My partners, Bill Bragg and Ben Mainzer, and I have decades of experience handling a... more
My partners, Bill Bragg and Ben Mainzer, and I have decades of experience handling a wide variety of cases including major personal injury cases, complex civil litigation including class actions,criminal defense, and representation of public entities. Among my significant verdicts and settlements (which are described at our website, www.zbmlaw.com) I obtained the largest personal injury verdict... view profile
Ben Mainzer is an experienced litigator whose practice emphasizes personal injury... more
Ben Mainzer is an experienced litigator whose practice emphasizes personal injury and other types of tort litigation. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Mainzer takes special interest in representing the victims of crime. While at the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Mainzer prosecuted a wide variety of felony and misdemeanor crimes including crimes of violence, drug offenses, sexual... view profile
Mr. Griego is a trial lawyer experienced in personal injury, complex civil... more
Mr. Griego is a trial lawyer experienced in personal injury, complex civil litigation and criminal defense. In 1997, he began his legal career in Los Angeles, representing major corporations in product liability, toxic tort, contract, and class action lawsuits. Mr. Griego relocated to Humboldt County in 2001, working as a Trial Deputy in the Humboldt County Public Defenders Office. Mr. Griego h... view profile
I am lucky enough to practice law and live in one of the most beautiful places in... more
I am lucky enough to practice law and live in one of the most beautiful places in the world--Humboldt County, California. Born and raised here, I traveled quite a bit as a young adult but returned home in 2007 to work and raise my family here. Practicing law in a small community results in a diverse and satisfying practice.
A personal injury lawyer works with clients who have suffered a physical or emotional injury, usually by accident or mistake. They cover cases such as car accidents, botched surgery, and harassment. Personal injury attorneys know how the insurance claim process works, they know what evidence to gather, and they know how to calculate and present a claim for damages. Many personal injury attorneys take cases on a contingency basis, which means they receive an agreed-upon percentage of the payment you receive, also called the personal injury settlement. If you don't recover any money, they don't get paid their fee. Personal injury lawyers also know how to defend you if someone thinks an injury is your fault.