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Michael Zoldan

Employment and labor Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

4.5   15 reviews

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Michael Zoldan is the founding attorney of The Zoldan Law Group in Phoenix, AZ. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business where he majored in Finance. He earned his Juris Doctor at Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in 2010. He devotes 80 percent of his practice to litigation in employment and business law. He is backed by experience working as an intern for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the Trial Attorney Department. Prior to opening his own law office, Mr. Zoldan worked for numerous firms that gave him the opportunity to hone his litigation skills by handling multiple cases at a time with highly-skilled and proven litigators. He currently provides legal counsel to individuals and small businesses throughout the state handling cases ranging from workplace discrimination to breach of contract. He offers aggressive advocacy and a commitment to results.

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Licensed for 12 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2020
Updated 11/25/2022
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 12/21/2022

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The Zoldan Law Group PLLC
5050 N. 40th Street
Suite 260
Phoenix, AZ, 85018

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Posted by Stephen | July 14, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
HIghly recommended
Mr. Zoldan recently advised me on how to handle separation and severance from my former employer. His advice helped me through a difficult time.
Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Consultation
Dealing with a potential breach of contract with a former contractor, which has been stressful to say the least. I arranged for a consult with Mr. Zoldan and couldn't have asked or expected more. He was very honest in what we could expect, as well as what we could do to minimize our exposure. Utmost professionalism and I will be sure to contact him again if the need arises. I strongly recommend his services.
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Posted by Cherice | July 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Zoldan is a master at his craft
Mr. Zoldan is a master at his craft. He knows when to strike and get the top dollar for claims. I highly recommend him to negotiate severance agreements. We filled with the EEOC and everything he predicted came to fruition. Great Phoenix Arizona Employment Lawyer.
Posted by Cindy | November 25, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Won a HUUUUUGE Settlement
Mr. Zoldan won me a ton of money for a sexual harassment suit against a fortune 200 company. It was a long time coming and I feel vindicated in my results. He took me through the EEOC into filing a lawsuit in Federal Court and then settling at mediation. The process was explained to me perfectly and the results were better than expected. Mr. Zoldan fights for the people who don't know the law and have little voices out there over big corporations.
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Posted by DeMarcus | December 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Settled at mediation with help from Mr. Zoldan
I consulted and then hired Mr. Zoldan for a racial discrimination at work. We settled at mediation and we were both happy with the result.
Posted by Tom | November 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy Client
I recently engaged the Zoldan Law Group in a complex contractural issue - they were able to help me understand my options, walk through pros/cons for each and provide a thoughtful recommendation. Ultimately, they gave me much needed clarity and confidence throughout the process and I will gladly engage them in future matters. I highly recommend them if you are looking for smart, accurate and helpful legal work.
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Posted by Jay Reichert | November 11, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Impressed - Non Compete Issue
Michael Zoldan provided me legal advice around a non-compete issue I had. I found his level of attention, promptness, and knowledge very helpful. He was able to provide me with the info I needed to make the correct decision in a very stressful situation. I have worked with other lawyers on the past. I wish I could say they were all as professional and respectful of my time and situation as Michael was.
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Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consult With Michale
I just had a consult with Michael. He was informative on all the issues that I raised. I definitely got my moneys worth. His answers were thought out and the scenarios were very realistic that I bet that all occur.
Posted by Todd | October 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Settled a 6 figure deal
Settled a 6 figure deal within 4 months of hiring him. I couldn’t believe it when he called to tell me the good news.
Posted by A.T. | September 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Success for Senior Leaders
I am not one to write testimonials often, as I believe when you hire someone to provide any kind of professional service, you are entitled to good work. However, my success and experience with Michael Zoldan and his legal team was simply above and beyond, and deserves a testimonial. My situation involved a dispute about my role and performance in senior leadership function, with my employer, , , entailing hostile workplace, bias, and retaliation. Michael Zoldan and his team represented me during a formal process to demand action, and then assisted me with EEOC mediation proceedings. Thanks to his guidance and expertise, we were able to secure a sizable monetary settlement, mutually agreeable separation, and several favorable non-cash protections and performances to aid with subsequent job search activity. His fees were more than reasonable. More important than the settlement outcome though, is the manner and experience I had with Mr. Zoldan and his team. Beginning with the initial assessment, I was asked thoughtful questions and provided with a “could be” scenario that would develop as different steps were pursued. All of Michael Zoldan’s “could be” steps became reality, in the manner and order he predicted. This uncanny accuracy is a testament to his experience. Personally, I was treated with respect and professional empathy—but never pity and never as a means to pursue a ridiculous fee or unreasonable settlement. In other words Mr. Zoldan and his team truly became my advocate. His candor and compassion kept conversations honest, expectations realistic, and execution of steps in the process as smooth as they could be. His involvement clearly improved both the speed at which my case was resolved, the amount and nature of the settlement, and most importantly the manner in which I was treated. I encourage and implore those of you having issues with your employer, who have tried “proper channels” with no success, to engage the services of Michael Zoldan and his team. For a truly reasonable fee, you will be made financially whole, emotionally comforted, professionally vindicated, and able to move ahead with the rest of your professional life happily and easily. Thank you Mr. Zoldan and Team for what I call my "triple goodness" outcome.
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Posted by Ryan | March 27, 2015
Expert attorney there for you when you need someone the most.
Mr. Zoldan represented me in a case that spanned two different employers over two different states. He was there to guide me through a difficult ordeal when I had limited options. Through his expert guidance, we were able to come out with a very favorable settlement. I cannot relay how much his perfessionalism and expertice meant to me.
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Posted by Ted | January 13, 2015
Excellent Attorney!!! Employment contract review.
I had Michael review some employment contracts. He explained everything in them and told me which ones I should renegotiate on. His rates were very reasonable also.
Posted by Dan | December 30, 2014
Highly recommend for employment related matters
I found Michael during a difficult severance negotiation with my former employer. My previous employer was a fortune 500 ($10B + annual revenue) that had an army of attorneys. Michael was professional, timely, and honest in laying out my options with the appropriate level of risk so I could make my decision on the path forward armed with as much guidance as possible. In the end, the negotiation went strikingly similar to what Michael expected. If you're in need of a great, honest, and transparent labor attorney then Michael Zoldan and "The Zoldan Law Group" is your best bet! The end result is I paid Michael a fee and he negotiated a settlement increase that far exceeded his well priced and well delivered legal services.
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Dissatisfied - Overpriced, Disorganized, and Rude
My experience with Zoldan Law Group was utterly ridiculous. First, I received a call back from someone that was very snotty to me on the phone and I firmly believe she hung up on me half-way through describing my case. Second, for some reason I was not able to call her back and she did not call me back. So I googled Zoldan Law Group and quite possibly 20 locations appeared all over Phoenix/Scottsdale. I went to the pinnacle peak location - the office was not there. I went to the Northsight location - the office was not there. I was told that it was at the Northsight location, but in a different office in the corner of the building. Third, when I found the office, finally, I was greeted by a disinterested, dismissive, and rude office assistant. Something tells me she was the same one I spoke with on the phone. Lastly, when I spoke with her to try and schedule an appointment to discuss my case, I was told it would be $300 TO $350 JUST TO SEE IF THEY WOULD TAKE THE CASE. This law group wants $300 to $350 just to possibly tell you 'no - they won't take your case'. That is ridiculous! I wasn't going for a consultation or legal advice. I have a legitimate discrimination claim and need a lawyer. To pay $350 to be told 'no' is an EXPENSIVE 'no'. Good lord. He could literally just schedule appointments all day telling people 'no' and never have to work a day in his life.
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Posted by Pat | August 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EEOC Representation
I hired Michael Zoldan to represent me at the EEOC for a wrongful termination hearing as I was terminated from Honor Health after my STD ran out. I asked for an accommodation of an an extension of my leave for chemo treatments and was denied. While at the mediation Michael said nothing to help my case, thus Honor Health shut down the mediation. I feel Mr. Zoldan was highly unprepared for this meeting and did not in any way live up to what he said we could expect from this case. Even after we spoke a week later he said we don't have a good case which I disagree. Now I am out the $300.00 we initially paid and may need to hire a new lawyer or file in Federal Court alone which is not recommended. Buyer beware with this attorney.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Zoldan Law Group PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Chelle & Zoldan, PLC
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • Hall & Chelle, LLC
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Legal Intern for the Hon. Edward O. Burke
  • Maricopa Superior Court
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • Arizona State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Ohio State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007
  • Arizona State
  • N/A

Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Arizona District Court
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Arizona District Court
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Arizona District Court
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Arizona District Court
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Arizona District Court
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • 2013
  • Arizona District Court
  • Arizona District Court
  • 2011
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Attorney at Law Magazine
  • Professionals Serving Professionals
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • ADR Section: Current ADR Issues, Hot Topics & Case Law Update
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (74)
Endorse Michael
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike Zoldan is a fantastic employment lawyer that I frequently refer cases to and trust to assist my clients with complex issues. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Other
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Zoldan is a well respected experienced advocate in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney and is well respected in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A great advocate and fights for his clients in court."
Discrimination Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Zoldan. He is a respected member of the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Other
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community"
Business Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael has a well earned reputation representing businesses in his community. He is well respected."
Business Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Discrimination Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Zoldan is an intelligent and thorough attorney. His work is excellent."
Business Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Zoldan. He is well respected in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Phoenix Employment and labor Lawyer Michael Zoldan
Michael Zoldan
Employment and labor Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 12 years