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.

ZACHARY D. LUDENS, ESQ.

Senior Associate

Fort Lauderdale
ZLudens@zpllp.com
954-595-6075

Zachary D. Ludens is a Senior Associate at Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP, and a member of the firm’s consumer litigation and commercial litigation practice groups.

Zach represents businesses and individuals in disputes involving complex commercial litigation, consumer litigation, and financial services litigation. Zach has substantial experience in both state and federal courts around the country and has served as counsel of record for some of the biggest companies in the United States.

Prior to joining Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP, Zach practiced with both a well-respected national Am Law 200 firm in Miami and a regional Gulf Coast firm in Miami. While at both, Zach gained experience defending some of the biggest financial services and insurance companies in the United States. In addition to that experience, Zach has worked alongside a handful of the country’s most respected criminal defense attorneys, gaining invaluable experience working with these legal lions.

In addition to his litigation experience, Zach has substantial experience representing companies engaged in administrative inquiries before both state and federal regulatory authorities, including both the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission.

Zach obtained his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Zach also holds a master’s degree from the University of Miami as well as bachelor’s degrees from Augustana University and the University of Florida, all with honors.

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

Supreme Court of the United States
Colorado
District of Columbia
Florida
Massachusetts
Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of International Trade
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
U.S. Tax Court

EDUCATION

University of Miami, J.D., Magna Cum Laude 

  • Order of the Coif
  • Senior Writing Editor, University of Miami Law Review

University of Miami, M.A., Public Relations

  • Award of Academic Merit

Augustana University, B.A., Cum Laude, Economics, Government and International Affairs, History
University of Florida, B.A. with honors, Biology

IN THE PRESS