Dwayne Clark has been in the maritime industry in one form or another since 1976. After serving in the United States Coast Guard, on vessels and boats, he worked for one of Houston’s most prominent admiralty law firms where
he was a Marine Investigator.
His extensive marine experience combined with his legal training has resulted in many favorable litigation and courtroom successes for his clients. Millions of dollars have been saved or recovered in maritime casualty cases he has handled. He has dedicated his entire professional career to boats, ships, maritime things, and the law. Mr. Clark has been a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Mediator since 2009.
Kristen Zedella has been a maritime lawyer since 1997. During her career she has handled maritime and admiralty cases, almost exclusively. She is highly trained, experienced, and successful in maritime law.
Over the years she has developed a great affinity for maritime workers and the laws that apply to them. Kristen Zedella received her Juris Doctorate at Florida State University. She began working as a law clerk for a personal injury firm that went up against large corporations and insurance companies. Ms. Zedella returned to her hometown where, along with her partner, Dwayne Clark, she started a maritime practice of her own. She is a dedicated maritime lawyer and professional and has many six and seven figure recoveries for clients, under her belt. Ms. Zedella has been a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Mediator since 2009.
Two lawyers with over 20,000 collective days in representing those injured in maritime accidents. That kind of experience is rare. That kind of knowledge is rarely surpassed. That kind of experience wins cases.
5 ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐! I am a longshoreman and was working on a ship. A dangerous condition caused my injuries. I was severely hurt and needed help. Clark & Zedella knew exactly what to do to help me. They tackled my case and fought hard for me. They kept me informed every step of the way. We were ready for trial. My case resolved at mediation thanks to Clark & Zedella’s hard work and knowledge of the law. They got me substantial, real money that set me for life! Trust them to handle your case – I’m glad I did!!
I am a Jones Act seaman and when I got hurt, I called Clark & Zedella. They helped me get the medical treatment and surgery I needed and make sure my medical bills were paid. They listened to me and helped me get a good settlement. Real money I can put away to take care of my family! Best lawyers to handle maritime personal injury cases! 5 stars! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
I was working on a government ship and got hurt due to a dangerous condition. I was in a lot of pain and needed surgery and months of physical therapy. Clark & Zedella fought for my rights as a seaman and got me money damages that helped me a lot! Highly recommend! 5 stars ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Clark & Zedella are great! 5 stars ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ I wasn’t sure what to do when I got hurt on the ship. They listened to me and helped me get through my medical treatment and my case. At mediation they did a great job and I got a settlement that helped me a lot and got to put my injury behind me. If you sail and get hurt, call them and they will help you too!
5 stars ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐!! Clark & Zedella took care of me! They handled dealing with my employer so I could get my surgery and therapy. They negotiated a great settlement and I got to move on with my life and take care of my family. Great Jones Act Lawyers!
The law firm of Clark & Zedella, P.A. has a long and proven track record of prevailing in litigated trial matters. Our attorneys regularly compete with and litigate against the largest law firms and corporations.