Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters and Experts
Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters and Experts



Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys - General Defense


3800 Corporate Woods Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35242

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 43219, Birmingham, AL 35243-3219

Established: 1998

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Bad Faith
  • Fraud
  • Coverage Issues
  • ERISA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Subrogation
  • Automobile
  • Product Liability
  • General Liability
  • Truck Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Property Damage
  • Bodily Injury
  • Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • State and Federal Courts
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Regulation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Securities
  • Antitrust
  • Intellectual Property
  • Transportation
  • Environmental Liability
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Harassment and Discrimination (Title VII)

Cases Gone to Trial: 294


About Us

FRIEDMAN, DAZZIO & ZULANAS, P.C. is a general civil practice firm, exclusively committed to the trial and resolution of civil litigation and commercial transactions.


Client Information

Insurance Clients


Personnel Information

Members of the Firm


Jeffrey E. Friedman

Birmingham, AL

Years of Experience: 30

Admitted
  • Alabama, 1986
Memberships:
  • Alabama State Bar (Co-Chair, Federal Practice Section)
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
Education:
  • The University of Tennessee, B.A., 1980
  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 1985

P. Thomas Dazzio, Jr.

Birmingham, AL

Years of Experience: 23

Admitted
  • Alabama, 1993
Memberships:
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Auburn University, B.S., 1989
  • Auburn University, M.S. Economics, 1991
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1993

Christopher J. Zulanas

Birmingham, AL

Years of Experience: 21

Admitted
  • Alabama, 1995
Education:
  • University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., 1992
  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 1995

Joel A. Williams

Birmingham, AL

Years of Experience: 38

Admitted
  • Alabama, 1978
  • Virginia, 1978
Memberships:
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Washington and Lee University, B.A. (cum laude), 1975
  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D. (cum laude), 1978
Law Review:
Cumberland Law Review
Military:
U.S. Army JAGC 1978-1982

James W. Moss

Birmingham, AL

Years of Experience: 18

Admitted
  • Alabama, 1998
Memberships:
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Auburn University, B.S., 1991
  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 1998
Military:
Marine Corps Reserve (1987-1992)

Jess S. Boone

Birmingham, AL

Years of Experience: 18

Admitted
  • Alabama, 1998
Memberships:
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1995
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1998

Lee T. Patterson

Birmingham, AL

Years of Experience: 14

Admitted
  • Alabama, 2002
Education:
  • Auburn University, B.A., 1999
  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 2002

David T. Gordon

Birmingham, AL

Years of Experience: 14

Admitted
  • Alabama, 2002
Education:
  • Auburn University, B.A., 1999
  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 2002

Joseph L. Kerr, Jr.

Birmingham, AL

Years of Experience: 9

Admitted
  • Alabama, 2007
  • Tennessee, 2014
Education:
  • Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1999
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2002

Matthew D. Conn

Birmingham, AL

Admitted
  • Alabama, 2009
Memberships:
  • American and Birmingham Bar Associations
  • Alabama State Bar
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.A. Business Management, 2006
  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 2009

Of Counsel


  • Robert H. Sprain

Associates


  • Gwendolyn Arendall Gordon
  • Jay Friedman
  • Rachel Cobble
  • Rodney Dillard
  • Kelsey Reckart
  • Allison Griffith
  • Carmen Weite

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