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James T. Fitzsimmons

James T. Fitzsimmons

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation

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About Me

We established Fitzsimmons and Vervaecke Law Firm, in Mason City, Iowa out of a common work ethic and dedication to represent David against Goliath. We help ordinary hard working people hold accountable the insurance companies, corporate wrongdoers, and individuals that choose to break safety rules. They needlessly put us all at risk of mayhem including death or serious injury of a family member or even denying the right to necessary medical treatment to injured workers.


Jim Fitzsimmons & Mindi Vervaecke are lawyers committed to enforcing the safety rules that deter or prevent bad conduct, protecting us all and making our community safer.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Workers' Compensation: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 50%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Peter Leehey

    Jim is one of the most effective, well-thought-of lawyers you could possibly have go to bat for you.

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    Peter Leehey Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Fitzsimmons & Vervaecke, P.L.C.

5 N Federal Ave Ste 200
Po Box 1661
Mason City, IA, 50401-3257

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
IAAuthorized to practice law199208/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2015 Top 100 Litigation LawyerAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerFitzsimmons & Vervaecke Law Firm PLC1999 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Iowa Association of JusticeChairperson- Continuing Education2000 - 2004
Iowa Association of JusticeContinuing Education Commttee1997 - 2009
Iowa Association of JusticeBoard of Governors1996 - 2007
Iowa Association of JusticeMember1992 - Present

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Creighton University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Creighton UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1989

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Iowa Assoc. of Justice 23rd Annual Workers' Compensation SeminarIntoxication at Work: The Law2014
Iowa Assoc. of Justice Annual Fall Workers' Compensation SeminarRate: Getting the Insurance Co and the Injured Worker to What is Fair Under the Law (Updated2)2012
Iowa Assoc. of Justice 20th Annual Workers' Compensation SeminarRate: Getting the Insurance Co and the Injured Worker to What is Fair Under the Law (Updated)2012
Iowa Workers' Compensation Symposium Des MoinesRate: Getting the Insurance Co and the Injured Worker to What's Fair Under the Law2011
Cerro Gordo County Bar MeetingWhat’s Bold and Fresh in Workers’ Compensation Law and Things That Wake Me Up at Night in a Cold Sweat!2010
Iowa Workforce Development SeminarIowa Vocational Rehabilitation Helping the Injured Worker Back to Productive Work2008
Iowa Trial Lawyers Association 17th Annual Workers' Compensation SeminarState Vocational Rehabilitation: Cost-Effective Expert Testimony2008
ITLA Annual Auto/Personal Injury SeminarDriver's Ed: Preparing the Treating Doctor For Trial2007
ITLA 16th Annual Workers' Compensation SeminarRate: The First Step to Increasing the Value of Your Case2007
ITLA 99 Ways to Tune Up Your Auto Personal Injury Practice9 Pieces of Evidence You Need to Attempt a Fair Settlement With the Insurance Company2005
ITLA 6th Annual Paralegal SeminarDealing With Attorneys & Experts2005
ITLA 99 Ways to Tune Up Your Auto Personal Injury Practice9 Pieces of Evidence You Need to Attempt a Fair Settlement With the Insurance Company2004
ITLA 13th Annual Workers' Compensation SeminarManaging the Mentally Unstable Client: A Discussion in Ethics and Humanity2004
ISBA Workers Compensation SeminarTips to Settling Workers' Compensation Claims Fairly2002
Iowa Workers' Compensation SymposiumMedical vs. Legal Causation: A Perspective from the Claimant and Defense2002
31st Annual Governor's Safety ConferenceEthics: Is Technology Our Friend or Foe?2002
IAWC 23rd Annual Workers' Compensation SeminarEthics: Is Technology Our Friend or Foe?2001
IAWC 21st Annual Workers' Compensation SeminarEthics: When Does Networking Become Solicitation1999
ITLA Motor Vehicle Litigation SeminarInvestigation and the Initial Client Interview1998
ITLA 6th Annual Workers' Compensation Seminar85.39 Exams: Tactical Considerations to Getting a Fair Medical Evaluation1997