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Kevin M. Fitzgerald, Esq.

Principal

Kevin Fitzgerald was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and is proud of his Midwestern roots and work ethic.

Although neither of his parents are attorneys, Kevin jokes that he was “raised” by plaintiffs’ lawyers.  He first began working at a plaintiff’s injury law firm when he was fifteen years old and a sophomore in high school.  For the ten years prior to attending law school, Kevin served as a litigation assistant at a national law practice where he worked closely with the firm’s trial team representing clients injured by asbestos-containing products.

Kevin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Minors in Geology and Geography from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Kevin attended the University of Maine School of Law where he graduated with honors.  During law school, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Ocean & Coastal Law Journal.  Kevin was the recipient of the American Bar Association’s Award for Excellence in Land Use and Local Government Law, an outstanding scholastic achievement award in Environmental Law, and the Horace S. Libby Memorial Scholarship.

In 2015, Kevin founded the Fitzgerald Law Group, LLC where he continues to concentrate his practice in representing men, women and children injured by medical devices, prescription drugs, over-the-counter products, asbestos, and in wrongful death and serious personal injury cases.

Prior to founding the Fitzgerald Law Group, LLC, Kevin worked for another national mass tort law firm for fourteen years, serving as its managing attorney from 2008 to 2015.

During his career, Kevin has played an integral role in developing, commencing and litigating significant injury cases from the initial case investigation stage through trial.  He has taken or defended hundreds of depositions of plaintiffs, corporate employees, liability and causation experts, sales representatives and other key witnesses.  He has helped identify experts in numerous disciplines and assisted in preparing their testimony for deposition and trial.  He has also served as a member of the plaintiffs’ trial team in four national pharmaceutical drug cases, including Schedin v. Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. in which the jury returned a $1.6 million verdict in favor of the plaintiff.

Over the last fifteen years, Kevin has represented thousands of clients in a wide array of medical device and prescription drug cases as well as other consumer protection matters including Actos, Arava, Avelox, Baycol, Bextra, Biomet Hip Implants, Byetta, Celebrex, Depuy ASR & Pinnacle Hip Implants, Effexor, Ephedra, Fen Phen, Fleet Phospho-Soda, Fosamax, Gadolinium, Levaquin, Lipitor, Mesothelioma, Mirena IUD, Nuvaring, Ortho Evra, Phenylpropanolamine (PPA), Pradaxa, Pravachol, Rezulin, Risperdal, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), Stadol, Stryker Rejuvenate & ABGII Hip Implants, Talcum Powder, Testosterone Replacement Therapy (“Low-T”), Transvaginal Mesh, Trovan, Viagra, Vioxx, Xarelto, Yaz, Zicam, Zimmer Hip Implants, Zithromax, Zofran, Zoloft, Zometa and Zyprexa.

In addition to pharmaceutical and medical device cases, Kevin has experience handling wrongful death, personal injury, data breach, Fair Debt Collection Practice Act (FDCPA), and consumer protection cases.

Kevin lives in Portland, Maine with his wife, who is also a lawyer, and their three children.  The family are members of Our Lady of Hope Parish in Portland.

When he is not working late, he enjoys cooking, hiking and fishing throughout the State of Maine, coaching youth athletics, and cheering on his favorite Cleveland sports’ teams.

EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of Maine School, Portland, ME, 2002
  • B.A., Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1997

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE BEFORE

  • United States District Court, District of Maine, 2003
  • United States District Court, Western District of Arkansas, 2004
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2005

LICENSED IN

  • Maine, 2002

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Past Co-Chair, AAJ Levaquin Litigation Group
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association (MTLA)
  • Maine State Bar Association (MSBA)
  • Cumberland Bar Association (CBA)

Notable Litigations

  • In re: Phenylpropanolamine Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1407, United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, 2001
  • In re: Dexatrim Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, MDL No. 2257, United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, 2001
  • In re: Vioxx Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1657, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 2005
  • In re: Bextra/Celebrex Marketing Sales Practices and Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1699, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 2005
  • In re: Ortho Evra Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1742, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2006
  • H. Louis Farmer, Jr., on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated vs. TD Banknorth, Inc., et al., Docket No. CV-07-039, Superior Court, York County, Maine, 2006
  • In re: Levaquin Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1943, United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2008
  • In re: Gadolinium Contrast Dyes Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1909, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2008
  • In re: Nuvaring Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1964, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 2008
  • In re: Yasmin & Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Relevant Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2100, United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, 2009
  • In re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2187, United Sates District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, 2010
  • In re: Depuy Orthopaedics, Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2197, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2010
  • In re: Depuy Orthopaedics, Inc., Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2244, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2011
  • In re: Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2299, United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, 2011
  • In re: Pradaxa (Dabigatran Etexilate) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2385, United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, 2012
  • In re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2325, United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, 2012
  • In re: Boston Scientific, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2326, United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, 2012
  • In re: Coloplast, Corp., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2387, United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, 2012
  • In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2327, United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, 2012
  • In re: Neomedic, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2325 United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, 2012
  • Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Stem New Jersey Multi-County Litigation, MCL 296, Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division: Bergen County, 2013
  • In re: TRS Recovery Services, Inc., and Telecheck Services, Inc., Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) Litigation, MDL No. 2426, United States District Court for the District of Maine, 2013
  • In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2013
  • In re: Caldera Medical, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, JCCP 4733, California Superior Court, Los Angeles Co., 2015
  • In re: Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming Devices Products Liability Litigation, United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2015
  • In re: Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Litigation, MDL No. 2738, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2016
  • In re: Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2768, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2017
  • In re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2545, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2017

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