Zachary joined Drew Eckl & Farnham as an associate in 2016 and focuses his practice on representing insurers and employers in defense of workers’ compensation claims.
Zachary began his legal career practicing criminal defense with the largest private criminal defense firm in the Atlanta area. While there, he had the opportunity to argue countless motions, and try eleven jury trials. He was able to achieve a favorable outcome in every trial.
He also learned unique skills during his time practicing criminal defense that serve him well in his workers’ compensation practice: namely, the ability to tell when someone is lying, and how to uncover truth. These skills have served him well while conducting investigations into alleged claims, and in questioning claimants during depositions.
His passion for defending against wrongful claims continues to help him achieve the best outcomes possible for his clients.
Georgia State University, College of Law, J.D., 2014, cum laude, pro bono honors with highest distinction
University of Georgia, B.A., 2008
Georgia State and Superior Courts
American Bar Association
State Bar of Georgia
Atlanta Bar Association
Related News, Publications & Presentations
Practical Considerations and Pitfalls when Calculating a Claimant's Average Weekly Wage under O.C.G.A. §34-9-260(1). Zachary Taft. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal. Vol. 29 No. 167. September 2016.