The Legal Team at Zarzaur Law, Pensacola & Destin Florida
AV Rated, Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist
Joe is fearless. Joe is intense. Joe loves the battle and is not afraid of any defendant. He has sued and tried cases against individual defendants as well as international corporations. Joe loves being a plaintiff personal injury trial lawyer and it shows.
Joe Zarzaur is a Board Certified Civil Trial lawyer and has record jury verdicts in both Escambia and Santa Rosa County in injury cases. He obtained a 9.3 million dollar verdict from an Escambia County jury and has a 2.5 million dollar verdict from a Santa Rosa County jury. These were both injury cases that did not involve death. Only about 1 Percent of Florida lawyers are Board Certified and there are only 13 lawyers between Pensacola and Panama City who have the same Board Certifications that Mr. Zarzaur has earned.
Born and raised in Pensacola, Florida, Dan was a participant in the International Baccalaureate (“IB”) Program while at Pensacola High School before attending undergraduate school at the University of West Florida. He graduated from UWF in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Pre-Law, Legal Studies. In 2012, after obtaining his Juris Doctor from Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama, Dan returned back home to the city that he loves to pursue his legal career.
Dan has an insatiable love for athletics. He can be found attending many sporting events in the Pensacola and surrounding areas. In addition, he enjoys playing in various leagues throughout the area and was awarded the honor of being inducted into the UWF Intramural Hall of Fame while a student at the school. His love of sports has carried over into his career and he is never one to shy away from a challenge. Never one to rest on his laurels, he is constantly working and taking steps to become a more skilled legal practitioner.
While only a young attorney, Dan has already been involved in handling of many cases, including being the Florida “of counsel” attorney for a large national firm handling cases arising from the Deepwater Horizon disaster (BP Oil Spill). The firm that he assisted had over 20,000 clients by the time the deadline to file was reached.
Regardless of the size of your case, if you have been injured or wronged by the actions of someone else, Dan will work tirelessly with you to ensure that your legal rights are protected and that you are adequately compensated.
Dr. Evan Malone
Staff Physician Consultant
Dr. Evan Malone graduated from The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 2003 before beginning his residency in Internal Medicine at The Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati. He was the recipient of the Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati Internal Medicine Resident of the Year in 2004-2005. His work experience includes being a Physician Advisor with the Medical Necessity Compliance, acute treatment of hospitalized patients, along with his work as a Research Assistant treating human genetic diseases in the State of Florida. His was re-certified by The American Board of Internal Medicine in 2016.
Dr. Malone continues to bring experience, knowledge, and expertise as an essential part of the Zarzaur Law Team. His work with the firm not only provides expert medical advice to our attorneys and legal staff, he also advocates for public safety with Joe through Zarzaur Law’s YouTube Channel.
In his quest for promoting personal health and well-being, Dr. Malone is an accomplished 15 time ironman triathlete, 8 time marathon finisher, including the Boston Marathon, a Past President of Tri Gulf Coast, the region’s premier program for multi-sport athletes, recipient of the Tri Gulf Coast Mentor of the Year Award and Pensacola Sports Foundation Volunteer of the Year Award in 2016.
Jessica Ward was born in Thousand Oaks, California, before settling in Pensacola during middle school. She began working for Joe Zarzaur in April of 2010 as a part time receptionist. She was intrigued by the complexities and multi-faceted nature of the justice system and from that point on was ready to dive in and see the inner workings. In 2011 she was fortunate enough to work on the Ethicon Endo Surgery case which would result in one of the largest verdicts for Zarzaur Law. After experiencing the inside of a courtroom and seeing all the pieces fall in to place she knew she had found her passion in assisting in the fight for justice. If you had to give Jessica just one title it would be Pre-suit Paralegal but ask anyone around the office and the number of hats she wears is tough to count. She oversees all the cases prior to the ligation process working closely with the clients, treating physicians and insurance adjusters to resolve the case as quickly and thoroughly as possible. She is proud to be on a team that helps out the underdog, while also providing so much help to the community, whether it is manna food bank, favor house, or one of the other many charities they give their time and donations to.
Casey joined the Zarzaur Law team as a litigation paralegal in 2016. She was born in Pensacola and grew up near the beaches in Navarre. She went to school at Northwest Florida State College and transferred to University of West Florida where she obtained her Bachelor’s in Legal Studies. She has always had a passion for helping people and began her legal career in 2011 at a personal injury firm in Fort Walton Beach. When she’s not at work, she enjoys taking her boxer to the dog park, spending time with friends and family, and participating in various community service events.
Licensed Private Investigator
Florida Licensed Private Investigator, Certified Process Server of the First Judicial Circuit, and Florida Notary Public
Channon is a Pensacola Native and a graduate of Woodham High School. She returned to home to Pensacola in 2009 to stay.
Channon owns and operates Lighthouse Investigative & Process Services since April 2014, and is the previous owner/operator of C Clanton Investigations of Panama City, FL and Bay County Process Service. Channon has been working in the Investigative Industry since 1989, and is experienced in many facets of Investigative work. Channon has been Investigating for Zarzaur Law cases since March 2015, and has extensive experience in Personal Injury/Accident casework.
Channon is a member of the Florida Association of Licensed Investigators (FALI), Florida Association of Professional Process Servers (FAPPS), National Council of Investigation and Security Services, Inc.(NCISS), and National Association of Professional Process Servers (NAPPS).