INSURANCE DEFENSE ATTORNEY WITH PLAINTIFF-SIDE EXPERIENCE
Zabrina Delgado is skilled at helping to resolve product liability, construction defect, premises liability, and catastrophic injury disputes. She is also brought on to defend clients in professional liability cases involving alleged legal malpractice. Zabrina enjoys digging into the technical aspects of complicated cases with quickly evolving case law and working with a variety of experts. Her role includes evaluating a case to determine the next steps, doing in-depth research, drafting memoranda, and attending hearings. Given her litigation experience, she’s candid with clients giving them an early read on the direction the case may take, and is able to anticipate their needs. A solid communicator who knows how to break down complex issues, she lays things out clearly and thoroughly to help clients understand what is happening in their case and provides consistent updates.
Prior to joining Bullivant, Zabrina worked at a boutique insurance defense firm where she was exposed to a wide variety of cases, from personal injury to multi-million-dollar trademark infringement and unfair competition cases involving complicated products and intellectual property. She gained experience with extensive e-discovery and related discovery disputes in Lanham Act cases, appellate practice, and class action lawsuits, and served as lead counsel in arbitrations.
As a law student, Zabrina dedicated much of her time to pro bono work. As a result of her contributions, she was inducted into the Order of the Barristers and named recipient of Wake Forest’s Robert F. Goldberg Award for excellence in trial advocacy.
- Washington, 2019
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 2022
- Wake Forest University School of Law – J.D., 2016
- University of Washington – B.S. in Psychology, 2011
AWARDS & HONORS
- Recipient of the Robert F. Goldberg Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
- Order of the Barristers
- Haglund v. Law Firm
Defense of lawyer client against malpractice allegations that he failed to present certain witnesses and documentary evidence at trial, and belatedly filed an appeal bond more than 10 days after judgment was entered. Plaintiff’s claimed damages were more than $2,000,000. Case dismissed at summary judgment level due to arguments that the plaintiff’s credibility, reputation, and the ultimate irrelevance of the witnesses and evidence not presented at trial were such that plaintiff could not prove the causation element of his legal-malpractice case.
- Hadley v. Accountant
Defense of accountant client who provided expert opinions regarding tax liability in a highly contentious divorce case. Plaintiff asserted numerous claims of malpractice regarding accountant’s calculation methods. This case was dismissed at the summary judgment level, and attorneys’ fees and costs were awarded.
- Walter v. Snoqualmie Valley School District
Defense of School District/property-owner in construction injury case. Case dismissed at summary judgment level, holding that School District, as job site owner, did not owe a duty of care to plaintiff pursuant to the “retained control” exception.
NEW MOM AND CYCLIST
Zabrina grew up in Eastern Washington and attended law school on the East Coast to explore another part of the country. She came back to Washington to be around family and recently started her own family with the birth of a baby boy.
As an outdoors enthusiast, road cycling is one of Zabrina’s newer hobbies that she picked up with her husband. At home, she enjoys gardening, baking, and cooking. With a Peruvian and Brazilian heritage, Zabrina is fluent in both Portuguese and Spanish.