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George L. Fitzsimmons, Mediator & Arbitrator, St. Louis, Missouri.

George L. Fitzsimmons

United States Arbitration & Mediation
500 N. Broadway, Suite 1800
St. Louis, MO, 63102
Tel: (314) 231-4642
Fax: (314) 231-4642
Website: www.usam.com
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Recognized to Missouri Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Biographical

Mr. Fitzsimmons' mediation experience consists of more than 200 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. For 18 years, he represented the defendant in all types of litigation and thereafter represented the plaintiff for 10 years between 1989-1999. 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.

Case Experience

  • Admiralty
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Labor/Unions
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Pensions / ERISA
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Torts
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

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

Memberships & Affiliations

  • United States Arbitration & Mediation Midwest
  • American Arbitration Association; Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service
  • Association of Attorney Mediators
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • St. Louis Circuit Court
  • 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)

Rates Information

$425/hour - 4 hour minimum.

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