Edward H. Zebersky

Zebersky & Payne, LLP
Zebersky & Payne, LLP
110 SE 6th St, Suite 2150, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 United States

Founding Partner

Edward H. Zebersky, a Founding Partner of Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP, has a trial practice ranging from traditional personal injury cases, to more complex litigation involving defective products, Tobacco, bad drugs, medical malpractice, insurance issues, hurricane damages, corporate disputes, fraud, RICO, malicious prosecution and constitutional law challenges.

Ed has litigated and prevailed against some of the world’s largest corporations in some of the nation’s largest lawsuits, handling over 70 class actions, resulting in settlements and verdicts totaling nearly $350 million. Ed has actively lobbied on issues involving insurance legislation and consumer protection and was appointed by the President of the Senate to serve on the Florida Auto Insurance Fraud Task Force. He also served as President of the Florida Justice Association and the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and was recently awarded the Legacy Award for his dedication and service to Florida’s children and families. On the American Association of Justice Board of Governors, Ed serves on numerous committees, including the Organizational Review Committee, the National Finance Committee, the Public Affairs Committee, the Judicial Nomination Committee, and the AAJ PAC. Ed is also recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in America, is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the International Society of Barristers. A community man at heart, Ed has received several pro bono service awards for the time and work he has donated to those who could afford to hire a lawyer. He is also the current Chairman of Coast to Coast Legal Aid, that is a LSC funded corporation that provides legal services to persons living in Broward and Collier Counties. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he graduated with a dual degree in Finance and Marketing and then earned his JD at the University of Miami School of Law, graduating in the top 10% of his class with an appointment to the Order of the Coif. Ed is also Debbie’s husband and David, Myles and Micah’s father. In addition to his work as a trial lawyer, Ed’s greatest endeavor now is to teach his boys how to work, each day, to make the world a better place than it was the day before.


Chair’s Choice Pro Bono Service Award, Florida Bar (2004)

Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend (2008)

Legislative Leadership “Shoe Leather Award”, AFTL (1999, 2001 and 2003)

Top Attorneys in Florida, The Wall Street Journal (June, 2011)

Top Florida Attorneys, Florida Trend (July, 2008)

Top Lawyers, South Florida Legal Guide (2004)

Who’s Who in American Law

SuperLawyers 2020

Lawyer to Legacy 2013 EAGLE Legend Award (FJA)

Wiedemann & Wysocki Award 2013 (AAJ)


Broward County Bar Association

The Florida Bar

Chair’s Choice Pro Bono Service Award

Code and Rules of Evidence Committee

Florida Justice Association f/k/a Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers

President, 2006-2007

Chairman, Insurance Committee, 1998-2004

American Association for Justice

Board of Governors (2009-present)

Broward County Justice Association

National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2012

Florida Lawyers Action Group (2006-2007)

Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association

POUND Civil Justice Institute

Public Justice Foundation

American Board of Trial Advocates

Auto Insurance Fraud Strike Force


Class Action Litigation 

Personal Injury Litigation

Insurance Litigation



District of Columbia Bar

United States Supreme Court

United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

District of Columbia Court of Appeals


University of Miami, J.D., Cum Laude

Order of the Coif

Moot Court Board

Inter-American Law Review (managing editor, 1991)

Student Bar Association, Senator

University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.B.A.


Legal Aid of South Florida to Host 20th Annual For the Public Good Gala

The fundraiser will also honor community members who made valuable contributions to Broward’s legal profession Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) and Coast to

September 13, 2022

Providers Get Class Certification In Geico Underpayment Suit

A Florida federal judge certified a class of health care providers Wednesday to pursue claims that Geico General Insurance Co. has engaged in a widespread

January 3, 2022

Super Lawyers Honors

All four ZPSL named partners earn Super Lawyers Honors! Congratulations to Ed Zebersky, Todd S. Payne, Jordan Shaw, and Michael Lewenz for earning the designation “Super

June 29, 2021

Three Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz Lawyers Earn Super Lawyers Honors Once Again


January 7, 2020

How E-Cigarettes Featured in a $42.5 Million South Florida Tobacco Verdict

“These same companies are still in business, still selling nicotine and children are still at risk,” said Stuart Ratzan, who told jurors R.J. Reynolds and

December 11, 2019

‘What Happened Was So Wrong’: Broward Lawyers Win $5M For Family of Woman Killed by Police Patrol Car

If speeding Okeechobee Deputy Sheriff Joseph Gracie would have used his lights and sirens in response to an emergency call, 21-year-old Hilda Medrano would not

September 17, 2019

Congratulations to Ed Zebersky to receive the Florida Justice Association’s 2019 B.J. Masterson Award

Congratulations to ZPSL Partner, Ed Zebersky on his selection to receive the Florida Justice Association’s 2019 B.J. Masterson Award for Professionalism. The B.J. Masterson Award for

July 29, 2019

Did Florida’s prepaid college plan stiff thousands of students? A judge says no, but the question lives on.

Susan Snyder remembers the day well. Her younger son was 5, and the older one 7. The family had just moved to Tampa, and came

June 30, 2019

Three Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz Lawyers Earn Super Lawyers Honors

Proud to announce that three ZPLLP Attorneys have been honored as 2019 Super Lawyers. Three ZPLLP partners have been honored with the title of “Florida

June 10, 2019

Attorneys across Florida support The Florida Bar Foundation

 YOU CAN HELP: CY PRES AWARDS Access to justice organizations, like The Florida Bar Foundation, are grateful and appropriate recipients of cy pres or

May 17, 2018

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