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Zachary S. Gilreath


Zachary Gilreath is an associate in Baker Donelson's Baltimore office and a member of the Construction Group.

Professional Biography

Zachary assists clients in all stages of the construction process, including contract drafting and review, dispute resolution, project delays and disruption, and litigation. He also has experience in insurance defense matters involving products liability, medical malpractice, employment, and tort law.

On behalf of individuals and corporations, Zachary has defended and advocated in litigation matters, including depositions, motion hearings, and trials. He also has experience in handling appellate matters before the Appellate Court of Maryland and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Zachary served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Michael W. Reed at the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. He was later an associate attorney at a midsized civil litigation defense firm in Baltimore.

  • Represented a national construction contractor in effectively mediating and resolving a multi-million dollar claim for contract damages brought by a property owner.

  • Successfully defended a breach of lease claim brought against a tenant by asserting defenses relating to landlord's wrongful termination and failure to provide proper notice.

  • Listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ for Litigation - Construction; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2024)
  • Selected to Maryland Rising Stars in Insurance Coverage (2024)
  • Member – Bar Association of Baltimore City
    • Co-Chair – YLD Mentorship Committee (2021 – 2023)
  • Member – American Bar Association
  • Member – Maryland State Bar Association



  • Baylor University School of Law, LL.M. – Litigation Management, 2022
  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D., 2018
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 2015


  • Maryland, 2018
  • District of Columbia, 2022
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 2021
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 2021

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