Zahra H. Aziz joined our insurance litigation team as a senior associate attorney in our California branch office. Zahra’s practice focuses on insurance litigation, especially nationwide insurance subrogation involving workers’ compensation, automobile, health insurance and ERISA, property and casualty, premises liability, UM/UIM litigation, insurance coverage, civil litigation, business litigation, and contract interpretation.

Zahra is fluent in Farsi and conversational in Spanish. She received her undergraduate degree from UCLA, magna cum laude, and her law degree from the University of California – Davis School of Law where she graduated with academic honors and served as an editor of the Law Review.

Prior to joining MWL, Zahra was a litigating attorney at the Southern California law firm Gokal Law Group, where she specialized in personal injury, employment law, and trust litigation, and the Santa Ana personal injury firm of DiMarco, Araujo, Montevideo, APLC.

Zahra was born in Afghanistan. She and her family immigrated to West Germany after the 1979 Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan and eventually settled in the San Francisco Bay Area, where Zahra was raised. Zahra has a keen interest in linguistics because she had to learn several languages in her formative years. Zahra is also an avid runner and she runs every morning, rain or shine! Luckily, she resides in sunny Southern California. She spends her spare time with her family, which consists of her husband Adrian, her daughter Abby, and the family dog Ambrose (terrier-pit bull mix, rescued from a local shelter). Her interests include reading (mostly non-fiction about the American Civil War), playing board games with her ridiculously competitive family, and watching UCLA sports. GO BRUINS!!!

Zahra says her aggressive litigation style is tempered by the truism that compromise is often the most cost-effective way toward a prompt resolution. She now puts her experience and the expertise of MWL to work in helping clients maximize their subrogation recoveries, especially in the busy subrogation state of California.

Education

University of California, Davis School of Law, Davis, California, J.D.., 2014

  • Academic Honors
  • Law Review Editor
  • Sacramento County Bar Association Minority Fellow

University of California, Los Angeles, California, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

  • Magna Cum Laude Honors
  • Departmental Honors in Political Science
  • Dean’s List Eight Quarters
  • Alpha Chi Omega Sorority and Bruin Belles Philanthropic Sorority

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Claims Litigation Management (CLM), Member
  • Property & Liability Loss Bureau (PLRB), Member
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California

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