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Patrick John Zitek

Patrick John Zitek

Practice areas:

Environmental and Natural Resources, Arbitration

About Me

My practice is focused on environmental liability in radon and chemical vapor intrusion matters. I represent and counsel businesses, construction companies, engineering firms and real estate developers in the protocols, laws, and best practices in radon measurement, radon mitigation, and chemical vapor intrusion standards, protocols, and state and federal law.


I am certified by the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST) in both radon mitigation and radon measurement. I am the Vice President of Finance for the Midwest Chapter of AARST, and I am also a member of their Board of Directors.


I teach continuing education courses to radon professionals, small businesses and tradesman regarding liability and legal issues specific to their trades and industries.


I have been a coach of the Hamline University School of Law's Negotiation Competition team since 2010. Hamline University School of Law's Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program has consistently been ranked in the top 3 of all Law School ADR programs for over 15 years. As a law student, I competed in the American Bar Association (ABA) Negotiation Competition in 2008, winning Region 7. In 2009, I advanced to the National Semi-final round.


As a law student, I earned top honors (CALI Awards) in Constitutional Law: Seminar; Advanced Deposition Skills, and was awarded top oralist in the Appellate Argument for Legal Research and Writing III.







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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Environmental and Natural Resources: 70%
  2. Arbitration: 30%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Matthew Sylvan Greenstein

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Zitek exhibits an extreme work ethic and due diligence on all matters he is involved in. A lawyer so committed to his clients is very rare. I would recommend Mr. Zitek to anyone in need of legal counsel.


    Matthew Greenstein Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Zitek Law Firm, LLC

8500 210th Street West
Suite 112
Lakeville, MN, 55044



MNAuthorized to practice201006/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
CALI Award Constitutional Law SeminarCALI2009
CALI Award Advanced Deposition SkillsCALI2009
Negotiation Moot Court National Semi-FinalistAmerican Bar Association2009
Negotiation Moot Court Champion, Region 7American Bar Association2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Negotiation Competition CoachHamline University School Of Law2011 - 2014
AttorneyZitek Law Firm, LLC2010 - Present
ClerkBarry V. Voss, Pa2008 - 2010
Senior RecruiterAllianz2007 - 2008
Senior RecruiterRecruiters of Minnesota2005 - 2007


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Midwest Chapter, AARSTVice President2014 - Present
American Association of Radon Scientists and TechnologistsMember2013 - Present
American Association Radon Scientists and TechnologistsMember2013 - Present
American Bar Association Advisory PanelPanelist2011 - Present
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Real Estate ArbitrationMy Client Prevailed
Lienholder LitigationSucessfully negotiated the outcome my client was seeking

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hamline University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Minnesota State University, MankatoPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1998

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
EPA Region 8 Radon ConferenceRadon Law2015
AARST Online Winter SymposiumRadon Liability2015
Minnesota Department of Health Stake Holder MeetingLiability & Radon Mitigation2014
2014 International Radon SymposiumAlternative Dispute Resolution & Radon industry TRACK II2014
2014 International Radon SymposiumLaw & The Radon Business2014