Mr. Pashea focuses his practice on representing injured railroad workers, barge-line workers, those injured in trucking accidents and accidents involving the transportation industry. Prior to joining Kujawski & Associates, LLC, Zach obtained trial experience representing individuals on a wide range of matters, including personal injury cases, workers' compensation claims and criminal charges. Zach also has complex business litigation experience involving toxic torts and product liability.
Zach was born and raised in Madison County, IL. He graduated from Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis, MO and then completed a post-graduate year at Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, MA.
He went on to play Division 1 Lacrosse at Butler University before returning to the St. Louis area to complete his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Lindenwood University. While at Lindenwood, Zach was named an Honors Scholar and was inducted into Psi-Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology. He was also named a 1st team All-Conference and Academic All-American lacrosse player. Zach attended law school at Southern Illinois University School of Law, where he graduated in 2013.
Zach worked a variety of jobs while in college and law school. During his summers in college, he worked as a railroad car restorer in Granite City, IL and an Anheuser-Busch delivery driver for Lohr Distributing. In law school, Zach worked as a legal intern at Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, the Madison County Public Defender's office and the Madison County State's Attorney office. In addition to his legal internships, Zach also served as an Assistant Coach for the O'Fallon Township High School Boys Varsity lacrosse team.
In his free time, Zach relishes any opportunity to push his mind to the limits by competing in various athletic challenges. He is an avid rock climber, cyclist and endurance racer. He has completed numerous marathons, adventure races, off-road triathlons and marathon mountain bike races.
Zach is a member of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Madison County Bar Association and the St. Clair County Bar Association.
- Illinois, 2013
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2014
- U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2014
- Missouri, 2019
- Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
- J.D. - 2013
- Lindenwood University, St. Charles
- B.A. - 2008
- Major: Psychology
Professional Associations and Memberships
- 2017 Rising Pro Bono Star - 3rd Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee