Disciplined in Sophisticated Defense and Insurance Litigation

Zachary M. Jett joined Butler in 2013 and is a Senior Associate in our Charlotte office. Zach focuses his practice on Subrogation and Recovery. His litigation experiences are in catastrophic loss, construction defect, and products liability matters.

Zach graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communication Studies. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, from the Mississippi College School of Law in 2009. While at the University of North Carolina, Zach was a member of the Undergraduate Honor Court and president of his fraternity. In law school, he was selected for the Moot Court team.

Prior to joining the firm, Zach practiced insurance defense in Charlotte, North Carolina for several years.

Admissions

  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee

Education

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communication studies
  • Mississippi College School of Law
    Doctor of Jurisprudence

Memberships

  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar Association

Courts

  • North Carolina District Courts
  • South Carolina District Court

Blog Posts

September 21, 2017 BLOG POSTThe Rule of Sevens: Evaluating Claims Involving a Child

As subrogation professionals, we may be tasked with evaluating property loss claims where a child caused or contributed to the property damage.  For example, is a child playing with matches or a lighter liable for a fire loss?  Or, is a child liable for driving a vehicle into the neighbor’s home? In some instances, a parent may be held liable for the child’s acts.   As more fully set forth below, when evaluating a claim involving a child, it is important to evaluate the age and capacity of the at-fault party, and to be familiar with state specific statutes regarding parental liability. 

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Events

October 26, 2017 EVENTLive Burn - Top 5 Subrogation Issues

Zachary Jett from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig will be presenting in Cary, NC at the Live Burn Event on the topic of "Top 5 Subrogation Issues".

This exclusive educational event will demonstrate the myths and red flags of property fires in order to assist Insurance Professionals with future claims.

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August 10, 2017 EVENTSLA 25th Annual Property Seminar - Top 10 Issues in Coverage & Subrogation

Nicholas Goanos and Zachary Jett from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in Alpharetta, GA at the Southern Loss Association’s 25th Annual Property Seminar on the topic of "Top 10 Issues in Coverage & Subrogation".

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March 09, 2017 EVENTZAP Consulting's 3rd Annual Claim Conference - HOMEOWNER'S CLAIMS: IDENTIFYING SUBROGATION POTENTIAL AND ADDRESSING COVERAGE ISSUES

Nicholas Goanos and Zachary Jett from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in Charlotte, NC at ZAP Consulting’s 3rd Annual Claim Conference on the topic of "Homeowner's Claims: Identifying Subrogation Potential and Addressing Coverage Issues," on March 9, 2017. 

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Key Points
Practice Area CASE TYPE
  • Catastrophic Loss
  • Catastrophic Recovery Coordination
  • Coverage - First Party Automobile
  • Fire Spread Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Products Liability - Automobile
  • Products Liability - Consumer Products (All Types)
  • Products Liability - Equipment Losses
  • Products Liability - Pipe Failures
  • Structural Collapse
  • Subrogation