Bradley Zamczyk has a diverse litigation practice. Leveraging decades of wide-ranging experience and knowledge, Brad provides each of his clients with advice and counsel tailored to their business and objectives.
Over the course of his career, Brad has handled personal injury claims involving automobile and e-scooter accidents, as well as product liability and wrongful death claims. In recent years, he has defended rideshare drivers in claims arising out of auto accidents, sexual and physical assaults, and wrongful death. As for his extensive product liability experience, Brad has handled numerous claims involving exercise equipment, toys, bicycles, and household products.
Brad also has significant experience with the defense of professional liability claims against lawyers, insurance companies, health care providers, insurance agents and brokers, and real estate agents. In addition to his successful defense of real estate professionals in fraud and negligence trials, Brad has counseled lawyers in response to state bar complaints and assisted insurance industry clients with insurance bad faith and contribution claims.
His background further includes handling premises liability, employment discrimination, defamation, environmental, and business torts cases.
Brad began his career with a firm in the San Francisco area. After a decade of bolstering his experience there, he joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.
- California Bar Association
- San Francisco County Bar Association
- Retained as primary counsel responsible for the defense of over 100 rideshare drivers involving claims arising out of auto accidents, sexual assaults, physical assaults, and wrongful death. In handling these cases, Brad took the lead on 100s of depositions, including depositions of plaintiffs, treating doctors, experts, and other witnesses. He was also responsible for implementing litigation strategy involving law and motion, discovery, as well as expert retention and resolution strategy. To date, he has attended nearly 100 mediations and coordinated with many of the rideshare company's lawyers regarding mediation strategy and issues.
- Successfully handled a trial spanning 20 days in Stockton Superior Court involving damages to plaintiff's blueberry crop.
- Defended a California State Bar action seeking disbarment of attorney for mishandling settlement funds, including allegations of moral turpitude, dishonesty, or corruption. After trial, the judge rejected the State Bar's attempts at disbarment and recommended a 90 day suspension.
- Defended a large real estate brokerage in a complex fraud and negligence claim.
- Obtained summary judgment on the issue of causation and damages on behalf of a mid-size law firm in a contentious legal malpractice case arising out of underlying trust and estate issues.
- Defended an international insurer in coverage and bad faith actions filed in California and London. The California Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court decision.
- Defended an alarm monitoring company in litigation arising out of a residential fire resulting in the death of two occupants and two firefighters. The alarm monitoring company called in the fire on a non-emergency line and reported an alarm, not a fire in progress. Through extensive investigation and discovery, including over 30 depositions, established that the company who sold and installed the alarm to the homeowner was contractually responsible for the majority of the damages arising out of the various wrongful death claims.
- Successful petition to the California Supreme Court in Vandenberg v. Superior Court (1999) 21 Cal.4th 815, discussing the applicability of collateral estoppel to findings in commercial arbitration and the scope of coverage for contractual damages.
- December 1, 2015
- July 8, 2015Lawyers for the Profession® Alert
- December 17, 2012
- August 2, 2012Professional Lines Alert
- December 12, 2011
- January 31, 2011
Brad lives with his family in Mill Valley, California. He enjoys spending time with his daughter and wife—who is also a Hinshaw lawyer—whenever time allows.
A four year member of the U.C. Berkeley track and cross country teams, Brad ran the 800 and 1500 meters in the Maccabiah Games as a member of the U.S. Maccabiah Track and Field Team. He still runs every morning.
J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, 1990
B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1985
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Northern Districts of California
- U.S. District Court for the Central, Eastern, and Northern Districts of California