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Ed Zwilling
Attorney at Law

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I am the owner of the Law Office of Edward I. Zwilling, LLC, and I’m passionate about helping my clients.  I strive to remain accessible to my clients throughout my representation (and beyond).  I’m honored to count several of my former clients among my close friends. I’m never more than an email or a phone call away.  That said, I prefer that my clients allow me to take on the worry of their situation, so they can get on with life while I take care of business for them.

My friends and clients who follow me on social media see that I cope with handling all of these matters for my clients by being an avid cyclist, fisherman and woodworker, and occasionally picking up a guitar, when I’m not in the office or in the courtroom.

I am honored to be rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell on the basis of peer review from other attorneys as well as the judiciary, and to have been nominated to SuperLawyers on multiple occasions.

I went to college at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, where I majored in English, and I attended Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama.  While I have been practicing law for approximately 30 years, I’ve spent the last 20 years largely engaged in the representation of people with disabilities.  I enjoy helping people enforce their civil rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act, Fair Housing Amendments Act, and various other state and federal civil rights laws against discrimination on the basis of disability.

As there are relatively few attorneys who practice primarily in this area, I have been asked to represent people with disabilities across the country.  I also try to give back to the disabilities community by my involvement with several non-profit organizations.  I work with Ms. Wheelchair America and Ms. Wheelchair USA by presenting self-advocacy workshops at state and national wheelchair pageants.  I have also partnered with Adjacent Space, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing access to communication to people with hearing impairments in public spaces.  I currently serve on the Board of Directors for Special Equestrians, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through a relationship with a horse.

I have also handled numerous claims arising out of vaccine injuries in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program as well as general civil litigation, including personal injury, worker’s compensation, employment discrimination, social security disability, divorce and child custody, fair labor standards (wage and hour disputes) and wills and estates.

The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better. 

 

                                -Robert F. Kennedy

Education

  • J.D. - Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama

  • B.A. - Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Alabama

  • United States District Courts: Northern District of Alabama, Middle District of Alabama,
    and Southern District of Alabama, Eastern District of Arkansas, Western District of Arkansas, Western District of Tennessee, Eastern District of Tennessee, Northern District of Texas, Western District of Texas, Southern District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas, Northern District of Florida, Northern District of Ohio, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Western District of Michigan, Western District of Wisconsin, District of Columbia, Western District of New York

  • United States Court of Federal Claims