Douglas FitzMorris is a litigation partner and veteran trial attorney who devotes his practice almost exclusively toÂ the counseling and defense of physicians, hospitals, nurses, chiropractors, dentists, and other health care professionals in malpractice litigation and trials.
Over the past 25 years, Mr. FitzMorris has tried overÂ 100 cases to verdict, andÂ routinely handlesÂ cases with multimillion dollar exposure. Mr. FitzMorris completed a rigorousÂ undergraduate pre-medÂ program, allowing him to comprehend and coordinate complex medical issues and developÂ successfulÂ defense strategies.Â This expertise also provesÂ invaluableÂ in formulating expert witness support and planning defense strategy, as well asÂ executing anÂ effective cross-examination of opposing expert witnessses.Â Â Â
Mr. FitzMorris previously served for 12 years in the Westchester County District Attorneyâ€™s Office. While assigned to the Superior Court Trial Division, he served as Deputy Chief of the Homicide Bureau under District Attorney Jeanine Pirro. Mr. FitzMorris had previously served as Deputy Chief of the Career Criminal Bureau under District Attorney Carl Vergari. During his tenure, Mr. FitzMorris successfully prosecuted many noteworthy homicides and other serious felony offenses. While attending Brooklyn Law School, Mr. FitzMorris clerked for the Honorable Thomas C. Platt of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and interned with the Office of the United States Attorney, Criminal Division, under the Hon. Raymond J. Dearie. Mr. FitzMorris has been an invited speaker on various topics at seminars sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New York State Inspector Generalâ€™s Office, and the Yonkers Police Department. HeÂ has also lecturedÂ physicians and hospital staff on risk-management and medical-legal matters.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 1% Medical Malpractice Trial Counsel||MedicalMalpractice.org||2012|
|New York Super Lawyers - Metro Edition||Super Lawyers||2009|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2007|
|Superior Court Trial Division||Westchester County District Attorney||1984 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Professional Liability Defense Federation||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Defense Research Institute||Member||2004 - Present|
|New York Medical Defense Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||1994 - Present|
|Westchester County Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|Brooklyn Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|LeMoyne College||Biology||BS - Bachelor of Science||1981|
|Yonkers Police Department||Unknown||N/A|
|New York State Inspector General’s Office||Unknown||N/A|
|Federal Bureau of Investigation||Unknown||N/A|