I provide services as a mediator and a conciliator so that parties can achieve quick, efficient and favorable results in their cases. My background as a trial lawyer representing both plaintiffs and defendants, from individuals in straightforward cases to Fortune 500 companies in complex multiparty litigation, allows me to help parties create reasonable settlement choices that can lead to the optimal resolution of any case.
I bring to the table, literally and figuratively, something different from most mediators. My career started in one of Boston's oldest and largest firms where I worked in a variety of practice areas and on a wide range of problems. I then went to work for Jim Meehan, recognized as one of the country's finest trial lawyers, who trained me as a defense lawyer. I spent a dozen years representing product manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies and other corporations before changing my practice to plaintiffs' representation with my partners at Meehan Boyle. My legal career has included many complicated cases involving fires, explosions, construction site disasters, aquatic and maritime incidents, business disputes and many other issues.
My work as a mediator started in the 1980s when I began mediating privately at the request of fellow trial lawyers. When I chaired the Massachusetts Bar Association Civil Litigation Section in 1990, I established and participated in the Suffolk County Volunteer Conciliation Project at the request of the Superior Court. I then volunteered as a neutral for the Automobile Mediation program in Middlesex County for several years.
My balanced training and experience provided me with very useful insight for analyzing cases and negotiating settlements as an advocate. It gave me an appreciation of the opposing party's view which is one of the most important ingredients of a successful negotiation. It served me well during my terms as President of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys when the ability to view differing interests from a neutral vantage point was very beneficial. This insight is, of course, also very helpful to me as a mediator helping others resolve their cases.
I have now brought my career full circle. I have sat on both sides as well as in the middle. As a mediator and conciliator through Fitzgerald Dispute Resolution LLC, I help parties balance their interests and settle their cases. Let me put my experience to work for you.
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