Patricia L. Zlaket

Co-founder of Zlaket Law Offices, Patricia L. Zlaket (Patti) works side by side with her father to represent those who have been injured due to the negligence of another. Clients benefit from her extensive experience in cases related to premises liability, auto accidents, medical malpractice, pharmacy negligence, and wrongful death.

After leaving a successful 20-year career in the music industry, Patti has built her law practice on the foundation of helping others access the justice system. At California Western School of Law, she graduated cum laude and then spent five years at the prestigious San Diego firm, Casey Gerry, handling cases involving products liability, medical malpractice, auto accidents, premises liability, and multidistrict medical device and pharmaceutical cases. There she helped earn numerous high dollar settlements for her clients. She brought that experience to her own practice, which she started at the end of 2014.

Named one of Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars consecutively for five years in a row, Patti believes her clients deserve focused and personal attention, and thus, she takes great pride in maintaining a smaller case load. This allows her to go the extra mile for each and every client and get the best result possible in each and every case.

Patti is equally zealous about fundraising and performing. She served as President of California Western School of Law’s Alumni Association Board of Directors and has worked with organizations such as the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program, Lawyers Club of San Diego and the American Board of Trial Advocates, volunteering as a humorist and host for events such as The Red Boudreau Dinner, Couture for a Cause, and The LAF-Off.

As a lover of the outdoors, many of Patti’s current fundraising efforts are focused on the environment and the protection of animals. She supports organizations such as National Wildlife Federation, Rancho Coastal Humane Society, and PARC (Protect American River Canyons), among others.

She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern California, and she still performs on a regular basis at music venues around California.
Thomas A. Zlaket

Thomas A. Zlaket completed his undergraduate work at the University of Notre Dame. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law and also holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Virginia. Thomas is admitted to practice law in Arizona and California.

A former President of the State Bar of Arizona, Thomas was sworn in as a Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court in 1992.  He served as the court’s Chief Justice from 1997 through 2002. Among the awards conferred upon him during his time on the bench were the American Judges Association’s 2000 Chief Justice Richard W. Holmes Award of Merit, the State Bar of Arizona’s 2001 James A. Walsh Outstanding Jurist Award, and the National Center for State Court’s 2001 Paul C. Reardon Award.

He is a Founding Fellow of the Arizona Bar Foundation, and a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  He was on the faculty of the Arizona College of Trial Advocacy for many years. He has also taught at the Hastings College of Trial Advocacy and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. He presently serves as an adjunct associate professor at the University of Arizona James E.  Rogers College of Law.  

Thomas Zlaket has been a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers for more than 32 years.

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