Our Firm

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP is a nationally recognized litigation firm that represents individual and institutional clients in complex, highly contested civil and criminal cases. With offices in Washington, DC; New York; Tampa; and Baltimore, our firm is involved in many of the most significant and topical litigation matters across the country.

Our clients often turn to us to resolve their most challenging legal problems. They do so in part because we count among our ranks many of the nation’s most distinguished lawyers, including former federal prosecutors and public defenders as well as attorneys who have served in key roles on Capitol Hill, in federal agencies, and in state government.

The remarkable experience of our attorneys is second only to the depth of their expertise. Lawyers at Zuckerman Spaeder offer substantive knowledge that encompasses such diverse areas as FDA law, legal and professional ethics, health care fraud, bankruptcy litigation, tax controversy, intellectual property, American Indian law, executive-level employment law, and nonprofit law, among others.

Our firm thrives in those particular cases in which civil litigation and business counseling intersect with white collar investigations and issues of regulatory compliance. We frequently represent clients who are simultaneously involved in these challenging forums, sometimes in cases of national significance.

Zuckerman Spaeder was founded in Washington, DC in 1975 by a highly cohesive group of lawyers with backgrounds as Assistant U.S. Attorneys and public defenders, all devoted to exceptional client commitment. Since then, we have grown because of the recognition that our work has received and because of the addition of exceptional attorneys who share our founding values: a commitment to excellence in the service of our clients; a commitment to decency and fairness in our relationships with our adversaries; and an unqualified and overarching commitment to the full and fair administration of justice.

Zuckerman Spaeder’s track record and philosophy have garnered significant recognition from the national legal community. Our firm has frequently been named to The National Law Journal’s “Midsize Hot List” and was recognized as a finalist for “Litigation Boutique of the Year” by The American Lawyer in 2005 and 2009, both times the competition was held. In 2010, U.S. News and World Report recognized Zuckerman Spaeder as one of 27 law firms ranked in the top tier nationally for commercial litigation. Zuckerman Spaeder is also the top-listed firm for white collar criminal defense in Best Lawyers, with more attorneys recognized in that category than any other firm in the country.