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Garrett Joseph Fitzpatrick

Garrett Joseph Fitzpatrick, American Lawyer ( law: pract. & administration)InsurancePersonal injury (including property damage)lawyer. Member American Bar Association (aviation and space law committee), International Association Insurance Counsel.

Background

Fitzpatrick, Garrett Joseph was born on August 11, 1949 in New York City. Son of Daniel Edward and Lillian (Brown) Fitzpatrick.

Education

University of Dayton (Bachelor of Science, 1970). St. John's University (Juris Doctor, 1973).

Career

Worked at Mendes & Mount, L.L.P. (New York, NY) specializing in General Practice. Insurance and Re-Insurance Law. Admiralty, Aviation and Space, Medical Legal, Negligence, Products Liability and Public Utilities Law.

Trials and Appeals.

Admitted to the bar, 1974, New York. Phi Alpha Delta. Member: American Bar Association (Member, Committee on Aviation and Space Law, Section of Tort and Insurance Practice, 1976-1983). In 1916, O.D. Duncan and Russell T. Mount opened law offices at 27 William Street in New York City and began building a practice in admiralty and insurance law.

The First World War saw the practice grow rapidly with shipbuilding disputes, financing, and claims for vessels and cargo lost at sea. In the 1920's, much of America's industrial activity was insured in the London insurance market and the firm was often retained by London insurers in defense of litigation in the United States. In 1938, O.D. Duncan was appointed general counsel to Lloyd's, the only individual attorney to be so appointed.

As World War II approached, the firm helped set up Lloyd's American Trust Fund, a $40 million reserve which ensured Lloyd's ability to meet its policy obligations in the United States. throughout the war. In 1946, Duncan was made an honorary member of Lloyd's and after his death in 1947, the firm was renamed Mendes & Mount.

Membership

Member: American Bar Association (Member, Committee on Aviation and Space Law, Section of Tort and Insurance Practice, 1976-1983).

Connections

Married Karen Ann Chenault Fitzpatrick, January 27, 1979. Children: Michael, Brian.