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David M. Zacks, Esquire

Zacks Resolution, LLC
1100 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 2800
Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone: 404-815-6100
Fax: 404-541-3450
Email: dzacks@kilpatricktownsend.com
Other URL http://www.zacksresolution.com

David Zacks gets results. He believes in early intervention. He specializes in resolving disputes using mediation techniques he has learned and developed over the past 45 years as a veteran trial lawyer and a neutral.

The Best Lawyers in America© named him “Atlanta Lawyer of the Year” in Mediation (2013), and recognized him for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Health Care Law and Personal Injury Litigation in 2014.

David took an early lead using mediation, starting in the early 1990s. One of his largest cases was Cobell, et al v. Secretary of Interior, et al. He was principal negotiator on behalf of 500,000 Native Americans during a critical phase of the litigation. The case resolved in 2012 for $3.4 billion.

He has served as mediator or arbitrator in other major cases, and is a:

Certified arbitrator and mediator with the American Health Lawyers Association.
Founding Member of the Georgia Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators
Member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
Member of CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals and on its Healthcare and Life Sciences Committee.
As a litigator, he has defended global companies in “bet the company” cases, and served as lead counsel for plaintiffs in multi-million dollar catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases.

Industry honors include:

2015 The Best Lawyers in America® for his practice areas of Health Care Law, Mediation and Personal Injury Litigation–Plaintiffs
Georgia "Super Lawyer" in Litigation, Personal Injury and Alternative Dispute Resolution Law by Super Lawyers magazine
National Register’s Who's Who in Executives and Professionals
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Commercial Litigation Law
Georgia Trend's "Legal Elite" for Personal Injury Law

Types of Cases Mediated

  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Employment
  • General Mediation
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Medical
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Torts
  • Victim Offender

MEMBER: 2016

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Background

David is a panel member at Henning Mediation & Arbitration Service, and a retired partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP. He is fortunate to have served as national chair of the American Cancer Society, the largest not-for-profit in the country and one of the oldest, largest and most effective voluntary health agencies in the world. He has defended international companies in “bet the company” cases, and he has served as lead counsel for plaintiffs in multimillion dollar catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. David is a past member of the Kilpatrick Townsend executive committee. Prior to joining the firm, David served as a Captain and certified military judge in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the United States Army where he successfully defended a captain in a My Lai related trial.

Education/Training

Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D. (1967)

Phi Delta Phi President
Wake Forest University, B.A. (1964)
with honors

Practicing in Georgia

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