Zach Runyan



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  • Recently appointed to the Detroit Bar Associations Board of Directors

  • Appointed Chair of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association’s Civil Rights Committee

  • Appointed to Executive Board of Michigan Association of Justice

  • Appointed Case Evaluator, Wayne County Mediation Tribunal

In 2016, Zach graduated with honors from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Following graduation, Zach focused his attention on achieving his life-long goal of becoming a trial attorney. Due to his academic success, Zach was awarded a full-ride scholarship to attend Wayne State University Law School. While there, Zach excelled in several Mock Trial and Trial Advocacy competitions. Additionally, Zach was consistently recognized as a uniquely talented writer, which included receiving the highest scored brief in his Legal Writing course. Zach graduated cum laude from Wayne State University Law School in May 2019.

While in law school, Zach clerked for one of the most successful and well-respected Plaintiff’s firms in Michigan. During his time there, Zach advocated for clients in several high-profile cases through drafting successful motions and pleadings. Through this experience, Zach discovered his passion for advocating for injured clients.

Zach also clerked for two of the biggest Defense firms in the State. While at each, Zach played a key role in securing favorable outcomes for clients. Learning the intricacies of defense side litigation has equipped Zach with a well-rounded understanding of the litigation process. Today, Zach utilizes this understanding to deliver exceptional results to each of his clients.

Following graduation, Zach joined Marko Law to pursue his passion of advocating for injured clients. Zach successfully represents clients in a variety of cases, including personal injury matters, civil rights issues, employment litigation, injuries caused by defective products, and other litigation related matters.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Michigan

  • Supreme Court of the United States

  • Colorado (Pro Hac Vice)

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida (Pro Hac Vice)

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.)

Published Appellate Decisions

Lowrey v LMPS & LMPJ, Inc, 313 Mich App 500, 503; 885 NW2d 638 (2015)Cahoo v SAS Analytics Inc, 912 F3d 887, 892 (CA 6, 2019)West v Dep’t of Natural Resources, NW2d; 2020 Mich. App. LEXIS 5069, at *1 (Ct App, Aug. 6, 2020)

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