Practice Areas

Employment Law

Arbitration and Mediation

Employee Advocacy

Employer Counseling

Employment Litigation

Employment Law Firm Representing Workers and Employers

Burr Shields, Mike Petitti, Michael Zoldan, and Paige Pataky provide effective, personalized counsel and advocacy for Arizona businesses and for employees in all major industries and professions.

"I cannot relay how much his professionalism and expertise meant to me."

Wow - what a professional team. The compassion, experience and knowledge of each staff member was astonishing. I was especially impressed with Michael Zoldan's negotiation skills.

— D L

"Efficient, smart, easy to work with, does his homework in advance!"

Michael Zoldan provided me with excellent advice on how to handle separation and severance from my former employer. Mr. Zoldan could have recommended a course of action which would have resulted in higher legal costs--instead he recommended a course of action that was in my own best interest.

— Stephen B.

"He worked hard, he worked smart, and his indignation and intensity were unflagging"

I hired Burr Shields to defend my integrity and recoup economic damages when I was wrongly terminated as a result of a co-worker’s malicious misrepresentations. It was David-Goliath, uphill battle—we were up against a defense team funded by the Fortune 50 company I previously worked for. After a 5-day jury trial, Burr delivered unanimous defamation and punitive damages verdicts totaling $1 million with the jury taking just 40 minutes to deliberate.

— Anonymous

Shields Petitti Zoldan Attorneys

Burr Shields

  • Employment Law
  • Arbitration and Mediation

Employees and employers alike benefit from Burr's 30-plus years of experience in labor and employment law, human resources management, administrative proceedings and employment litigation.

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Michael J. Petitti, Jr.

  • Employment Law
  • Employment Litigation

Employees and employers alike benefit from Mike Petitti’s 30-plus years of experience in labor and employment law, human resources management, administrative proceedings and employment litigation.

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Michael Zoldan

  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Small Business Consulting

Attorney Michael Zoldan provides legal counsel to individuals and small businesses throughout Arizona.

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Paige C. Pataky

  • Employment Law
  • Employment Litigation

An Ohio native, Paige Pataky concentrates her law practice on labor and employment law and employment litigation.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Who do you represent?

Q: Will you take my case to trial?

Q: Can I change my employment law firm mid-case?

Q: I do not live near Phoenix or Scottsdale. Can Shield Petitti & Zoldan still represent me?

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