Attorney Zachary I. Avina is a California native. However, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Philadelphia University in 2015, with concentrations in Management and Psychology. Mr. Avina graduated from California Western School of Law in 2018, where he focused his studies on business law, public interest law, and labor and employment law. Concurrently with his work for the firm, Mr. Avina is working towards his graduate degree in Business Administration.
During his law school career, Mr. Avina interned for several, local law firms, including the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, New Media Rights, and Wilkinson Mazzeo, PC. In these positions, he culminated his passion and skill regarding the advocacy of individuals and small businesses. Mr. Avina was also on the Dean’s Honor List for Academic Achievement during law school, and he was a member of the Pro Bono Honors Society. In his last year of law school, Mr. Avina was honored to receive the James P. O’Neil Scholarship, which is awarded to a student with sufficient academic merit who demonstrates an interest in and proficiency for pro bono work and entrepreneurship.
Since law school, and while working for the firm, Mr. Avina took and passed the California Bar Examination on his first attempt. He is soon to be barred in Washington, D.C. and New York (pending admissions finalization).
When not assisting the firm’s clients, Mr. Avina serves as the Chairman and Executive Director of a nonprofit organization that he founded in 2017, which is aimed at promoting second chance employment opportunities to formerly incarcerated individuals - while also providing support for the businesses that hire them - in an effort to bridge the gap. In addition, Mr. Avina has assisted in the formation of several nonprofit organizations, corporations, and limited liability companies in California and New York. He further utilizes these myriad skills by consulting small businesses and entrepreneurs across the country with a variety of business issues.
When Mr. Avina is not assisting clients, he enjoys spending time with his family, travelling the world, and reading suspense novels.