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 and boasts an undefeated jury trial record.
As a life-long conservative, Wally has been called the “go-to” lawyer in Pennsylvania for conservative causes and candidates for office. In 2022, City and State Pennsylvania ranks him among the Top 100 lawyers in Pennsylvania shaping state and national policy. As a staunch believer in the Constitution and free enterprise, he has ferociously defended contractors and developers that are threatened, coerced, and bullied by the federal, state, and local government and unions. He has represented clients in countless matters before administrative agencies, in particular, the National Labor Relations Board and OSHA. He counsels client on dealing with, avoiding, and de-certifying unions. His counsel includes obtaining injunctive relief preventing unions from disrupting his clients’ businesses. Journalists frequently seek out Wally to comment on labor law related stories and his commentary has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Philadelphia Business Journal.
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.