Michael K. Fitzpatrick

fitzpatrickMichael K. Fitzpatrick is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He has been practicing law in New Orleans since 1972. After graduating from De LaSalle High School he received a Bachelor of the Arts and a Juris Doctor from Tulane University (B.A. 1968, J.D. 1971).

After law school Mr. Fitzpatrick clerked for Judge James A. Comiskey in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Thereafter he was a partner at Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson in New Orleans then founded his own firm, Fitzpatrick & Burnette in 2010.

Mr. Fitzpatrick specializes in civil litigation with experience in commercial property losses, the investigation of fire causation and fire claims. He is legal counsel to several local volunteer fire departments. His trial experience includes practice in both State and Federal courts throughout Louisiana.

Mr. Fitzpatrick authored “Discovery Strategy: Winning Without Getting Burned,” American Bar Association: Section of Tort and Insurance Practice, Division for Professional Education. (1993). He has lectured on fire and fraud investigation in as well as jury deliberations. Currently Mr. Fitzpatrick serves as adjunct professor in the Trial Advocacy program.

Mr. Fitzpatrick is licensed to practice and a member of the bar of all Louisiana courts, all United States District Courts in Louisiana, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the New Orleans Bar Association and several legal organizations. Mr. Fitzpatrick holds an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Fitzpatrick has served on the City of New Orleans Arson Task force and is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Association of Arson Investigators.

Mr. Fitzpatrick is a member of the Tulane “T” Club, Kappa Alpha Alumni Association, Rotary Club of New Orleans (Paul Harris Fellow), and is a past member and president of several professional and civic organizations.

His additional business involvements include real estate and the self-storage business.