STEVEN FITZER

When good doctors get sued, they want and deserve the best defense. A highly skilled trial lawyer, Steve has tried over 100 cases to jury verdict.

In 2004, Steve was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers. This elite organization limits its membership to the top 1% of trial lawyers. Only those with proven trial skills and professionalism are invited to join.

Steve has devoted his practice to assisting doctors and healthcare professionals through the litigation process. He understands the stress and anxiety created by a claim and is on call whenever the doctor needs to talk. Steve’s noteworthy cases include many successful defenses of death, catastrophic injuries and difficult obstetric cases.

EDUCATION:

Marquette University Law School, (J.D.), Member, Marquette Law Review; Carrol College (B.A., cum laude)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, Washington State Bar Association (Past Chair, Litigation Section); Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel; Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (WDTL) Former Trustee; Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA); The Defense Research Institute, Inc. (DRI); Washington Health Care Risk Management (WHCRMS); Emeritus member, Hon. Robert J. Bryan Inn of Court; Frequent speaker at local and national seminars on legal and risk management issues; Participant, ABOTA Masters in Trial; Top 100 Washington attorneys

PUBLICATIONS:

Co-author: “ When Good Doctors Get Sued ” with Angela Dodge, Ph.D.; Chapter Author, Washington Civil Procedure Desk Book (2d Ed. 2002); Section Author, Washington Civil Trial and Evidence Manual Fifth Edition 2004

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Top fundraiser for sexual assault victims (10+ years) through Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital Courage Classic Bicycle Ride; Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees Volunteer