J.D. (the nickname given by his parents although this real name is Joseph D.) is a lifelong native of Chico. In Fact, his ancestral roots in Northern California go back to the days of the gold rush.
J.D. graduated number 1 in his class at California State University at Chico and went on to get his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California at Davis prior to entering into his career as a trial attorney. During the period from high school to law school graduation, he also had several years as a professional race car driver at the National level. After law school graduation J.D. worked for the State of California for a year as an Administrative Law Judge, and then went on to serve five years in the Butte County District Attorney’s Office. There, he prosecuted literally hundreds of jury trials successfully.
J.D. was then hired by a prominent Chico personal injury law firm to work as their Chief Civil Trail Litigator. After which, he managed to secure record verdicts in Northern California courts. He then went out on his own and formed a practice with his current partner Albert J. Lenzi, Jr. Since that time, the Zink & Lenzi Law Firm has gone on to trials and settlements of thousands of cases, and continues to give exceptional representation to clients in all areas of personal injury law.
Albert J. Lenzi, Jr.
Al, as he is known by his friends, loves helping his clients get just compensation for their injuries.
After high school in Chicago, he was appointed to the Naval Academy at Annapolis as a midshipman. After one and a half years of study, he realized that he really had a passion to become a trail attorney and transferred to Loyola University of Chicago, where he was a varsity member of the prestigious debate team.
After college Al attended University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he was an editor of the law review, which is only achieved by top students. He was also a member of a Mock Trial Advocacy Team that won the regional competition and came in 5th at the national competition.
Following graduation, Al was hired by the Willamette University College of Law to teach trial advocacy. Again realizing his purpose in law was to represent real people, he returned to Sacramento working in a trial litigation firm before coming to Chico to partner in Zink & Lenzi. He has been there for thirty years and has become an established and giving member of the community. He continues to litigate, try and settle cases for his clients.