Zach joined Rolfes Henry more than a decade ago while in law school and is now a Partner in the firm’s Cincinnati office. His practice primarily involves counseling and representing insurance companies of all sizes in fire science litigation, complex fraud and coverage investigations, and bad faith litigation. Zach’s extensive fire science experience includes fire and explosion causation investigations, prosecution and defense of Daubert expert witness challenges, catastrophic burn litigation, and complex arson investigations.
Zach’s claim and coverage investigation experience includes taking hundreds of Examinations Under Oath and depositions for claims involving fire, theft, water, wind, suspected fraud, organized crime, and ring activity throughout the country.
Zach serves as a lead firm and industry source for implementing technological and forensic advancements into fraud and coverage investigations, with a particular focus on computer and cellular telephone technology. He is a proud to serve on the Ohio Board of the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators.
Zach is one of a limited number of attorneys nationwide to receive a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator designation from the National Association of Fire Investigators. Zach uses the knowledge gained from this designation to provide value-added assistance to clients on matters involving fire science.
University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
Juris Doctor, 2010
University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, cum laude, 2007