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.
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 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.