Zack Anstett joined the Cranfill Sumner LLP team after serving as a judicial law clerk for one year where he worked directly with North Carolina’s trial court judges on complex and nuanced issues. As an associate attorney in the Raleigh office, Zack works with the employment law, business law, and municipalities & public entities sections and serves on the Cranfill Sumner COVID-19 Response Team.  Zack received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland in 2015 and his law degree from Campbell University School of Law where he graduated cum laude in 2018.

While attending Campbell, Zack was the recipient of the Janette Soles Nelson Public Service Scholarship, the president of the Christian Legal Society, a member of Campbell’s mock trial team, and a member of Campbell’s nationally recognized client counseling team. Zack honed his legal research and writing at the Supreme Court of North Carolina as a judicial extern for Senior Associate Justice Paul Martin Newby and sharpened his advocacy at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Upon graduation, he was inducted into the Order of Old Kivett and received the Howard Memorial Christian Citizenship Award, a faculty-selected award given to one student who exemplifies outstanding Christian values and principles.

Zack and his wife, Tara, have one daughter, Isabelle.  Zack and Tara live together in Raleigh and enjoy spending time with family and friends, volunteering with their church, and doing just about anything outdoors.

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Zack Anstett Coaches Campbell Client Counseling Team


Zack Anstett served as a coach for the Campbell Law School Client Counseling Team which competed in the National American Bar Association (ABA) Client Counseling Competition on March 19th and 20th. The team finished third in the country. … Read More


Cranfill Sumner Attorneys Volunteer for Legal Aid Eviction Project

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In May 2020, Legal Aid of North Carolina launched an effort to help North Carolinians who were struggling to pay rent and were facing eviction. Legal Aid paired available emergency financial support with a search for volunteer attorneys from across the state who could help negotiate past and future payments with landlords.… Read More


Second Round of CARES Act Funding

In less than two weeks, the Paycheck Protection Program exhausted its initial $349 billion funding.  Shortly thereafter, Congressional leaders began talking… Read More


Zack Anstett Coaches Championship Campbell Law Client Counseling Team

Zack Anstett served as the coach for the Campbell Law Client Counseling team. On Feb. 8, the team competed in and won the Regional American Bar Association (ABA) Client Counseling Competition in Knoxville, TN. The team will now advance to compete in the national competition in March in North Haven, CT.… Read More


Zack Anstett Featured on NCBA Blog

Zack Anstett, an attorney at Cranfill Sumner LLP (Cranfill Sumner), recently authored an article for the Labor and Employment Law section of the North Carolina Bar Association.… Read More