The attorneys at Shields, Petitti & Zoldan, PLC are committed to supporting clients who need legal services and representation related to employment issues in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area. Our team specializes in a range of employment law matters, including but not limited to: contracts, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour violations. While employment laws can be complex and intimidating, we make the legal process as smooth and hassle-free as possible. We actively communicate with our clients and address their concerns throughout the legal process. 

Our mission is to obtain the best results for our clients by providing high-quality legal representation tailored to their unique needs and goals. With over 50 years of combined experience in the legal industry, our attorneys have successfully recovered nearly $25,000,000 in settlements, advocating for the rights of employees and businesses. At Shields, Petitti & Zoldan, PLC, we handle cases of all sizes with equal commitment and dedication. Whether we are representing an individual or a large corporation, our lawyers will passionately fight for workplace equality and fair practices.

I worked with Mr. Shields involving representation in an employer matter. He was very knowledgeable, and I could tell he has been working in employment law for a long time. I was updated on new events immediately and any questions were answered very timely. It was a pleasure working with him regarding my matter.
Chris Nunez
Chris Nunez
I consulted with Michael Zoldan regarding a separation agreement with complex circumstances between several employers. He effectively navigated my situation and produced the optimal result. From beginning to end, my expectations were exceeded.
Matt Royle
Matt Royle
Great recommendation from another client to use Mr. Zoldan. Was very responsive and knowledgeable on our company issues. Highly recommend!
John Teague
John Teague
Exceptional representation for my case! Highly recommend his services to anyone
Travis Lam
Travis Lam

We have a track record of delivering exceptional outcomes for our clients.

$2.5 Million


On behalf of public safety employees in wage case.

$1 Million

Jury Trial Victory

On behalf of employee in defamation and interference with contract.


Confidential Settlement

On behalf of employee in wage & hour violations for unpaid commission.


Confidential Settlement

On behalf of executive in wrongful termination and breach of contract case.

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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Sarah N. O'Keefe

  • Workplace Investigations
  • Employment Law

Sarah has extensive expertise in labor and employment law. In addition to advocating for and advising her clients, Sarah also performs neutral work, such as serving as a mediator, arbitrator, and third party investigator.


Awards & Recognition