Chris Zulanas' practice primarily involves litigation arising out of commercial trucking and transportation, commercial and residential construction, commercial transactions, insurance coverage, personal injury and products liability. He also works with clients to minimize the potential for litigation through risk management measures and client-specific business practices. Mr. Zulanas has litigated and tried to verdict matters ranging from commercial trucking and transportation, construction, professional liability and personal injury to insurance coverage, property damage and contractual disputes.
Other areas of expertise include the negotiation and drafting of contracts, counsel regarding state and federal regulatory matters, coordination of rapid response teams following commercial vehicle accidents, the development of compliance programs and counsel on employment and other business issues. He has extensive experience with alternatives to litigation, including mediation and arbitration, and can offer a wide array of creative options to resolve matters efficiently and effectively.
Mr. Zulanas is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Alabama. He is a member of and active in numerous local, state and national organizations, including the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association's Tort and Insurance and Transportation Practice Sections, the Defense Research Institute, the Trucking Industry Defense Association and the Transportation Lawyer's Association. Mr. Zulanas was awarded and currently enjoys an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for an attorney bestowed by that organization.
Mr. Zulanas is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in 1992. In 1995, he graduated from Samford University's Cumberland School of Law.