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Fitzgerald Installed as ALA President

June 14, 2020

On June 12, 2020, TDR Partner John M. Fitzgerald was installed as the 53rd President of the Appellate Lawyers Association, an association of lawyers who practice in courts of review and judges who serve on those courts.  In a ceremony conducted via videoconference due to COVID-19 concerns, Fitzgerald was sworn in by TDR founding partner, retired Illinois Appellate Court Justice and past ALA President Gino L. DiVito.  Fitzgerald is the third TDR partner to serve as President of the ALA.  TDR founding partner Michael I Rothstein also has led the association. In his speech to ALA members, Fitzgerald observed that ALA “members also are creative and persistent people, and we have a rare opportunity to explore new and innovative ways to continue our work in spite of this pandemic.”  Fitzgerald continued: “We will take this opportunity to learn, to grow, and to more fully embrace technological advances such as the one that made this virtual swearing-in possible.”

Fitzgerald is an appellate and trial lawyer who represents businesses, non-profit associations and individuals in complex litigation.  He has been a TDR attorney since 2006 and a TDR partner since 2012.

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