Maurice Fitzgerald is an experienced trial attorney and mediator, who focuses on employment law and general litigation. For more than 30 years, he has represented individuals, partnerships, organizations and corporations in all manner of disputes, including employment law, real estate, construction, personal injury, and commercial litigation. Mr. Fitzgerald’s employment practice includes litigation of employment discrimination and harassment under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), the Unruh Act, and Federal law, as well as disability discrimination matters under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. He counsels clients on all aspects of the FEHA, and the development of preventive policies and procedures to reduce the potential for employment and fair housing claims.
Mr. Fitzgerald received his formal mediation training at the Harvard Negotiation Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has mediated hundreds of cases to a conclusion as both mediator and advocate. He serves as panel mediator for the Marin County Superior Court.
Bringing a perceptive developed through representing both employees and management, Mr. Fitzgerald conducts seminars and lectures to consumer advocacy groups, general counsel and defense organizations on a multitude of litigation topics including: the Fair Employment and Housing Act, claims prevention, fair employment hiring and firing practices, FMLA/CFRA rights and compliance, independent contractor classification matters, and wage and hour issues. This wealth of experience makes Mr. Fitzgerald a particularly effective advocate and mediator.
An active member of the St. Francis Yacht Club, Mr. Fitzgerald has chaired numerous committees, served as General Counsel and was a member of the Board of Directors.