Zach Bowman’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage, and appeals. His unique appellate experience has given him an eye toward detailed analysis that has served him well in preparing insurance coverage analysis and appellate briefing before courts of appeals and the Texas Supreme Court. Most recently, Zach used his trial advocacy skills to obtain a non dischargeable judgment after a two-day bench trial in bankruptcy court for over $2 million based on a Debtor’s fraudulent conduct.
Prior to starting in private practice, Zach served as a briefing attorney for Justice Paul W. Green at the Texas Supreme Court, and presented a CLE on petition for review practice before the Texas Supreme Court at the Texas Bar’s Civil Appellate Practice 101 CLE.
Zach graduated from South Texas College of Law, where he also served as a Note & Comment Editor for the South Texas Law Review, and was named a member of the Order of the Barristers for his time competing in moot court. Through moot court, Zach was named the nation’s Best Advocate at the American Bar Association Appellate Advocacy Competition in Chicago, where his team also won South Texas its 104th National Championship. Zach also won the Texas Young Lawyers’ Association's Moot Court Competition, where he argued the final round in front of seven members of the Texas Supreme Court.
Prior to law school, Zach attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned bachelor’s degrees in both Government and Radio-TV-Film. One of his short documentaries on the Vortex Theatre in East Austin was shown at Austin City Hall as part of a Faces of Austin display in 2006. Another one of his short films played as part of the SXSW student showcase in 2005.
Zach is licensed to practice in Texas, all federal district courts within Texas, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has now twice been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the years 2017 and 2018. View his Super Lawyers profile here. He and his wife Jillian, who serves as the Education Director for the Central Texas Region of the Anti-Defamation League, live in Austin with their children Cate and Charlie.