Growing up in a family of trial lawyers, Zach has been crafting his litigation skills for many years. While attending law school at University of San Diego School of Law he was a member of the international moot court/mock trial team and an article writer for the USD Law Newspaper. He also found time to work at two top-rated plaintiff litigation firms in San Diego. At those litigation firms he actively participated in several multimillion dollar lawsuits. Within a few months of passing the Bar Exam, Zach successfully second chaired a $300,000 jury verdict in a highly contested slip and fall personal injury trial. Lead counsel in that trial was a past President of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego.
Since then, Zach has worked for former Trial Attorneys of the Year and other highly regarded plaintiff’s attorneys. Some unique and complex cases that he has worked on include the San Diego Wildfire Cases; insurance bad faith class action for denial of coverage of advanced prosthetic devices for amputees; misappropriation of likeness on behalf of British Royalty’s image being used in cigarette advertisements; highly publicized auto, motorcycle, and trucking accident death cases; ICRAA background check class action for improper disclosures; and several wage and hour class actions and PAGA representative actions on behalf of employees who have been improperly compensated and/or terminated by their employers.
Zach was selected in 2019 and 2020 by the National Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only organization, as a Top 40 under 40 trial lawyer. He has also been selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in the area of employment law for 2019, 2020 and 2021. He has been approved as adequate lead class counsel in over 100 class action and representative action cases. He is also on the Executive Legislative Committee and Executive Wage and Hour Committee for the California Employment Lawyers Association. He has found his passion standing up for employees whose rights have been violated. His focus is to ensure that hardworking people who put in overtime, or are asked to skip lunches and rest breaks, or are misclassified as independent contractors, are fairly and fully compensated for their efforts by their employers.
Awards & Associations
- National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40 Plaintiff Lawyer
- Superlawyers, Rising Star
- CELA, Legislative Committee
- CELA, Wage & Hour Committee
- National Trial Lawyers, Class Action Trial Lawyers
- National Trial Lawyers, Mass Tort Trial Lawyers
- Casey, Gerry, Schenk, Francavilla, Blatt and Penfield
- Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire
- Conal Doyle Law
- Cheong Denove Rowell & Bennett
- Univ. San Diego School of Law, JD
- International Moot Court Member/Competitor
- Article Writer for USD Law Newspaper, Motions
- UC Santa Barbara, BA in Political Science & History