Katie Fitzgerald


Office: (310) 861-2470
Direct Dial: (424) 322-0219

Email:[email protected]

Katie has a decade of experience in various litigation, employment, and criminal matters, representing both individuals and institutional clients.

Katie received her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from University of California Irvine. She worked as a Physical Therapy Aid before attending law school, working with athletes who were injured and/or getting preventative care before increasing their training. As a lifelong distance runner, Katie enjoyed helping athletes recover from injuries and return to the sports they loved, while providing them with the tools to prevent and minimize future injuries.

Katie got her J.D. from USC Gould School of Law. While at USC, Katie worked as an academic support tutor to her peers, helping them to learn both substantive subject matters, as well as test taking and study techniques. Katie also worked as a teaching assistant in undergraduate Constitutional Law and wrote for the Review of Law and Social Justice.

Katie began her career representing hospitals, physicians, and dentists in medical malpractice cases and board/licensing hearings. She later expanded her work to include legal malpractice matters and attorney fee disputes, partner disputes/dissociations, trust/probate litigation and breach of fiduciary duty claims, Crypto - IP law, entertainment law, and criminal defense. Katie's favorite part of practicing law is working with her clients.

Katie is passionate about criminal justice reform. She spent the first half of 2022 performing pro-bono work focused on obtaining release and resentencing for clients who received life sentences or extended sentences as the result of the following: now-illegal gang, gun, or prior prison term or drug enhancements; California's Three Strikes Law; the Felony Murder Rule, and racial bias. She also represented clients with claims of actual innocence and criminalized survivors.

Katie is proud to have represented veterans and prepared re-sentencing petitions for cases pursuant to Penal Code Section 1170.91, which allows veterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries or mental illness caused by their service to petition for resentencing where the underlying offense was caused in part by the TBI or mental illness. Katie also prepared Petitions for Writ of Habeas Corpus for clients held in violation of their Constitutional rights. Although most of Kate's clients were convicted of Murder or Attempted Murder, she has fought passionately for clients convicted of virtually all “serious felonies.”

Katie's work involved frequent visits to her incarcerated clients at various county jails, and she cares deeply about the conditions at the LA County Jail, and all other jails and prisons. She is a strong advocate for rehabilitation and worked closely with peers and clients formerly affiliated with the Crips, Bloods, and Aryan Brotherhood.

Katie spends her free time watching UFC fights and running and has been training for the Barkley Marathons since 2021. 


While representing an institutional client, Katie was able to obtain a finding that the worker at issue was an independent contractor, not employee, preventing numerous pending workers' compensation and other complaints that would have been filed if the first case was not litigated and struck down on that basis.

While representing a client who was unable to testify or provide any admissible evidence to present at trial, Katie obtained a full defense verdict based solely on the cross-examination of the plaintiff.

Bar admissions: CA

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