Zahra H. Aziz is an insurance litigation 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 and her law degree from the University of California – Davis School of Law, where she served as an editor of the UC Davis Law Review. Prior to joining MWL, Zahra was a litigator in Southern California law firms where she specialized in personal injury, employment law, and trust litigation.

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 competitive family, and running.

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.


University of California, Davis School of Law, Davis, California, J.D., 2001

  • 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

Published Works

Court Of Appeals Rejects Carrier’s Challenge To Settling Around Workers’ Compensation Lien – published by Claims Pages on November 2, 2021.

The Unresolved Pitfalls of Employer Negligence In a California Workers’ Comp Subrogation Case – published by Claimspages on June 1, 2021.

Adulterated and Contaminated Food Personal Injury Case: Can You Stomach It? The Gavel, Summer 2018.

Suing a Charter School In California: Does the California Tort Claims Act Apply? The Gavel, Winter 2019.

Speaking Engagements

Breach of Contract Subrogation & Related Issues – A Case Study – November 16, 2020  – Webinar presented at the 2020 NASP Annual Conference, scheduled to be in San Diego, California but ended up being a virtual event.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Claims Litigation Management (CLM), Member
  • Orange County Bar Association

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