Patrick J. Van Zanen’s practice encompasses commercial transactions and complex commercial litigation, including contract claims, fiduciary breaches, shareholder/partner/member disputes, construction law, estate litigation and appellate law.


  • J.D., Arizona State University College of Law 2001
  • M.P.A., Public Administration, Arizona State University 1995
  • B.S., Arizona State University 1993

Community Leadership

  • Arizona Small Business Association: Board of Directors
  • Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce: Economic Development Advisory Council; Public Policy Advisory Council
  • Arizona Animal Welfare League: Former Member, Board of Directors
  • Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants: Former Member
  • Maricopa County Board of Health: Former Member

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Arizona 2001
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit 2011

Professional & Industry Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Commercial Litigation 2024