My practice is focused on providing strategic legal representation for clients in divorce, custody, parenting time, and child support matters. Strategic representation requires experience, a strong motion practice, and expert negotiation skills. It also requires a committment to achieving agreements and/or court orders that eliminate the perpetual domestic litigation process that can be so mentally and financially exhausting.
I believe everyone has a right to a healthy environment. This includes, among other things, a home and school environment free from mental and physical abuse, free from harassment, bullying, and fear. It also includes the right to live your life according to your own conscience. I help my clients resolve conflict and re-establish a healthy environment for themselves, their children, and their loved ones.
I am a coach of the Mitchell | Hamline Law School Negotiation Competition team. The team competes annually in the American Bar Association (ABA) Negotiation Moot Court Competition. Law students are trained in interest-based negotiation, a negotiation style that is focused on identifying the interests of negotiating parties, and generating settlement options that satisfy each party's interests. This is fundamentally different than most of the negotiation styles being used today. Interest based negotiation is far and above the superior negotiation strategy, as it focuses on achieving expanded value, and can be employed effectively against any other negotiation style.
Prior to coaching the Mitchell | Hamline team, I was 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 been ranked in the top 3 of all Law School ADR programs for 16 consecutive years.
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|MN||Authorized to practice||2010||09/17/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|CALI Award Constitutional Law Seminar||CALI||2009|
|CALI Award Advanced Deposition Skills||CALI||2009|
|Negotiation Moot Court National Semi-Finalist||American Bar Association||2009|
|Negotiation Moot Court Champion, Region 7||American Bar Association||2008|
|Adjunct Faculty||Mitchell Hamline School of Law||2016 - Present|
|Attorney||Zitek Law Firm, LLC||2010 - Present|
|Negotiation Competition Coach||Hamline University School Of Law||2010 - 2015|
|Law Clerk||Barry V. Voss, Pa||2008 - 2010|
|Senior Recruiter||Allianz||2007 - 2008|
|Senior Recruiter||Recruiters of Minnesota||2005 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|North Star Chapter AARST||Board Member, Secretary||2016 - Present|
|American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists||Member||2013 - Present|
|American Bar Association Advisory Panel||Panelist||2011 - Present|
|Hennepin County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Midwest Chapter, AARST||Board of Directors, Vice President||2014 - 2015|
|Order for Protection (OFP) (contested)||OFP Granted; Supervised Parenting Time @ Safety Center Ordered|
|Custody and Parenting Time Modification (contested)||Modification ordered - custody and parenting time|
|Non Contested Divorce||Dissolution of Marriage|
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|Mitchell Hamline School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|Minnesota State University, Mankato||Political Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||1998|
|US EPA Region 4 Stakeholder Meetings||Protecting Your Company||2016|
|US EPA Region 4 Stakeholder Meeting||Contracts||2016|
|US EPA Region 8 Radon Conference||Radon Law||2015|
|AARST Online Winter Symposium||Radon Liability||2015|
|25th CRCPD Radon Training Conference||Radon Liability||2015|
|2015 International Radon Symposium||Radon Law||2015|
|2015 International Radon Symposium||How to Handle Insurance Claims (Moderator)||2015|
|2015 International Radon Symposium||Contracts & Radon Business||2015|
|2015 International Radon Symposium||The Law & Radon Business||2015|
|Minnesota Department of Health Stake Holder Meeting||Liability & Radon Mitigation||2014|
|2014 International Radon Symposium||Alternative Dispute Resolution & Radon Industry||2014|
|2014 International Radon Symposium||Law & The Radon Business||2014|