Zabrina has valuable experience in working with insurance companies, and valuable insight into the strategies and desires of injured workers and their counsel. As a law student, she dedicated much of her time to pro bono work. As a result of her contributions, she was inducted into the Order of the Barristers and named recipient of Wake Forest’s Robert F. Goldberg Award for excellence in trial advocacy.
Zabrina’s experience includes these notable cases:
- Haglund v. Law Firm - Defense of lawyer client against malpractice allegations that he failed to present certain witnesses and documentary evidence at trial, and belatedly filed an appeal bond more than 10 days after judgment was entered. Plaintiff’s claimed damages were more than $2,000,000. Case dismissed at summary judgment level due to arguments that the plaintiff’s credibility, reputation, and the ultimate irrelevance of the witnesses and evidence not presented at trial were such that plaintiff could not prove the causation element of his legal-malpractice case.
- Hadley v. Accountant - Defense of accountant client who provided expert opinions regarding tax liability in a highly contentious divorce case. Plaintiff asserted numerous claims of malpractice regarding accountant’s calculation methods. This case was dismissed at the summary judgment level, and attorneys’ fees and costs were awarded.
- Walter v. Snoqualmie Valley School District – Defense of School District/property-owner in construction injury case. Case dismissed at summary judgment level, holding that School District, as job site owner, did not owe a duty of care to plaintiff pursuant to the “retained control” exception.
Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D. 2016
University of Washington, BS 2011
Washington State Bar
North Carolina State Bar
Washington State Bar Association