Zach Berne’s experience as a litigator includes representing clients with interests in real estate, banking, and the maritime and fishing industries. His practice focuses on insurance coverage, vessel casualties, maritime personal injury, commercial leases, and assisting property owners facing governmental taking via eminent domain.
Zach has represented clients at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal courts and with maritime oil pollution claims before the National Pollution Funds Center. He began his legal career with a year-long clerkship at the High Court of American Samoa. After completing his clerkship, Zach moved to Anchorage, where he worked as a litigator for a local firm specializing in insurance and criminal defense. His practice included a broad range of cases, from dram shop claims and insurance coverage disputes to assaults and federal drug conspiracies.
Before entering the legal profession, Zach worked in construction and agriculture positions, including as an ironworker at the U.S. Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station and as a wildland firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service.
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