December 19, 2018 / Press Release

Porter Wright welcomes litigation attorney Zachary El-Sawaf to Cincinnati office

Porter Wright is proud to announce that attorney Zachary El-Sawaf has joined the firm as Senior Associate in its Litigation Department.

El-Sawaf’s primary areas of practice include commercial litigation, insurance defense, criminal defense and administrative appeals. He is very active in the startup, entrepreneurial and civic communities in Cincinnati.

“Our entire team is excited to welcome Zach,” said Holly Kozlowski, partner-in-charge of the Cincinnati office. “We are pleased to add his extensive experience to further strengthen our Cincinnati litigation group, and to support Zach’s involvement in the Cincinnati entrepreneurial community.”

A native Cincinnatian (Mt. Washington), El-Sawaf attended St. Xavier High School. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. While in law school, he worked as a Rosenthal Fellow for the Ohio Innocence Project, an organization that has strong ties to the Porter Wright firm and attorneys.

El-Sawaf joins Porter Wright after the last five months spent working on a federal congressional campaign for candidate Jill Schiller. He began his legal career at the Cincinnati office of Frost Brown Todd, where he spent four years practicing commercial litigation, insurance defense and family law.

The hiring of El-Sawaf brings the total number of attorneys in Porter Wright’s Cincinnati office to 20, eight of which are in the Litigation Department.