Founder & Managing Attorney
David Zatuchni graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in 1995. Since that time, he has exclusively practiced in the field of employment law.
For many years, Mr. Zatuchni represented large corporations in all types of employment discrimination lawsuits and labor law matters. In 2000, he founded Zatuchni & Associates with the single purpose of providing employees the best possible representation in their legal battles against the same big companies that Mr. Zatuchni once defended. It is Mr. Zatuchni’s strong belief, and the guiding principle of his firm, that high-quality legal services should not be the exclusive province of corporate employers. Rather, he believes that employees across all fields and incomes deserve the same excellent, “big-firm” representation afforded to top-level management.
Mr. Zatuchni has represented countless clients in both state and federal courts in New Jersey. He has obtained numerous successful jury verdicts, including a $3.2 million whistleblower claim New Jersey, representing one of the state’s largest whistleblower awards.
Mr. Zatuchni has been recognized by the Superlawyers rating organization for his outstanding professional achievement in employment law.
Northwestern University School of Law, JD 1995
Honors and Awards:
Superlawyers – 2012-2014, 2018-2020
New Jersey – 1997
New York – 2003
Memberships and Affiliations
National Employment Lawyers Association – New Jersey Chapter
New Jersey State Bar Association
Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce
Notable Published Decisions
- Covington v. Int’l Ass’n of Approved Basketball Officials, 710 F.3d 114 (3d Cir. 2013) – Claim for sex discrimination in assignments brought by female high school basketball official.
- Notte v. Merchants Mut. Ins. Co., 185 N.J. 490 (N.J. 2006) – Court reinstates sexual harassment claim.
- Flanzman v. Jenny Craig, Inc., 456 N.J. Super. 613 (App. Div. 2018) – Court reinstates age discrimination claim, finding arbitration agreement unenforceable
- Bull v. United Parcel Serv., Inc., 665 F.3d 68 (3d Cir. 2012) – Disability discrimination claim
- Horne v. MVM, Inc., 241 Fed. Appx. 30 (3d Cir. 2007) – Racial Discrimination claim
Publications & Media Mentions
- In Jenny Craig Arbitration Agreement Fight, Court Grapples With ‘Rules of the Game’
- NJ Justices Doubt Jenny Craig Arbitration Clause Falls Short
- Lawsuit involving ex-NFL player who sued Greater Trenton Behavioral Healthcare is settled out of court
- Foul play at ESPN, says suit
- Race Discrimination
- Age Discrimination
- Gender Discrimination
- Sexual Orientation Discrimination
- Pregnancy Discrimination
- Disability Discrimination
- Sexual Harassment
- Whistleblower Claims
- Retaliation Claims
- USERRA/Military Service Claims
- Wage and Hour Class Actions
- FMLA and Related Leave Claims
Reviews & Testimonials
“Zatuchni & Associates is a very knowledgeable, honest, and professional law firm. David is kind, patient and supportive of his clients. His staff is friendly and provided excellent customer service. He worked diligently to get me a settlement that was more than I expected. Retain him with confidence.”Londie
“David Zatuchni is one of the most effective attorney’s I have ever met. He is awesome! Took my case from start to finish never skipping a beat. He always kept me up to date on all transactions. He is extremely patient, upfront and an attentive listener. I enjoyed working with David because of his years of legal knowledge and experience, ability to ask all the right questions, and of course his humor and down to earth personality. Additionally, he was available at all times to answer my questions even when on vacation. His attentiveness, expertise and patience is why I would recommend him as a great lawyer fighting for your rights. I was extremely happy with the end results of my case!”Elaine D
“Mr. Zatuchni’s performance and service delivery were exceptional. First, he provided me with detailed advice regarding my options. Having the benefit of this knowledge made a difficult decision, easier. Second, he made it clear that I had to choose the course that was best for me and my family. Finally, once I made a decision he executed it on my behalf in such a manner that secured a successful result. Without hesitation I would recommend him to any individual seeking advice or legal representation on an employment law issue.”Todd S
“David Zatuchni represented me in a very emotional and sensitive case. There were days I was ready to jump off a ledge but David’s calm and professional demeanor always reminded me why people need attorneys. Someone has to calmly take in the facts and levels at both parties. David is a master at that. I hands down recommend this firm at the highest level.”George L
“Intelligent, diligent listener, super responsive, deep and broad knowledge, sharp negotiator, master in the legal process… absolutely the one you want in your corner. Above all that, David is an outstanding person who you will be glad you have connected and partnered.”Rob R
“I was very pleased with the professional and knowledgeable manner in which Mr. Zatuchni handled my case. During the process, I felt confident in his abilities and I was very happy with the resolution. I appreciate Mr. Zatuchni being able to help me through a difficult situation.”Anthony T