Zaytoun Law Firm in the news for federal police misconduct lawsuit against Harnett County Sheriff’s Office

As part of its ongoing series covering alleged police excessive force and misconduct in Harnett County, North Carolina, the News & Observer reported on a 124-page federal lawsuit filed by Zaytoun Law Firm on behalf of five of the county's residents, including the family of John Livingston, a man killed on his front porch by a Harnett County Sheriff's Deputy. The full News & Observer story can be read by clicking here.  The publicly-filed federal lawsuit can be read by clicking here. … [Read more...]

Zaytoun Law Firm attorneys featured in TBJ article on current trends in Medical Malpractice Litigation in North Carolina

Zaytoun Law Firm attorneys Robert Zaytoun and Matthew Ballew were interviewed by the Triangle Business Journal in an article examining the impact of medical malpractice "tort reform" passed by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2011. Here's what they had to say: "Ultimately, it is the public who has suffered by the unfortunate impact of denial of access to the courthouse. There may be less malpractice litigation today but certainly no less malpractice," says Robert Zaytoun, principal of Zaytoun Law Firm, a Raleigh group that represents victims of medical malpractice. "Good doctors are not defining their practices by fear of lawsuits or so-call defensive medicine," he says. "What drives them every day is a true concern for the … [Read more...]

Zaytoun Law Firm Seeks Public Records from Harnett County Sheriff and District Attorney

Zaytoun Law Firm was in the news after a hearing yesterday in Harnett County Civil Superior Court.  Zaytoun Law Firm, and co-counsel Jesse Jones of Jesse Jones Law PA, are proud to represent the Estate of John Livingston, a Harnett County resident who was killed at his home by a deputy of the Harnett County Sheriff's Office, in addition to representing a number of other good Harnett County citizens who we allege were wrongfully arrested, assaulted and mistreated by the Sheriff's Office. On Monday July 25, 2016, a hearing was held in Harnett County Superior Court about petitions filed by Zaytoun Law Firm to access public records from the incidents of alleged police misconduct and the District Attorney's file materials related to the death … [Read more...]

Robert Zaytoun Nominated for NC Advocates for Justice Award; Featured in Trial Briefs Magazine

Zaytoun Law Firm attorney Robert Zaytoun was recently nominated for the Kellie Crabtree Award by the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and featured in the NCAJ's Trial Briefs Magazine.  A copy of the article can be accessed here. Robert's nomination was based on his "outstanding representation" of Zaytoun Law Firm's client Jennifer Martin in a case of wrongful conduct by two training instructors at the NC State Highway Patrol Training Academy.  The article describes Ms. Martin's case, the recent jury trial of the case in Wake County Superior Court that resulted in a $432,500 verdict in her favor, as well as giving some perspective and overview on Robert's long and distinguished career as a trial lawyer that continues today at Zaytoun … [Read more...]