Edward I. Zwilling

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Rights Attorney in Birmingham, AL

The Law Office of Edward I. Zwilling, LLC
 | 4000 Eagle Point Corporate Drive, Birmingham, AL 35242
Phone: 205-822-2701
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2009, 2019
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Rights (60%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Edward I. Zwilling is the founder and managing member of The Law Office of Edward I. Zwilling, LLC, in Birmingham, Alabama. Nationally recognized as among the top trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Zwilling has more than 28 years of total legal experience, and he provides exceptional advocacy and support to clients throughout Birmingham and across Alabama and the United States who have serious and complex legal challenges involving any of the following:

· Civil rights issues, particularly those that affect people with disabilities

· Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act, and Fair Housing Act matters

· Overtime and wage violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act

· Labor and employment law and employment discrimination

· Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability

· Personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from defective products, motor vehicle accidents, and other acts of negligence or wrongdoing

· Vaccine Injuries in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program in the United States Court of Federal Claims

Along with representing the rights and entitlements of those with disabilities, Mr. Zwilling seeks to empower his clients through self-advocacy, and he regularly conducts lectures and seminars throughout the country for this cause. As an attorney, he has gained a reputation for his compassion and integrity as well as his unwavering devotion to those he serves to help enrich their lives and obtain the favorable outcomes they seek for their legal issues efficiently and cost-effectively.

In recognition for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Zwilling has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with consistent top ranking and endorsements from his peers. He has also received excellent client ratings on Avvo as well as many positive testimonials and referrals from those he has served.

A 1988 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, Mr. Zwilling obtained his Juris Doctor from Samford University's Cumberland School of Law in 1992. He is admitted to practice in the State of Alabama all U.S. District Courts in Alabama, as well as before certain U.S. District Courts in Arkansas, Tennessee, Florida, Texas, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Washington, Colorado, and the District of Columbia. In addition, he holds his admission to practice before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Zwilling is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association, and the Alabama State Bar. Outside his legal practice, he also serves on the Board of Directors of Special Equestrians, Inc., a non-profit therapeutic horse riding academy for people with disabilities.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
  • 60%Civil Rights
  • 20%Workers' Compensation
  • 10%Personal Injury - General
  • 10%Employment & Labor
Focus Areas

Americans with Disabilities Act, Disability, Discrimination, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Trucking Accidents, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2009, 2019

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About Edward Zwilling

Admitted: 1992, Alabama

Professional Webpage: https://www.adaadvocacy.com/attorneys

Honors/Awards:

  • SuperLawyers
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Admitted to Practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama; Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; Eastern and Western Districts of Tennessee; Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas; Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin; Western District of Michigan; District of Colorado; District of Nebraska; District of Columbia; Western District of Washington; Northern District of Florida; and the Northern District of Ohio.  Admitted to Practice in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Court of Federal Claims.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Alabama--Admitted to Supreme Court of Alabama and to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama, 1992
  • Alabama--Admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama  , 2002
  • 11th Circuit--Admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2004
  • Washington, D.C.--Federal Claims--Admitted to practice in the United States Court of Federal Claims., 2006
  • Arkansas--Admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, 2006
  • Tennessee--admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee., 2007
  • Tennessee--admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee., 2008
  • Texas--admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas., 2007
  • Texas--admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas., 2008
  • Texas--admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas., 2009
  • Colorado--admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado., 2009
  • Texas--admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas., 2010
  • Florida--admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida., 2011
  • Washington--admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington., 2014
  • Wisconsin--admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin., 2016
  • Michigan--admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan., 2016
  • Ohio--admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio., 2017
  • Wisconsin--admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, 2017
  • DC--admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia., 2017
  • New York--admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York., 2017
  • Nebraska--admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska., 2017

Educational Background:

  • Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia
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Office Location for Edward I. Zwilling

4000 Eagle Point Corporate Drive
Birmingham, AL 35242

Phone: 205-822-2701

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Last Updated: 6/23/2020

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