Zach Runyan

Attorney

Zach@MarkoLaw.com

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  • “Go To Lawyer” (2023) (Negligence Law), by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Only 23 lawyers received this recognition

  • “Employment & Discrimination Law Trailblazer”, National Law Journal (2023)

  • “Plaintiff’s Attorney Trailblazer”, National Law Journal (2023)

  • Chair of the Civil Rights Section of the Detroit Bar Association

  • “Section of The Year Award” (2023), Detroit Bar Association award recognizing work done as head of the Civil Rights Section

  • Selected to serve on the State Bar Law Related Education & Public Outreach Committee

  • Nationally recognized as a “Super Lawyer” (2012 – 2024) 

  • “Go To Lawyer” (2021) (Employment Law), by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.  Only 20 lawyers received this recognition 

  • Appointed to Board of Directors (2020), Detroit Bar Association

  • Named “Lifetime Fellow” (2020), Detroit Bar Association

  • “President’s Award” (2018) for Civil Rights Work, Most Prestigious Award by Detroit Bar Association.  This award recognizes an attorney whose early career has exhibited high standards of service to the profession, his or her clients, and the public

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

  • 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.)

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, South Dakota, State Courts of California & Colorado (Pro Hac Vice)

Published Appellate Decisions

- Lowrey v LMPS & LMPJ, Inc, 313 Mich App 500, 503; 885 NW2d 638 (2015)
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Cahoo v SAS Analytics Inc, 912 F3d 887, 892 (CA 6, 2019)
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West v Dep’t of Natural Resources, NW2d; 2020 Mich. App. LEXIS 5069, at *1 (Ct App, Aug. 6, 2020)
- Sexton v. Cernuto, 18 F.4th 177 (6th Cir. 2021)
- Miller v. Mich. Dep't of Corr., No. 356430, 2022 Mich. App. LEXIS 5095 (Ct. App. Aug. 25, 2022), lv granted Miller v Dep't of Corrections, 511 Mich 860 (2023)
- Nugent v. Spectrum Juv. Just. Servs., 72 F.4th 135 (6th Cir. 2023)

“Employment & Discrimination Law Trailblazer”, National Law Journal (2023)
“Plaintiff’s Attorney Trailblazer”, National Law Journal (2023)
Chair of the Civil Rights Section of the Detroit Bar Association
Appointed to Board of Directors (2020), Detroit Bar Association
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Named “Lifetime Fellow” (2020), Detroit Bar Association
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“Go To Lawyer” (2021) (Employment Law), by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.  Only 20 lawyers received this recognition
Nationally recognized as a “Super Lawyer” (2012 – 2024)
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“President’s Award” (2018) for Civil Rights Work, Most Prestigious Award by Detroit Bar Association.  This award recognizes an attorney whose early career has exhibited high standards of service to the profession, his or her clients, and the public
“Section of The Year Award” (2023), Detroit Bar Association award recognizing work done as head of the Civil Rights Section

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