John J. Zagari
John was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His parents immigrated from Italy in the 1950s and had John shortly after their arrival to the United States. After graduating from Montour High School and Waynesburg College, John attended the Duquense University School of Law.
John is a seasoned trial attorney with over 35 years of experience in both Federal and State Court. During this time John has developed the skills and acquired the resources to resolve cases quickly and efficiently. John has been admitted as an attorney in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, The Western District of Pennsylvania in Federal District Court, The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
In his free time, John enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife, 5 children, and 8 grandchildren.
Michael J. Zagari
Michael was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating from high school, he pursued a hockey career that took him across the country.
Prior to his admission as an attorney in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Michael graduated Summa Cum Laude from the College at Brockport before going on to earn his J.D. from the Duquesne University School of Law.
Michael began getting courtroom experience while he was still in law school. He successfully competed in three National Moot Trial Court Competitions and worked as a certified legal intern for the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office as well as Duquesne’s Urban Development program.
Michael has extensive court room experience in his young career having successfully represented clients for everything up to and including homicide offenses in criminal court. Michael's civil court experience is equally diverse and extensive. He has settled multiple six-figure cases, and has won a six-figure verdict as lead trial counsel in a civil jury trial in Allegheny County. Michael has helped secure millions of dollars for the firm's clients in personal injury and civil matters.
Michael is a member of the Order of the Barristers, the American Association for Justice, the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
Juan was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. His parents are originally from Puerto Rico. In high school, he performed in a Symphonic Wind Ensemble which took him across the globe performing at multiple venues in Canada and throughout Europe.
In college, he was a student-athlete on George Mason University’s Crew Team. He rowed at various regattas across the country - most notably at the Head of the Charles, Dad Vail, and the American Collegiate Rowing Association Regatta. Juan earned his Bachelor of Science from George Mason University in Conflict Analysis and Resolution with a double minor in Criminology and Legal Studies.
Prior to his admission as an attorney in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Juan was the President of the Hispanic American Bar Association (HABA) at Duquesne University School of Law. As President of HABA, he traveled throughout the country to represent and speak on behalf of Duquesne Law at multiple Law School Admission Council events. He also organized a meeting between HABA members and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Juan earned his Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University School of Law with a concentration in Corporate Governance and Transactions.
Juan has experience negotiating settlements and has successfully represented clients in family, criminal, and civil matters. He has an extensive courtroom background working with judges in both the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, where he assisted in legal research and writing for numerous cases and their subsequent opinions. Perhaps even more impressive than Juan's professional and academic accomplishments is his dedication and ability to provide passionate and honest representation for every client at Zagari & Associates.
Juan is the Co-Chairman of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Hispanic Attorneys Committee and a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.