Attorneys that Ride

Attorneys seeking to represent injured bikers and motorcycle passengers are a dime a dozen.  An internet search using keywords such as “personal injury lawyers,” “biker lawyers,” or “motorcycle lawyers” results in an overwhelmingly long list of law firms and attorneys wanting to represent injured bikers just like you.  But, if you take the time to scroll past generic promises that they will ‘fight for your rights’, ‘seek adequate compensation for your injuries’, and ‘combat the bias and negative stereotypes associated with the motorcycle culture’, you will find that very few personal injury lawyers actually ride.

So, why should you choose the law firm of McFerrin & Zayed, PLLC to represent your interests?  The reason is simple. We ride.  Our attorneys fight to protect the rights of bikers because we are bikers.  And our passion for riding is evidenced by the fact that on any given day, you are likely to find a motorcycle parked in front of our law office.

 Colin McFerrin, Managing Attorney

Colin has been an avid motorcyclist for the past 20 years, beginning with the purchase of his first motorcycle, a Kawasaki EX500, in May 1994 while stationed in California at Travis Air Force Base.  Before shifting out of first gear on his maiden ride, he fell in love and found a life-long passion.

Colin subsequently transferred to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, where the warm climate and beautiful scenery made for perfect year-round riding.  There were very few days over the next six years that Colin was not straddling his Kawasaki in search of a new run, enjoying a cruise along Bayshore Boulevard, or making new friends within the biker community.

After a brief stint in Germany during 2001, Colin finally returned home to Waco, Texas and enrolled at Texas A&M University to complete his undergraduate education.  After graduating with a B.S. in Molecular and Cell Biology, Colin worked as a pharmaceutical representative for almost four years in the Waco area prior to attending Texas Wesleyan School of Law in Fort Worth.  Not wanting to uproot his family, Colin remained in Waco and commuted three hours roundtrip almost daily while pursuing both his undergraduate and law school education.  While many people would complain about such a lengthy commute, Colin welcomed the opportunity to spend more time on his motorcycle.

After graduating cum laude from Texas Wesleyan School of Law and passing the Texas bar exam, Colin opened the law firm of McFerrin & Zayed, PLLC with his friend and fellow motorcyclist, Ash Zayed.  Although Colin changed bikes and locations several times over the last two decades, his passion for riding and helping those within the motorcycle community is just as strong now as it was in 1994. Colin currently rides a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R.

Ash Zayed, Managing Attorney

After graduating from high school, Ash attended the University of Texas and, with the goal of becoming a pilot, participated in the Air Force ROTC program for almost four years.  Ash earned a B.A. in Philosophy and, upon graduation, decided not to pursue his dreams of flying military aircraft due to his less-than-perfect vision.  Instead, Ash attended law school at Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas.  While attending law school and becoming a licensed Texas attorney is not something Ash envisioned for himself, he is extremely grateful to have found his true calling in life.

Ash started riding motorcycles during his first year of law school and, like many people, he instantly fell in love.  The rush of adrenaline, the freedom of the road, and the feeling of the wind are just some of the reasons he loves riding motorcycles.  For Ash, riding a motorcycle offers a feeling of inner peace and independence that few other things in life can match.  You know it is true love when a rider gears up just to ride.

Although Ash does not have as much riding experience as Colin, he is just as passionate and hopes to continue riding for many years to come.

Legal Services Geared Towards Motorcyclists

The attorneys at McFerrin & Zayed, PLLC understand the risks posed by other drivers who fail to watch for motorcycles on the roadways.  We know firsthand the feeling of having a car carelessly pull from a parking lot into your path or a 3/4 ton truck merging from their lane into yours.  Moreover, our attorneys know exactly what you mean when, recounting the events leading up to your accident, you discuss concepts such as clutch and throttle control, fishtailing, and counter-steering.  When selecting an attorney to represent and protect your legal interests, the law firm of McFerrin & Zayed, PLLC encourages you to consider the benefits of hiring attorneys that, like you, understand the terminology, mechanics, and risks of riding motorcycles.

Motorcyclists generally seek the services of an attorney only after they have been injured, or their motorcycle damaged, due to the intentional or negligent actions of another person or entity.  However, in addition to providing legal representation for injured bikers and passengers, the law firm of McFerrin & Zayed, PLLC can assist motorcyclists with a variety of issues and legal obstacles.  Some of the areas of law in which the attorneys at McFerrin & Zayed, PLLC may be able to assist you include:

  • Divorce Proceedings:  Are you getting divorced?  Have you considered how a property division may affect the ownership of your motorcycle?  Is your motorcycle community or separate property?
  • Criminal Law:  Have you been arrested and charged with a crime?  Was your motorcycle impounded?
  • Customized Wills:  Do you want to ensure that, when the time comes, your HD Road King or Ducati 1199 Panigale will go to someone who will cherish and enjoy it?
  • Personal Injury:  Were you injured in a motorcycle accident through no fault of your own?  Was your motorcycle damaged or totaled as a result of the accident?  Have you incurred substantial medical bills or suffered lost income due to missed time at work?

Whether you  prefer riding sport bikes, cruisers, touring bikes, or dual-sports, we are all part of the same community.  It is a community that, regardless of age or gender, shares the joy of riding and the appreciation of a beautifully-built motorcycle. The attorneys at McFerrin & Zayed, PLLC endeavor to protect the rights of all motorcyclists because, like you, we love to ride. Why hire a lawyer that believes a BMW R 1200 RT is the newest four-door luxury vehicle.  Instead, hire attorneys that have a thorough understanding of both motorcycles and the relevant law.  If you are facing criminal charges, beginning the divorce process, needing someone to draft your will, or recovering from injuries due to an accident through no fault of your own, call the law firm of McFerrin & Zayed, PLLC at 512-268-9415 to schedule your free initial consultation.

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