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James N. Zeris

Partner

jzeris@defensecounsel.com

Philadelphia Office
Centre Square, West Tower
1500 Market Street, Suite 4100
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Tel: 215.735.7200
Cell: 856.979.3729
Fax: 215.735.1714

Mr. Zeris has tried numerous cases in the Federal and State Courts of New York and Pennsylvania.  His experience is in the area of products liability, construction, transportation, civil rights and professional liability representing brokers, accountants, lawyers, architects and engineers.  He is active in professional and volunteer activities.  He has provided pro bono services on behalf of the Legal Clinic for Disabled, Women Against Abuse and the Senior Citizens Clinic in Philadelphia.  He was a speaker on behalf of the Philadelphia Bar Association at the Federal Court Swearing In Ceremonies for Immigrants receiving their American citizenship.  He is an active member of the Hellenic American Law Enforcement Society which sponsors children from Greece who have heart ailments to obtain treatment and surgery at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, New Jersey.

Mr. Zeris is one of the founding members of the firm in 1984 when he graduated from law school.  Mr. Zeris has taken an active management role in the firm, handling marketing, quality control, and client services.  He mentors young attorneys in the skills of being a litigator and monitors the firm’s trials.

AV® - Preeminent Rated. (AV® - Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies).

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Construction Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Civil Rights

EDUCATION

  • Christopher Newport College of the College of William & Mary (1981) Accounting
  • Temple University School of Law (1984)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Pennsylvania (1984)
  • New York (1991)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1985)
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals (1985)
  • U.S. Tax Court (1987)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (1991)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (1991)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • Defense Research Institute

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