Zach graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Texas at Dallas before continuing to attain his Juris Doctor at Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington. The summer after his first year of Law School, Zach worked for the District Attorney’s Office in Dallas, Texas. After which, Zach continued on to work for a personal injury law firm in Spokane. Eventually he found his home in criminal defense the summer after his second year of law school where he was able to be a rule 9 summer associate for a criminal defense firm in Tacoma, Washington where he gained extensive courtroom experience.
Zach has always had a passion for cars and the community and now wants to combine those passions with his legal practice. After law school Zach partnered with Michael Ghebrial and founded Northwest Law to bring a personalized approach to the legal field. Zach saw an opportunity to connect with people and bridge the gap between the court process and the persons involved in the system. Zach sees every case as an opportunity for him to advocate for his clients and keep them informed throughout the process.
Zach’s ultimate goal with every case is to have the client feel like they were in charge and informed through every step of the case. Zach has dedicated himself to have a spirit of excellence imbedded into the DNA of Northwest Law and will continue to fight for his clients to the greatest extent possible.
Kara graduated with a B.A. in Journalism from Eastern Washington University in Washington State before continuing to attain her J.D. at Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon. While in Law School, Kara worked for the Public Defenders Association and was an active member of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Kara was an active member in Moot Court, Young Lawyers Society, Women’s Law Caucus, and various other organizations while studying to complete her law degree. Upon graduation, Kara relocated to the greater Philadelphia area and began her career working for a Philadelphia Defense firm where she focused her practice in the areas of premises liability and asbestos litigation.
In 2018, Kara transitioned her practice into the realm of mass tort, class action, and complex litigation where she represented hundreds of women who were injured by the ParaGard IUD. Kara went up against some of the biggest and most powerful pharmaceutical companies in the country to ensure that her clients were treated fairly and to hold the pharmaceutical companies accountable for their products.
Kara is not afraid to take on big business to ensure that her clients are adequately represented and compensated for their losses.
In her spare time, Kara enjoys reading, traveling, and volunteering in her community. In early 2020, she founded a non-profit called 3 Iron Rations, Inc., which utilizes culinary therapy to curb isolation within the veteran community and fight to end veteran suicide. Kara is also a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, the Delaware County Bar Association, the Montgomery County Bar Association, the American Association of Justice, the American Bar Association and is currently the Young Lawyer Liaison for the Women in the Profession Committee of the Montgomery County Bar Association.