Fitzgerald Receives Wyoming State Bar Pro Bono Award for Legal Services for Indigent Clients

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming State Bar is pleased to announce that James E. Fitzgerald, an attorney from Cheyenne, has received the 2019 Pro Bono Award for Legal Service for Indigent Clients. Mr. Kelly Davis, fellow Cheyenne attorney, presented the award last night during the Pro Bono Celebration in Cheyenne, Wyoming, which was held in conjunction with the National Pro Bono Week. Davis also nominated Fitzgerald for the award.

Fitzgerald has demonstrated a sincere commitment to doing pro bono work and has given his time and advice to help make the legal system more accessible to members of the public in need.

“Jim represents all that is good about the legal profession,” said Davis. “In being recognized by the Wyoming State Bar for his pro bono services, Jim is a role model for others to follow.”

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

With decades of experience, Fitzgerald represents people 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.

Fitzgerald’s trial record includes numerous multimillion-dollar jury awards and several records for jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. He has been trial counsel in nearly half of the million-dollar verdicts in the history of Wyoming.

Fitzgerald 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. Lawyers cannot just apply to join these groups. They must anonymously – without knowledge – be nominated by peers and recommended by Judges.

Fitzgerald 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.

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