Zachariah’s primary legal experience has been advising clients in numerous areas of municipal law, including, but not limited to, open government, personnel matters, police officer discipline and separation proceedings, procurement and purchasing, contracting and performance agreements, annexations, licensing and regulation of public rights-of-way, utilities, and ordinance drafting. He has negotiated and drafted economic development agreements and represented various cities in minor litigation and administrative hearings.
Zachariah also has nearly a decade of legislative experience, having served various roles for members of both parties and in both houses of the Texas Legislature. As Deputy Director of the Texas House of Representatives Select Committee on Federal Economic Stabilization Funding, he provided specialized guidance and recommendations on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, working directly with state and federal legislators, executive agencies, and White House personnel to determine Recovery Act implications. He is the co-editor of Texas Senate Practice (2015, 2017 eds.)
Zachariah graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in Government. He earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence at The University of Texas School of Law. During law school, he served as a law clerk for Judge Guy Herman, presiding judge of the Travis County Probate Court.
Zachariah served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps from July 1998 to July 2003, during which time he was awarded multiple Certificates of Commendation and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, among others.
Zachariah lives in East Austin and has a penchant for classic cars and other fine automobiles.