Zachary Feinberg

There are few places in society where people can fight for justice, fairness, and accountability. The Courtroom is one of those places.
Zachary FeinbergAssociate Attorney

For me, the courtroom is the place where David really can stand up to Goliath.

My clients, individuals and their families, have gone up against the largest health systems, the biggest insurance companies, the most bad-ass chemical company, the richest pharmaceutical company, and even the United States government.

After college, I started as a foreign correspondent and then an investigative journalist. For each article, I would conduct interviews and often review reams of documents. Often, my stories were about those in powerful positions who had misused those positions. Those skills gave me a taste for cross-examination.

For my final project as a journalist, I wrote a historical account of the Nazi war crimes trials in Germany, told through the story of one of the last major Nazi figures to stand trial. (For more on that, here is a write up on the book.) I attended the trial in Stuttgart, Germany and listened to the stories of Holocaust survivors who testified to the crimes the Nazi officer had committed. I saw just how much the law matters, how the law really is a means to a measure of justice.

When my book manuscript was completed and off to the publisher, I turned to the law myself. I found a way to channel my experiences and skills – writing, investigating, questioning, challenging – so that I, too, could help people achieve a measure of justice.

The cases I take often involve complex issues of medicine and science. A medical procedure that went bad. A devastating medication error that caused a brain or spinal cord injury. A toxic exposure that caused cancer. A product or drug that was defective and caused a serious loss or permanent injury. Of course, the goal is to obtain maximum compensation for the serious wrongs my clients have suffered. We have won millions of dollars in jury verdicts and have obtained millions more in settlements to achieve that goal. The goal also has to be to help the client achieve a measure of justice, to restore dignity and respect.

From the first meeting I have with a new client until the moment that person’s case is completely resolved, I always try to remember the road that led me to where I am and the reasons I do what I do.

There are few places in society where people can fight for justice, fairness, and accountability. The Courtroom is one of those places. That is why I am a trial lawyer.

Before becoming a lawyer, I worked at an in-patient psychiatric hospital. While I enjoyed helping patients, I also saw first-hand how some patients would be abused. How they would be mistreated. And how a healthcare corporation would put profits over patient safety. I decided to combine this experience with my undergraduate degree in neuroscience to help people who have been hurt by medical errors and corporate greed.

I enjoy being an advocate for people and their families. Many people who come to our office have had their trust broken – by their doctor, a corporate entity, or some other powerful figure in society. That is why I approach each client’s story with empathy and understanding. Only then, can I fight for each client to get the best result.

Beyond my legal work, I am also a team leader for the organization HeadCount. Through this organization, I bring voting information and registration efforts to concerts and community events, specifically trying to inform and empower young people to take action.

I strive for the opportunity to mix my background together with my passion for justice. The legal system cannot reverse a medical error or take back an act of discrimination, but it can help someone who’s been harmed to receive compensation, finality, and justice. That is what motivates me every day.