Zach is an associate in the St. Simons Island office of Choate & Company, P.C. practicing general civil litigation with a focus in the areas of business and commercial litigation. He is a licensed Georgia attorney and is admitted to practice in all Georgia courts.
Prior to joining Choate & Company, P.C., Zach served as Deputy Executive Counsel for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in both the Atlanta and Brunswick offices. There he argued administrative hearings and advised on Department matters including coastal permitting, procurement and interagency contracting, legislation and administrative rulemaking, real property and land use, litigation management, and Americans with Disabilities Act planning.
Zach attended Oxford College of Emory University before earning his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Religion from Emory in 2007. He attended Georgia State University College of Law where he earned his law degree in 2011. Throughout law school, he worked at the Georgia House of Representatives as a legislative and legal aide to House members and the Speaker’s Office. He was also a member of the Federalist Society, Treasurer of the Criminal Law Association, and a competitor in the Student Trial Lawyers Association.
Zach is active in several civic organizations. He currently serves as a member of the Georgia Coastal Marshlands Protection and Shore Protection Committees where he hears permit applications for coastal projects and activities falling under the jurisdictions of the Coastal Marshlands Protection and Shore Protection Acts. He is active in the Young Lawyers Division of the Glynn County Bar Association, where he has served as an officer, and he has also served as an officer and director of his homeowners’ association. He is a member of the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce, the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, and the St. Simons Island Land Trust.
Originally from Jesup, Georgia, Zach and his wife, Casey, live on St. Simons Island with their son, Zachary, and attend St. William Catholic Church.