Zachariah L. Manchester

Director of Illinois Practice Group

Zach Manchester executes agile game plans for complex insolvency matters primarily in the mortgage banking industry. Recognized for his robust experience and precision with title issues and lien defense, clients turn to Zach for his keen insights.

Zach Manchester, MDK’s Illinois Practice Group Director, is driven by the strategic facets of being a lawyer. "I love the strategy of being a lawyer. I love working with my team to strategize for our cases. I also love helping my team to achieve their goals and grow as professionals," he expresses.  

This dedication to strategy is at the core of Zach’s work, where his focus lies in efficiently navigating foreclosure cases through the Illinois court system. A member of the American Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association, Zach's professional journey at MDK started in 2013, and through his tenure from Attorney to Managing Attorney to Practice Group Director, he has contributed significantly to the firm's growth and success.

As Practice Group Director, Zach plays a dual role as a practicing attorney and a business manager. His days are a dynamic blend of legal work and business management, involving interactions with clients, judges, court staff, and internal stakeholders. Zach's greatest strengths lie in his commitment to helping others comprehend the intricacies of their work and his open willingness to address any questions posed by his team.

Known for his strategic mindset and problem-solving prowess, Zach's top priorities at MDK include maintaining the financial stability of our Illinois practice and fostering a collaborative team environment. As he succinctly puts it, "The focus of my work is refining our processes and the team's expertise so that we can more efficiently and effectively navigate our cases." Zach's commitment to optimizing workflows and enhancing the team's proficiency underscores his pivotal role at the firm.

Outside of the legal space, Zach's dedication extends to his family. He finds immense joy in watching his son engage in activities such as hockey, baseball, and playing the ukulele. Zach coaches his son's travel baseball team and volunteers at his school, embodying a commitment to both professional success and personal fulfillment. This approach to work-life balance aligns with MDK's unique ethos, setting both Zach and the firm apart in the legal landscape. Zach connects deeply with MDK's values, particularly emphasizing collaboration and finding innovative ways to help clients and staff achieve their goals.

* Please note that
Zachariah L. Manchester
is not an attorney.

Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010
Indiana University, B.A., Honors College Notation, 2003

Related Experience

Appellate and Major Motions Foreclosure Litigation Housing Court Violations Mediation

Bars & Courts

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Illinois, 2010

Title Agent Licensure

Awards & Recognition