Zachary Al-Tabbaa

Commercial litigation

  • Complex medical litigation
  • Product liability
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Intellectual property disputes

Zachary Al-Tabbaa

Background

Mr. Al-Tabbaa has developed a focus and passion for complex litigation matters including, patent and trademark litigation, personal injury with sophisticated medical causation, construction and commercial litigation, contract disputes, and insurance defense litigation.

His educational background and experience as a laboratory research assistant at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center gives him unique insight into disputes involving complex scientific matters. While obtaining his bachelor’s degree, he worked as a rehabilitation technician for the University Medical Center of El Paso and as an emergency room scribe for several hospitals in the area. That opportunity peaked Mr. Al-Tabbaa’s interest in personal injury law and gave him first-hand experience in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency room procedures.

He later developed an interest in insurance defense as a manger for a multi-state roofing company, where he learned to navigate the complexities of filing and managing insurance claims. Mr. Al-Tabbaa was responsible for attending meetings with insurance adjusters to negotiate claims and payment for losses sustained by homeowners. But his best experience from that position was his interaction with clients and managing their satisfaction with the company.

While in law school Mr. Al-Tabbaa interned for the United States Patent and Trademark Office and gained experience in several intellectual property firms, where he honed his understanding of the mechanical, electrical and design patent prosecution and litigation, and trademark enforcement.

However, among his most rewarding experiences in law school was Mr. Al-Tabbaa’s participation in the Microsoft/Hispanic National Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Institute in Washington, D.C. Each year the IP Law Institute selects up to 25 law students from law schools throughout the country to participate in an IP law immersion program. Selected candidates spend a week in Washington D.C. where the IP Law Institute takes place. The IP Law Institute provides substantive instruction, hands-on practical experience, writing workshops, visits to U.S. government institutions related to intellectual property law, briefings from leading intellectual property practitioners and congressional and executive branch authorities, and networking opportunities, all designed to give participants a broad understanding of intellectual property law practice.

Hobbies:

Mr. Al-Tabbaa loves playing pickup games of soccer on the weekends; skiing; biking; camping; fishing; going on long walks with Milo, his German Shepherd; traveling; and playing strategy board games with his fiancé Dr. Elizabeth Aguilera, a post-doctoral fellow on the faculty of the University of Colorado School of Medicine in the department of Microbiology and Immunology.

Community Service: Lily volunteers with several pro bono legal clinics and enjoys spending downtime with family, friends, and her dog Mabel.

Education:

  • Juris Doctor, 2019, University of Denver—Sturm College of Law

  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, 2013, University of Texas at El Paso

Court Admissions:

State and Federal Courts: 

  • Colorado (pending)
  • New Mexico 

Memberships, Licenses & Certifications:

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association