The attorneys and staff of the Zwerdling Law Firm, LLP.  The Firm is pleased to announce its new partner, Heidi Holmquist Wells.   The Zwerdling Law Firm, LLP specializes in personal injury, wrongful death, defective products, automobile, motorcycle, & bicycle collisions, and sexual harassment & assault.  With the addition of Ms. Wells, the Zwerdling Law Firm, LLP will now practice criminal defense matters, including felonies & misdemeanors, DUIs, and cannabis defense.

Personal Injury & Criminal Defense Law Firm in Northern California

Zachary Zwerdling has been representing citizens of the North Coast in personal injury matters for 41 years. Many attorneys hold themselves out as personal injury attorneys but have never tried a single personal injury case. Mr. Zwerdling, on the other hand, has tried dozens of cases and achieved many notable results including one of the highest single plaintiff verdicts in Humboldt County history ($9.2 million). He received national recognition for this case.

With the addition of Heidi Holmquist Wells, the Zwerdling Law Firm, LLP will now handle criminal defense matters, covering felonies & misdemeanors, DUIs, and cannabis defense.  Ms. Holmquist Wells, the former senior trial attorney at the Humboldt County Public Defender‘s Office, has 8 years of litigation experience.

Nathaniel Zwerdling practices both personal injury and criminal defense cases.

The Zwerdling Law Firm, LLP is dedicated to providing the highest-quality legal representation to its clients.

“Just for my daughter”

Several years ago I was devastated to learn that my nine year old daughter was sexually violated by someone that was wealthy, successful, and respected by local religious and business communities. Therefore the criminal aspect of the case was hindered by politics and a overworked and shortstaffed district attorney office. Adding insult to injury the result was a hung jury. Determined to get compensation for my daughter I needed help. Zach not only assured me that it was possible but without hesitation he took on the burden of my civil suit. His selfless determination was instrumental in not only our successful out of court settlement but also in my daughters vindication. Zach guided us through the courts with careful and kind consideration for my daughters wellbeing. He is so much more to us than her attorney, he was an answer to my prayers. For that and much more I will be forever grateful.”

– Former Client

“I’ve watched him apply his skills to assist those in need of a voice in the legal system and who are at risk of being run over by those more rich and powerful than they are.”

– Wes Chesbro
Former State Senator, Member of the Assembly and Humboldt County Supervisor

“Through my personal observation of Zach in the courtroom and through feedback from our local judges and attorneys, it is clear Zach is a brilliant trial lawyer.”

– Catherine Koshkin


“Zach Zwerdling stepped into this complex issue with passion, leadership and intelligence. He has created a civil suit that we hope will transform how this sacred site is managed and protected in the future. We will forever be grateful for all he has done. You definitely want Zach Zwerdling on your side.”

– Cindy and Joe
Former client


Note: These testimonials do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.

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