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I focus my practice on white collar criminal matters, corporate internal investigations, qui tam/false claims act/whistleblower suits, and complex civil litigation.  Before joining Krevolin & Horst, I served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia for 8 years.  My role as a federal prosecutor allowed me to gain extensive experience in conducting grand jury investigations, trials and prosecuting cases involving fraud, public corruption, money laundering, violent crimes, child exploitation, and immigration.  I have also briefed and argued cases before the Eleventh Circuit.  Prior to serving as a federal prosecutor, I served as the Deputy Executive Counsel to Georgia Governor Roy Barnes, was an associate at Sutherland, and clerked for the Honorable J.L. Edmondson, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.




Languages spoken: English, Arabic

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 75%
    18 years
  2. White Collar Crime: 25%
    18 years


Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • John Robert Lovell

    I have known Zahra since 2003 when we worked together in the United States Attorney's Office. Zahra earned a phenomenal resume (check out her work experience below--it is amazing). She has been successful at everything that she has done. In addition to being a top-notch trial lawyer, Zahra is also loved and respected in the legal community. She possesses the unique combination of being both a fierce litigator and a genuinely likeable person. I endorse Zahra.


    John Lovell Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Loraine M. DiSalvo

    I have known Zahra since our days at Emory Law School together, and I highly endorse her. She's brilliant, diligent, and passionate, and she has tremendous experience. I know that, if I refer someone to Zahra, they will be in the best possible hands.


    Loraine DiSalvo Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact info

Krevolin & Horst LLC

1201 W. Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 3250
Atlanta, GA, 30309


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199711/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2012
2013 Top Rated LawyerAmerican Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell2012
Top Graduate in LawUnited States Air Force AcademyN/A
Distinguished Graduate in Political ScienceUnited States Air Force AcademyN/A
Superintendent's ListUnited States Air Force AcademyN/A
Top 5% of ClassEmory University School of LawN/A
Sidney Parks ScholarEmory University School of LawN/A
Order of the CoifEmory University School of LawN/A
Georgia Assoc. of Women Lawyers Merit ScholarshipEmory University School of LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKrevolin & Horst, LLC2011 - Present
Assistant United States AttorneyU.S. Attorneys' Office, Northern District of Georgia2003 - 2011
Deputy Executive Counsel; The Honorable Roy E. BarnesOffice Of The Governor of Georgia1999 - 2003
Litigation AssociateSutherland, Asbill & Brennan1998 - 1999
Law Clerk; Ethics ClerkUnited States Court Of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit1997 - 1998
Legal Intern, The Honorable Robert Benham, Chief JusticSupreme Court of Georgia1996 - 1996
Captain; Intelligence OfficerUnited States Air Force1989 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Gwinnett Leadership Organization for Women (GLOW)MemberN/A
Atlanta Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Georgia Association for Women LawyersN/AN/A
Lawyers Club of AtlantaN/AN/A
Leadership Gwinnett Class of 2014ClassmateN/A
United States Court of Federal Claims Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Northern District of Georgia Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Middle District of Georgia Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Emory Law JournalRelics of the Past-To Whom Do They Belong? The Effect of an Archaeological Excavation on Property Rights1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawN/ALaw1997
United States Air Force AcademyMinor in ArabicBS - Bachelor of Science1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Primerus Business Law Institute SymposiumDevising an Internal Investigation That Will Satisfy Everyone from the Business Unit to the Jury2013
The Panoply of LawHow I Became a Litigator2012