David J. Zappitell

David J. Zappitell | Delray Beach Injury Lawyer

David J. Zappitell, accident attorney and Zappitell Law Firm’s founding partner, is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in the area of Civil Trial Litigation, thus he is a specialist in his area of practice.

Mr. Zappitell is a member of the Florida Bar, U.S. District Court (Southern and Middle Districts of Florida) and has been a repeat guest lecturer at the National Business Institute Seminars regarding the technical issues surrounding uninsured motorist insurance coverage.

Mr. Zappitell has an AVVO rating of 10.0, is a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, is rated as a Super Lawyer in the Super Lawyers Directory of Top Rated Attorneys and has been rated as a 5 Star Lawyer.

Mr. Zappitell is often found sharing his legal expertise with the Delray Beach community. He has been a guest lecturer at round table discussions regarding the elderly with the Palm Beach Guardianship Association, as well as guest speaker on I Heart Radio’s Legal News and Review talk show.

A fixture in Boca Magazine and Delray Magazine, Mr. Zappitell is also listed in the Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals.

Mr. Zappitell takes great pride in having a personal relationshipwith each and every one of his clients, so no matter what type of accident case you have, feel free to call him at (561) 330-6330 in Delray Beach to discuss your accident.

After attending Michigan State University and the University of Miami School of Law where he was moot court champion, Mr. Zappitell worked for General Electric as a financial analyst – he understands the financial value of every case. For the past 13 years, Mr. Zappitell has been listed as a “Super Lawyer” by the Miami Herald as chosen by his peers (Top 5% of attorneys in Florida) and has been selected as one of the Top 3,000 Plaintiff’s Lawyers in America. Mr. Zappitell is a founding member of the Wall of Tolerance Monument, and serves on several Boards and Lectures to Schools as a Children’s Safety Advocate.

Mr. Zappitell is a past president of the Boca Square Civic Association, current member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association, American Justice Association, Florida Justice Association (EAGLE), American Bar Association,  and a past presiding Judge at the Association of Trial Lawyers of America trial competition. Mr. Zappitell sits as a Board member of one national corporation and several local not-for-profits. A firm believer in attaining the maximum results for victims of negligence, David J. Zappitell has achieved significant settlements and verdicts in all areas of personal injury.

Mr. Zappitell is married and has three children.

Contact the firm today to meet with Mr. Zappitell about your case.


More about David J. Zappitell

Areas of Practice:
Civil Trial Litigation

Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties:
Civil Trial Litigation, Florida Bar

Bar Admissions:
• Florida, 1991
• U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1992
• U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

• University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
• J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1990
• Honors: Champion, Moot Court
• Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
• Bachelor of Arts in Business cum laude – 1985


  • Technical Issues surrounding Uninsured Motorist Insurance coverages, National Business Institute
  • Round Table Discussion regarding Elderly People, Palm Beach Guardianship Association


Honors and Awards:

  • Super Lawyer, Miami Herald
  • Top 3,000 Plaintiff’s Lawyer in America
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers-National Trial Lawyers of America
  • Top Healthcare Lawyers-Martindale Hubble
  • Wall of Tolerance – Founding Member
  • The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Heritage Preservation Award
  • Miami Herald Top Florida Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent Rated – 15 years
  • 10 Best Law Firms – American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America – Law Dragon
  • Top Attorneys in Florida – Personal Injury Plaintiff
  • The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Award of Distinction – Society of Wig and Robe
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney – Best of the Best Attorneys
  • 10 Best Attorneys – American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Florida’s Legal Elite – Florida Trend
  • Top Attorneys in Florida – Wall Street Journal Publications
  • AV Preeminent Rated – Judicial Edition
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney – Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • Top 100 Civil Plaintiff’s Lawyers – The National Trial Lawyers of America
  • Lifetime Achievement – America’s Top 100 Attorneys
  • Litigator of the year – American Institute of Trial Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Boca Square Civic Association, past President
  • Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Justice Association, Member
  • Florida Justice Association (EAGLE), Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Roots and Wings School Sponsor


  • Tau Kappa Epsilon

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When you have been seriously injured, you need an attorney you can depend on to protect your best interests. At Zappitell Law Firm, our team of skilled legal professionals is fully equipped to help you with your legal needs. Led by founder and AV-rated* lawyer David J. Zappitell, our firm offers customized legal services and quality resources to our clients. We urge you to complete the contact form below or call us to learn how our team can help you.