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Zandra Foley is a trial attorney who represents clients in complex litigation matters related to products liability, mass torts, malpractice, and errors and omissions. She also defends clients who have been sued for various intentional torts including assault, battery, libel, slander, and defamation.  Zandra has served as national and regional trial counsel on medical device, product liability, and mass tort-related matters and has extensive experience advising clients on a variety of complex disputes with an eye toward early and efficient resolution.

Representative Experience

Obtained defense verdict for national product manufacturer in three-week wrongful death trial regarding asbestos exposure.

Obtained defense verdict on behalf of homeowner in wrongful death shooting case.

Obtained defense verdict on behalf of forensic expert accountant sued by a client seeking millions for breach of fiduciary duty, negligence and malpractice in relation expert proceedings provided in divorce proceedings.

Defended staffing agency in medical malpractice trial.

Obtained defense verdict for Ford Motor Company in a DTPA/Consumer law claim.

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a home dialysis company in a medical malpractice lawsuit concerning the applicability of the responsible third party statute to the medical malpractice claims.

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of foster parents accused of lack of supervision in a case involving the sexual assault of a child by a third party.

Obtained directed verdict on behalf of environmental sanitation company sued for damages allegedly sustained after providing services in response to Tropical Storm Allison.

Defended one of the nation’s largest brick manufacturers in personal injury lawsuit.

Professional Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America

Product Liability Litigation: Defendants

IADC President’s Award

Leadership on IADC Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee’s Active Ally Series

Texas Super Lawyers

Listed for Professional Liability: Defense, Personal Injury - General: Defense

Super Lawyers - Rising Star

Listed for Professional Liability: Defense, Personal Injury - General: Defense

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Education, Admissions & Activities


The University of Texas School of Law

J.D., 2001
Order of Barristers
Teaching Quizmaster
National Mock Trial Champion

Texas A&M University

B.A., cum laude, 1998
Political Science

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Court Admissions

United States District Court of Texas: Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western

Professional and Community Activities

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Professional Liability Committee, Vice-Chair

International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, Vice-Chair of Programming and Special Projects, 2019–2021; Trial Techniques and Tactics Committee, Chair, 2021 and Vice-Chair of Newsletter, 2019 to present