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Zakary A. Drabczyk

Associate

(248) 822-7841

Related Services

Critical Motions / Appeals

Embedded Appellate Counsel for Trial

Class Actions

Business and Commercial

Product Liability

Education

Wayne State University Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 2020

Grand Valley State University, B.A., Philosophy and Spanish, cum laude, 2017

Judicial Clerkship

Judge Thomas L. Ludington, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2020-2022

Court Admissions

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Zakary A. Drabczyk focuses his practice on critical motions and appeals.

  • Represented automaker in wrongful-death suit alleging carbon-monoxide poisoning of three decedents, and secured dismissal with prejudice of all claims.
  • Won dismissal of putative automotive class action alleging spontaneous fire risk.
  • Defended registered investment advisor against customer claims in FINRA arbitration, obtaining expungement of customer complaint from FINRA’s Customer Registration Depository.
  • Represented registered investment advisor in non-solicitation and trade-secret action, helping to secure preliminary injunction against former employee.
  • Secured complete dismissal without payment in automotive product liability suit against major automotive OEM involving three fatalities in Michigan State Court.

Prior to joining Bush Seyferth, Zakary served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Thomas L. Ludington of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

During law school, he served as a Summer Associate for Bush Seyferth and another Michigan firm.

Zakary received his J.D., summa cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School in 2020. He received his B.A., cum laude in Philosophy and Spanish from Grand Valley State University.

Honors & Awards

Best Note, Wayne Law Review (2019)

Governor’s Scholarship, Wayne State University Law School


Professional Activities

Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, Member

Defense Research Institute, Member

Grand Rapids Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Member

Publications

“Whose Data is It Anyway? Defending Client Information after the Case Ends” DRI – JD Supra, (December 2023)

“Whose Data is it Anyway? Defending Client Information After the Case Ends ” DRI For the Defense, co-author (November 2023)

“Fifth Circuit Opinion Strikes Blow Against Overpayment Theory” Law360 (October 2023)

“Boeing Opinion Strikes Blow Against Overpayment Theory ” Law360, co-author (2023)

“Share With Caution: The Dangers Behind Sharing Orders” Wayne Law Review (January 2020)

“Phenomenal Conservatism and the Belief-Appearance Problem” Ephemeris: An Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy (November 2017)

For Fun

  • Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones
  • Hobby: Language learning (currently focusing on German, Spanish, and Japanese)
  • Proud cat-dad to two tuxedo cats: Socrates and Aristotle.
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