Zackary T. Zuroweste

Attorney  |  Clearwater, Florida

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“If the story is not about the hearer, he will not listen.”

– John Steinbeck

Education

Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 2006

Stetson University, M.B.A., 2006

University of Tennessee, B.S., cum laude, 2003

Memberships

The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors, 2010-2018

-President, 2017-2018

-President-Elect, 2016-2017

-Chair, Technology Committee, 2013-2015

-Chair, Moot Court Committee, 2012-2013

-Chair, Law Student Division, 2011-2012

Trial Lawyers College – Graduate, 2013

-Member, Trial Law Institute

-Member, Diversity Law Institute

The Florida Bar Foundation, Fellow

The Clearwater Bar Foundation (Trustee, 2012-2014)

Clearwater Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

-President, 2009-2010

-President-Elect, 2008-2009

Secretary and Treasurer, 2007-2008

Clearwater Bar Association, Member, 2006-Present

-President, 2021-2022

-Chair, Oyster Roast Committee, 2013

-Member, Oyster Roast Committee, 2010-2014

-Director, 2019

Hillsborough County Bar Association, Member, 2014-Present

Barney Masterson American Inn of Court, 2006-2014

Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association

The Florida Bar

Assisted in the creation of Constitutional Hall at Finance Park at the Gus A. Stavros Institute, 2014

Florida Commission on Access of Civil Justice, Business Council, Member 2018

Admissions

Florida

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Distinctions & Awards

Martindale Hubbell, Peer review rating AV

Best Lawyers in America, 2019

Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2011, 2013, 2014. 2016-2021

Florida Trend’s Legal Elite: Up & Comers, 2010-2013

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2018-Present

Avvo rating 10.0/10.0

Tampa Bay Business Journal, People on the Move, 2012

Most Productive Board Member Award, The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors, 2014

Recipient, Clearwater Bar Young Lawyer of the Year Award, 2010

Recipient, The Honorable Judge Thomas E. Penick, Jr., Award for Community Service, Barney Masterson American Inn of Court, 2008

Recipient, Carol R. Samuels Unsung Hero Student Leadership Award, 2006

Semi-Finalist, American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition, 2005

Associate Chief Justice, Stetson Moot Court Board, 2005-2006

Member, Stetson Moot Court Board, 2004-2006

Author, “Like a Skunk at a Lawn Party: The Bazzle Decision Hits Corporate America,” Journal of American Arbitration, 2006

Practice Areas

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Florida Trust Litigation

Our lawyers litigate disputes on behalf of beneficiaries, trustees, and other interested parties. He handles trust contests, trustee removal, and breach of trust actions. 

Florida Probate Litigation

Even the best estate planning can potentially spawn disagreements between beneficiaries, heirs, or other interested parties. We can assist in challenging an estate plan, defending a will contest, or lawsuits relating to personal representatives.

Fiduciary Litigation

We handle causes of action for breach of fiduciary duty relating to powers of attorney, caretakers, family members, trustees, and personal representatives.

Florida Securities Litigation

We have extensive experience in Florida representing customers against brokers, broker-dealers, investment advisors, and financial advisors.

Complex Commercial Litigation

We handle a broad range of business litigation matters including contract disputes, shareholder actions, and challenges to director or manager efforts.

Mediation

We understand alternative methods of resolving disputes. Our firm has civil mediators and can help with mediating a variety of civil litigation matters.

Contact Us About Your Case

Our law firm serves the Tampa Bay Area. We have two offices conveniently located in Clearwater and St. Petersburg. We handle matters in Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough Counties. Please give us a call if you need assistance with a matter.

If you would like to discuss your legal issue, please do not hesitate to contact our attorneys. We are available by phone at (727) 796-7666 or by using the email contact form below. 

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