W. Daniel Zaffuto practices in the areas of complex commercial litigation and insurance litigation. He has represented clients in various business and corporate law matters, including contract disputes, litigation and injunction proceedings involving unfair trade practices, noncompetition agreements/restrictive covenants, and misappropriation of trade secrets, and general business litigation matters. He also works on matters involving employment-related tort claims, banking-related litigation, consumer litigation, and real estate litigation. Mr. Zaffuto manages cases in both state and federal courts, and participates in all phases of litigation, including discovery, mediation, arbitration, trial, and appeals. He also routinely works with directors, managers and executive officers of corporate clients to assess strategy in litigation and/or business transactions.
He is admitted to practice in Florida, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia. He is also admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Florida.
Mr. Zaffuto served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Philip R. Martinez, United States District Judge, W.D. Tex., El Paso, Texas (August 2002-August 2003); and to the Honorable Adriana Arce-Flores, United States Magistrate Judge, S.D. Tex., Laredo, Texas (August 2001-August 2002). He is a 2000 cum laude graduate of Tulane Law School, where he was a Member and Articles Editor of the Tulane Law Review. He received his Bachelor’s from Tulane University, Paul Tulane College in Political Science/International Relations in 1995.
Mr. Zaffuto was named to Florida Trend’s 2014 Florida Legal Elite, and in October 2010 he was the recipient of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s “40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of Miami-Dade County” Award.