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 in Humboldt County history in 1993. The jury awarded my client $9.1 million dollars. The pre-trial offer was $10,000. Each of my partners has also had significant judgmernts and settlements.
Mr. Bragg and I are both "AV" rated by Martindale Hubbell. This is the highest rating offered by the largest and most respected peer rating organization in the country. We have both been inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates. I have been inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers. These are invitation only memberships in the premier trial lawyer organizations in California and the country. Membership in these organizations is limited to the top 5% and 1% of lawyers in the country.
I am active in the community and have served on many non-profit boards. I have represented indigent clients and others on a pro-bono basis. I have been selected many times to serve as an arbitrator and mediator.
Please visit our website www.zbmlaw. for more information on our firm.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV "PRE-EMINENT" Since 1993||Martindale-Hubbell||2009|
|NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SUPERLAWYER||NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SUPERLAWYER||2006|
|FELLOW||American College of Trial Lawyers||2002|
|AMERICAN BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCATES - SAN FRANCISCO CHAPTER||American Board of Trial Advocates||1992|
|Appointed Member||Member of Humboldt County Headwaters Board||2009 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American College of Trial Lawyers||Fellow||2002 - Present|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||Associate||1992 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member - board of governors||1980 - Present|
|Humboldt County Bar Association||Past President||N/A|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Board of Governors||1994 - 1996|
|Hart V. Grimes, Berryman Products, C.P. Hunt||$9.2 million verdict for the plaintiff|
|Carmesin v. Boak||$2.9 million|
|Sund v. Stayner, Cedar Lodge||$1 million settlement|
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|Santa Clara University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|Stanford University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|
|CAOC MCLE PROGRAM||LITIGATING A BIG CASE IN A SMALL COUNTY||2002|