Bar Admissions: California; Louisiana; Washington
Practice Groups: Personal Injury Defense, Product Liability, Real Estate, Toxic Tort / Mass Tort, Elder Law, Transportation
Education: JD - Tulane University Law School, 2005; BA, History - Yale University, 1992
Memberships: American Bar Association - Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section; King County Bar Association; Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association; The Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM); Yale Alumni Association of Western Washington -Treasurer
Zackary Paal is an attorney in the Toxic Tort and Mass Tort Litigation area of Foley & Mansfield’s Seattle office. His practice is focused primarily on coordinating discovery responses as national counsel for an international pipe product manufacturer and defending manufacturers, suppliers, and premises owners in personal injury, product liability, toxic tort, mass tort, and general negligence lawsuits.
He also assists clients with matters involving elder law, transportation and real estate disputes.
Before joining Foley & Mansfield, Zack coordinated discovery responses as national counsel for an international sealing products manufacturer and represented product manufacturers, vessel and premises owners, and major shipyards in complex litigation in Washington and Louisiana. Prior to his work in civil litigation, Zack was a public defender and co-founder and in-house counsel for an international product sourcing and importing company.
Before becoming a lawyer, Zack worked for over a decade providing mental health and substance abuse counseling and social services to at-risk youth and their families.
IN THE NEWS
February 26, 2016
Seattle Jury Rejects $12M Claim in Product Liability Trial
Foley & Mansfield partner Terry Hall, of counsel Melissa Roeder, and associate Zackary Paal of the firm’s Seattle office successfully defended a cement company against products liability claims brought by a husband and wife diagnosed with asbestosis and mesothelioma