Track record of results for clients involved in complex business disputes.Arbitrator, Panel Member, Large and Complex Cases, American Arbitration Association.Arbitrator, International Centre for Dispute Resolution. Advocate in international commercial cases.A 30 year track record of results as a trial lawyer in complex commercial cases.
|RI||Authorized to practice law||1994||04/01/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|A Best Lawyer in America||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Massachusetts Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Massachusetts Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Fellow||American Bar Foundation||2013|
|Massachusetts Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyer 2012||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2012|
|Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyers 2011||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Massachusetts Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Media||2010|
|Lawyer of the Year 2009||Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly||2010|
|Massachusetts Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Media||2009|
|Massachusetts Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Media||2008|
|Massachusetts Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Media||2007|
|Massachusetts Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Media||2006|
|Massachusetts Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Media||2005|
|Massachusetts Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Media||2004|
|Managing Partner||Sally & Fitch LLP||1984 - Present|
|Associate||Bingham Dana & Gould||1982 - 1984|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member, ADR Committee||2015 - Present|
|International Bar Association||US Reporter, Rules Subcommittee||2015 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|American Bar Association, Litigation Section||N/A||N/A|
|Withheld||Clients received $3,000,000 settlement.|
|Kington Holdings Ltd. v. Lojack||Settlement of $18.25 million paid to client.|
|FDIC v. Elio||Trustee as remedy in fraud affirmed.|
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|Strategies for International Arbitration||The Limitations on American-Style Discovery||2012|
|Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly||Foreign Judgments Recognition Law Due for Update||2012|
|Massachusetts Lawyers Journal||Finally a Treaty fo the Enforcement of U.S. Court Judgments Abroad||2012|
|Massachusetts Law Review||The Enforcement of Foreign Money Judgments in Massachusetts||1996|
|Boston College Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1982|
|Williams College||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1974|
|Mediation Course||Mediation Settlement Agreements||2015|
|A,B,Cs of Arbitration for Young Lawyers||Arbitration Basics||2015|
Posted by Jon
Mr. Fitch recently represented our company in a complex international arbitration case involving the unlawful termination of a license agreement by a listed USA corporation. This recently settled and included a multi-million dollar payment to us.
We unreservedly recommend the services of Sally & Fitch LLP, and especially Jonathan Fitch.
Mr. Fitch was brought into the arbitration process after it had already commenced, and I would say we were in negative territory before his team joined in.
As a client, we are highly opinionated individuals with considerable experience in our industry, who initially held all the in-depth knowledge of the case. We had already recruited other highly experienced top lawyers, located throughout the world, to work on other aspects of the case. One of the main challenges of this arbitration process was to manage and effectively harness the knowledge and expertise of both us as the client and our other global lawyers. We had previously experienced legal direction where the strategy seemed more for the lead lawyer to establish his top dog status with us than to focus on the best way to win the case. In contrast, Mr. Fitch managed our complex group remarkably well.
Jonathan Fitch initially comes across as a quiet and considered individual. He listens, absorbs detail and opinions, and then makes convincing recommendations and decisions that get right to the heart of the issues. In proceedings, Jonathan is a completely different personality. It feels almost like you are watching Dr. Jekyll transform into Mr. Hyde. Before seeing him in action I had thought that all the best litigation lawyers were simply alpha pitbulls. In Jonathan Fitch, I saw all the key qualities we needed in one person without the other difficulties. For this arbitration Jonathan Fitch came up against top arbitration lawyers, this was a hard fought issue on both sides involving very material sums of money. Jonathan not only held his own, he walked all over the opposition. The result shows simply how good he is.
Our final recommendation comes from our position as an international client. It is not always easy to understand different cultures and attitudes, and we do not fit the typical corporate mould. Sally & Fitch LLP were an excellent firm to work with. Sally & Fitch LLP worked very effectively within international time zones, making themselves available at times that suited the client needs, and were willing to travel for client meetings.
Posted by Oleg
I and my wife bought an expensive apartment in Cambridge, MA. In a week we faced an eviction letter due to the elaborate fraud scheme mastered by developers, lawyers and realtors, who left us empty-handed.
Because of the enormous complexity we could not find an adequate legal help for a month… at last we were referenced to Atty. Jonathan W. Fitch of S&F LLP in Boston. Indeed, it became our final stop.
He won for us two jury trials at the Middlesex Superior Court, and obtained verdicts against all four parties we sued: fraud, intentional misrepresentation, malpractice, etc; legal fees and doubled damages.
In sum, our intractable case was cured thanks to Mr. Fitch’s unparallel integrity and professionalism. I would strongly recommend his service to anyone in a serous legal trouble, as ours, and I have no doubts and second thoughts in doing so.