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Jonathan W Fitch

Litigation Attorney at Boston, MA

5.0   3 reviews
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  • State Years
    Rhode Island - RI 29 years
    Massachusetts - MA 41 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State RI
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Arbitration
    40%
    Arbitrator with respect to international and domestic commercial arbitrations. Panelist, Large and Complex Cases, American Arbitration Association and member of the panel of arbitrators of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution of the AAA. Experienced advocate for parties in commercial arbitrations.

    42 years

  2. Litigation
    40%
    Highly experienced in the trial and appeal of complex cases, including contract, commercial, intellectual property, employment, real estate, torts and other matters.

    42 years

  3. International law
    20%
    Arbitrator, International Centre fo Dispute Resolution of the American Arbitration Association. Also, an experienced advocate for parties in commercial international arbitrations.

    42 years

TRACK RECORD OF RESULTS FOR CLIENTS INVOLVED IN COMPLEX BUSINESS DISPUTES.

Practice concentrated in complex litigation and dispute resolution. Extensive experience in business, commerical, probate, partnership, professional liability, and real estate litigation.

 

Awarded the highest rank of legal ability and ethics, "AV," in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, for the last 25 years.

 

Awarded the designation of "Massachusetts Super Lawyer" annually since 2004 in a poll appearing in the Boston Magazine.

Awards

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Posted by Jon | January 19, 2010
International Arbitration
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.
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Posted by Oleg | December 21, 2009
Gordian Knot unloosen
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.
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Posted by Ethan | December 10, 2009
Employment dispute
This was an emplyment contract dispute. Mr. Fitch helped me get a resolution quickly and cost effectively. He was always there when I needed him

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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Sally & Fitch LLP
  • 1984 - Present
  • Associate
  • Bingham Dana & Gould
  • 1982 - 1984

Education

  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Yale University
  • M.P.P.M.
  • 1978
  • Williams College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 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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Associations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, ADR Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • International Bar Association
  • US Reporter, Rules Subcommittee
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2022
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Lawyer of the Year -- Litigation-Trusts and Estates
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers 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
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Publications

  • Strategies for International Arbitration
  • The Limitations on American-Style Discovery
  • 2012
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • Foreign Judgments Recognition Law Due for Update
  • 2012
  • Massachusetts Law Review
  • The Enforcement of Foreign Money Judgments in Massachusetts
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • Mediation Course
  • Mediation Settlement Agreements
  • 2015
  • A,B,Cs of Arbitration for Young Lawyers
  • Arbitration Basics
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (15)
Endorse Jonathan
Litigation Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is a paragon of vigorous, ethical advocacy. I endorse this lawyer."
Arbitration Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jonathan is an excellent attorney. He has extensive experience in international arbitrations and combines highly effective advocacy with cost efficiency to get the best results for clients."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Jonathan both personally and professionally for almost 20 years. He is a tenacious and effective advocate for his clients. When we are not adversaries, I often discuss legal issues with him and rely on his excellent judgment. I am acquainted with many lawyers as a result of years of practice, but if I needed a lawyer myself, Jonathan would be the first to whom I would turn."

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Boston Litigation Lawyer Jonathan W Fitch
Jonathan W Fitch
Litigation Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 41 years
Virtual consultation available