The Zapcic Law Firm has its office located at 58 Village Court, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730. The Zapcic Law Firm provides full-service litigation assistance dedicated to helping clients achieve their ultimate objectives quickly and efficiently. The Zapcic Law Firm prides itself on providing top-notch legal skills coupled with a practical, common sense understanding of the clients’ needs and goals. By combining efficiency with practicality, The Zapcic Law Firm can handle your legal needs cheaper and quicker than competing law firms.
Our primary goal is pursuing the appropriate remedy, partnering with common sense and practical experience, combined to bring the most favorable results at the least possible expense to the client.
- 1982 — Admitted to practice law in New Jersey
- 1990 — Honor as Certified Civil Trial Attorney
- 1995 — Jury verdict in case of J.P. vs Hidden Condo Ass'n of $2.7 million
- 1997 — Settlement in case of L.S. vs Ford of $1.25 million
- 1999 — Counsel to intervenor in case of in Re Stockdale
- 2007 — Counsel to estate in case of in Re Carl Massaro
- 2012 — Settlement for clients passes $50 million mark
OUR PRACTICE AREAS
Following graduation from Law School, Mr. Zapcic immediately began his training as a trial attorney, handling complex medical malpractice and premises liability cases on behalf of several Fortune 500 companies through their insurance carrier. Mr. Zapcic branched out, handling plaintiff’s injury cases commencing in 1984 and continuing to the present.Matrimonial MattersMr. Zapcic has handled hundreds of matrimonial actions, and truly understands the emotions which arise when a family unit is dissolved. Having been married for over 26 years, and having raised four children, Mr. Zapcic has a unique perspective into the demands on a husband and wife, and the impact of a marital dissolution upon the children. That understanding coupled with the empathy necessary to allow the parties to dissolve their union at whatever pace they choose, has been truly appreciated by the matrimonial clients who look to Mr. Zapcic as a strong but sensitive advocate on their behalf.
Matrimonial matters include the following:
- Child Custody and Visitation
- Parenting Time
- Post-Divorce Custody Modifications
- Child Support Enforcement
- Property Division
- Equitable Distribution of Property
- Out-of-State Relocation of Custodial Parent
- Pendente Lite
- Domestic Violence Criminal and Municipal Matters in criminal and municipal court.
Mr. Zapcic recognizes that the clients charged with criminal or quasi criminal offenses look for a realistic, common sense approach to their current criminal dilemma. Combining a strong knowledge of the case law governing criminal offenses and the strict burden of proof imposed upon the State, coupled with the practicality and extraordinary expense involved in defending oneself against the quasi-criminal charges brought by the State. Mr. Zapcic provides his clients with the aggressive legal strategy necessary to fight the State while recognizing the limited resources of the accused.
Criminal and municipal matters include the following:
- Disorderly Conduct
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Possession and Distribution
- Juvenile Delinquency
- Criminal Mischief
- Disorderly Conduct Probate & Estate Matters in 1999.
Mr. Zapcic expanded his trial practice into probate and estate litigation, commencing with the infamous Monmouth County case of In Re Estate of Stockdale, involving allegations of undue influence upon an elderly wealthy widow owning valuable property in Spring Lake, New Jersey. Mr. Zapcic later defended the estate of a wealthy real estate magnate in the matter entitled In re Estate of Carl Massaro, involving complicated estate practice and palimony claims by a paramour of the decedent. That case was tried in Hunterdon County over the course of eighteen non-consecutive days, with the claimants receiving less than 4% of their claim from the estate.
Probate/Estate matters include:
- Power of Attorneys
- Living Wills
- Will Contest
- ProbatePersonal Injury & Workers' Compensation Matters.
Mr. Zapcic has handled thousands of personal injury cases over the last 30 years. Mr. Zapcic comes from a medical family, having been raised by a doctor father and a nurse mother. That upbringing, coupled with his experience in handling personal injuries over the past thirty plus years, has enabled him to understand and grasp the anatomy and physiology of the human body, in order to educate the juries as to the particular body part injured in the accident and the effect that injury will have on the injured party and his/her family.
Personal injury matters include:
- Automobile or Truck Accident
- Back, Neck, or Disc Injuries
- Bus, Train, Boat or Plane Accidents
- Casino Negligence
- Children’s Injuries
- Construction Accidents
- Defective Product Accidents
- Dog Bite Accidents
- Fracture/Broken Bones
- Head Injuries
- Ice/Snow Fall Downs
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Negligent Landlord/Property Owner Injuries
- Sidewalk & Road Defects
- Slip, Trip & Fall Cases
- Sports/Playground/Amusement Park Injuries
- Supermarket/Store/Shopping Mall Injuries
- Victims of Drunk Drivers
- Whiplash, Strains & Sprains
- Work Related Injuries
- Wrongful Death
Andrew M. Zapcic, Sr. Graduated from Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, New Jersey in 1975, where he earned Varsity Letters in basketball and golf. He graduated in the top 10 percent of his class and was honored with the Spanish Award for Excellence in Spanish. He attended Dickinson College, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, graduating early with a degree in history in January of 1979. While at Dickinson, he was a four-year varsity starter on the college golf team and was named captain of the golf team for his Junior and Senior years. Mr. Zapcic graduated from Seton Hall School of Law, Newark, New Jersey in 1982, clerking for the law offices of Francis Moore, Red Bank, New Jersey during all three years.
Mr. Zapcic is admitted to the New Jersey Bar, U.S. District Court of New Jersey and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Zapcic is a member of the Monmouth County Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, American Arbitration Association, Association of Trial Lawyers, New Jersey U.S. District Court, ATLA Lecturer and CNBC Legal Correspondent. Mr. Zapcic was honored to be designated as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney from 1990 through 2004.Mr. Zapcic has lectured as an adjunct professor at Monmouth University and Brookdale Community College on the subjects of Business Law, Advanced Business Law, Constitutional Law and Paralegal studies. He has lectured for ATLA (American Trial Lawyers Association) on the subject of trial advocacy. Mr. Zapcic has also appeared on CNBC and made several appearances on the Morton Downey Show on the topic of legal malpractice. Mr. Zapcic was the host of a radio talk show entitled “The Law Talks”, a non-profit radio show in Monmouth County on Station WCNJ for several seasons. He is Chairman of the Middletown Township Community Affairs Council and Secretary of the Middletown Township Social Concerns Committee.
"Our clients are the greatest source of referrals – we strive to meet their needs and objectives." – Andrew Zapcic
Mr. Zapcic specializes in personal injury, legal malpractice, worker’s compensation, matrimonial, domestic violence and estate litigation on the civil side, as well as both Municipal and Superior Court criminal matters. Mr. Zapcic has achieved a reputation as a formidable adversary at trial.
Recognizing the need for attorneys to provide support when Mr. Zapcic is otherwise engaged, The Zapcic Law Firm has hand-picked attorneys throughout Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean Counties who provide valuable backup legal services on an as-needed basis. These attorneys are hand-picked for their legal experience and training, which complements that of Mr. Zapcic. These colleagues have established their own private practices in comparable areas of law to The Zapcic Law Firm, and have provided their services on an as-needed basis, thereby providing the clients of The Zapcic Law Firm with virtually unlimited legal backup without increasing the ultimate cost to the client.Moreover, the per diem attorneys utilized by The Zapcic Law Firm routinely recommend and refer their own clients to Mr. Zapcic to handle complex personal injury and workers’ compensation cases, especially where lengthy trials are anticipated.
The Zapcic Law Firm maintains an experienced and dedicated staff of legal secretaries and paralegals to help serve the needs of our clients. Two of the secretaries/paralegal staff have been continuously employed by Mr. Zapcic for 23 and 21 years, respectively, a true testament to the dedication of the support staff, as well as a resounding tribute to the concern and caring for not only clients but services that The Zapcic Law Firm provides.
The Zapcic Law Firm L.L.C.
58 Village Court
Hazlet, NJ 07730