Thomas O. Fitzpatrick, Partner
Thomas O. Fitzpatrick is a fighter. A former collegiate athlete, he brings his competitive nature to every case. A member of the undefeated Villanova Wildcat Football team led by his roommate, legendary Philadelphia Eagles’ running back Brian Westbrook, Fitz graduated from the Villanova University School of Business receiving an undergraduate degree in Marketing. He earned his joint JD/MBA at the Villanova University School of Law as an Albert Goldberg Scholar and served as an Extern on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals for the Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter.
A former sex crimes prosecutor in the elite Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Fitz leverages his knowledge of complex investigation techniques and medical trauma review in representing his clients. Fitz’s practice covers many facets of Civil Rights’ litigation, including Employment Discrimination, Police Misconduct and Criminal Defense.
Over the last decade Fitz’s achievements as a trial attorney have steadily grown in both scope and notoriety. Covered extensively in the media, his work has resulted in significant financial awards, settlements and verdicts in favor of his clients. As lead trial counsel, Fitz has prevailed in a number of matters where others have been unwilling to fight. He has represented clients against Fortune 500 companies, national organizations, institutions, regional hospitals and powerful pharmaceutical companies.
In addition to his trial work, Mr. Fitzpatrick lends his business acumen and legal insights to clients involved in business disputes and organizational investigations. Fitz has defended private citizens and for-profit/not-for-profit organizations against state and federal criminal indictments, corruption investigations, and grand jury proceedings.
A true leader in the legal community, Mr. Fitzpatrick served as President of the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia, Co-Chair of the Criminal Justice Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association and member of the Board of Governors. His peers have recognized his talent for practicing law by voting him the Outstanding Young Lawyer of 2011. Mr. Fitzpatrick has also been recognized as a Rising Star by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.
Mr. Fitzpatrick maintains involvement in several civic and professional organizations including: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., NAACP, National Bar Association, Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia, Villanova Law Alumni Board of Directors, Overbrook Farms Club Homeowners Association, J. Willard O’Brian American Inn of Court.
His courtroom achievements have steadily grown in both scope and notoriety. Covered extensively in the media, Mr. Fitzpatrick prides himself on delivering victory where others have been unwilling to fight.