Zack Tortora is a dedicated New York and New Jersey Employment Law attorney with extensive litigation experience as well as appellate experience. Prior to joining the Derek Smith Law Group, Zack practiced law for several years as a civil litigation defense attorney in the areas of Employment Law, Labor Law and Personal Injury.

Zack takes pride in his thorough knowledge of the defense counsel’s litigation and settlement negotiation strategies and leverages this knowledge to better serve his clients. Moreover, Zack’s experience working for insurance carriers provides him with a unique insight into what is needed to obtain his client’s desired outcome.

This experience, coupled with Zack’s ability to create a personal connection with his clients, is what allows him to passionately and skillfully advocate on behalf of his clients.

In his spare time, Zack enjoys scuba diving and skiing.


State Court(s): New York, New Jersey

Federal District Court(s): Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York


College: Florida Atlantic University, Bachelor of Art, majoring in Psychology

Law School: Pace University, Juris Doctor




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