Joseph Zonies, Partner

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303.893.6100 (Main)
855.206.1549
303.893.6110 (Fax)

 
 
Assistant:

 Victoria Ray
vray@rplaw.com
  • Selected to serve on the Executive Committee in the Zoloft® Birth Defect pharmaceutical mass tort litigation.
  • Chosen to serve on the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the Transvaginal Mesh mass tort litigation.
  • Acted as co-lead counsel and lead trial counsel in the Avandia® pharmaceutical mass tort multi-district litigation and resolved cases for thousands of clients.
  • Led teams in numerous wrongful death, personal injury and malpractice claims to a successful conclusion through trial or settlement.
  • Ranked in the "Top 100 Lawyers" by Colorado Super Lawyers® since 2012.
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2011.
  • AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mass Torts
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Class Actions

Reilly Pozner LLP

Joseph Zonies, Partner

 

303.893.6100 (Main)
855.206.1549
303.893.6110 (Fax)

 
 
Assistant:

 Victoria Ray
vray@rplaw.com
 • Education
 • Clerkships
 • Media

 

 

About Joseph:

Joseph Zonies is a partner with Reilly Pozner LLP and leads the firm‘s mass tort and personal injury practice groups. In addition, he has litigated cases against and on behalf of large corporations.

Currently Joe is very active in a number of mass tort litigations, including litigation related to birth defects associated with the use of antidepressants during pregnancy and injuries related to trans-vaginal mesh. Joe is Co-Lead of the In re Effexor Products Liability Multi-District Litigation, on the Plaintiffs' Executive Committee in the In re Zoloft Products Liability Multi-District Litigation and on the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the In re Ethicon Trans-Vaginal Mesh Multi-District Litigation. In addition, Joe has been in the leadership of and/or has represented thousands of clients in other pharmaceutical mass tort litigations, including litigations related to Avandia, Actos, Paxil, Topamax, DePuy and Zimmer Hip, Baycol, Zyprexa, Vioxx and Ephedra where he has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients.

Joe earned his B.A. in Communications and Theater from the University of Notre Dame. After spending several years acting and producing and directing music videos, he attended the University of Denver College of Law. There, he graduated first in his law school class. After law school, Joe clerked for the Honorable John C. Porfilio in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

He was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2011 under the specialty of “Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiff”, has been designated one of the "Top 100 Lawyers" in Colorado Super Lawyers® and is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.

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image Practice Areasimage
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mass Torts
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Class Actions
image Educationimage
  • University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 1997
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1987
 Clerkshipsimage
  • Hon. John C. Porfilio, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
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  • State of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
image Recognitionimage
  • Personal Injury Litigation in The Best Lawyers in America® (2011-present)
  • "Top 100 Lawyers" by Colorado Super Lawyers® (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Listed in Colorado Super Lawyers® (2010-present)
  • AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Local Litigation Star in Colorado-Plaintiff, Benchmark Litigation (2014)
  • Plaintiffs Star in Colorado by Benchmark Litigation (2012, 2013)
 Presentations & Publicationsimage
  • Chase v. Farmers Ins. Exchange, 129 P.3d 1011 (Colo. App. 2004)
  • Pritchett v. Office Depot, Inc., 420 F.3d 1090 (10th Cir. 2005)
  • Mass Torts - the Ups and Downs, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Snowmass, Colorado
  • The Medicine of Vioxx, Moderator, Mealey’s Conference, Amelia Island, Florida
  • Class and Collective Action Wage Cases, CBA Annual Employment Law Conference, Denver, Colorado
  • Learned Intermediary, Mealey’s Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Mealey’s Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Presentation of Results of Focus Group, Mealey’s Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana
image Professional Membershipsimage
  • Board Member, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Amicus Committee, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Mass Torts Committee, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Class Action, Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
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