Ash Zayed

Managing Attorney

Office: 512-268-9415

Fax: 512-532-7766

Practice and Background

Ash Zayed’s passion and focus for practicing law lies primarily within the area of criminal defense; however, he also dedicates a portion of his practice to legal issues involving mediation law and animal rights.  As an attorney that possesses a passion for riding motorcycles, Ash seeks to provide legal services and representation for motorcyclists and their passengers.

Ash is a passionate attorney that is willing to go the extra mile to ensure the rights of each and every client are protected.  His love for the local community and the practice of law, along with his tenacity and dedication, compliment his natural ability to think logically.

While at the University of Texas, Ash participated in the Air Force ROTC program for almost four years.  Ash’s time in the AFROTC program helped him grow professionally, taught him the value of discipline, and further reinforced his high level of integrity.  Upon earning a Philosophy degree from the University of Texas, Ash pursued a law degree from Texas A&M University School of Law.  In addition to focusing on current criminal law issues, Ash also completed the law school’s forty hour mediation course, which satisfies the published criteria of the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable.

After graduating from Texas A&M University School of Law, Ash opened the law firm of McFerrin & Zayed, PLLC. The decision to open and run a law firm allows Ash to follow his legal interests and passions for defending and protecting the rights of individuals that have been arrested and accused of a crime.

The law firm of McFerrin & Zayed believes that the key to running a successful law firm is having attorneys who are passionate, caring, and effective.  Ash demonstrates these core values and attributes in his interactions with each of his clients.

 Bar Admissions

  • Texas


  • J.D., Texas A&M University School of Law
  • B.A., Philosophy, University of Texas

Motorcycle / Biker Law

  • Injured Bikers
  • Motorcycle Accident Victims
  • Family Law Issues
  • Customized Wills

Criminal Law

  • DWI
  • Drug Offenses / Marijuana Offenses
  • Public Intoxication
  • Assault
  • Family Violence
  • Theft Crimes
  • Traffic Violations
  • Minor in Possession / Consumption
  • Expunctions
  • Probation Violation
  • Violent Crimes
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Misdemeanors
  • Felonies

Animal Rights

  • Pet Trust Funds
  • Animal Cruelty
  • Ownership / Custody Disputes
  • Veterinary Liability
  • Animal Professional Liability
  • Dangerous Dog Citations
  • Dog Bites
  • Municipal Animal Ordinances
  • Home Owner / Property Owner Association Issues
  • Rescue Organization Issues

Family & Civil Mediation

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Commercial
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate

Wills and Probate

  • Customized Wills
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate Administration
  • Medical Directives
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Guardianships

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Hays County Bar Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association