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Michael A. Zizka Murtha Cullina LLP Of Counsel

Of Counsel

Hartford
Email: mzizka@murthalaw.com
Phone: 860-240-6144
Fax: 860-240-6150

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

Education

  • University of Connecticut Law School (J.D., with honors, 1982)
  • University of Connecticut (M.S. in Geology, 1978)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (B.S., cum laude, 1975)

Michael A. Zizka


Mike Zizka has represented numerous municipalities, businesses, and individuals in all phases of land-use and environmental permitting, compliance, and litigation. His land-use practice encompasses zoning, planning, subdivisions, inland and coastal wetlands, public sewer and water development, and the drafting and amendment of regulations and ordinances. His environmental practice has focused on water and hazardous waste issues and litigation in state and federal courts. Prior to practicing law, Mike served as a hydrogeologist for the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. He is the author of “What’s Legally Required?”, a procedural guide for municipal land use agencies that is published by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and widely used throughout Connecticut (7th ed. 2004).

  • Member, Executive Committees of the Planning and Zoning Sections and the Environmental Law sections of the Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member, Legal Action Network for Development Strategies (LANDS) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® as Hartford Lawyer of the Year in the area of Land Use and Zoning Law in 2015 and in the area of Litigation – Land Use and Zoning in 2015 and 2016 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Land Use and Zoning Law since 2011 and in the area of Litigation – Land Use and Zoning since 2011 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

  • Holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

  • Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)

Overview

Mike Zizka has represented numerous municipalities, businesses, and individuals in all phases of land-use and environmental permitting, compliance, and litigation. His land-use practice encompasses zoning, planning, subdivisions, inland and coastal wetlands, public sewer and water development, and the drafting and amendment of regulations and ordinances. His environmental practice has focused on water and hazardous waste issues and litigation in state and federal courts. Prior to practicing law, Mike served as a hydrogeologist for the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. He is the author of “What’s Legally Required?”, a procedural guide for municipal land use agencies that is published by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and widely used throughout Connecticut (7th ed. 2004).

Memberships
  • Member, Executive Committees of the Planning and Zoning Sections and the Environmental Law sections of the Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member, Legal Action Network for Development Strategies (LANDS) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
Recognition
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® as Hartford Lawyer of the Year in the area of Land Use and Zoning Law in 2015 and in the area of Litigation – Land Use and Zoning in 2015 and 2016 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Land Use and Zoning Law since 2011 and in the area of Litigation – Land Use and Zoning since 2011 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

  • Holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

  • Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)

Bar & Court Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
Education
  • University of Connecticut Law School (J.D., with honors, 1982)
  • University of Connecticut (M.S. in Geology, 1978)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (B.S., cum laude, 1975)
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