Meet The Zachar Law Firm Staff

Zachar Law Firm, P.C. has some of the most experienced personal injury paralegals and staff to help guide you through your claim. You are not alone, Zachar Law Firm will be with you every step of the way.

Zachar Law Firm Staff

Heidi Peterson

Heidi Petersen 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. 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.

Rebecca Gehrke

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.


Marci came on board to Zachar Law in June 2016. She is the litigation paralegal for David Catanese and has more than 20 years’ experience as a personal injury paralegal. We are grateful for her extensive knowledge, willingness to help and ability to keep Dave in line…as if that is possible.

She enjoys helping people and fighting for causes, and personal injury litigation affords her the opportunity to do both at the same time. Marci is a second generation native Arizonan, born and raised in the Glendale/Peoria area.  In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading, hiking, baseball (Go Dbacks!) and spending time with family.

Dolly Burnett is a paralegal with the Zachar Law Firm.  She joined the firm in the summer of 2017 and brings with her 23  years of experience as a personal injury paralegal.  She is happily married with three beautiful children and three rambunctious grandsons.  A Montana native, Dolly loves all things western. On the weekends, she enjoys trips to visit family, shopping, hiking, and camping.

Jennifer is originally from NJ (Philly side) and has been living in the Valley for almost 13 years. She received her Paralegal Certificate and Associates degree at Peirce College in Philadelphia in 1994, which is where her journey as a personal injury Paralegal began 23 years ago.

Jennifer has a passion for motivating others to take charge of their mental and physical fitness.  Jennifer has been a spin instructor for 10 years, teaching classes at multiple studios in the Valley.

She loves spending her free time with her husband Rich and her 14-year-old son Cameron.  They love traveling, going to concerts and attending sporting events.  Her husband is a huge Chicago teams fan, while she and her son are huge Philadelphia teams fans!


Mayra Quiroga has been at Zachar Law Firm for almost a year. She has been doing personal injury for 3 years and she loves it. She has an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from Phoenix College. Currently attending ASU to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Her goal is to become a criminal attorney one day. Mayra enjoys going out of town with the family and cheering for the Lakers and Dodgers.

Shannon Sellmeyer

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 football fan (go Huskers and Cardinals!) and enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.

Amy joined Zachar Law Firm in 2016. She’s a legal assistant to the firm. Her particular assistance area is in medical and billing records. Amy loves to cook and coupon. She’s a mom to a beautiful daughter and girlfriend of her amazing dad. She is also a fur baby mom to 5 dogs and 1 cat. Amy enjoys fast cars and watching movies when she can. She’s also a native Arizonan with no plans to ever leave!Lorri Bowe

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.

Kristen Hall

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.


After a two-year leave, Jessica is back! Jessica has been a legal assistant with Zachar Law Firm since 2002. She is in charge of accounts receivable/payable, negotiating lien reductions, assisting with reviewing client’s medical records and bills and many other legal and administrative duties. She is native of Texas and enjoys spending time with her three amazing kids, as well as traveling, hiking, movies, reading, living room dance parties with the kids and trying out new restaurants.

Jessica brings a smile and a great attitude to work every day. She is absolutely an invaluable member of the Zachar Law Firm team.

Joe M.

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.