Zachariah B. Parry
As early as the first two years of his career, Zachariah was already experiencing high-dollar success on behalf of his clients, including a $4,188,137.24 judgment in McEwen v. Accelerated Commercial Consultants, a federal RICO case; and a $3,427,692 judgment in In Re the Matter of the Estate of Roslyn Schrager, a probate fraud case. Although Zach was going up against much more experienced attorneys, he refused to be intimidated and did not relent in his pursuit of justice until the case was adjudicated in favor of his clients.
Zach’s success is not limited to high-profile cases. In his first solo trial, he represented a local small business in a dispute with a former customer represented by a pair of attorneys with decades of experience between them. Not only did Zach prevail on his claims against the opposing party and defeat the claims against his client, but he earned an attorney’s fee award as well—in an amount approximately fifteen times the underlying award. At his prior firm, he achieved a defense verdict in a trial involving a motor vehicle collision between a semi and a pickup truck.
In a 2016 case, Zach obtained a judgment for $2.227 million on behalf of a client who had been the victim of an assault and battery.
In another 2016 case, Zach obtained a judgment for $3.132 million on behalf of his clients who were the victims of fraud. The defendant appealed the decision, but the Nevada Court of Appeals agreed with Zach and affirmed the judgment.
In a 2017 jury trial, Zach obtained a verdict for $28,000—seven times the total in medical bills, and then obtained almost $40,000 in attorney's fees on top of that.
In 2018, Zach obtained a judgment for $1.585 million on behalf of a client who was the victim of assault and battery.
In 2018, Zach obtained a settlement for $1.7 million for the victim of a defective piece of furniture.
Although he cannot guarantee similar results in every case, Zach does guarantee that whether your case is worth millions or much less, if he is advocating on your behalf, you will get the same level of communication, eye for detail, and aggressive representation he provides for all his clients.
Prior to co-founding Parry & Pfau, Zach was employed at larger insurance defense firm where he worked for international insurance companies and represented large corporations in personal injury lawsuits. As a defense attorney, he gained invaluable insights that enhance his efficacy as an advocate for victims who are injured as the result of others’ negligence. Now he prides himself in being a personal injury attorney in Las Vegas who takes the battle to insurance companies so his clients can focus on getting better.
Whether via informal negotiations, mediation, arbitration, judgment by motion, or trial verdict, Zach’s legal acumen and professional tenacity have proven an asset his clients find invaluable.
Zach received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University. While at BYU, he won the Sloan Speech Showcase Award for expository oration for a tongue-in-cheek delivery of his original work, “How to Give a Condescending Speech.”
He then headed to the Midwest where he attended law school at the highly ranked University of Illinois. At the U of I, Zach received numerous awards, including two CALI Excellence for the Future Awards. He was honored to receive the law school’s most prestigious award, the Rickert Award—twice—once for excellence in trial advocacy and once for excellence in legal writing.
Zach also enjoyed success in both moot court and trial team. In moot court, he placed in the top bracket in the school-wide competition and was invited to represent the college of law in the national competition. His three-member trial team took second place in the Midwestern Regional competition, which set a record as the highest-placing trial team in the school’s history.
Zach’s article, “Digital Manipulation and Photographic Evidence: Defrauding the Courts One Thousand Words at a Time” published in the University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy, was identified by the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal in its Spring 2010 issue as one “of the most important and timely articles on computers, technology, and the law” for its treatment of computer-generated demonstrative evidence.
Written and spoken words are the tools of an attorney’s trade, and Zach has had focused success in both written and oral advocacy—as recognized by the honors and awards received from publications, professors, and peers.
Zach is an educator himself, having accepted a position as Adjunct Professor at UNLV. He teaches substantive law in the paralegal program, including Torts, Contracts, and Nevada Practice and Procedure. He also teaches legal research and writing.
Contact Parry & Pfau and let Zach put his talents to work for you.
Zach is the editor-in-chief of the Advocate magazine, a publication of the Nevada Justice Association, an organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of consumers. He also was a member of the editorial committee for the Nevada State Bar's publication, "Contract Templates for Nevada Attorneys" in 2016.
Zach is the author of a criminal law textbook, Dumb Criminals & Overeager Cops: A Paralegal's Guide to Criminal Law and Procedure. He has also written a number of legal articles:
- "It's My CD—Isn't All Use Fair Use?" Boulder City Magazine, September 2008
- "It May Be Your House, But It's My Home," Boulder City Magazine, April 2009
- "Digital Manipulation and Photographic Evidence: Defrauding the Courts One Thousand Words at a Time," University of Illinois Journal of Law Technology & Policy, May 6, 2009
- "Duty to Rescue," Boulder City Magazine, July 2009
- "Can I Be Held to My Word," Boulder City Magazine, December 2009
- "Implied Warranties," Boulder City Magazine, March 2010
- "Your Child Support Rights," Boulder City Magazine, July 2011
- "Collecting Unpaid Debts," Boulder City Magazine, September 2011
- "Fraud in Nevada," Boulder City Magazine, November 2011
- "Nevada Supreme Court Condones Relocating Child Without Father's or Court's Permission," Las Vegas Informer, June 27, 2014
- "Wage Insurers, Enforcers and a General Contractor's Role," Nevada Business Magazine, July 2014
- "Supreme Court Undermined the Legislature's Wiretapping Statute Without Anyone Noticing," Las Vegas Tribune, July 2, 2014
- "Verdicts and Judgments: When Life or Death Hangs on a Comma," Las Vegas Tribune, July 2, 2014
- "Union Trust Funds' New Approach to the Collection of Subcontractor Labor Debts Leaves Unwitting General Contractors Footing the Bill Twice," Las Vegas Tribune, July 23, 2014
- "Insurance Companies Take Advantage of Metro Police's Budget Cuts," Las Vegas Tribune, July 30, 2014
- "Perpetrators of Fraud in Nevada Have Cause to Beware," Las Vegas Tribune, August 6, 2014
- "Lethal Force Authorized to Defend Your Home in Nevada," Las Vegas Informer, August 6, 2014
- "Mortgage Scams Involving Force-Placed Insurance," Las Vegas Informer, August 12, 2014
- "Does a Contract Have to Be in Writing to Be Enforceable?" Las Vegas Tribune, August 13, 2014
- "Is Bitcoin Legal Tender? No, But It Is Legal Currency," Las Vegas Tribune, August 27, 2014
- "Political Perspectives on the History of Labor Day," Las Vegas Informer, August 29, 2014
- "Ten Things You Didn't Know About the United States Constitution," Las Vegas Informer, August 29, 2014
- "Should Defendants Apologize?" Las Vegas Tribune, September 17, 2014
- "Are Arbitration Agreements Enforceable in Nevada?" Las Vegas Tribune, October 1, 2014
- "The Law and Halloween," Las Vegas Tribune, October 15, 2014
- "Where's My Money? Getting Paid on a Personal Injury Lawsuit," Las Vegas Tribune, October 22, 2014
- "When Gossip Becomes Slander: Defamation in Nevada," Las Vegas Informer, October 22, 2014
- "Crimes vs. Torts: An Analysis of Guilt and Liability in the Justice System," Las Vegas Informer, October 30, 2014
- "Same-Sex Marriage Ban Could Signal Imminent U.S. Supreme Court Involvement," Las Vegas Tribune, November 12, 2014
- "Is a Click as Binding as a Signature for Digital Contracts?" Las Vegas Tribune, December 3, 2014
- "The Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in Nevada," Attorney at Law, December 1, 2014
- "State v. Santa Claus: St. Nicholas in the Courts," Las Vegas Informer, December 12, 2014
- "What Every Nevada Driver Should Know About Car Insurance," Las Vegas Informer, December 29, 2014
- "Intentional Acts Can Be 'Accidental' in First-Party Claims in Nevada," The Advocate, March–April 2016
- "Are We Really a Litigious Society?" The Advocate, May–June 2016
- "A History of the Most Recent Changes to Nevada’s Malpractice Laws," The Advocate, July–August 2016
- "Perfecting Charging Liens to Preserve Attorney Lien Priority," The Advocate, September–October 2016
- "Discoverability v. Admissibility: A Reminder of What Constitutes a Proper Discovery Response and What Is Discovery Abuse," The Advocate, November–December 2016
- "Corporate Representative Depositions and Rule 30(b)(6)," The Advocate, January-February 2017
- "Requests for Admission: A Plaintiff's Secret Weapon," The Advocate, March-April 2017
- "Judicial Profile: Judge Joe Hardy," The Advocate, May-June 2017
- "A Judicial Profile: Discovery Commissioner Bonnie A. Bulla," The Advocate, July-August 2017
- "Does the Exclusionary Rule Apply at Depositions?" The Advocate, September-October 2017
- "A Case for More Honesty Among Lawyers," The Advocate, November-December 2017
- "Obtaining Discovery of Prior Injuries to Prove Notice in a Premises Liability Case," The Advocate, January-February 2018
- "The Role of Deterrence in Tort Law," The Advocate, March–April 2018
- "Who Should Bear the Cost of a Default Judgment That Has Been Set Aside?" The Advocate, June–July 2018
- "What Does It Mean to Mediate in Bad Faith?" The Advocate, July–August 2018
- "Typography as Advocacy Part I," The Advocate, September–October 2018
When Zach takes his lawyer hat off, he enjoys coaching and playing softball (go Neff Herders!), tinkering with graphic design, writing creatively, eating sushi, and doing just about anything with his wife, Amber, and their four kids.
Zach is an avid grammar enthusiast (it's a blessing and a curse), huge sci-fi fan (especially Star Wars and comic-book stuff), and an amateur typographer (and staunch proponent of only one space at the end of a sentence). Zach is also very active in his church and makes a mean fettuccine alfredo.
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“I actually respected you a great deal and wish I had lawyers as smart and tough as you....”
—Robert Lauer, opposing party in fraud case
"Mr. Zachariah B. Parry maintains a high standard in his practice of law in order to best serve the interests of his clients with experience and competence. Mr. Parry will work diligently and aggressively to receive the best possible outcome on your case. He has a tremendous attention for detail and an ability to think outside the box in order effectively assist his clients with their legal issues. As a fellow attorney, I would highly recommend retaining Mr. Parry as counsel."
—Jared Christensen / Las Vegas Attorney
"Zach Parry is a top notch attorney! 5 stars was no hesitation!"
—Meghan C. / insurance bad faith client
"Aren't you a dandy?"
—Janet Markley, Boulder City attorney
"I first retained Zach Parry as my attorney in 2009. I could NOT be happier! Zach is one of the most honest and honorable men I have ever met. I will return to him with any legal matters I may ever have. I admire his integrity and would recommend his firm to people I know as well as to people I don’t know."
—Julie M. / Civil RICO Plaintiff
"Zach Parry is amazing in all that he does and is the most complete attorney I have ever met."
—Leo H / Breach-of-Contract Client
"Zach is one of the most impressive attorneys I have ever known, young and dynamic, knowledgeable and very determined. He is not afraid to fight for you and your cause and became a friend over the years. I admire his strong straightforward personality and honestness."
—Claudia B., Breach-of-Contract client
"As a child psychologist and an expert witness in family court for custody cases, I am familiar with many lawyers in town. I had the opportunity to interview over a dozen lawyers to find someone who could assist me with my own business needs, and someone who possessed an excellent grasp of my role as an expert witness in family court. If you are looking for an honest and caring lawyer (which is a rare thing), look no further; Zach Parry is the lawyer you not only need, but want."
—Dr. K., civil litigation client
"After extensive research, I retained Zach Parry to resolve a securities fraud case filed with the largest securities dispute resolution forum in the United States.
"Zach came to the rescue; I was very pleased how quickly he got up to speed on my case. His case filings were excellent in representing my case and the respondents realized the best strategy was to settle the case. Through his strong negotiating, Mr. Parry received the highest settlement I could have expected to receive. During the process he was easy to work with always seeking my input and educating me on my options. I highly recommend Zach Parry; he is a multi-skilled attorney as he so well demonstrated on my case."
—Steve M., fraud client
"I worked with Zach for several years. He is without question the smartest and most capable attorney I’ve worked with on either side of the table. He is also the most scrupulously ethical attorney I’ve worked with. If I had to hire an attorney for myself, Zach would be the first person I’d call."
—Dave Blake, Henderson attorney
"What takes years to learn for so many attorneys simply seems to be intuitive to Zach. I cannot give sufficient praise or a high enough recommendation for this individual of excellence. And, what is even more delightful, he is funny at the same time. He’s thoroughly enjoyable person with whom I am grateful to have been acquainted."
—David Brown, Henderson attorney
"The great thing about you, I can't necessarily say this about myself, but you are a very detailed Lawyer. This is a great trait for a lawyer to have. You have definitely shown me some great things about litigation in the handling of this case."
—Doug Gardner, Henderson attorney
"Zach quite honestly is one of the most intelligent, hard working, efficient, and talented attorneys I have met. He is passionate about serving his clients, and is the single best writer I know."
—Eric Carson, St. George attorney
If you like hearing from our satisfied clients, take a look at what the opposing parties are saying (hint: it's not quite so nice).