husband and David, Myles and Micah’s father. In addition to his work as a trial lawyer, Ed’s greatest endeavor now is to teach his boys how to work, each day, to make the world a better place than it was the day before.

  • Chair’s Choice Pro Bono Service Award, Florida Bar (2004)
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend (2008)
  • Legislative Leadership “Shoe Leather Award”, AFTL (1999, 2001 and 2003)
  • Top Attorneys in Florida, The Wall Street Journal (June, 2011)
  • Top Florida Attorneys, Florida Trend (July, 2008)
  • Top Lawyers, South Florida Legal Guide (2004)
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • SuperLawyers 2020
  • Lawyer to Legacy 2013 EAGLE Legend Award (FJA)
  • Wiedemann & Wysocki Award 2013 (AAJ)

  • Florida
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals

  • University of Miami, J.D. cum laude, 1991
  • Order of the Coif
  • Moot Court Board
  • Inter-American Law Review (managing editor, 1991)
  • Student Bar Association, Senator
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.B.A., 1988

  • Broward County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Chair’s Choice Pro Bono Service Award
  • Code and Rules of Evidence Committee
  • Florida Justice Association f/k/a Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • President, 2006-2007
  • Chairman, Insurance Committee, 1998-2004
  • American Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors (2009-present)
  • Broward County Justice Association
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2012
  • Florida Lawyers Action Group (2006-2007)
  • Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association
  • POUND Civil Justice Institute
  • Public Justice Foundation
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Auto Insurance Fraud Strike Force

Services I specialize In.

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Class Action Litigation

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Personal Injury Litigation

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Insurance Litigation

EDWARD H. ZEBERSKY, ESQ.

Founding Partner

Fort Lauderdale
EZebersky@zpllp.com
954-595-6059

Edward H. Zebersky, a Founding Partner of Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP, has a trial practice ranging from traditional personal injury cases, to more complex litigation involving defective products, Tobacco, bad drugs, medical malpractice, insurance issues, hurricane damages, corporate disputes, fraud, RICO, malicious prosecution and constitutional law challenges.

Ed has litigated and prevailed against some of the world’s largest corporations in some of the nation’s largest lawsuits, handling over 70 class actions, resulting in settlements and verdicts totaling nearly $350 million. Ed has actively lobbied on issues involving insurance legislation and consumer protection and was appointed by the President of the Senate to serve on the Florida Auto Insurance Fraud Task Force. He also served as President of the Florida Justice Association and the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and was recently awarded the Legacy Award for his dedication and service to Florida’s children and families. On the American Association of Justice Board of Governors, Ed serves on numerous committees, including the Organizational Review Committee, the National Finance Committee, the Public Affairs Committee, the Judicial Nomination Committee, and the AAJ PAC. Ed is also recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in America, is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the International Society of Barristers. A community man at heart, Ed has received several pro bono service awards for the time and work he has donated to those who could afford to hire a lawyer. He is also the current Chairman of Coast to Coast Legal Aid, that is a LSC funded corporation that provides legal services to persons living in Broward and Collier Counties. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he graduated with a dual degree in Finance and Marketing and then earned his JD at the University of Miami School of Law, graduating in the top 10% of his class with an appointment to the Order of the Coif. Ed is also Debbie’s husband and David, Myles and Micah’s father. In addition to his work as a trial lawyer, Ed’s greatest endeavor now is to teach his boys how to work, each day, to make the world a better place than it was the day before.

AWARDS

Chair’s Choice Pro Bono Service Award, Florida Bar (2004)
Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend (2008)
Legislative Leadership “Shoe Leather Award”, AFTL (1999, 2001 and 2003)
Top Attorneys in Florida, The Wall Street Journal (June, 2011)
Top Florida Attorneys, Florida Trend (July, 2008)
Top Lawyers, South Florida Legal Guide (2004)
Who’s Who in American Law
SuperLawyers 2020
Lawyer to Legacy 2013 EAGLE Legend Award (FJA)
Wiedemann & Wysocki Award 2013 (AAJ)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Broward County Bar Association
The Florida Bar
Chair’s Choice Pro Bono Service Award
Code and Rules of Evidence Committee
Florida Justice Association f/k/a Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
President, 2006-2007
Chairman, Insurance Committee, 1998-2004
American Association for Justice
Board of Governors (2009-present)
Broward County Justice Association
National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2012
Florida Lawyers Action Group (2006-2007)
Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association
POUND Civil Justice Institute
Public Justice Foundation
American Board of Trial Advocates
Auto Insurance Fraud Strike Force

BAR ADMISSIONS

Florida
District of Columbia Bar
United States Supreme Court
United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
District of Columbia Court of Appeals

EDUCATION

University of Miami, J.D., Cum Laude

  • Order of the Coif
  • Moot Court Board
  • Inter-American Law Review (managing editor, 1991)
  • Student Bar Association, Senator

University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.B.A.

FIRM REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

$100 Million Jury Verdict. Lopez v. Robinson Aviation (RVA), Inc., CACE 08-000532 (09)(Fla. 17th Jud. Cir. 2013).

$42.5 Million Jury Verdict. Gloger v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al, Case No. 2011- 43377 CA 21 (Fla. 11th Jud. Cir.)

$40 Million Class Action Settlement After Verdict. Addison v. Am. Med. Sec., 2002 WL 1454102 (Fla. Cir. Ct. Apr. 24, 2002)

$39 Million Class Action Settlement. Richmond Manor v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyds; 09-60796-Civ (S.D. Fla. 2009)

$22.5 Million Class Action Settlement. PHLD v. Arch Specialty Insurance Company, Case No. CACE 013301 (01) (Fla. 17th Jud. Cir.).

$18 Million Judgment for a Quadriplegic Injured from a Gunshot Wound.

$13 Million Class Action Settlement. $11 Million Class Settlement. Augustine v. Joseph, M.D. P.A. v. Nationwide Mut. Fire Ins. Co., Case No. CA 03-6777 (Fla. 9th Jud. Cir)

$8 Million Dollar Jury Verdict in Healthcare Provider-Payor Dispute. Sheridan HealthCorp Inc. v. Aetna Health Inc. et al, Case No. 2015-9394 (07) (Fla. 17th Jud. Cir.)

$6 Million Confidential Settlement for Pedestrian Hit by a Car.

$5 Million Dollar Jury Verdict. Medrano v. Stephen, Case No. 2014-CA-000152 (Fla. 19th Jud. Cir.)

$4.7 Million Dollar Class Action Settlement against a Florida county government and its airport contractors for violation of a consumer protection statute (Fla. 17th Jud. Cir)

$4.5 Million Award against Maker of Birth Control Drug for Causing Stroke. Couch v. Johnson & Johnson, et al., 1:08-oe-40237 (N.D. OH)

$3.15 Million Class Action Settlement Johnson v. Allstate Indemnity Co. et al, Case No. 1998-1900 Division A (Fla. 13th Jud. Cir.)

$3.8 Million Settlement in Business Dispute. Asian Real Estate Invest. Co., et al v. SIHG, LLC, et al, Case No. CACE 2017-4870 (17th Jud. Cir 2017)

$2.7 Million Class Action Arbitration Award.

$2.5 Million Jury Verdict in Negligent Security Case against Wackenhut Security. Noisette v. G4S Secure Solutions (USA), Inc. d/b/a Wackenhut, Case No. CACE 2011- 8194 (13) (Fla. 17th Jud. Cir.)

$2 Million Class Action Settlement. $2 Million Settlement for Person Injured on People Mover. Metzger v. AEG Trans. Sys. Inc. et al, Case No. 1996-CA-3865-O (Fla. 9th Jud. Cir.) $2 Million Confidential Settlement Medical Malpractice.

$1.95 Million Confidential Settlement. $1.85 Million Settlement in Premises Liability/Slip and Fall. Grinstein v. Griffin Inves. Realty, LLC et al, Case No. CACE-2018-12461 (Fla. 17th Jud. Cir.)

$1.85 Million Settlement for Brain-Injured Motorcycle Crash Victim. Hasz v. Elder et al, Case No. CACE 2000-6926 (Fla. 17th Jud. Cir.)

$1.7 Million Class Action Settlement. MRI Assoc. of St. Pete d/b/a St. Pete MRI v. Geico Indemnity Co. et al, Case No. 2010-CA-3935 (Fla. 13th Jud. Cir.)

$1.015 Million Class Action Settlement. Kuhr v. Mayo Clinic Jacksonville; Case No. 3:19- cv-453-J-39MCR (MD Fla 2019)

$810,000.00 Jury Verdict. Soffin v. Clean Coal Technologies, Case No. 502010CA28706XXXXMB (15th Jud. Cir 2010)

$762,500.00 Class Action Settlement. Wiggins v. IconBrickell Condo. Assoc. Inc., Case No. 17-015502 CA (11th Jud. Cir. 2017)

$694,570.00 Class Action Settlement. Lasseter v. Quantum on the Bay Condo. Assoc. Inc., Case No. 2016-29878 CA (11th Jud. Cir. 2016)

IN THE PRESS

Super Lawyers Honors

All four ZPSL named partners earn Super Lawyers Honors! Congratulations to Ed Zebersky, Todd S. Payne, Jordan Shaw, and Michael Lewenz for earning the designation “Super

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