Michael B. Zerres
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Awards & Accolades
Twice named by Best Lawyers in America as “Plaintiff’s Products Liability Lawyer of the Year” for 2022 and 2019, as well as “Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year” for 2015 for the Newark metro area, and has been designated as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the fields of personal injury, medical malpractice & product liability from 2007-2020. He has been designated as a Super Lawyer 2005 – 2022 (18th-consecutive year listed in Super Lawyers) in the area of plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice, recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New Jersey by The National Trial Lawyers and rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been listed by Lawdragon as one of the Top 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers for 2020 and 2021.
Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards from AV Preeminent
Listed by Lawdragon as one of the Top 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers for 2020
Certified Civil Trial Attorney
Designated as a Super Lawyer 2005 – 2021 (17th-consecutive year listed in Super Lawyers, top 100 in 2008) in the area of plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice
Designated as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the fields of personal injury, medical malpractice & product liability.
Attorney Michael B. Zerres is Avvo rated 10.0/10.0 Superb. The Avvo directory uses an unbiased mathematical model to help assess a lawyer’s qualifications.
Designated as one of America’s Top 100 Attorneys in the fields of medical malpractice litigation and personal injury litigation.
Designated as a Nation Trial Lawyer Top 100 Lawyer.
Selection Process & Criteria
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Michael Zerres, a principal of the firm, is Certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey and specializes in medical malpractice, product liability, and personal injury cases.
A member of the New Jersey Bar, as well as the Bar of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit, Mike joined the firm in 1990 and handles a variety of complex matters involving such issues as the proper management of labor and delivery, newborn care, and the failure to timely diagnose and treat various types of cancer.
Mr. Zerres has also presented on legal issues, including “Live Demonstration of an Opening Statement in a Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Case,” “Proving Economic Damages in Wrongful Death Cases,” “Apparent Authority,” “Direct Examination of a Liability Expert,” and “The Ethics of Lien Resolution.” He was a co-author and/or reviewer on two books on Nursing Malpractice.
Mike is a graduate of Seton Hall University (1984, B.A., magna cum laude) and St. John’s University School of Law (1987).
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Associations & Memberships
Mike has been honored by the Cerebral Palsy League of New Jersey and is a longstanding former member of the Board of Governors of the New Jersey chapter of the American Association of Justice and a current member of the Board of Trustees of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey. Mike is listed as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers and has been recognized by the LawDragon legal resources group as one of the nation’s leading plaintiffs’ attorneys. He is also a member of the Birth Trauma and Opioid Litigation Groups of the American Association of Justice.
He is a member of ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates), the Morris County Bar Association, the Essex County Bar Association, and the Monmouth County Bar Association.