Julio M. Zapata
Mr. Zapata has over 20 years of litigation experience and is fluent in Spanish. He has presented cases to the Arizona Supreme Court and the Arizona Court of Appeals where the Courts have given published decisions in his clients' favor, leading to new laws.
His field of work, and sample cases can be found in the Legal Service section.
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2000
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1998
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Court
U.S. Tax Court, 2005
Education and Honors
B.A., Sociology, magna cum laude, University of Southern California, 1994
B.S., Public Administration, magna cum laude, University of Sourthern California, 1994
AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated (the highest rating available), by Martindale-Hubbell
Member, Bankruptcy Section, State Bar of Arizona
Member, Maricopa County Bar Association
Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
Member, Washington State Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Lifetime Member, Founder's Circle, Hispanic National Bar Association
Served as Regional President for Washington and Arizona
Rollovers and Roof Crush: Are auto manufacturers doing enough to reduce roof crush and produce safer vehicles? by Julio Zapata. May 2011
Window Glazing: Are auto manufacturers doing enough to reduce occupant rejection and produce safer vehicles? by Julio Zapata. May 2011
Public Justice: Federal Preemption - Bernal v. Daewoo
Buyer Beware! Under-insured auto coverage. By Julio Zapata. April 2011
Taming the Bankruptcy Code's Toothless Tiger, 11 U.S.C. § 521(2), 72 Washington Law Review 1195. By Julio Zapata. October 1997.