Litigator Richard E. Zelonka, Jr. is named Managing Partner and will lead WSHB’s newest office in Southeast

WSHB is pleased to announce the opening of our newest regional office in Atlanta, Georgia. Richard E. Zelonka, Jr., a nationally regarded litigator with over a decade of trial experience, will take the lead at the Georgia office as Managing Partner. Richard has handled complex litigation in both state and federal courts throughout the Southeastern United States.

“I am thrilled to be joining Wood Smith Henning & Berman. WSHB’s sterling reputation, coupled with its national footprint, is especially attractive. That, coupled with the Firm’s passionate dedication to their clients, made this move a very easy choice for me,” said Mr. Zelonka. “I could not be more excited to lead WSHB’s new Georgia office.”

In addition to his litigation practice, Richard brings unique experience gained working for a leading Lloyd’s of London syndicate, advising its claims and legal teams on a wide variety of North American claims, underwriting and regulatory issues.

An accomplished trial lawyer, Richard is known for results in complex professional liability, catastrophic injury, marine accidents, and construction matters. Richard also enjoys a national reputation advising and representing domestic and international insurers on first-party property, commercial general liability, construction defect, and professional errors and omission claims. He has successfully litigated a wide variety of first-party and third-party insurance cases, including the interpretation of policy provisions and exclusions, quantum disputes, hurricane catastrophes, bad faith and extra-contractual claims, and the application of regulatory and statutory schemes.

“It is gratifying that as we start to celebrate our 20th year, we are opening our 20th office,” said Dan Berman, Firm Chairman and Co-founder. “With this expansion, we are able to meet our client demands for quality representation in Georgia. Richard’s proven track record, consistent results and litigation prowess will expand our ability to better serve our clients in the Southeast.”

The Firm's Atlanta office is located at 1170 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 1200, Atlanta, Georgia 30309. The main phone number is (404) 885-5700. The fax number is (404) 506-9108.

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