Michael Fitzpatrick is an associate in Day Pitney's Commercial Litigation department. Michael practices in the area of product liability defense, and regularly defends manufacturers against personal injury suits, including claims involving asbestos-containing products.
Michael's practice also involves representing consumer lending institutions, such as mortgage lenders, as well as investors and servicers, in connection with the defense of claims by borrowers.
Part of Michael's practice centers around estate litigation, as he represents individuals and corporate fiduciaries in contested trust, estate, and guardianship matters. His recent representative trust and estate matters include defending a corporate trustee against fiduciary duty claims and defending an executor and beneficiaries in a will contest.
Michael is actively involved in pro bono matters. He acts as a court-appointed representative of allegedly incapacitated persons in guardianship proceedings in New Jersey and also represents abused women who cannot afford legal representation obtain final restraining orders against their abusers.
magna cum laude2013Order of the Coif; Seton Hall Law Review, comments editor