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George L. Fitzsimmons

Education

• Boston College, B.S. 1964
• Washington University, J.D. 1967
• USA&M Mediator Training, 1995
• USA&M Advanced Mediator Training, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005
• American Arbitration Association Employment Mediation Training, 1999
• AAM Commercial and Construction Mediation Training, 1998
• FMCS Employment Training, 1999
• U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, Mediator Training, 1998

Accomplishments

Mr. Fitzsimmons’ mediation experience consists of more than 500 mediations including medical negligence, wrongful discharge, discrimination (age, racial, sex), products liability, FELA, professional negligence, wrongful death, personal injury, construction law, premises liability, business and employment litigation, commercial and class action disputes. Formerly, a principal in the St. Louis law firms of Gray & Ritter (1989-1999), Suelthaus & Kaplan (1985-1989), Fitzsimmons & Fitzsimmons (1970-1984), Chief Trial Attorney, Public Defender Bureau, St. Louis, Missouri (1968-1970). Mr. Fitzsimmons is a frequent author and lecturer on ADR. Since 1999, Mr. Fitzsimmons has concentrated his efforts as a full time mediator. Prior to that time, he was an active trial lawyer who tried more than 250 jury cases to a conclusion. He represented both plaintiffs and defendants during his 30 years of practice. He has been honored for his trial ability by being elected to Fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the International Society of Barristers. For additional information regarding Mr. Fitzsimmons, please go to www.georgefitzsimmonsattorney.com .

Affiliations

• Member, The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
• National Academy of Arbitrators in Vancouver, British Columbia
• Missouri Bar Association (ADR Committee and Labor and Employment Law Committee)
• Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (ADR Committee and Labor and Employment Law Committee)
• United States Arbitration & Mediation Midwest
• Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service
• Association of Attorney Mediators
• U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
• St. Louis Circuit Court
• National Academy of Arbitrators