Zora joins Radix with significant litigation experience in both the public and private sectors, in and out of the courtroom. Having handled both civil and criminal matters in Arizona, Missouri and Illinois for more than thirty years, she has successfully represented individuals, municipalities and government agencies, corporations and financial institutions, insurance companies, small businesses, and employers before state and federal courts, administrative tribunals, and in mediation and arbitration. Zora has experience in commercial and business disputes of all types, including breach of contract and fiduciary duties, fraud and misrepresentation, and professional malpractice claims and offers proven skills in developing creative and effective strategies and solutions, focused on each client’s specific goals and needs.
Before joining Radix, Zora focused her practice on protecting children, vulnerable adults and seniors at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. For almost a decade, Zora served as the Assistant Division Chief of the Family and Special Counsel of the Child Protection Division and Assistant Division Chief of the Criminal Division, where she supervised and managed the Fraud and Special Crimes section and the prosecution of white-collar crimes and fraud, human and sex trafficking, sexual exploitation and elder abuse and exploitation cases. Zora’s public service started twenty years earlier when she was a sex crimes prosecutor at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office handling high-profile cases and successfully prosecuting a child predator featured on America’s Most Wanted and earning the Crime Victim’s Rights Special Award. She remains actively involved with organizations that advocate for children with special needs. Over the years, Zora served on a number of state and local task forces, commissions and committees for the Supreme Court, Governor’s Office and Attorney General’s Office.
In the private sector, Zora has been a partner in firms in Arizona and Missouri, focusing her practice on commercial and tort litigation, representing Class 1 railroads in federal and state courts. Zora has managed many high-profile and complex matters, including environmental, construction, trucking and transportation, real estate, wrongful death and amusement entertainment matters.
Zora’s college and law school education include Arizona State University for her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in 1981 and California Western School of Law and University of Texas (Austin) for her Juris Doctorate in 1986. As a first-generation American, she is fluent in the Serbian-Croatian-Bosnian language.