James E. Fitzgerald, (P.C.)

James E. Fitzgerald, (P.C.): Attorney with The Fitzgerald Law Firm

Biography

Jim Fitzgerald started his law practice in 1975 and founded The Fitzgerald Law Firm in 1982 with the cornerstone belief of helping clients find truth and justice. By focusing exclusively on working with severely injured clients and families who have lost loved ones, Jim has developed a reputation for delivering extraordinary results.

With more than 39 years of experience, Jim Fitzgerald represents plaintiffs in complex damages cases involving unsafe products, unsafe equipment, oil field matters, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries resulting in quadriplegia and paraplegia, burns and birth injuries. He practices in the areas of Products Liability, Workplace Liability, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death.


Among other notable cases, Jim represented victims in the Wyoming Paxil case. Jim’s trial record includes numerous multimillion dollar jury awards and several records for jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. In fact, he has been trial counsel in nearly half of the million dollar verdicts in the history of Wyoming.


Jim serves on various boards and is a member of several prestigious invitation-only trial lawyer organizations. These include the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, and the Inner Circle of Advocates, an organization limited to 100 of the top plaintiffs lawyers in the country.


The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory reflects that Jim's peers in the legal profession give him the highest possible rating: "AV."


Jim has made more than 100 presentations on various trial topics to members of the trial bar throughout the United States. He is one of a distinguished group of attorneys who have been listed in Best Lawyers in America for twenty years or longer.


Jim graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1969, served in the military in Vietnam and then earned his law degree from the University of Colorado.


Admitted: 1975, Wyoming and U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming; 1976, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 1979, U.S. Supreme Court; 1993, Colorado; 2001, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado


Member: Wyoming State Bar; American Association for Justice; Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association; Inner Circle of Advocates (President, 2000 to 2001); Colorado Trial Lawyers Association; American Board of Trial Advocates; International Academy of Trial Lawyers; American College of Trial Lawyers; International Society of Barristers; National Board of Trial Advocacy; The American College of Board Certified Attorneys.


Recognition:
The Best Lawyers in America, 1987 - Present
Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2007-Present
Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America, 2007, 2010
The Irish Legal 100


Listed in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers. Tenth Circuit Judicial Conference, 1977. Member: Wyoming Pattern Civil Jury Instructions Committee, 1986-1987, 1992-2001.

(Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy)

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Trial Practice
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Product Defects
  • Brain Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spinal Injury
  • Severe Burns
  • Birth Trauma

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
307-634-4000  Phone
307-635-2391  Fax
www.fitzgeraldlaw.com
University Attended:
University of Wyoming, B.A., 1969; National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1979; Western Trial Advocacy Institute, 1981
Law School Attended:
University of Colorado, J.D., 1975
Year of First Admission:
1975
Admission:
1975, Wyoming and U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming; 1976, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 2001, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; 1993, Colorado; 1979, U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
Inner Circle of Advocates (President, 2000 and 2001); International Academy of Trial Lawyers; American College of Trial Lawyers; International Society of Barristers; Million Dollar Advocates Forum; American College of Board Certified Attorneys; American Association for Justice; Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association; Colorado Trial Lawyers Association; American Board of Trial Advocates; National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Military:
1st Lt., U.S. Army, 1969-1972
Birth Information:
Colorado Springs, Colorado, July 16, 1947
Certifications:
( Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy )
ISLN:
907398095
Hobbies & interests:
Skiing and hiking.
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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