P. Gerhardt Zacher is an experienced litigation partner whose practice is primarily focused on the representation of chemical manufacturers, formulators and distributors in product liability, environmental and business litigation. With substantial jury and non-jury experience, he has successfully defended a significant number of complex cases, including large exposure environmental and personal injury actions and complex business disputes.
In addition to his representation of a number of agricultural chemical companies including Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., Valent USA Corporation, Bayer CropScience and Wilbur Ellis Company, his clients also include 3M Company and Cooper Industries, Inc. As the head of the firm's Agricultural Chemical Practice Group, Mr. Zacher is the firm’s representative for its memberships in CropLife America and Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment.
International Association of Defense Counsel
Defense Research Institute
State Bar of California
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law
A.B., University of California at Berkeley
Named San Diego "Mass Tort Litigator of the Year" for 2011 by Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Mass Tort Litigation (2010-2013)
Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™,
Super Lawyers® rating in the fields of Business Litigation, Environmental Litigation and Business/Corporate (2007, 2009-2012, Law & Politics)
Selected to the Order of the Coif and Thurston Society