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John Fitzgerald Named as One of 40 Illinois Attorneys under Forty to Watch

Supplement to Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer

October 6, 2015

TDR partner John Fitzgerald was named as one of the top 40 lawyers under forty years of age in Illinois.  Clients and professional colleagues nominated Mr. Fitzgerald for the honor.  More than 1,200 lawyers were nominated for the award.  Mr. Fitzgerald was recognized for, among other things, his work in representing members of the Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System in the state’s contentious pension reform litigation.

The article quotes Grace Liu, an attorney with the University of California, as saying, “John has all the skills that make a top litigator.  He spots nuanced issues.  He frames those issues in understandable and personal terms.  He is a highly effective writer.  He argues concisely and persuasively in court.”

Other attorneys call John “unstinting and unselfish” and note that “his legal acumen and abilities, the manner in which he navigates complex legal  issues and situations, and the maturity with which he carries himself all suggest experience beyond his years.”

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