Insurance Defense, Coverage and Bad Faith Defense, Complex Personal Injury Litigation, Products Liability, Food & Beverage, Motor Vehicle and Trucking, General Civil Litigation
David W. Zizik is the firm's founding member and its managing attorney. He has defended lawsuits in Greater Boston, Providence, Worcester, Springfield, Cape Cod, New Bedford, Fall River and the New England Region for more than 35 years. David has received the highest ("AV Preeminent") rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and is listed in Best's Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys. He has represented property & casualty and commercial lines insurers and their insureds, self-insured businesses and third-party administrators, on more than 3,000 litigated cases in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Maryland. His practice involves insurance coverage litigation, "bad faith" and unfair settlement practices act claims, tort and product liability defense, catastrophic accidents, trucking accidents, construction defect claims, construction litigation, premises liability, commercial and business disputes. David's focus is on resolving lawsuits expeditiously through high quality, reasonably priced and efficiently managed legal work.
In 1981, David served as Minority Counsel to the Rhode Island Senate. He has worked to develop and implement alternative billing arrangements within the insurance industry. David has presented nationally on the topics related to insurance coverage and "bad faith" litigation, the "Paperless Law Office" and related management issues, to DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar, the New Hampshire Federal Bar Association, the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, and the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA). In 2006, he was awarded an ADTA Meritorious Service Award for his work with ADTA members in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. David has served as Vice Chair of the Pastoral Council at St. Theresa Parish in Sherborn, Massachusetts; and has published articles on topics relating to the Catholic Church in the National Catholic Reporter. He serves as a Judge in the Client Counseling Competition at Boston College Law School.
Boston College (A.B., magna cum laude)
Boston College Law School (J.D., magna cum laude).
St. John's Seminary, Brighton, MA
State of Rhode Island
Federal District Courts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
United States Supreme Court
Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (Executive Council, 2008-2011; Vice President, 2011-2012; President-elect, 2012-2013; President, 2013-2014)
Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (Vice Chair, Management, Economics & Technology of Practice Section, 2008 - 2009)
International Association of Defense Counsel
DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar (Chair, Law Practice Management Committee, 2008-2010; Board of Directors, 2012-2015)
Rhode Island Bar Association
Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
Defense Counsel of Rhode Island