- Insurance Defense
- Civil Litigation
- Professional Malpractice
Morehead State University, B.A., with high honors, 1976
University of Kentucky, J.D., 1979
1979, 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
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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