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The Fitzgerald Law Firm has a proven track record of obtaining meaningful jury verdicts and settlements for our clients. We hold the record for having the largest jury verdicts ever upheld on appeal in Wyoming. Our guiding principle is to find the truth in every case to help our clients heal.

Jim Fitzgerald has taken many cases to trial and was trial counsel in the largest wrongful death verdict in Wyoming history, the largest injury verdict in Wyoming history, and in nearly half of all the verdicts in Wyoming of one million dollars or more. Click here to learn more. 


$22,000,000 Verdict

A coal miner was injured when a boulder fell from the side wall and landed on the mining equipment he was operating. He was paralyzed and suffered a brain injury. The jury awarded $22,000,000.00, the biggest verdict ever in the State of Wyoming for physical injuries.

$8,000,000 Verdict

A Gillette man killed his family and himself after he took the antidepressant drug, Paxil, made by GlaxoSmithKline. The jury awarded $8,000,000.00 and found that the global pharmaceutical company was 80% at fault because of its failure to provide doctors with pertinent information and warnings.

$1,700,000 Verdict

A 57-year old husband and father was killed on I-80 in Wyoming.  He was struck by a truck driver who was driving too fast in a blizzard. The jury awarded $1,700,000.00 for the wrongful death. We unearthed evidence that the trucking company had violated numerous federal regulations.

$1,500,000 Verdict

A man was killed when the front-end loader he was operating rolled over and crushed him, due to its defective design. The jury awarded his widow and children $1,500,000.00. The jury’s verdict set the record for the largest wrongful death verdict in the State of Wyoming at that time.


$2,935,854 Settlement

A woman was driving to a high school reunion when she was struck in a head-on collision. Both drivers perished in the accident. The other driver was alleged to be driving under the influence of drugs at the time of the accident. The case settled before trial for $2,935,854.95.

$2,650,000 Settlement

A man was working in a rail yard in Nebraska when a railroad rail was dropped on him. He suffered severe injuries, including an “open book” pelvic fracture. The case settled before trial for $2,650,000.00.

$2,500,000 Settlement

A woman was volunteering at a fundraiser event staged by the city of Bisbee, Arizona in the old mine.  When a rotted support beam gave way, she was wedged between the train she was riding and the wall of the mine. Ultimately, the woman passed away. The case settled before trial for $2,500,000.00.

*The result obtained in any case was dependent on the facts of that case, and as your case involves different facts, you should expect different results.

**The photographs used above do not depict any of the events or parties involved in the referenced cases.  The photographs are for illustrative purposes only.

In The News

Our work has been covered in The TODAY Show, The Early Show, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Denver Post, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, U.S. Law Week, the National Law Journal and several books, including the Restatement (Third) of Torts, Closing Arguments for Children’s Cases, and Gunning for Justice.

We don’t seek publicity or put out press releases. Sometimes a result is so noteworthy that it attracts media interest. But we are just as satisfied when our results are not publicized. We’re lawyers and put our clients first.