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Zach Zollinger is excited to have the chance to develop his legal career alongside five AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated Personal Injury Trial Lawyers.  Now an associate with Hepworth Holzer, LLP, he began his legal career at another of Idaho’s premier boutique litigation firms.  While there, he both defended large corporations and represented individuals and family owned companies against those who treated them carelessly or unfairly. His practice varied from complex business disputes to serious injury car crash cases. He has obtained positive results at trial as both a defendant and a plaintiff. Before that, he worked at a large Chicago law firm and for the Honorable Judge B. Lynn Winmill of the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Idaho.

Zach came to realize the cases that mattered the most were those where someone’s life was wrongfully upended and he could use his skills to help. He believes that the legal system should be accessible to everyone, not just the wealthy and corporations with deep pockets. He now exclusively represents plaintiffs and focuses on negligence cases, including legal and medical malpractice and personal injury.

Zach obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School, one of the nation’s best, and graduated cum laude. His passion for using the law to help people began there while he worked in the Child Advocacy Law Clinic, Zach represented children and parents in their efforts to navigate the legal system in order to stay united as a family. When not working in the clinic, Zach focused his energy in other areas of interest: technology and water rights. He was an Associate Editor for the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, and a research assistant to Professor Noah Hall.

Zach attended the University of Oregon and obtained his undergraduate degree in Economics, with honors. He co-authored a thesis paper with a good friend analyzing what causes people to donate money to their cause, and spent two years as the volunteer head coach of the University of Oregon Women’s Club Soccer team. Born and raised in Idaho, he attended Century High School in Pocatello, where he was fortunate enough to win multiple state titles in soccer and football (and to be named Most Valuable Player his senior year—as a kicker).

Zach spends his free time with his wife, daughter, and two dogs. He enjoys traveling, and when possible he heads outside to hike or fish in Idaho’s great outdoors. In the fall you will find him in front of the TV most Saturdays, cheering for the Oregon Ducks.

Find out more at Zach’s LinkedIn page.

  • University of Michigan Law School JD 2013 (cum laude)
    • Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, Associate Editor
  • University of Oregon, BS   2008 (with Honors)
    • Centurion Award Recipient (community involvement award; top 100 students)
  • Century High School (Pocatello, Idaho)
  • American Bar Association
  • Idaho Trial Lawyers’ Association
  • America Inn of Court No. 130
  • Interstate Groundwater Law in the Snake Valley: Equitable Apportionment and a New Model for Transboundary Aquifer Management, 6 Utah Law Review 1553 (Hall, 2013), (Research Assistant)
  • Modern Water Law, 1st Ed. (Adler, Craig, Hall) (research and contribution)
  • Zach S. Zollinger, Let My Facebook Be: Proper Standards for Discovery of Social Media, 61 Advocate 19, 23 (2018)
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