The Zukerberg Law center was founded in Adams Morgan three decades ago dedicated to the ideal that the law should better peoples’ lives.
Paul Zukerberg’s legal experience spans over 30 years in courtrooms across Maryland, Virginia, and Washington,D.C. He has tried over 200 cases to verdict in the fields of personal injury, contracts, civil rights, and criminal defense. His appellate work includes reported decisions on behalf of workers denied fair pay, first amendment law, and federal statutory interpretation.
In 2013, Paul gained national attention when he ran for an At-Large seat D.C. Council advocating decriminalization of marijuana. His position on the nation’s unfair drug policies initially drew criticism. However, Paul built a coalition of community leader and elected officials who eventually enacted marijuana decriminalization laws in both D.C. and Maryland. In 2014’s November general election, D.C. voters overwhelming approved Ballot Initiative 71, ratifying Paul’s approach to marijuana law reform.
Recently, Paul successfully sued the District of Columbia Council to preserve voters right to elect their own Attorney General. The Court of Appeals agreed with Paul, unanimously ruling that the Council acted illegally when it cancelled the Attorney General election. In 2014, thanks to Paul’s lawsuit, District citizens elected their own Attorney General.
Paul received his law degree from American University’s Washington College of Law in 1984. He resides in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington D.C. with his wife and two sons.
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