John E. Zydron earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond in 1971, his Juris Doctorate from George Mason School of Law in 1977, and graduated from the United States Army Command and General Staff College in 1986.
John E. Zydron handles personal injury cases in VA & NC and concentrates on auto accidents, including tractor trailer and motorcycle accidents; medical malpractice; cases of first impression(PI claims for unborn fetus); and criminal and traffic matters. His clients often have serious injuries, to include: traumatic brain injuries, quadriplegic injuries, orthopedic injuries, and wrongful deaths.
Mr. Zydron served 32.5 years in the military and is a former Judge Advocate General of the Virginia National Guard. He holds a retired grade of Brigadier General. He earned the U.S. Legion of Merit Medal, the Virginia National Guard Bronze Star, the U.S. Meritorious Service Medal, the U.S. Army Commendation Medal, and the U.S. Army Outstanding Achievement Medal. He is the former Director and President of the Chesapeake Bar Association. In 2014, Mr. Zydron was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe as a co-commissioner of the Virginia Marie Resources Commission for a four year term. Captain John E. Zydron is currently a United States Coast Guard U.S. Merchant Marine Officer. He has been a licensed recreational charter captain since 2007.
Among his many accomplishments, John E. Zydron takes the most pride in being honored by Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly as one of 2016’s Virginia’s Leaders in the Law (Only 26 bar members out of 30,902 active members were selected for this prestigious award). Attorney Zydron was honored to have been chosen for his outstanding accomplishments, including: reaching a $1,000,000.00 settlement in a case of first impression involving the deaths of a mother and her 7 month old unborn fetus (policy limits $500,000.00 per person/$1,000,000.00 per accident) under the 2012 amended Virginia Code Section 8.01-50B. In 2016, Mr. Zydron was also pleased to have achieved the 7th highest reported settlement in Virginia at $3,750,000.00 for a case involving a truck striking a motorcycle. Attorney Zydron has now been involved in the top two highest reported motorcycle crash settlements at $7,500,000.00 and $3,750,000.00.