Zachary C. Bolitho joined the Campbell Law School faculty after developing a reputation as a skilled trial and appellate lawyer. He teaches courses in Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Evidence, Federal Courts, and Trial Advocacy. Bolitho is an accomplished teacher, having been named “Professor of the Year” in both 2014-15 and 2015-16 following a vote of the third-year class.
He took a leave of absence during the 2017-18 academic year to work on the staff of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Bolitho was ultimately promoted to Chief of Staff and Associate Deputy Attorney General, serving as one of the Deputy Attorney General’s principal legal and policy advisors. Additionally, the Attorney General appointed Bolitho to serve as the Department of Justice’s ex officio member of the U.S. Sentencing Commission.
Prior to Campbell Law, Bolitho served as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee. During his time as a federal prosecutor, Bolitho handled a wide variety of cases including several high profile matters. In addition to prosecuting cases in U.S. District Court, he briefed and argued cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Before becoming a federal prosecutor, Bolitho was a litigation associate with the law firm Jones Day. He also completed a judicial clerkship with Judge David W. McKeague of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Bolitho received his J.D. from The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law. He graduated summa cum laude, was elected to the Order of the Coif, served as a law review editor, and won a national moot court championship. Before attending law school, Bolitho graduated from Mount Union College where he was the top student in his graduating class.