Log In

John Edward FitzGerald, III Edit Profile


John Edward FitzGerald, III, American lawyer. Bar: Pa 1975, New York 1978, Calif 1983, United States Supreme Ct 1991. Named Palm Springs Distinguished Citizen of Year, 1999; recipient Friend of Youth award, Boys and Girls Clubs, 1998, Distinguished Eagle award, Boy Scouts American, 1999, Jefferson Bronze Medallion award, 2004, United Way President award, 2009, Desert Samaritans award, 2010.


III, John Edward FitzGerald, was born on January 12, 1945 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John Edward Junior and Kathleen (Sullivan) FitzGerald.


Bachelor of Civil Engineering, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1969. Juris Doctor, Master in Public Policy Analysis, University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1975.


Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1969, advanced through grades to captain, 1971, resigned, 1972. Associate Saul Ewing Remick & Saul, Philadelphia, 1975-1977, Shearman & Sterling, New York City, 1977-1978. Attorney, director government relations public affairs Pepsico, Inc., Purchase, 1978-1982.

Senior vice president, department head Security Pacific Corporation, Los Angeles, 1982-1983. Partner Schlesinger, FitzGerald & Johnson, Palm Springs, 1983-1987. Managing partner FitzGerald & Mulé, Indian Wells, since 1987.


  • Bar: Pa 1975, New York 1978, Calif 1983, United States Supreme Ct 1991.


Chairman, president trustee United Way Desert, 1998—2007, president emeritus, 2011. Trustee Palm Springs Art Museum, 1998—2007. Past president executive board Coachella Valley council Boy Scouts Am, 2000.

Board directors, vice chair Desert Regional Medical Center, 2004—2006. Honorary trustee Palm Springs Boys and Girls Club, 2010. Member of City of Indian Wells Grants Committee, American Arbitration Association (arbitrator), Desert Bar Association (president 2003-2004), California Bar Association, Desert Business Roundtable.


John Edward FitzGerald Junior

Kathleen (Sullivan) FitzGerald