Zelotes never settles. Zelotes takes verdicts.
That was the message I was determined to send to the insurance companies as a consumer protection attorney early on.
Take the fast settlement and you’ll be labelled a coward.
They’ll throw you a bone because they know you’re going to take it.
Step into the ring at beat their ass with that bone … and next time ... they'll throw you some meat!
If you are going to thrive as a plaintiff's trial lawyer … you’ve got to be wired to fight.
And more so – you must be fully committed to mastering the art of litigation.
There is no margin for error. No consolation prize for second place.
It's kill or be killed. Win or go home.
That's how I got my start. Baptism by fire.
Today, I am a divorce and child custody attorney.
I no longer get to decide whether we step into the ring and slug it out – you do.
Or your spouse does.
But one thing's for certain:
When you hire me to represent you in a contested divorce or child custody case, you’re represented by a true fighter.
And if your spouse throws us a bone … you know god damned well what I’m going to do with it.
Like a champion gladiator, I am battle tested and hardened.
Like a United States Marine … I fear no one.
I don’t run a volume practice.
You can’t do what I do if you're stretched thin.
I accept a handful of cases and strike fear in my opponent's eyes.
Just like an good trial lawyer should.
If you have a high conflict divorce or child custody case and have lost faith in your current lawyer …
If you need a confident and aggressive divorce attorney to represent you at trial ...
Call my law office today and make the switch.
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- Military Divorce
- High Net Worth Divorce
- Legal Separation
- Child Custody Disputes
- Child Custody Modification
- Restraining Order Defense
- Civil Contempt Defense
- Civil Contempt Prosecution
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Postnuptial Agreements
- Prenup Litigation
- Marital Settlement Agreements
- Settlement Review
- Cohabitation Agreements
- Divorce Mediation
- Divorce Mediation Review
- Lifestyle Defense
- Last Minute Trials
- Divorce Lawyer Substitution
What Our Clients Are Saying
My name is Suzanne Berkman. I am the owner of the New London Antiques Center in New London CT.
After 26 years of marriage, I filed for divorce.
The first attorney I hired asked for a large retainer, ran through that money in about two weeks, and filed a motion to withdraw. He was very condescending, rude, and made me feel very uncomfortable. For a day or two I thought, “Wow, I might have a tiger here!” but in the end he did nothing for me.
After that, I represented myself for a while, which was okay, as there wasn’t a whole lot going on.
But as the case got closer to trial, I was getting concerned and nervous about going to trial by myself.
So I got on the internet and called Attorney Zelotes.
He picked up right away.
Attorney Zelotes went out of his way to meet me that same day, after hours, at my place of business. That was very relieving as the trial was less than a week away.
I got a real good vibe from him, and he agreed to represent me.
Attorney Zelotes told me that his ability to parachute into a case, last minute, was one of his strengths, and I found that to be true.
Zenas worked with me tirelessly to prepare for trial, often late into the night, sometimes until to midnight or later, and through the weekend.
We didn’t waste any time. We weren’t sitting around bullshitting. He knew exactly what we needed to do to prepare and we were getting things done.
I also liked that he let me get actively involved in my case, doing photocopying, organizing exhibits, and things like that.
When the trial came, Zenas was very fluent with his presentation, as if he had known the facts of the case as well as I knew it. I think it’s a gift. He is very sharp.
I also liked that always knew where everything was and had complete command of his file.
Even the judge thanked Attorney Zelotes for being so organized, thorough and doing everything according to protocol.
When all was said and done, we got everything we asked for, or just about.
The other reason I would recommend Attorney Zelotes is that the divorce process is really stressful, and Zenas is friendly, very comfortable to talk to, and projects confidence.
And whenever I needed to talk to him, by phone or by text, he always got back to me quickly. Which was great. Because my experience with other lawyers is you often get lost in the abyss. It’s terrible. So the fact that he picks up the phone and responds quickly was a real big plus for me.
I suspect his military background might have had something to do with that.
I would absolutely recommend Attorney Zelotes to another person or family to represent them in a divorce.
~ Suzanne Berkman