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Zach Jett maximizes recovery value for his clients regardless of the size of the file or the hurdles presented. As a Partner in the Charlotte office, he focuses his practice on Subrogation and Recovery. His experiences routinely include fire losses, exemplified in a $7 million verdict achieved by his and Peter Vogt’s efforts, concerning a South Carolina university that caught fire during a reroofing project. Zach handled numerous water damage claims as a result of fire sprinklers ruptures following cold temperatures, resulting in recoveries in excess of $2 million for his clients. Zach routinely pursues recovery when buildings under construction are damaged, including a recent $750,000 recovery for a university in Tennessee. Zach’s recovery efforts benefit local municipalities, exemplified by a six-figure recovery on behalf of the City of Myrtle Beach after its convention center was damaged during a trade show. His vast litigation experiences include catastrophic property loss, construction defect, and products liability matters across the Southeast. Zach is licensed to practice in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Mississippi, as well as the Federal Courts in the Fourth Circuit.

Zach is a born leader and utilizes his leadership skills to excel both personally and professionally. During his time as an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Zach’s interest in law began when he was selected to join the University’s Honor Court. He was then elected as President of the Chi Phi Fraternity where he managed 60+ students and oversaw public outreach events. While working in a managerial marketing position after college, he solidified his leadership skills with weekly presentations to clients, granting him the ability to think on his feet and find efficient solutions to client concerns. He pursued his legal education at the Mississippi College School of Law, where he was invited to join the Moot Court competition team. Zach earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 2009.

Throughout his professional career as a litigator, clients frequently commend Zach on his ability to narrow the issues presented and to communicate a plan of action in a clear, concise manner. Zach frequently presents on a variety of subrogation issues at national industry seminars, including as a presenter at the NASP Annual Conference and for CLM’s monthly webinar series.

In addition to faithfully serving his clients, Zach also believes in serving his community and those in need. He served on the board of a local charity benefitting children’s cancer research where he has planned several community events designed to raise funds for the Levine Children’s Hospital. Zach volunteered to be locked up in a jail cell to raise “bail money” of over $3,300 for a family through the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He also partakes in the Charlotte office’s donation drives for the Ronald McDonald house and the local animal shelter. Zach lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife, daughter, and rescue dog, all of whom are avid Tar Heel and Carolina Panther fans.

Outside of the office, Zach participates in several civic organizations, helping to promote values and social change through ethical leadership and service. He is currently an active member of the Rotary Club of Mecklenbury County-South, Sportsman’s Club of Charlotte and his local church at Myers Park United Methodist.


  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia


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


  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar Association
  • Claims Litigation Management (CLM)
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) (Conference Co-Chair 2021)


  • North Carolina Federal Courts (Eastern, Middle, Western Districts)
  • South Carolina Federal Court
  • Virginia Federal Courts (Eastern and Western Districts)
  • Tennessee Federal Court (Western District)
  • Mississippi State Courts
  • North Carolina State Courts
  • South Carolina State Courts
  • Tennessee State Courts
  • Virginia State Courts


  • The Winthrop University Trustees for the State v. Pickens Roofing and Sheet Metals, Inc. (418 S.C. 142)


The Fire Protection Engineer’s Role in Large Loss Fire Investigations

Partner Zachary Jett, along with co-panelists Michael Buster (Arc Forensic), Jamie Lord (Reax Engineering), and Phillip Fouts (The Fouts Group), will be a panelist for the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) Greater Atlanta Fire Safety Conference on March 15, 2023. The panel is titled "The Fire Protection Engineer’s Role in Large Loss Fire Investigations" and will be moderated by Fire Pr...

Zachary Jett – CSRP Designation

Join us in congratulating Partner Zachary Jett for earning the Certified Subrogation Recovery Professional (CSRP) Designation from the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP). The CSRP is an important designation in the industry, signifying that the those possessing the designation have met stringent, academic and experience requirements and have agreed to be bound by the Code of ...


Join Partner Zachary Jett and co-presenter Zachary Ball as they present for the NASP 2022 Annual Conference on November 6, 2022. This presentation will provide an overview of common HVAC subrogation claims. This presentation will begin with taking a top-level look at the operating principles of HVAC systems and the corresponding components that are required for successful operation. Next, they wi...

Butler Awards Laptops for the 2022 CTRL Your Future Contest

For the seventh year in a row, Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig has celebrated the achievements of high school seniors across the country through our CTRL Your Future Laptop Contest. These laptops will serve as more than a study tool for these seniors and serve as a means to stay connected with the people and communities they are a part of. We wish to extend a special Congratulations to our 2022 CTRL...

Help Wanted: How to Fill Talent Vacancies in the Post-Pandemic Workforce

Join Partner Zachary Jett as he moderates a panel led by 2021 NASP Co-Chair Sarah Powell and Amy Cooper, CEO and Founder of R.I.S.E., focusing on post pandemic hiring and talent development for our future leaders. This “open microphone” discussion encourages attendees to offer their thoughts and questions to the panel, as they discuss the staffing challenges facing the insurance industry prese...

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BANG Goes the Retrofit! Pursuing Subrogation Claims Involving LED Retrofits with a Ballast

Partner Zachary Jett and co-presenter Michael Custer (Kilgore Engineering) presented for the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) July 2021 Webinar on July 13, 2021. This presentation educated viewers on how to identify hallmarks of a fire caused by LED retrofits with a ballast, understand basic component parts and terminology for LED lighting as well as identify proper party ...

Congratulations to our Newest Partners!

As we move into the new year, please join us in congratulating our firm’s newest Partners! You can learn more about them by clicking on their individual photos....

In Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.


Follow The Facts And The Fire Code: A Case Study In Obtaining A Jury Verdict When The Fire’s Ignition Source Is Undetermined

Zachary Jett co-presented with Fire Protection Engineer Dan Arnold on the topic of NFPA codes and construction contract clauses to assist in successfully proving an unknown ignition fire case. The presentation was held at the NASP 2018 Annual Conference on November 13, 2018 in Orlando, FL. ...

2018 Rca Meeting – Introduction To Subrogation And Efficiently Handling A Subrogation Claim

Zachary Jett from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in Raleigh, NC at the 2018 RCA Meeting on the topic of "Introduction to Subrogation and Efficiently Handling a Subrogation Claim"....

CLM Webinar – Efficiently Evaluating Subrogation Potential Without Breaking The Bank

Zachary Jett will be hosting a CLM Webinar on Wednesday, February 21st. The topic is "Efficiently Evaluating Subrogation Potential Without Breaking The Bank".  Subrogation professionals are routinely tasked with processing a high volume of claims, with an eye toward evaluating recovery potential. Often, losses under $100,000 may initially appear to have strong subrogation potential but the expe...

Live Burn – Top 5 Subrogation Issues

Zachary Jett from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in Cary, NC at the Live Burn Event on the topic of "Top 5 Subrogation Issues". This exclusive educational event demonstrated the myths and red flags of property fires in order to assist Insurance Professionals with future claims....

The 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, ...

Sla 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"....

Zap 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.  The presentation assisted adjusters to identify subrogation potential with common household failures involving first-party prop...

Common Household Failures & Potential Subrogation Opportunites

Zachary Jett presented at Zap Consulting's Annual Claim Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 28th. He covered "Common Household Failures and Potential Subrogation Opportunities" with his co-presenter Mark Nelson of Rimkus Consulting Group....

Zach Jett | Locked Up for Charity

Butler Senior Associate Zach Jett is going to jail for a great cause. On August 25th, this newfound jailbird will step into a cell and remain there until he has raised a minimum of $3,200 that will support a family through the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Zach’s home office is Butler’s Charlotte, North Carolina location, and he first heard of the opportunity through his colleague, Laura R...

Tennessee’s Economic Loss Rule Still Applies Only to Purely Economic Losses

SPO GO Holdings, Inc., v. W&O Construction Company, Inc., and the City of Spring Hill, Tennessee, 2016 WL 2607005 Please contact Zach Jett with questions. SIGNIFICANCE A recent decision by the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, applying Tennessee law, denied Defendant’s Rule 12(b)(6) Motion to Dismiss for failure to state a claim because the Court found Plaintiff...

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