Foley & Mansfield
Foley & Mansfield

Zachary A. Matzo

Partner - Detroit


Bar Admissions: Michigan

Practice Groups: Construction Law & Litigation, Employment Law & Litigation, Environmental, Personal Injury Defense, Toxic Tort / Mass Tort

Education: Wayne State University Law School, 2003, JD; Michigan State University, 2000, BA, Political Science

Memberships: Defense Research Institute (DRI); Michigan Defense Trial Counsel; The Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)


Zachary Matzo is a partner in Foley & Mansfield's Detroit office, where he focuses his practice on litigation in the areas of insurance defense, toxic tort/environmental, consumer collections, labor and employment, social security and mass tort. He joined the firm in 2007 with extensive experience in insurance defense, pollution cases - particularly mold and gasoline - as well as construction defect, personal injury, and first/third party automobile cases.

During law school, Zack interned at the Detroit Office of the National Labor Relations Board and clerked at a firm specializing in public and private sector labor law. He was also a member of the Wayne State Moot Court team and in 2003 served as president of the Wayne State chapter of the Federalist Society. He also spent a summer working at the Wayne State Free Legal Aid Clinic.


  • Representation of retail petroleum equipment contractors in defense of negligent installation claims.
  • Representation of mentally handicapped adults seeking Social Security Disability benefits.
  • Representation of retail gas station owners in defense of claims arising from fuel releases.
  • Representation of residential contractors in mold and construction defect claims.


January 4, 2016
Foley & Mansfield Names New Equity Partners, Additions to Partnership

The national law firm of Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce the election of six partners to the Firm’s Equity Partnership, and the addition of five attorneys to its Partnership.


September 11, 2015
Detroit Office Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Centennial of Historic, Renovated Building

The Detroit Legal News covers our Detroit office's celebration of 20 years serving the greater Detroit area, and the centennial of its historic, renovated building.



Michigan Rising Stars® - 2013


A lifelong resident of the Downriver area, Zack has been active in the high school coaching community since 1996. Coaching positions have included stints as a varsity tennis and hockey coach at Riverview Gabriel Richard High School, as well as several as an assistant coach for the Woodhaven High School varsity hockey team.  He currently serves as a coach for beginner football, soccer and basketball programs.