Our firm was founded in Washington, DC and New York on August 2001, its team of lawyers and support have more than 50 years of experience. Its founder Christopher A Zampogna has practiced in New York and Washington, DC as a prosecutor and in private practice.
He has been representing clients for over 20 years and began his practice in New York and expanded it to Washington, DC. After having countless trials and appeals, in civil and criminal court, federal and local, his law practice has grown constantly in both loctions.
His team of attroneys and paraprofessionals has over 50 years of experience in the legal field. His office has grown steadily to meet the needs of its expanding client base.
Christopher Zampogna is Past President of the Bar Assocation of DC (). He serves now as a fellow of the Amercian Bar Assocation (aba.org), offered to only 1% of its members.
He has been considered for several leadership positions in the local DC and New York legal community. He was asked to run for District Attorney in Erie County New York (Buffalo News May 22, 2008 and recently was a finalist for an appointment by the President as the US Attorney for the District of Columbia in 2015 (see Sunday, Washington Post September 27, 2015 Metro Section).
Although the office has grown, it has kept its core philosophy in tact. To constantly, provide the best legal service, honest advise, to finish the job and with a team approach. We treat all our client's professionally, pay attention to details, and follow golden rule.
We strive to be in communicate with you, the client, and provide you constant udates of your case. We will complete your case with the best result possible due to our experience in the local, national, and international arena.
Christopher A. Zampogna (founder)
As the founding member of Zampogna, PC, I will take special interest in all your legal matters my office handles for you.
I have been in practice of law since 1992 beginning mycareer as a law clerk for a Superior Court Judge in Ft. Wayne Indiana; then returned to his hometown, Buffalo, New York, to work for a general practice law firm; joined the Erie County, New York prosecutor's office as an Assistant District Attorney, successfully prosecuting misdemeanor and felony cases; left for the private sector to join a Western New York law firm, as a senior associate, and developed their employment law section; moved to Washington DC to join a franchise and commercial litigation law firm; and subsequently formed Zampogna, P.C. in Washington, DC in 2001.
The practice has focused on litigation including appeals in the civil and criminal courts. However, he has also conducted many mediations and arbitrations in securities disputes or investor rights. He has brought cases before FINRA in arbitration forums. He lectures on ADR topics and published a white paper on ADR comparison between US and an International NGO in the employment context. He is past President of the DC Bar Association and is editor in chief of its Publication, The Journal of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia (). He is a member of the International Law Committee of the ABA.
He has participated as a judge in the New York State Committee for ADR international competition in New York City. He served also as a delegate at large for the Bar Association of DC before the American Bar Association house of delegates (ABA) and is an ABA Fellow as well.
He has been in the legal field for more than two decades and has received the nomination and recognition as one of "America's Best Lawyers." He has been featured in American Airlines magazine for his knowledge in the field of fraud. He has also taught in the complex litigation fields at Georgetown University and Catholic Law School.
Mr. Zampogna graduated from the Notre Dame Law School and earned his undergraduate degree from University of Notre Dame as well. He enjoys motorcycle riding, skiing and travel. He volunteers for with the Elderly, via the Legal Counsel for the Elderly in DC.
Santiago Manuel Canton (Associate)
As an associate with the firm, Santiago has degrees from law school at the George Washington Law School and from the masters program from the University for Peace - UN Mandated.
He is fluent in both English and Spanish and has a particular interest in Civil Rights and the Environment. He graduated from the University of Maryland for his bachelor's degree in science and enjoyed participating in WMUC College Park Radio.
He is licensed in the District of Columbia. He enjoys working for Zampogna PC and developing his legal skills.
Santiago comes from a family of attorneys, which already prepares him for practicing law. He lives in the DMV area.
Outside the office, Santiago enjoys playing music and cooking with friends, as well as hiking with his two dogs.