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Zach Zollinger

Associate

800 W. Main Street, Suite 1750, Boise, ID 83702

Zach works collaboratively with clients to resolve commercial disputes both before and during litigation, with an eye towards helping clients achieve their goals efficiently and effectively.

As a member of Boise’s commercial litigation group, Zach manages state and federal litigation and engages in all stages of in-court advocacy, including numerous jury trials. Through his experience in a broad array of commercial disputes, Zach guides clients through complex legal issues. He also manages pre-suit disputes in order avoid unnecessary litigation and works with clients to ensure careful compliance practices.

Client Results

  • Obtained favorable settlement for client as Plaintiff in breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract action involving ownership interests in twenty different limited liability companies in the health care sector.

  • First-chaired a two-week jury trial of personal injury action and managed all aspects of trial including jury selection, opening, direct and cross examinations, motion practice, jury instructions, and closing. Oversaw entire course of discovery and deposed key lay and expert witnesses. Client obtained favorable jury award, avoided application of Idaho’s non-economic damages cap, and obtained punitive damages.

  • First-chaired a one-week jury trial and conducted each stage of trial practice from motions in limine to jury selection, and from direct examinations of medical experts on complex medical issues to cross-examinations of hostile lay witnesses.

  • Second-chaired three week jury trial in defense of breach of contract, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty claims. Bore primary responsibility for motion practice, oral argument, and discovery practice.

  • Obtained favorable settlement for clients as Plaintiffs in legal malpractice action with damages in the tens of millions. Successfully defeated numerous summary judgment motions on unsettled and complex areas of Idaho law.

  • Successfully dismissed all legal malpractice claims against my clients and recovered attorney’s fees.  Responsible for drafting successful motion to dismiss.  Defended the same on appeal as part of a team, won, and again recovered attorney’s fees.  Resulted in a published decision from the Idaho Supreme Court.

  • Managed complex products liability and wrongful death action to successful completion and recovered policy limits.  Defeated summary judgment motion filed against my clients and took key 30(b)(6) depositions of defendants.

  • Handled wide variety of cases: medical negligence, legal malpractice, business tort, products liability, aviation, Section 1983, wrongful death, and automobile collisions.

Publications

Speaking Engagements

Education

Bar Admissions

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Idaho Bar Association, Member
  • Idaho Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Richard C. Fields American Inn of Court, Barrister
  • The Advocate, Editorial Advisory Board, Member
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