Personal Injury Lawyer
Mr. Pashea focuses his practice on representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases. Before joining Schlapprizzi Attorneys at Law, Zach represented those injured in accidents involving the transportation industry with a focus on injured railroad workers. He began his legal career representing individuals in workers’ compensation claims and those facing criminal charges. Zach also has complex business litigation experience involving toxic torts and product liability and has worked for the Missouri and Colorado Attorney General offices.
Zach was born and raised in Madison County, IL. He graduated from Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis, MO, and then completed a post-graduate year at Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, MA.
He went on to play Division 1 Lacrosse at Butler University before returning to the St. Louis area to complete his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Lindenwood University. While at Lindenwood, Zach was named an Honors Scholar and was inducted into Psi-Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology. He was also named a 1st team All-Conference and Academic All-American lacrosse player. Zach attended law school at Southern Illinois University School of Law.
Zach worked a variety of jobs while in college and law school. During his summers in college, he worked as a railroad car restorer in Granite City, IL, and an Anheuser-Busch delivery driver for Lohr Distributing. In law school, Zach worked as a legal intern at the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, the Madison County Public Defender’s Office, and the Madison County States Attorney’s Office. In addition to his legal internships, Zach also served as an Assistant
Coach for the O’Fallon Township High School Boys Varsity lacrosse team.
In his free time, Zach relishes any opportunity to push his mind to the limits by competing in various athletic challenges. He is an avid rock climber, cyclist, and endurance racer. He has completed numerous marathons, adventure races, off-road triathlons, and marathon mountain bike races. Zach also volunteers for the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation.
The Schlapprizzi Attorneys at Law team could not be more excited for the promise Zach brings to our calling to serve as trial lawyers for the seriously injured and their families.
- Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
- Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Missouri
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice:
- State courts in Missouri, Illinois & Colorado
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
Professional & Bar Association Memberships:
- 2017 Rising Pro Bono Star Award-3rd Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee
- Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA)
- Missouri State Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis