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Steve Zega

Phone: 479-751-5222

Born November 8, 1967 to Julie (Martin) Zega and Paul Zega (deceased) in Camden, New Jersey. Married to Ann Elizabeth (Pollard) Zega; between us, we have three children.  Haley is a 2017 graduate of Pace University in New York. Colin is a senior at Louisiana Tech University.  Trevor is a senior at Little Rock Catholic High School.

Education

  • Arkansas Governor’s School (1984)
  • Lincoln High School (1985)
  • University of Arkansas (BA, Political Science, 1990)
  • University of Arkansas School of Law (JD, 1993)
  • U.S. Army Basic Combat Training (1987)
  • U.S. Army Advanced Individual Training (Honor Graduate, 1989)
  • Arkansas Military Academy (Honor Graduate, 1991)
  • U.S. Army Field Artillery Officer Basic Course (1993)
  • U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Basic Course (2003)
  • U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Advanced Course (2005)
  • U.S. Army Intermediate Level Education (2009)
  • U.S. Army Military Judges’ Course (2012)

Professional

Admitted to practice before the Arkansas Supreme Court, Oklahoma Supreme Court, United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Benton County (1994)
  • Associate, Boyce R. Davis Associates (1994-1999)
  • Stockholder and Vice President, Davis, Parker & Zega, P.C. (1999-2010)
  • Member, Parker and Zega, P.L.C. (2010-2014)
  • Washington County Attorney (2015-2016)
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Joseph J. Volpe, United States Magistrate Judge (2017)
  • Lincoln City Prosecutor (1994-2003)
  • Oklahoma Bar Association (2005-present)
  • Prairie Grove City Prosecutor (2006-2014)
  • Washington County Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year (2001, 2007)
  • Washington County Bar Association (1994-present)
  • Arkansas Bar Association (House of Delegates, 2001-2003; Chair, Lawyers Assisting Military Personnel Committee, 2012-2014)
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers’ Association (1994-2014)
  • Justice of the Peace, Washington County (2001-2010)

Military

  • United States Army Reserve (1986-1988)
  • Arkansas Army National Guard (1988-present)
  • Commissioned Second Lieutenant (1991)
  • Trial Counsel (Prosecutor), 39th Brigade Combat Team, Little Rock, Ft. Hood Texas,        Kuwait, Camp Taji, Iraq, and Ft. Sill, Oklahoma  (October 2003- April  2005)
  • Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, Joint Forces Headquarters, Arkansas Army National       Guard (April 2005-December 2010)
  • Brigade Judge Advocate, 77th Theater Aviation Brigade, North Little Rock, Ft. Rucker,    Alabama, Ft. Hood, Texas, Tallil, Iraq (January 2011-July 2012)
  • Arkansas National Guard, State Military Judge (August 2012-present)
  • Military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Iraq Campaign Medal and the Combat Action Badge.

Community

  • Arkansas Volunteer Lawyers for the Elderly
  • Northwest Arkansas Basketball Officials’ Association (1991-2000, 2012-present)
  • Baseball Umpires of Northwest Arkansas (1991-present)
  • American Legion Beaty-Bibb Post, Lincoln, Arkansas (2005-2013)

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