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John B. FitzGerald III

Workers compensation Attorney at Manchester, NH

5.0   10 reviews
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  • State Years
    New Hampshire - NH 32 years
    Massachusetts - MA 36 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NH
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    60%
    New Hampshire Workers' Compensation

    43 years

  2. Personal injury
    35%
    Car and motoraccidents, dog bites, slip and fall,

    32 years

  3. Social Security & Disability
    5%

FORMER WORKERS' COMPENSATION HEARINGS OFFICER AT THE NH DEPARTMENT OF LABOR.

 John B. FitzGerald, III

Former Workers' Compensation Hearings Officer at the NH Department of Labor

Founding partner of Patch & FitzGerald PA, Attorney FitzGerald concentrates in New Hampshire workers’ compensation law and is a frequently requested speaker at continuing legal education seminars for attorneys, major regional employers, the New Hampshire Department of Labor and the Compensation Appeals Board. He is a graduate of George Washington University where he majored in Public Affairs with a concentration in economics and statistics. While living in Washington DC, he served on the staff of the United States Senate and handled constituent requests. He received his JD from Vermont Law School in 1981. He is currently admitted to practice in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He is also a member of the New Hampshire Workers’ Compensation Subcommittee.

Prior to entering private practice, Attorney FitzGerald was a Workers' Compensation Hearings Officer at the Department of Labor.  He also served on the staff of the New Hampshire Emergency Management Agency.

Active in community organizations, Attorney FitzGerald has served on the Board of Directors for several non profit organizations for over 17 years. Attorney FitzGerald also coached women’s soccer for St. John’s Regional School and Bishop Brady High School.

 

 

Awards

Gold Client Champion
Distinguished Peer Review Rating

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Location

Patch & FitzGerald, PA
500 N. Commercial Street
Suite 403-A
Manchester, NH, 03101

Reviews

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Posted by Diane | March 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
STELLAR ATTORNEY
I wholeheartedly recommend Atty Fitzgerald! He worked very hard on my workers comp case in a short amount of time for a hearing, and we prevailed. He is very professional and thorough, unlike the first Atty whom I discharged to hire Atty Fitzgerald. He has the utmost respect as an Attorney and will work hard for you.
Posted by Robert | April 11, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Worker's Comp. Claim
Patch and Fitzgerald was recommended to me for some worker's compensation issues. Talking to and hiring John was the best decision I made. He and his staff took excellent care of me and handled everything, which was something new for me. I had two cases, and both ended better than I had hoped. John was extremely thorough and although my company tried to drag the cases out, John and staff were always right on top of everything. Thank You!
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Posted by Chris | March 26, 2023
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Lawyer Review /Patch & Fitzgerald
I hired Attorney John Fitzgerald of Patch & Fitzgerald to help me with a very difficult Workers Comp case. John worked hard to give me a positive outcome and win my case. John is an experienced attorney who knows how to make the Workers Comp system accountable. John listened to me and explained all the legal proceedings and terminology which helped me to get through a very stressful time in my life. He would return my calls even with his busy workload. Joh helped me at a very fair and affordable rate. Overall, John Fitzgerald is a compassionate attorney and THE attorney to call if you are injured and need help. He is a five-star attorney and I recommend him highly.
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Posted by Kimberly | February 20, 2023
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Excellent lawyer
I was having no luck with the insurance Company, After I contacted John he handled everything ! Answered all my questions , and always returned calls and e mails .
Response from John FitzGerald February 27, 2023
Thank you so much for your kind words, Kim. We appreciate you taking the time out of your busy day to share your experience with us. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any help or have any suggestions. Warm regards, John
Posted by Patti | August 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
consumer
I would recommend Attorney Fitzgerald as he is compassionate and a good listener. He is extremely knowledgeable and understanding with your case.
Posted by Mark | July 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I recommend Attorney FitzGerald to anyone who needs a lawyer. He is very honest and will be straight with you. I appreciate how hard he worked for me.
Response from John FitzGerald August 8, 2019
Thank you! I appreciate your review.
Posted by Jim | June 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Recommend
I can to hire John from both a referral as well as NOLA. John is honest and expects his clients to be. Which I am. John explained what happens through my claim process. While my situation is on going. I would and do recommend John . To assist you with your situation. Try him he's a nice guy.
Response from John FitzGerald August 8, 2019
Thank you Jim! It was a pleasure working with you. I appreciate your review.
Posted by Joseph | May 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joseph
John is an excellent Attorney. He took care of my case in a very timely manner and I would recommend him to anyone that is in need of a Workers Comp Attorney.
Response from John FitzGerald August 8, 2019
Thank you Joe! As always, it was a pleasure working with you! I appreciate the review.
Posted by Danielle | May 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Attorney FitzGerald handled a case for me. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He is highly respected and knowledgeable workers' compensation lawyer.
Response from John FitzGerald August 8, 2019
Thank you Danielle!
Posted by Kristen | October 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional & Results Driven
John has represented me in multiple personal injury claims- each time he has always been very results driven concentrating on the best possible outcome for me. He is responsive and helpful whenever I had questions and always took the time to explain the process and next steps. John is a great attorney and I would recommend him to anyone for workers' compensation and personal injury - if you get hurt whether at work or at home, it is important to partner with the right person to represent you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Patch & FitzGerald
  • 1997 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Roussos, Hage & Hodes
  • 1991 - 1997
  • Workers' Compensation Hearings Officer
  • New Hampshire Department of Labor
  • 1985 - 1991

Education

  • Vermont Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • George Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Sample of Legal Cases

  • PETITION OF APPEAL OF KATHERINE STREETER (New Hampshire Department of Labor)
  • Affirmed
  • PETITION OF RICHARD A. ABBOTT (New Hampshire Department of Labor)
  • Affirmed

Associations

  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Manchester Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • NH Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2023
  • Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2023
  • Top Rated Lawyer in New Hampshire
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2021
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 10% America's Most Honored Professionals
  • American Registry
  • 2016
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • BV Rated Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated Distinquished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated Distinquished for 15 Years
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated Distinquished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV Rated Distinquished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Rated BV Distinquished
  • Lawyer's.com
  • 2010
  • BV Peer Rated
  • LexisNexis
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Workers' Compensation,New Hampshire Continuing Legal Education handbook
  • Adminstrative Law
  • 1992

Speaking Engagements

  • New England Workers' Compensation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (7)
Endorse John
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer enthusiastically. As a former hearings examiner, he has great experience and perspective and is a true expert in his field."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney FitzGerald is an excellent lawyer. He is highly skilled and well respected in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I am happy to endorse John. He is always prepared, knowledgeable and focused on his client's best interest."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney FitzGerald is a veteran, experienced, knowledgeable, creative, and diligent trial attorney. He is a worthy opponent and he is a lawyer who you would do well to have on your side. He also was a full-time administrative hearing officer hearing and deciding hundreds of workers' compensation cases."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John is an excellent lawyer with a thorough knowledge of workers compensation law and a practical and effective approach to his representation of clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"John is a diligent and hard working attorney with many years of experience in New Hampshire. I have learned first hand that he is particularly knowledgeable in Worker's Compensation and insurance matters. I highly recommend Attorney FitzGerald."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a former Department of Labor hearing officer and is well versed in all aspects of workers' compensation laws."
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Manchester Workers compensation Lawyer John B. FitzGerald III
John B. FitzGerald III
Workers compensation Attorney
Manchester, NH
Licensed for 36 years
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