Ms. Deborah Poore FitzGerald: Lawyer with Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP

Ms. Deborah Poore FitzGerald

Ms. FitzGerald's practice is primarily in the areas of insurance defense, general civil litigation and professional malpractice defense litigation, including lawyers, accountants, real estate professionals, and appraisers.
Senior Partner
Fort Lauderdale,  FL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Professional Malpractice
University Morehead State University, B.A., with high honors, 1976
Law SchoolUniversity of Kentucky, J.D., 1979
Admitted1979, Florida Bar; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida including Trial Bar, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Memberships Broward County Bar Association (President, 2012-2013; President-Elect, 2011- 2012; Treasurer, 2010-2011; Secretary 2009-2010; Board member, 1997-2005; 2006- 2009); The Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA); The Federal Bar Association (Ft. Lauderdale Chapter President, 1991-1992; Board of Directors, 1985-2007); American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) (Ft. Lauderdale Chapter President, 2011; President-Elect, 2010; Vice President, 2009; Secretary, 2008; Treasurer, 2007; currently Board Member); American Bar Association (Member, Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability).

Ms. FitzGerald is a State of Florida Certified Arbitrator and is a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI); Counsel on Litigation Management (CLM); Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Court Annexed Mediation for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (2000-Present) (Chair 2013-2016), having served on this Committee since its inception in 2000. Ms. FitzGerald was the first recipient of the Judge Jose A. Gonzalez, Jr. Unsung Hero Award which was voted upon by the Federal Judges of the Southern District (Broward Division), awarded in August 2009.

The Federal Court for the Southern District Florida Bench & Bar Conference Committee, 2010 and 2012.


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Ms. Deborah Poore FitzGerald

110 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 2000
Fort LauderdaleFL 33301


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