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Ronald M. Zakarin is licensed to practice law in Florida, New York and the District of Columbia. He specializes in domestic relations, personal injury, and medical malpractice. Ron has nearly 30 years of litigation experience and has successfully tried family law matters and medical malpractice/wrongful death cases throughout the State of Florida.

Ron’s dedication to his clients is second to none. He works diligently to resolve cases where he can, and tries them in the court of law when he must. Ron has tried complex divorce cases involving business valuations, vocational assessments, social investigations, psychological evaluations, custody and relocation to name a few. In recent years, Ron has received multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for his clients in medical malpractice and personal injury matters. His reputation and professionalism follows him wherever he goes.

Ron has an extensive background in domestic relations, including dissolution of marriage, child custody issues, and the drafting of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. He has handled many domestic relations cases over the years in Miami, Broward and Palm Beach Counties and maintains a good rapport with his clients. Many of his current clients come to him through referrals. Knowing that divorce can be an emotional time and a financial burden to couples, Ron is a proponent of marriage counseling and mediation when appropriate. Ron understands that every case is different, and he will evaluate, present the legal options, and provide practical advice and realistic expectations.

In addition to family law, Ron has years of experience handling medical negligence cases.  In a medical malpractice case in 2011, Ron was victorious in obtaining a $1.9 million jury verdict for the family of a middle-age woman who died unexpectedly under the care of her doctors. He also was the lead attorney in a $6 million settlement where an infant suffered severe brain damage as a result of the negligence of the hospital staff. Most recently, he represented a young man who suffered a brain injury when hit by a vehicle crossing the street. Ron was able to settle the insurance claim for the limit of the policy, that being $3.3 million dollars. Ron works countless hours bringing a case to trial, including depositions, legal research, hiring experts to prepare reports and testify, and gathering documents for evidence. His tireless efforts and his understanding of the law have helped clients, who have experienced great loss, finally obtain some closure in their lives.

As the primary litigator, Ron has worked on many significant cases with impressive outcomes including: Dobard v. St. Mary’s Hospital, an obstetrical/neonatal medical malpractice action, Weissman v. Radiology Associates, of Ocala, P.A., a medical malpractice/wrongful death action, Best v. Public Supermarkets, Inc., a pharmaceutical negligence action, and Murante v. South of the Border, a products liability action.

Ron was admitted to practice before the Florida bar in 1984, the District of Columbia bar in 1986 and the New York State bar in 1987, the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida Bar in 1985, and U.S. District Southern District of Florida Trial Bar, 1989. He also chaired the Florida Bar Grievance Committee from 2003 to 2004, and participated in the Broward County Guardian Ad Litem Program for five (5) years, from 1989 through 2004. Ron is also in good standing with the American Bar Association.

Ron was born in Queens, New York. He received his B.S degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida in 1980 and his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law in 1984. On a personal note, Ron enjoys martial arts, golf, skiing, physical fitness, boating and reading. He spent many years coaching girls’ and boys’ soccer in his hometown of Coral Springs, Florida and also participated in the Maccabi Games, through the Boca Raton JCC, from 2000 through 2004.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

  • Born Queens, New York, March 31, 1959

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Schwartz, Gold & Cohen, P.A.
  • Schwartz, Gold, Cohen & Zakarin, P.A.
  • Schwartz, Gold, Cohen, Zakarin & Kotler, P.A.

EDUCATION

  • University of Florida (B.S.B.A., 1980)
  • Stetson University (J.D. 1984)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • The Florida Bar, 1984
  • District of Columbia Bar, 1986
  • New York State Bar, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida Bar, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida Trial Bar, 1989
  • The Florida Bar Grievance Committee (Chair 2003/2004) Term Expired
  • Broward County Guardian Ad Litem Program (1989-2004)
  • American Bar Association
  • The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Certified Florida Guardian Ad Litem for neglected and abused children in judicial proceedings.

SIGNIFICANT CASES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Dobard v. St. Mary’s Hospital, et .al.
    (Obstetrical/Neonatal Medical Malpractice – $6,000,000 Recovery)
  • L v. Z
    (Automobile negligence, $3,240,000.00 settlement)
  • Weissman v. Radiology Associates of Ocala, P.A. et al.
    (Medical Negligence/Wrongful death, $1,860,000.00 verdict)
  • Ensign v. North Broward Hospital District, et.al.
    (Medical Negligence – confidential settlement)
  • Furr v. Goodman, et .al.
    (Plaintiff, settlement, obstetrical malpractice)
  • Kassal v. Jacobs
    (N.Y. Plaintiff, settlement, plastic surgeon malpractice)
  • McKinley v. Broward Surgical Associates
    (Defense, dismissed on Summary Judgment, medical malpractice defense client)
  • Best vs. Public Super Markets, Inc.
    Broward County, Florida
    (Pharmaceutical Malpractice – Confidential Settlement)
  • Marmorstein vs. UNUM
    Life Insurance Company of America
    District Court
    (Breach of Contract)
  • Lindvall vs. Allstate Insurance Company
    (Automobile Negligence)
  • Murante vs. South of the Border
    United States District Court
    Southern District of Florida
    (Products Liability)
  • Knowles vs. The City of Delray Beach
    Palm Beach County, Florida
    (Violation of Civil Rights)
  • Debettencourt vs. DeBettencourt
    Palm Beach County, Florida
    (Domestic Relations)
  • Gooding, a minor vs. Gieco Insurance Company
    (Automobile Negligence)
  • Heller vs. Boca Raton Community Hospital
    Palm Beach County, Florida
    (Medical Malpractice)
  • Strobis vs. Strobis
    Palm Beach County, Florida
    (Domestic Relations)
  • Hitt vs. Hitt
    Broward County, Florida
    (Domestic Relations)
  • Albert vs. Albert
    (Domestic Relations)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Admitted to The Florida Bar, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1985
  • District of Columbia Bar, 1986
  • New York Bar, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Trial Bar, 1989

PERSONAL INTERESTS

  • Coach and Sponsor: Coral Springs Youth Soccer 1991-2008
  • Coach and Sponsor: Coral Springs Basketball League 1991-2008
  • Coach: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Maccabi Games, Florida
  • Martial Arts

What Our Clients Are Saying:

  • Ronald made this, otherwise, stressful experience as seamless as possible. For someone with dyslexia, I worried about understanding all of the technicalities involved in my case. He walked me through every step and every detail with ease. Ron was always there for me, just a phone call away. Overall, he was an understanding and caring person who went above and beyond to help me through this trying time.

  • Mr. Zakarin did an exceptional job in my case. He was professional, knowledgeable and answered every question I had with professionalism and honesty. He kept me informed throughout the case and fought for me until the case was resolved.

  • Ron Zakarin was recommended by a friend after a bad automobile accident. Upon meeting him he seemed like a regular guy ,then when he started talking I saw the passion and toughness. The understanding, professionalism and access of Mr. Zakarin's office , made a bad experience more tolerable. The silver-lining in my experience was the result. Six times the settlement I expected and the top maximum available settlement possible! I would recommend Zakarin to all of my friends...and none of my enemies!

  • Ron Zakarin has been my personal attorney since 2004 and as such has guided me effortlessly and professionally as well as thoroughly through all of my legal venues including prenuptial, marriage, dissolution of marriage, will and estate planning, vetting of criminal defense attorneys for a family member in another state an any and such other questions I pose. Ron has always been responsive, thorough and willing to listen and delve into areas that my not be his professional forte but will work with others who are experts in any area needed. His billings are itemized and precise and fair. I have referred others to Ron and his firm and will continue to do so. Ron always returns my calls and if for some reason he is not available he ensures that someone from his office returns my calls and obtains the information I require or provide assistance.

  • Ron assisted me in a complex legal matter in a critical situation regarding child support for my special needs child who was turning 19. Had it not been for Ron's efforts, my ability to provide a home , medical needs, clothing and food for my son would have been in jeopardy. Ron also assisted me in a number of legal matters and has always been there for me. Ron is compassionate, caring and knowledgeable in all areas of family issues.

  • Ron has been very helpful and makes the client feel important. Their problems are important to him. He is attentive and cares about his clients. I woild strongly recommend Ron if I neeed an attorney.

  • My teenage son was nearly fatally injured in an automobile accident, medivacted to a trauma center and in a coma for three weeks. His care was excellent but the medical bills were astronomical. Ron Zakarin and his firm took control of the case the day after the accident, ensuring he got the best care possible. Throughout his recovery Ron and his team worked hard to negotiate with the insurance companies and medical creditors to keep everything under control. In the end my son recovered fully, all the medical bills were negotiated and paid, the law firm was paid (industry standard rates) and my son still had a sizable sum to bank for any future medical needs. The actual medical bills alone were more than the available insurance! Even after everything was settled Ron personally keeps contact to make sure my son is still doing well. More than a lawyer or law firm, they truly were partners for our legal needs and made the best of a terrible situation.