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About Zachar Law Firm


Attorney and Staff, Personal Injury Lawyer Phoenix

The Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyers at Zachar Law Firm care about helping our clients recover maximum compensation for injuries suffered in accidents. Since 1996, Christopher J. Zachar, has provided legal experience to his clients. As an experienced litigator, Mr. Zachar has earned a respected reputation among his peers for the favorable settlements and verdicts we have obtained for our injured clients. Although most personal injury claims do settle out of court, our firm prepares every case to win in front of a jury.

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In most cases, no attorney’s fees unless you recover money damages


Client Results: A Proven Record

Personal injury attorney, Chris Zachar of Zachar Law Firm has had many settlements and verdicts over his 21 year span as a Certified Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death. With countless client success stories and case results as well as a recent $7.8 Million verdict, Zachar Law Firm has a proven track record of success for their clients.

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Zachar Law Firm Staff, Personal Injury Lawyer Phoenix

The Phoenix, Arizona, personal injury litigation law offices of Zachar Law Firm has the experience you can rely on to help you fight for the compensation you are entitled to after suffering injuries and losses in an accident. Since 1996 Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyer Christopher J. Zachar has provided personal injury and wrongful death trial experience to our clients. Mr. Zachar graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law, and he was admitted to the Arizona bar in 1992. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Our firm focuses nearly exclusively on pursuing maximum compensation for injury victims and their families.

Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyer Profiles

Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyer and Certified Specialist, Chris Zachar

Chris Zachar, Personal Injury Lawyer Phoenix

Christopher J. Zachar, Personal Injury Lawyer Phoenix

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Chris is a personal injury and trial lawyer who has practiced law in Arizona since 1992. He graduated from Arizona State University in Tempe in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science. In 1992, Chris graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law in Tucson with his Juris Doctor Degree. He is admitted to practice law in all city, county and state courts in Arizona. In addition, Chris is admitted to practice law in the United States District Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Chris, an injury lawyer in phoenix is a member of the Board of Directors of Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, and has achieved a lifetime member status in AZTLA. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice, the Maricopa County Bar Association, and the State Bar of Arizona. As part of his specialized training, Chris attended the Arizona College of Trial Advocacy. In addition, Chris attends many seminars and conferences each year to maintain his high standards of knowledge and excellence in the practice of law. Christopher J. Zachar is proud to be included in the listing, of Southwest Super Lawyers, 2007-2014.


Barry R. Shalen, Esq. Personal Injury Lawyer

Barry has spent the last twenty years handling Arizona personal injury cases from intake through settlement—including many years litigating cases and fighting for injury victims.

Barry graduated in 1992 from Southwestern University school of law in Los Angeles, California, where he was an award winning member of the school’s moot court team. Barry is licensed to practice law in both California and Arizona.  Aside from a law degree, Barry also has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Corrections. Barry also attended a one year comic book art workshop in 1975, taught by famed Marvel Comics’ artist, John Buscema.  Barry self-published his own comic book in 1981, with buyers coming from as far away as Japan.

Before law school, Barry spent 12 years working in social services in New York. His social service experience includes running recreation and diversion programs for at-risk youth, job and training programs for welfare mothers, counseling in homeless family shelters, and creating a yearlong transitional living shelter for homeless adolescents that offered residents assistance with education, job hunting, life skills, budgeting, etc. Barry strongly believes that his experience working in a variety of social service settings bring him an empathy that helps him understand the range of emotional issues and needs of injured clients he meets in his job as a plaintiff’s personal injury attorney.

Barry is excited to be joining Zachar Law, where he will continue to practice plaintiff personal injury law, handling both pre-litigation and litigation cases. Barry’s motto has always been that no case is too big or too small. In fact, when he’s working on your case, it’s his biggest case. This attitude has resulted in many personal referrals from colleagues and former clients as well as repeat clients.

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Heidi Kelsch, Zachar Staff, Personal Injury Lawyer Phoenix

Heidi Kelsch, Zachar Staff

Heidi Kelsch has been a paralegal for Zachar Law Firm since 1997. By keeping ridiculously long hours and severely restricting her sleep, she has been almost able to stay 3 steps behind Chris for several years now, although she would be overjoyed if the clone she ordered in 2001 ever arrived. A graduate of the University of Arizona and Arizona Paralegal Training Program, Heidi prides herself on her work product and assisting the firm’s clients in getting just compensation for their injuries and damages. She runs marathons in an effort to maintain her sanity, and tries to see her husband and dog at least twice a week, so they don’t forget who she is. She also enjoys baking, cheering for the Packers, hiking, traveling and reading, although she rarely has time for any of these activities. She also makes the best rice krispy treats in the history of mankind.

Shannon Sellmeyer, Zachar Staff, Personal Injury Lawyer Phoenix

Shannon Sellmeyer, Zachar Staff

Shannon is a legal assistant with the Zachar Law Firm. She joined the firm in 2007 and soon became irreplaceable. She handles new client intakes, scheduling, and multiple other duties. Her organizational skills are unsurpassed and she keeps Chris and Heidi on their toes. Shannon, originally from Nebraska, is an avid college football fan (go Huskers!) and enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 sons.

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Joe M, Zachar Staff

Joe arrived at the Zachar Law Firm in July 2010, as the Marketing Director. Joe has a background in Business Marketing, Information Technology, and Web Design from Arizona State University. An avid sports fan, Joe’s favorite teams are the New York Yankees, New York Jets, and his Alma Mater ASU. Joe also remains involved with wrestling while watching the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Joe enjoys the Legal profession and is learning on a daily basis. He is absolutely a workhorse and is so involved that we cannot keep up with him. He has been a great addition to the firm.









Kristen Hall, Zachar Staff, Personal Injury Lawyer Phoenix

Kristen Hall, Zachar Staff

Kristen Hall has been with the firm since late 2010.  Originally hired as the receptionist, her quick wit and attention to detail helped her work her way up the ranks, and she was promoted to a legal assistant position shortly after she started.  Kristen now manages the firm’s requests for medical records, bills and reductions.  She also handles new client intakes and assists with countless other tasks and functions of the firm.  She is married with two beautiful children and has two cute dogs.  A Chicago native, Kristen likes to spend her weekends with her family, hiking, reading, shopping and watching hockey.








Xochitl Garcia, Zachar Staff, Personal Injury Lawyer Phoenix

Xochitl Garcia, Zachar Staff

Xochitl Garcia is the bright and bubbly voice of Zachar Law Firm.  She joined the firm as the receptionist in the spring of 2012.  Her sweet demeanor and infectious laugh let our clients know they are in good hands from their very first call to the firm.  Xochitl assists with new client intakes and other office tasks.  A graduate of the University of Phoenix, she has her Associate of Arts degree with a concentration in communications. Xochitl is the social butterfly of the firm and somehow manages to try every new and popular restaurant, club and venue before anyone else.  She loves antique shopping and restoring vintage pieces and spends as much time as she can with her friends, family, adorable boyfriend and her dog, Rusty.









Lorrie Bowe, Zachar Staff

Lorri Bowe has been a legal assistant with Zachar Law Firm since the summer of 2013.  She assists with new client intakes, ordering medical records and bills, handles Medicare and health insurance issues and performs multiple other tasks for the firm.  She has a very kind and caring nature, and most importantly, bakes cookies for the office on a regular basis.  A native Arizonan, Lorri has lived in Phoenix since 1985.  She and her husband have two handsome sons and a dog.  Lorri enjoys spending her free time with her family and is an avid football and NASCAR fan.


Tammy Mills, Zachar Staff

Tammy Mills joined Zachar Law Firm in the summer of 2013.  She has worked as a legal assistant since 1988 and is well-known in the legal community for her work ethic and loyalty.  Her tenacious attitude, positive energy and willing spirit have made her a client favorite and an invaluable part of the Zachar Law Firm team.  Tammy enjoys spending as much time as she can with her daughter, adorable grandson, and her dog, Hurley.  She is very active and loves to hike and box.  She volunteers with several local charities in the valley, and is seriously waiting for Steve Nash to sweep her off her feet so they can live happily ever after.








Rebecca Gehrke, Zachar Staff

Rebecca joined Zachar Law Firm in April, 2014.  Originally from Syracuse, NY, Rebecca has lived in Arizona since 1971. She’s traveled to every state, except for two.  She graduated from Phoenix College and is happily married with four amazing, smart-alec, troublemaking children. She has a slight over-the-top obsession with the Arizona Cardinals and Arizona Coyotes. She could open a gift shop with all the merchandise she has. It’s rumored that her kids are actually looking into that. Rebecca has two rescue pit bulls at home, Bo and Shyla, along with Stewie, a mini dachshund. On weekends , she enjoys traveling to see her favorite musicians and bowls in a league once a month.









Motor Vehicle Accidents

Areas of Practice:

  • Construction Law
  • Nursing Home
  • Insurance Law
  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law
  • Professional Malpractice Law
  • Railroad Worker Injury/FELA
  • Workers’ Compensation Law
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premise Liability
  • Dog Bites

Litigation Percentage:

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • Arizona, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1993


  • University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona, 1992
    • J.D.
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 1989
    • B.S.
  • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
    • Board of Directors
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
    • Lifetime Member
  • American Association for Justice
    • Member
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
    • Member
  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Member

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Free case evaluation about your personal injury or wrongful death case.

In most cases, no attorney’s fees unless you recover money damages

As an experienced litigator, Mr. Zachar has earned a respected reputation among peers and satisfied clients for obtaining favorable settlements and verdicts. Although most personal injury claims do settle out of court, our firm prepares diligently to take every case to trial, when necessary. We understand how important it is for you to speak directly with your attorney. We encourage direct e-mails and phone calls as part of the personal service we offer to injured people, and we do our best to return our calls the same day in the event we cannot talk to you immediately.

To speak with an experienced Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyer who specializes in helping victims stand up for their rights, please contact Chris Zachar of Zachar Law Firm via E-mail or by phone . There is NO obligation and with your submission we are also offering a free case evaluation. Even if you are not submitting a case evaluation and just have a question,  we offer real answers to your questions in a matter of a few minutes.

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We place a high priority on helping the victims of motorcycle accidents and their families.

Contact our offices in Phoenix, Arizona, to begin protecting your rights as soon as possible after suffering a personal injury or losing a loved one in a car, truck or motorcycle accident. We offer a free case evaluation, and in most cases, attorney’s fees are contingent upon recovering compensation.

Car accidents ? Slip and fall ? Product liability

Our law firm is located in Phoenix, just one block off Highway 51. We represent injured people and their families throughout the state of Arizona and Maricopa County, including the cities of Chandler, Flagstaff, Glendale, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, Tucson and Yuma.

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Contact us as soon as possible after your accident. We offer motorcycle enthusiasts comprehensive personal injury services. We also help victims of bicycle accidents, auto accidents, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, defective products, and slip and falls. We represent injured children and their parents.

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Zachar Law Firm, P.C.
3301 E. Thunderbird Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Phone 602-494-4800
FAX 602-494-3320
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