Mark Zientz is a graduate of NYU (B.S.-1964) and Brooklyn Law School (J.D.-1971). He served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and was activated from January 1968 to June 1969 after his reserve unit was called to active duty (The Pueblo Incident).
Mark Zientz is an Arbitrator for the National Football League Players Association/Management Council as well as the attorney responsible for handling the appeals in over 550 cases in which the appellate court issued a decision. Many of those appeals resulted from cases Mr. Zientz tried. He has been representing injured workers since 1974 and also represented employers, self-insureds, and carriers from 1979 to 1994. Since 1988 he has been Florida Bar Board Certified in Workers’ Compensation and is permitted to designate himself as a ‘specialist’. He is rated Av by Martindale Hubbell and a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers.
Mark Zientz served on and chaired the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar and remains an emeritus participant. Pre – 1994 he was vice-chair of the Rules Committee for the workers’ compensation rule making body. Mark Zientz served on the Board of Directors for WILG (Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group) and served on the Board of Directors of FWA (Florida Worker’s Advocates) for over 20 years.
Mr. Zientz is a member of the Board of Contributors for the Miami Daily Business Review on the subject of Workers’ Compensation and a frequent lecturer and writer on that subject.
Mr. Zientz stopped representing individual clients on January 31, 2020 and is now a full time Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator.