About Michael L. Fitzpatrick

About Michael L. FitzpatrickMICHAEL L. FITZPATRICK
Fitzpatrick & LaCava P.C.

Duquesne University (J.D. - 1981)
University of Pittsburgh (B.A. 1978)

Michael L. Fitzpatrick has over 30 years' experience in the area of litigation with an emphasis in defending many dozens of school districts and townships. He has lectured and published on the Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act dealing with claims against school districts and townships. He is a member of the National Register's Who's Who 2007. He is certified on trial advocacy from Dickinson Law School as well as the Trial Advocacy Institute. He has been admitted to all Pennsylvania State Courts since 1981 as well as the Western District of Pennsylvania Federal Court and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He has done numerous jury trials throughout Western Pennsylvania.

He has been appointed Special Arbitrator in Allegheny County Court. He has been a frequent Judge in trial moot court competitions. He has been approved as a federal court alternate dispute resolution evaluator.

Professional Affiliations:
Mr. Fitzpatrick has served in the past on the Pennsylvania State Committee on drafting the rules of professional conduct as well as being appointed to the Washington Judicial Selection Committee. He is a former, past President of the Peters Township Jaycees and past Board Member of the YMCA.

Favorable jury trial verdicts on behalf of businesses, individuals, school districts/townships in Allegheny, Beaver, Clarion, Clearfield, Jefferson, Venango and Westmoreland Counties.

Speaker on CLE approved courses of school law and arbitration litigation for seminars sponsored by California University.

About Daniel F. LaCava

Fitzpatrick & LaCava P.C.

Daniel F. LaCava is a graduate of Duquesne University with a B.A. degree and Duquesne University School of Law with a J.D. degree. He is an experienced trial attorney with more than 38 years' experience with an emphasis in cases involving school districts, townships, various political subdivisions and premises liability.
He has successfully defended school districts, townships, various political subdivisions and individuals before juries in most Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Pennsylvania Counties. In addition, he has successfully handled numerous automobile accident cases, and he has been appointed an Arbitrator on Uninsured/Underinsured motor vehicle accident cases. Dan has been involved in Estate planning for individuals and numerous Estate and probate matters.

He has also successfully argued cases before the Third Circuit, Commonwealth Court and Superior Court. He has participated in trial advocacy programs at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Temple University School of Law and the Trial Advocacy Institute. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court (Western District and Eastern District of Pennsylvania), the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals (Third Circuit) and all Pennsylvania State Courts including the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He has been appointed a Special Arbitrator in Allegheny County Court. He is a former member of the Allegheny County Bar Association where he was a former committee member of the Bench-Bar Conference Committee. He was also a member of the Pennsylvania Defense institute and Philadelphia Bar Association. He has been a frequent Judge in trial moot court competitions. He was a former managing attorney for a large multi-line insurance carrier and Special Assistant Deputy Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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