Paul R. Fitzgerald

Top rated Construction Litigation attorney in Hartford, Connecticut

Michelson, Kane, Royster & Barger, PC
Paul R. Fitzgerald
Michelson, Kane, Royster & Barger, PC

Practice Areas: Construction Litigation

Licensed in Connecticut since: 2002

Education: University of Connecticut School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2010, 2014 - 2015

Michelson, Kane, Royster & Barger, PC

Ten Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06106 Visit website


Paul R. Fitzgerald is an attorney at the law firm of Michelson, Kane, Royster & Barger, PC, in greater Hartford, Connecticut. A compassionate and skilled professional with over two decades of legal experience, he devotes the entirety of his practice to construction and surety law. He is authorized to appear before the state and federal courts of Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Mr. Fitzgerald has assisted hundreds of clients including owners, contractors, design professionals, project managers, lenders, consultants and suppliers in a variety of sophisticated matters involving construction disputes and transactions, sureties, mechanic’s liens, payment disputes, design errors and omissions, liquidated damages, contract issues, change orders and more. He has extensive experience reviewing and drafting competitive construction contracts.

Although Mr. Fitzgerald provides prompt and effective litigation services, he understands that mediation can be financially and emotionally beneficial for everyone involved. He has a background in collaborative law, mediation and arbitration and helps opposing parties arrive at a fair settlement, without having to rely on a judge. 

An active contributor to his legal community, Mr. Fitzgerald is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA). He functions as a member of the Executive Committee of the CBA’s Construction Law Section. He also is a legal adviser at the Connecticut Subcontractors Association. 

As a result of his accomplishments and outstanding client services, Mr. Fitzgerald was listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law in 2022. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Boston College in 1997 followed by his Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2002. He served as a contributing author of the CBA’s Annual Construction Case Law Summary on mechanic’s liens.

Practice areas

Construction Litigation: Business
  • 100% Construction Litigation: Business

First Admitted: 2002, Connecticut

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Executive Committee of the Construction Law Section of the CBA
Educational Background:
  • Boston College (Bachelor of Arts – 1997)

Office location for Paul R. Fitzgerald

Ten Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06106

Phone: 860-522-1243


7 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2010, 2014 - 2015

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