Zachary R. Fowler
Zachary R. Fowler supports the Litigation Practice Group as an associate attorney. He provides commercial litigation support to businesses in matters concerning employment discrimination, contract disputes, insurance defense, and medical malpractice defense. Zach handles all phases of litigation, from pleadings through and including trial, and has successfully tried a number of arbitrations. He has worked with small businesses and large corporations in a variety of industries including construction, health and medical services, restaurant, and digital media. Additionally, Zach provides litigation support to individuals in matters concerning collections and other small claim issues.
Zach was selected for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for 2016-2018, a distinction reserved for no more than 2.5% of young attorneys in Pennsylvania.
Areas of Practice
- U.S. District Court
- ↳Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- ↳Middle District of Pennsylvania
- Widener University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2012,
- Susquehanna University, B.A., cum laude, 2009
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Bar Association of Lehigh County
- Donald E. Wieand Barristers Inn
- YMCA of Easton, Phillipsburg, and Vicinity, Board of Directors Advisory Council
- Limited Sports Betting Allowed in Pennsylvania
- Litigation Avoidance Lowers Business Costs
- Zachary R. Fowler Appointed to YMCA of Easton Board of Directors
- Employment Group Presents at 2017 SHRM Conference
- Loren Speziale and Zachary Fowler Present on FLSA Changes and Trends
- Zachary Fowler Successfully Defends Landowner in PA Superior Court
- "Applications of the Statute of Repose in Medical Malpractice Cases," The Legal Intelligencer Medical Malpractice Supplement, April 2017
- "Student-Athletes Could Be FLSA Pitfall for Colleges," The Legal Intelligencer Labor & Employment Supplement, June 2014
- “A Skeleton Analysis of Obamacare’s Impact on Business,” GM Law Alert, 2013, co-author
Awards & Recognitions
- 2016-2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars
- 2017 Local Legal Leaders, Lehigh Valley Magazine
- "Current Trends and Future Possibilities Under the Fair Labor Standards Act", SHRMLV Conference, 2017
- "Current Trends Under the Fair Labor Standards Act", Bar Association of Lehigh County CLE, 2017
- "Drafting and Litigating Restrictive Covenants in the Lehigh Valley", Society for Human Resource Managers Lehigh Valley Annual Conference, October 2016
- "Drafting and Litigating Restrictive Covenants in the Lehigh Valley", Bar Association of Lehigh County CLE, 2016
- Successfully obtained defense verdict on behalf of landlords in a premises liability case when the guest of a tenant fell on the landlord’s property and alleged that the fall was caused by dangerous and defective lighting in the area. Zach and his team establish through testimony that the landlords were never notified of any dangerous or defective lighting prior to plaintiff’s fall, the lease bound the tenant to make minor repairs to the property, and plaintiff appreciated the darkness and assumed the risk of walking in an unlit area.
- Obtained judgment in favor of client, a purchaser of real property. Argued a fatal procedural defect in the recording of a mortgage on the property, and successfully invalidated and extinguished the mortgage. Client was protected from any alleged payment obligation relating to the mortgage.
- Defended landowner in a case involving an individual who fell down a staircase and allegedly suffered traumatic brain injuries. Successfully briefed and argued before the Pennsylvania Superior Court and got the case dismissed.
- Successfully obtained a settlement for a confidential amount on behalf of a client with Muscular Dystrophy (MD) who was fired by his employer.
- Achieved favorable rulings in trio of compulsory arbitrations involving motor vehicle accidents, representing defendants and stipulated liability in each.
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