For Zach Mortazavi, practicing law is more about a leap of faith than a labor of love.
“What I really enjoy about being an attorney is that someone puts their trust in you to go at bat for them in a system they know nothing about,” Zach Mortazavi said.
With roots dating back to 1932, Fry & Elder is one of Tulsa’s oldest and most established law firms.
Fry & Elder has been named to the U.S. News & World Report’s prestigious Best Law Firms of America every year since 2014, and Zach Mortazavi represents the new regime.
He is an attorney who not only embraces loyalty but the individualism of the profession.
“Fry & Elder has been loyal to me for so long that it is time for me to reciprocate,” said Zach Mortazavi who recently passed the Oklahoma Bar examination and was sworn in May 11. “That said, my greatest goal is that when someone is going through a divorce or child custody situation that they know their first call needs to be to Zach Mortazavi at Fry & Elder.”
Like so many other attorneys who have preceded Mr. Mortazavi, Fry & Elder’s newest attorney will primarily focus his practice on family-related legal matters such as divorce, child custody, child support and protective orders.
“Zach has a chance to be very good,” said Robert G Fry Jr., who has been named to Best Lawyers® of America for the past 13 years. “He has a good work ethic and a drive that you don’t see as much out of newer attorneys.”
Mortazavi credits much of his work ethic to his father who came to the United States from Iran and has been running Steak & Eggs in his hometown of Sapulpa.
“The stress my dad faced was incomprehensible,” Zach Mortazavi said. “He worked really hard on the labor side. I saw how hard he worked and knew that his labors were to help create an opportunity for his children. With the opportunities that he provided for me through his hard work, I was able to focus on my studies to not only be my family’s first college graduate but also its first Juris Doctorate holder.”
After graduating Sapulpa High School, Mortazavi attended the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a B.A. in History. He then attended the University of Tulsa College of Law and graduated with his Juris Doctor in 2021.
“It has been an interesting journey for me,” Zach Mortazavi said. “I’m just ready to work and represent the client’s of Fry & Elder to the best of my abilities.”
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