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Fitzpatrick & Hunt, Pagano, Aubert, LLP
Aerospace Litigation, Product Liability, Insurance and Reinsurance, Construction Defects, Insurance Coverage, Premises Liability, General Civil Litigation
Garrett J. Fitzpatrick is the Managing Partner of the Firm and has been practicing in the areas of product liability and aviation law for over 35 years. His expertise in product liability played an instrumental role in creating and adopting the Government Contractor Defense in military defense litigation. Gary also serves as the legal head of the Aircraft Builders Council Program, which is one of the longest running aviation product insurance programs anywhere in the world. Gary has also lectured on product liability and aviation law at various legal and insurance conferences, and is the author of articles published in both legal and insurance journals and periodicals.
Ralph V. Pagano’s practice is diverse, spanning complex legal matters involving technology, aviation, motor vehicles, premises liability, intellectual property, insurance, entertainment, and commercial disputes. In addition to litigating hundreds of cases over his career, he is one of only a few lawyers that has litigated the rights of actors under the Screen Actor’s Guild Commercials Contract. Before changing careers to become a lawyer, Ralph was an engineer with Western Union, RCA/GE American Communications and AT&T Bell Laboratories, making him well suited for some of the complex matters in which the Firm is engaged. He has united his technological and legal pursuits by becoming a registered patent attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He has been recognized among his peers and clients by being bestowed with the highest assessment, an AV rating from Martindale HubbellTM and as a leader in the field by Super LawyersTM.
The Fitzpatrick & Hunt, Pagano, Aubert, LLP team of attorneys has decades of experience effectively and efficiently representing clients in a wide variety of matters. We are proud of our winning track record in such diverse domains as aviation and aerospace, construction defect, environmental matters, toxic tort, entertainment, insurance/reinsurance, intellectual property, and commercial disputes, to name just a few. We work proactively in partnership with our clients to implement an effective litigation strategy. When the worst happens, we counsel clients based on years of experience in crisis management. We serve as trusted advisors to worldwide insurance markets, product manufacturers, and service providers from our offices in New York City, White Plains, Los Angeles, and Princeton, New Jersey.