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John Zanelotti

Mr. Zanelotti is a Maryland native, is married with two adult children and lives in both the Maryland suburbs and the Eastern shore. 

John earned his law degree from the University of Baltimore Law Shool in 1981, after attending the University of Maryland, College Park, where he received a B.A. in political science  He has practised exclusively in the field of personal injury, workers compensation, medical/hospital negligence, serious motor vehicle and truck accidents and other areas of the field.  He became a partner in one of the largest personal injury practices in the D.C. metro area before establishing the Law Offices of John P. Zanelotti, P.C. in 2002, out of a desire of providing personal attention to accident victims and their families.  The present practice is dedicated exclusively to representing injured persons and their families in the areas of workers' compensation, medical and hospital malpractice, automobile, truck, bus, pedestrian, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents. He has successfully tried personal injury and workers compensation cases in many of the Circuit Courts in the State of Maryland and enjoys the respect of defense counsel who represent the insurance companies and their insureds.

He is admitted to practice in state and federal trial and appellate courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia.  He has been a member of Prince George's and Calvert County Bar Associations and was a Member of the Board of Directors, Prince George's County Bar, 2000-2001. 

Admitted to Maryland, 1981; Florida, 1982; District of Columbia, 1986;  U.S. District Court  for the District of Columbia; U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland; U.S. Court of Appeals; U.S. Supreme Court.

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    I am writing you to thank you for representing my interests in obtaining benefits through workers' compensation. For me, this matter was lengthy and cumbersome, and required the services of a skilled and knowledgeable attorney, in order to prevail. Your office rendered the service and experience...
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    John Zanelotti , JD, a great lawyer, who is a no nonsense, straight to the point, ethical man who will get you favorable results in a timely fashion. He will take your cases head on and does not require much from his clients other than to be 100 % honest. Although he is a busy attorney and may ...

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Injuries to a family member or loved one can be traumatic and result in the inability to work and provide for the family. Insurance companies have access to in house attorneys and the money to defend claim. The more serious the injury the more the insurance company will downplay the damages. Getting help early is the key to maximizing both your physical and monetary recovery.