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Patrick D. McGuiness

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Managing Partner
Zlimen & McGuiness, PLLC

Meet the Attorney

Licensed In


Practice areas

Business, Family & Personal


Hi, I’m Patrick. I’m passionate about bringing usable, real world legal advice to my clients.

I represent clients in Minnesota on a variety of business and personal matters, including employment law, contracts, business formation, and real estate issues. As the former owner of a landscaping business, I understand how the law affects both small businesses and individuals.  

As an attorney, I have learned to help clients with the big problems first. We can work on the little stuff once the big issues have been taken care of.

I am an Adjunct Law Professor and an Army Reserve Judge Advocate. Both of these experiences give me a broader perspective in aiding my clients.

I approach every consultation with the goal of making sure my clients are better off and more secure in their legal decision making process when the consultation is complete.

Why I Practice Law

I practice law to help people navigate the increasingly complex legal and regulatory environment that we live in.

Fun Fact

I have traveled to 37 countries, completed 6 marathons, hiked to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and once competed as a Golden Gloves boxer.

Professional Background


Mitchell Hamline School of Law

J.D. in Law, 2006

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

B.A. in History, 2002


Zlimen & McGuiness, PLLC

Managing Partner


US Army Reserve

Judge Advocate


Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Adjunct Law Professor



Hiway Federal Credit Union

Vice Chair, Board of Directors


Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association

Board of Directors, Volunteer


Minnesota State Bar Association




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