Jules Zacher has practiced law since 1974 in state and federal court in Pennsylvania, including work as a trial lawyer in one of the premier personal injury law firms in the nation prior to starting his own firm. He has been active in community affairs in the Greys Ferry area of Philadelphia. He has represented plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits involving children poisoned by lead paint, workers injured on construction sites, persons injured in motor vehicle accidents, and medical providers not paid by insurance companies.
Significantly, Mr. Zacher has also used various federal statutes to curtail the spread of nuclear weapons. He is currently representing the Center on a lawsuit against the WMD Commission for its failure to comply with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The purpose of the lawsuit is to obtain the documents that the WMD Commission relied upon to reach the numerous conclusions mentioned in its report. These documents may reveal the political pressure placed on various governmental agencies in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq.
Zacher received his law degree at Temple University in 1974 and his master's degree in economics from Temple in 1970. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1964.
Zacher is married to Yvonne Cook, and they live in Philadelphia. Among his various avocations and pastimes, Jules is an avid tennis player.