Practice Areas

Ms. Zigtema is committed to providing you with top notch legal support. She approaches every client with a focus on integrity, advocacy, and understanding. She will fight for you!



Criminal Defense

Ms. Zigtema is an experienced criminal defense attorney.  Whether you simply need a misdemeanor or a traffic infraction resolved, or if you are facing serious criminal charges, Ms. Zigtema has the experience to defend your rights in the investigation and prosecution stages of proceedings before the Municipal, State and Federal Courts in Johnson County and the greater Kansas City Metro Area.

Appellate Advocacy

Ms. Zigtema has filed more than 80 appellate briefs before the Kansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.  She has the experience to identify and advocate issues which can lead to a new trial or reversal of a prior court order. She has the skill and the knowledge to file and argue on your behalf in the appellate courts.
Ms. Zigtema has a range of experience in defending children charged with offenses in Juvenile Court.  Ms. Zigtema works tirelessly to protect the constitutional rights of children, help them to mature and grow beyond their behaviors, and protect their future.  As a Guardian Ad Litem, Ms. Zigtema works on behalf of minors and advocates for courses of action which are in in their best interests.

Juvenile Offender Proceedings and Guardian Ad Litem

Ms. Zigtema has a range of experience in defending children charged with offenses in Juvenile Court.  Ms. Zigtema works tirelessly to protect the constitutional rights of children, help them to mature and grow beyond their behaviors, and protect their future.  As a Guardian Ad Litem, Ms. Zigtema works on behalf of minors and advocates for courses of action which are in in their best interests.

Sex /Violent Offender Registration Actions

Ms. Zigtema has successfully argued to remove her clients from the Sex/Violent Offender Registry all the way to the Kansas Supreme Court.  She understands the need for fair application of the law to those affected by these regulations.  She will work to protect her client’s rights from unjust imposition on their individual freedoms.

Family Law and Child in Need of Care Proceedings

Ms. Zigtema understands that any dispute regarding child custody or dissolution of marriage is an emotional and pressing concern.  Ms. Zigtema works to solve any family law issue quickly and with the concern and respect every individual deserves at such a troubling time.  As a Parent Advocate in Child in Need of Care proceedings, Ms. Zigtema works diligently to protect the rights of parents facing removal of their children, works with parents and other professionals to maintain or return children to their home and guide parents through a difficult and emotional process.