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Overview

Zaina is passionate about navigating clients through complex litigation and dispute resolution.

Zaina is part of the firm’s Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution team, which guides clients through complex litigation, negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Clients and team members appreciate Zaina for her attention to detail, ability to relate to others and knack for identifying overlooked ideas and solutions.

Having earned both her M.B.A. and M.H.A., Zaina brings clients a unique understanding of how the law, business and healthcare align. As a strategic and creative thinker, Zaina works closely with clients to pursue optimal paths that satisfy clients’ business and healthcare goals while addressing legal concerns.

Before joining the firm, Zaina held internships with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri and numerous healthcare organizations.


Service

Education

  • J.D., University of Missouri School of Law
    • Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
    • Journal of Dispute Resolution, Editor in Chief
    • American Inns of Court, Elwood L. Thomas Chapter
    • CALI Award in Legal Research & Writing, Property and Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution
    • Women’s Law Association, Executive Board Member
  • M.B.A., University of Missouri
  • M.H.A., University of Missouri
  • B.S., University of Missouri
    • Business Administration
    • Emphasis in Management
    • summa cum laude
    • Certificate in Human Resources

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section (YLS)
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA)
  • Military Spouse JD Network (MSJDN) 
  • Iranian American Bar Association (IABA)
  • American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Outside the Office

Zaina values time with her husband.

Zaina and her husband – a rising Air Force Medical Service Corps Physician – enjoy getting outdoors to kayak and backpack, particularly near Bentonville and Bella Vista, Arkansas. At home, Zaina enjoys being creative; she plays the piano, paints and scrapbooks. The Niles family also includes a cat named “Mouse.”

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