Instructor Information

Zachariah Parry

Zachariah B. Parry, J.D. is a founder of the civil litigation firm Parry & Pfau. He concentrates his practice on business and contract law, fraud and white collar crime, and personal injury. He regularly litigates against parties with deep pockets like labor unions, racketeering enterprises, and insurance companies. He has experienced success on both sides of the table, including multiple multi-million dollar judgments on behalf of plaintiffs in fraud cases, and zero-dollar defense verdicts on behalf of clients unjustly sued. His real-world successes give Zach a wealth of experience to draw from when teaching UNLV's paralegal program. Zach currently teaches the Paralegal Practicum which consists of writing skills, legal skills, and law practice skills, and the law courses consisting of: Tort Law, Contract Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, Civil Procedure and Family Law.

Matthew Pfau Matthew Pfau has spent his entire professional life working with individuals and businesses, one-on-one, to help them solve their problems. Matthew's ability to communicate and connect with each of his clients has set him apart from other practitioners in his same fields of legal expertise. And, because of the reputation he has earned in the community, Matthew has received many accolades, including being named "Legal Elite" by the Nevada Business Journal.

Matthew began working in the field of Estate Planning immediately out of law school because he knew that this field was going to allow him help people in a way that would positively impact the remainder of their lives. As his practice in Estate Planning grew, so did his love for the area of law and his expertise in the field. He has now assisted countless individuals and families of all financial backgrounds protect their hard-earned assets through estate planning techniques.

Because of client demand, Matthew also added additional practice areas to his fields of expertise. Probate was a natural fit for an expansion of his expertise. When clients' family members were neglectful of their estate plan, Matthew's clients would call him for help managing the estate through the probate process. He now provides probate services in both Nevada and California.

The other area of law that Matthew expanded into was the field of bankruptcy. His bankruptcy clients do not find themselves in the most advantageous financial situations and this practice also allows Matthew to provide lasting relief to individuals who truly need the help. By adding bankruptcy to his fields of expertise, Matthew is now able to assist any individual no matter their financial situation.

Matthew now serves on the Las Vegas PBS Planned Giving Counsel which allows him to continue giving back to the community that he grew up in. Through the PBS Planned Giving Counsel he has the opportunity to advise donors on the most advantageous means to provide charitable donations. Matthew also regularly provides public seminars through PBS to educate the public on to best means to distribute assets to individuals and charities.

Prior to founding Lawyers Plus and Pickard Parry Pfau, Matthew worked as a consultant with a multi-national organization advising business executives on business management efficiency, and also managed his own law firm serving clients in the fields of estate planning, business law and bankruptcy. Matthew's diverse background contributes significant value to any project he works on. Matthew is a graduate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Whittier Law School.

Matt is a member in good standing with the State Bar of Nevada and the California State Bar Association. Matt is admitted to practice before all District Courts in the State of Nevada, the U.S. Federal District Court for the District of Nevada, the District Courts in the State of California, the U.S. Federal District Court for the District of California, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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