What We Do

Civil Litigation

Our Civil Litigation group is comprised of seasoned trial attorneys who excel at finding creative solutions to complex problems. Our lawyers represent public and private entities in a myriad of legal matters including Civil Rights Litigation, Premises Liability, Construction Litigation, Breach of Contract Actions and Insurance Litigation. Offering exceptional representation requires an understanding of the financial pressures on institutions working in these uncertain economic times. By custom tailoring our litigation budget and services to the specific needs of each individual client, we are able to provide unparalleled service at an exceptional value.

Our firm is proud of its work in the National Opioid litigation on behalf of the District Attorney’s Offices in the following counties of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Berks, Bucks, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Northampton, and Westmoreland. Through our efforts, we have secured millions of dollars in settlement funds for our clients, which will directly impact the efforts of these offices to effectively combat the Opioid Crisis.

Additionally, we stand on our exceptional trial record, which has saved our clients millions of dollars by securing defense verdicts in high profile lawsuits.

Labor and Employment

Ahmad Zaffarese LLC is here to help businesses and public entities with their labor and employment needs. Aleena Sorathia, Esq. leads our labor and employment group. Aleena is the youngest person ever selected to serve as a Commissioner for the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. Through Aleena and her team’s hard work, we have successfully represented the City of Philadelphia, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in numerous labor negotiations and hearings. Additionally, we have defended the Philadelphia Police Department and other entities in employment litigation surrounding employee disputes. When not engaged in representing the public sector, we have successfully defended countless corporate entities in employment litigation.

Public Finance

The members of the Public Finance practice of Ahmad Zaffarese LLC provide legal services to state and local governments (and their affiliated agencies), or to other transaction parties such as non-profits, corporate entities and financial institutions, in connection with the financing of capital projects that will benefit the public.

The types of projects include educational, housing, transportation, healthcare, utilities, commercial and retail facilities. Ahmad Zaffarese LLC attorneys provide legal services for transactions and issuers located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Tennessee.

The Public Finance lawyers of Ahmad Zaffarese LLC bring to bear both tax law and securities law expertise in order to advance our clients’ best interests. Our public finance engagements have often been complex in nature, including tax-exempt and taxable financings, general obligation, project revenue, refundings, new money matters and other multi-modal issuances. Our experience has afforded us the opportunity to draft and/or review all types of required bond documents, including, but not limited to ordinances, resolutions, trust indentures, bond committee determinations, preliminary official statements, official statements, bond purchase agreements, tax regulatory agreements, continuing disclosure agreements, escrow deposit agreements, legal opinions and various closing documents and certificates.

Workers’ Compensation

Our Workers’ Compensation Group is devoted to representing employers and their insurers, self-insured employers, and third party administrators in the defense of workers’ compensation claims. Our attorneys recognize the importance of early intervention in the handling of workers’ compensation claims and work to vigorously defend cases with creative litigation strategies. Our attorneys actively develop new approaches to provide effective representation considering recurring changes in the law.


Diversity of life experiences translates to creative problem solving. We assist municipalities and businesses in building their fairness strategies and policies. We have advised Boards of Directors and senior executives in strengthening internal policies, conducting diversity assessments, and developing strategic plans.