Michael Fitzpatrick, practicing in the areas of commercial litigation and products liability defense, regularly defends manufacturers against personal injury suits, including claims involving asbestos-containing products. He also represents clients in connection with complex contractual disputes and alleged violations of consumer protection statutes, such as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. Michael represents consumer lending institutions, such as mortgage lenders, as well as investors and servicers, in connection with the defense of claims by borrowers. He has experience defending clients against putative class actions in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey and Eastern District of New York.
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.