Zach leverages his extensive litigation acumen to deliver tailored results for his clients. 

Overview

Zach is a relentless litigator with a practice focused primarily on resolving commercial disputes. He counsels clients at every phase of litigation on a wide range of matters throughout several industries. Zach values building relationships with his clients in order to develop creative, forward-thinking strategies to achieve successful outcomes.

Experience

Zach has substantial experience in all phases of civil litigation, from drafting pleadings and conducting discovery to settling claims and trying a case to jury verdict. He has handled all types of motion practice in both state and federal court, including class certification and appeals.

As a litigator for the Missouri Attorney General's Office, Zach defended state agencies and employees as lead counsel in a multitude of civil disputes. There, he regularly drafted substantive pleadings and discovery, conducted depositions, and presented oral arguments.

Zach has obtained a successful defense verdict as first-chair counsel in a week-long jury trial on claims of employment discrimination. He has also successfully defended against and negotiated settlement of class action claims brought under 42 U.S.C. Section 1983. 

In law school, Zach was an extern for U.S. district court judge and drafted opinions involving writs of habeas corpus and Social Security Administration disability benefits. He also worked in his law school's criminal defense clinic where he counseled indigent clients and helped draft sentencing memoranda in federal court.

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

St. Louis University High School Ice Hockey, Junior Varsity Assistant Coach

The Missouri Bar

The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Practices & Industries

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Education

Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 2019

  • Dean's Scholar; Dean's List
  • Academic Excellence Award in Taxation
  • Theodore McMillian Inn of Court
  • Faculty Fellow

University of Illinois – Springfield, M.A., Public Affairs Reporting, 2013

Marquette University, B.A., Journalism, 2012

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