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Lane Fitzgerald

Criminal defense Attorney at Beloit, WI

2.1   7 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 7 years
    Wisconsin - WI 14 years
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

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Location

The Fitzgerald Law Firm
2031 Riverside Drive
Suite A
Beloit, WI, 53511

Reviews

2.1 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
100% satisfied
I hired Lane immediately after our situation. They did an amazing job of keeping us posted. (Revocation hearing 2017). They allowed us a payment plan that worked, he destroyed the parole officer, the persons accusing my spouse of the crime were absolutely destroyed in court (one went to prison for filing a false police report) and even had my spouses parole officer saying "you had a damn good attorney". My spouse was facing many years in prison. Lane even had the judge asking why the parole officer tried to take this to a revocation hearing. Ignore the bad reviews. They are probably from people pissed off things didnt go their way. I have recommended him many times, and I will continue to do so.
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Posted by Thomas | August 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lessons learned
Lane is great at what he does. The amount of money he pulled from me was amazing. All I have to say is that I am glad I threw him in the burn pit with the rest of the debt from my divorce. I learned a lot. I found out that hiring a lawyer for family court is the must fucktarded thing a person can do. Family court is a kangaroo court. All these lawyers, the Child support agencies, and anyone involved in family court is raking in the money, and the benefits of Title IV-A. If you do not know what Title IV-A is, look it up. It will blow your mind. basically, if you're paying child support, you;'re paying off a loan that the states took out from the Federal government, that is paid through Social Security. I cannot fault Lane for everything. At the time he was working with Brad Schwieger.(misspellof last name. Don't care) Hire an attorney for anything but Family court.
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Posted by Tyler | January 11, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
How can you give zero stars?
Round of applause for the this law firm, very unprofessional, and refusing court orders to provide information on a case. Very smug, snobby, hanging up the phone, not helpful, set an appointment two different times to be pushed back less than an hour before the appointment day of, for something that can simply be printed in office, knowing that this needs to be done timely and having it court ordered to be done. This law firm likes to waste people's time and money. Both of which are equally valuable
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Posted by Jeanne | March 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrible experience
I had a terrible experience with this law firm. I reached out to this firm to settle a land contract dispute with someone who was not paying their mortgage. Sadly, due to a lack of knowledge, my attorney prepared a case which was not within my legal rights under Wisconsin law. To make matter worse, the law office lacked basic communication, which caused the matter to drag out for months. To name a few issues, they did not contact me when the retainer ran out, nor did they contact me when they needed a court filing fee. Instead, they would stop working on the case until I reached out to them inquiring about progress. After paying to take the case to court, it was immediately thrown out by the judge. In the end I was left without resolution in the case and a request for a much larger retainer to continue legal representation. After being out $1500 in representation costs, fees, a flight and hotel, and months without pay from the land contract, I cannot recommend this law firm.
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Posted by Dharmesh | January 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrible Experience
I hired this attorney to resolve a drivers license issue. The issue was clearly laid out before a retainer agreement was established. I was told up to 7 business days to resolve it. It had been 2 months with no resolution. A flat fee was agreed and contract was signed for a flat fee, however an inflated invoice was sent to me after the firm saw a bad review being posted about them.
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Response from Lane Fitzgerald February 26, 2018
This review is untrue.
Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not good!
I hired Mr. Fitzgerald for a divorce action. I did not get the action resolved with this attorney, I fired him. He was very unprepared and his communication skills are lacking. I would not recommend this attorney.
Response from Lane Fitzgerald May 5, 2017
Unfortunately, it is impossible for us to adequately respond to an anonymous review. We have no way of even determining if this review is from an actual client. Simply put, we have reviewed our files and no client, family or otherwise, "fired us" at a time that correlates to this review. This review does not appear to come from any actual client our our firm.
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Poor Lawyer
I hired this lawyer for my divorce case. Paid him over $4,000 in a year period and got nothing for it. I am not any closer to settling my divorce from the day I started the action. He did not keep me up to date with billing, just sends a bill for $1600.00. He does not keep court dates, just postpones them again, and again, and again. He works for the opposing party. Very poor!!! Don't hire him.
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Response from Lane Fitzgerald May 5, 2017
Unfortunately, it is impossible for us to adequately respond to an anonymous review. We have no way of even determining if this review is from an actual client. After a review of our files, we were unable to locate a family client who we billed "over $4000 in a year." Also, we do not frivolously postpone court dates. If a court date was postponed (again, due to the anonymous nature of this post we cannot confirm that), it could have been by the court or even by opposing counsel. Furthermore, the allegation that this law firm "works for the opposing party" is patently absurd. We represent out clients to the fullest ability. Finally, we have no record of any client terminating our services, or vice versa, that correlates to this time.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.9 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • The Fitzgerald Law Firm
  • 2009 - Present

Education

  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • Certified Arbitrator
  • 2008
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • Certified Mediator
  • 2008
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • Certified Family Law Mediator
  • 2008
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Associations

  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Lane
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lane is extremely knowledgeable in all matters involving bankruptcy and is highly skilled in achieving the best result for his clients. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Lane is an exceptional advocate and works hard to achieve the best results for all his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Beloit Criminal defense Lawyer Lane Fitzgerald
Lane Fitzgerald
Criminal defense Attorney
Beloit, WI
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation