Zachary Zwerdling formed The Zwerdling Law Firm On October 1, 2016
Mr. Zwerdling has decades of experience handling a wide variety of major personal injury cases and complex civil litigation.
Mr. Zwerdling also represented the Sund family from Eureka and obtained a significant settlement for them after Carol and Julie Sund were murdered by an unemployed maintenance man at the Cedarwood Lodge in Yosemite named Cary Stayner. This wrongful death case received national attention. Mr. Zwerdling was interviewed on “The Today Show” and was mentioned in many national news publications.
One of Mr. Zwerdling’s most significant cases has been litigation against the City of Trinidad on behalf of his client, The Tsurai Ancestral Society. This small group of Native Americans has fought the City of Trinidad for over a hundred years to obtain control of their sacred village and burial sites on the bluffs above Trinidad. After six years of litigation, an agreement is close that will finally return the property back to the Tsurai and the Yurok Tribe. Mr. Zwerdling donated hundreds of hours of pro bono time to this case.
Mr. Zwerdling has been inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL). This is the nation’s premier trial lawyer organization. Membership is my invitation only and is limited to the top 1% of the nation’s trial lawyers.
Heidi Holmquist Wells joined The Zwerdling Law Firm On September 18, 2017
Heidi Holmquist Wells is a local attorney who has been winning cases in Humboldt County since 2010. Whether it is a simple DUI where the client just wants the fairest deal possible, to a murder case with complex litigation issues, Heidi always treats her cases and clients with the highest level of care and diligence. Her trial experience and love for the law are perfect precursors to her new partnership at The Zwerdling Law Firm, where she will seek justice not only for those accused of crimes, but for those injured by forces out of their control. She loves Humboldt County, with all its quirkiness and beauty, and looks forward to assisting its citizens in their times of need.