Thomas J. Zagami . . . .
AV® Preeminent™ and Other Recognition
Tom also has been named repeatedly to Super Lawyers®, a select list of attorneys who have demonstrated excellence in the practice of law. Super Lawyers® selects attorneys using a rigorous, multistage process in which peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. It is a limited list of no more than 5 percent of licensed attorneys. Tom was most recently featured on page 36 of the 2016 Edition (click to view).
In 2017, Tom was named to ALM's Legal Leaders in Corporate Counsel and in The American Lawyer as a top rated lawyer in litigation, corporate law and real estate.
The Formation of Thomas J. Zagami, P.A.
Recognizing changes in the way that clients wanted legal services provided, Tom responded by establishing his own firm to have the flexibility to tailor the terms of each attorney-client relationship to fit the specific priorities of each client. It also allowed Tom to avoid the inefficiencies sometimes inherent in large firms. Thomas J. Zagami, P.A. is a reflection of Tom's belief, instilled in him very early in his career, that a client's interests should always come first.
Of Counsel Relationship
Thomas J. Zagami, P.A. maintains an Of-Counsel relationship with Pessin Katz Law, P.A. (http://www.pklaw.com/). The Of-Counsel relationship provides Tom’s firm with ready access to other attorneys and resources in further support of its clients -- on an as-needed basis and on terms acceptable to Thomas J. Zagami, P.A. and its clients. Pessin Katz Law, P.A. can provide the clients of Thomas J. Zagami, P.A. with additional legal services not typically provided by Thomas J. Zagami, P.A. itself, in practice areas such as: labor law (management side); medical malpractice defense; white collar criminal defense; elder care; and estate planning.
Prior to forming Thomas J. Zagami, P.A., Tom was an associate and a partner at respected law firms in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The first nine years of Tom's legal career were spent litigating alongside Arnold M. Weiner, who Tom still refers to as his legal mentor and credits with teaching him the sound fundamentals upon which Tom has continued his career. Those years afforded Tom the rare opportunity early in a lawyer's career to fine tune litigation skills in a myriad of complex and high profile cases.
Tom is admitted to each of the following jurisdictions and courts:
- District of Columbia
- United States Supreme Court
- United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- United States District Court for the District of Maryland
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
In addition, Tom has been and can be specially admitted to other jurisdictions and courts for specific cases. In the past, for example, he has been admitted in Florida, Kentucky, and Virginia for specific cases.
The George Washington University National Law Center,J.D.
University of Maryland at College Park,B.A., Government and Politics (Pre-Law)
St. John's College High School, Washington, D.C.
What You Might Not Know About Tom
Even if you know Tom, you might not know this. On July 19, 2013, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent (United States Patent No. 8,479,367) to Tom and his brother-in-law for an automotive tool designed to separate spark plugs from their boot, without causing damage to the spark plug boot. The patent contains seven (7) protected claims. They are in the process of finding interested manufacturers or licensees to produce and sell the tool.
In addition, Tom is also a licensed real estate broker.