James E. "Jim" Fitzgerald

James E. "Jim" Fitzgerald


The Fitzgerald Law Firm

Recognized since 1987

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Personal Injury Litigation
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Michael Fitzgerald is a personal injury attorney specializing in wrongful death and medical malpractice actions. He strives to be an advocate for his clients and their families by providing top-quality representation. His success in building both relationships with his clients and concrete cases had led to several multi-million dollar verdicts.

Before joining the Fitzgerald Law Firm in 2015, Michael clerked for the Honorable Alan B. Johnson in the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming. During his time in school, he interned with the Federal Public Defender’s office.

Michael graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2011 with degrees in History and Philosophy, and from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2104 where he was awarded the Order of the Coif. Additionally, Michael wrote and published a Case Note for the Wyoming Law Review focusing on Worker’s Compensation. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Wyoming Law Review for the 2013 - 2014 term.

Location

  • 2108 Warren Avenue
    Cheyenne, WY 82001

Education

  • University of Colorado at Boulder, graduated 1975
  • University of Wyoming, graduated 1969

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, Alabama State Bar Association
  • Wyoming, Wyoming State Bar
  • Colorado, Colorado Bar Association

Affiliations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates - Member
  • American College of Trial Lawyers - Fellow
  • Inner Circle of Advocates - Past President
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers - Member
  • International Society of Barristers - Member
  • Irish Legal 100 Top Lawyers in U.S. - Member
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy - Diplomate

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Personal Injury Litigation

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Cheyenne (2013)
  • Commercial Litigation, Cheyenne (2012)
  • Personal Injury Litigation, Cheyenne (2011)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Commercial Litigation

Awards:

  • Irish Legal 100 Top U.S. Lawyers

Guinn v. Builders Transportation Company

Trial against interstate trucking company for wrongful death. Speeding semi truck driver killed our client''s husband. Jury verdict was 70% larger than final settlement offer and included punitive damages.

Reynolds v. Ford

Trial resulting in largest award in the history of Teton County, Wyoming in a medical malpractice case.

Donahue v. Caterpillar Tractor Company

Trial against a heavy equipment manufacturer for failure to guard the operator by installing rollover protection. For 18 years, this was the largest wrongful death verdict in Wyoming history (until surpassed by one of our subsequent cases).

Tobin v. SmithKlineBeecham (now GlaxoSmithKline)

Co-Trial Counsel for Tobin and family of man who committed suicide following ingestion of Paxil. Largest wrongful death verdict in the history of Wyoming.

American National Bank v. Hannifan

Bank was conservator for paraplegic, brain damaged man. Verdict of $22M is largest award for physical injuries in history of Wyoming.

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