About Wally Zimolong
Wally is a veteran trial lawyer with vast trial experience having acted as lead plaintiff or defense counsel in nearly 500 cases in federal and state court, private arbitration, and before government administrative law judges. He has tried numerous cases to verdict and boasts an undefeated jury trial record. In 2022, he obtained one of the Top 100 verdicts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
As a life-long conservative, Wally has been called a “conservative’s conservative,” and the “go-to” lawyer in Pennsylvania for conservative causes and candidates for office. In 2022 (#60) and 2023 (#50), City and State Pennsylvania ranked him among the Top 100 lawyers . City & State’s list recognizes the most influential legal professionals in Pennsylvania, who advise or oversee governmental bodies at all levels, advocate for policy changes and are part of the court process.
He is a staunch believer in the Constitution and the free enterprise system. He regularly represents candidates, political parties, and associations. He frequently works with political advocacy groups and organizations to advance their missions through litigation. He is an active member of the Republican National Lawyers Association and Federalist Society.
He is a veteran of numerous political campaigns. In 2008, he was the Republican nominee for Pennsylvania’s 182nd legislative district. And from 2010-2014 served on United States Senator Pat Toomey’s service academy selection committee.
He has acted as lead counsel in numerous landmark constitutional public policy cases.
Most recently, in the 2022 primary election he acted as an attorney for Dave McCormick for Senate during the statewide recount of the May 2022 primary. In the 2022 general election, he represented United States Congressional candidate, Jim Bognet and his campaign, Bognet for Congress, in the aftermath of the unprecedented election irregularities in Luzerne County.
In 2021, he was lead trial counsel to an election board official and obtained landmark ruling that declared Pennsylvania’s mailed voting law unconstitutional. https://rumble.com/vtidav-40-of-pennsylvania-ballots-in-the-2020-election-were-unconstitutional.html
In 2017, he was lead counsel to a group of graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania who opposed unionization of graduate students. https://www.inquirer.com/philly/business/labor_and_unions/penn-grad-students-ratchet-up-the-union-fight-20170624.html
In 2016, he obtained a landmark jury verdict against a sitting member of Philadelphia City Council for violating his client’s First Amendment Right to free speech. The case received wide spread media attention and news of the verdict appeared on the front page of Philadelphia’s largest newspaper, the Philadelphia Inquirer. https://www.phillymag.com/citified/2016/05/11/ori-feibush-kenyatta-johnson-verdict/
In 2015, he spearheaded an investigation into the Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board that resulted in an Inspector General investigation and ultimate suspension of the director for illegal conflicts of interest. https://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2016/03/28/nlrb-philadelphia-regional-director-was-suspended.html
In 2012, he was asked to represent a high school student who was forcibly removed from class for wearing a t-shirt supporting the campaign of Mitt Romney. Wally successful sued the Philadelphia School District and the teacher for violating his client’s first amendment rights. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2252473/Charles-Carroll-High-School-Philadelphia-teenager-sues-teacher-compared-Romney-t-shirt-KKK-outfit.html
In 2010, he obtained a judgment in federal court against the City of Philadelphia for unlawfully seizing his real estate developer client’s property without due process of law with his client receiving significant monetary damages and an award of attorney’s fees.
He regularly assists clients with investigations brought by the Department of Justice, Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and the City of Philadelphia Department of Licenses & Inspections (L&I).
He has also successfully defended and stopped numerous illegal picketing campaigns by building trade unions.