Conor Zanze is a tenacious personal injury attorney at Del Rio & Caraway, P.C. in Sacramento, California. He has a reputation for being competitive in legal proceedings and the courtroom because he knows that his clients are depending on him to stand up for them.
After reading “To Kill a Mockingbird” and watching Matlock, Conor first felt drawn to a legal career. Although, in college, he focused on baseball and considered becoming a professional baseball player before he suffered a long-lasting shoulder injury. When it became clear that he couldn’t play baseball professionally due to the limitation, he found his love for the law reignited. In many ways, the law can bring the same sense of competition, camaraderie, and sportsmanship that a sport can, but with the bonus that his work as a lawyer can dramatically benefit a client’s livelihood.
As a practicing attorney, Conor found that the Matlock “gotcha” moments that could happen during depositions were exciting, but careful cross-examinations are where he excelled. As a proud member of Del Rio & Caraway, P.C., he approaches each case with a focus on communication, collaboration, and in-depth research of all aspects and facts of the case. He acknowledges that his clients are going through difficult times, so he acts with genuine compassion and empathy that helps put worries at ease.
Conor grew up in Sacramento, so he feels a local connection to many of the clients he represents at the firm. He attended La Sierra University in Riverside before returning home to attend the McGeorge School of Law. While in law school, he concentrated on Capital Lawyering, Policymaking, Environmental Law, and Water Law, all of which applied while he was a law clerk at the Pacific Legal Foundation, a nonprofit public interest law firm.
Although he does not competitively play baseball anymore, Conor is a member of the Taho Tallac Slugs, one of the oldest slow-pitch softball teams in the city. If he isn’t in the office or at a baseball game, either as a player or fan, he can be found river kayaking, golfing, hiking, gardening, walking his dog, or enjoying the best local dining with his friends and family. Conor is also a generational member of the Sacramento Sacred Heart Parish in East Sacramento. He loves being able to give back to the community through charity events and volunteering opportunities, such as the “Run to Feed the Hungry” fundraiser.
- McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
- J.D. – C/O 2021
- Concentration in Capital Lawyering, Policymaking, and Environmental and Water Law
- La Sierra University
- B.A. History – C/O 2018
- Minor in Legal Studies
- Consumer Attorneys of California
- Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association (CCTLA)
- American Association for Justice