When it comes to accident victims, Orlando Zambrano knows exactly what it means to “walk a mile in their shoes.” Soon after graduating from Baylor University School of Law, his car was rear-ended on a Houston-area freeway, leaving him in severe pain.
“That experience adds fuel to my fire to fight for our clients,” says Orlando, an associate attorney in the Houston office of Jim Adler & Associates since 2014. He has resolved hundreds of cases for clients who were injured as a result of the negligence of others.
“I literally have been in clients’ positions and experienced a major accident,” he says. “I know what their fears and frustrations are and how to address them. I can empathize with clients more than most lawyers.”
He also finds it most satisfying to resolve cases for clients after another attorney or firm could not do so. “The most difficult cases are the most rewarding,” Orlando says.
Born and raised in Houston, Orlando is bilingual and often helps Spanish-speaking clients. But for any client, he cares deeply and will “fight for the good people of Texas.”
The son of Colombian immigrants, Orlando was the first person in his family to go to college and then law school, thus fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming an attorney.
“I grew up poor, and my parents would always push me to obtain my education so that one day I could help those who really needed it: children, the old and the poor,” he says. “I like fighting for the little people.”
But he also enjoys “representing a diverse group of clients — people of every age, educational level, economic level, religion, size and color.”
For his clients, Orlando reviews files and make decisions. “I review demands before they are sent to the insurance companies, and then negotiate those files to resolution.”
After earning an Associate’s degree in social science from San Jacinto Community College, Orlando earned a Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Houston-Downtown, where he was named Student of the Year in Political Science.
At Baylor University School of Law, he won the Best Respondent Brief Award in the Dawson & Sodd Moot Court Competition; was inducted into the Order of the Barristers; and was the President of Diversity in Law.
He also served a clerkship in a Harris County Civil District Court and in a local district attorney’s office.
Orlando is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and in U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas.
A “huge fan” of the Houston Texans, Rockets, Dynamo and Astros, Orlando enjoys travel and loves spending time with his wife, daughter and son.