Attorney Michael J. Fitzgerald

Michael J. Fitzgerald

Practice Areas

  • Elder Law
  • Trust and Estate Administration
  • Wealth Transfer and Estate Planning



Michael J. Fitzgerald is a highly experienced attorney in the Trusts and Estates Department, focusing his practice principally Wealth Transfer and Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning, and Elder Law.

Mr. Fitzgerald comes to us most recently from the Fitzgerald Law Office, LLC, where he served as both the founder and managing partner. He is also a Chartered Financial Consultant® with over 25 years of experience in the areas of estate and financial planning.

Mr. Fitzgerald received his Baccalaureate Degree in English from the University of Illinois in Champaign Illinois.

After acquiring the ChFC® designation and 10 years' experience as a financial planner, he entered Northern Illinois University College of Law to gain the expertise and licensing to be able to give his clients the integrated estate plan he believes everyone deserves.

Dedicated to educating both his clients and allied professionals, he has been a featured speaker at companies, such as Financial Network Investment Corporation, American Family Insurance and the University of Illinois Medical School. He has also taught Community College classes, as well as given hundreds of seminars and workshops.

Mr. Fitzgerald has been named as an Illinois Leading Lawyer for estate planning and administration by his attorney peers.

He is a member of the Kane County Bar Association where he is involved in the Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, Elder CounselTM and WealthCounselTM the National Associations of leading Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorneys.

He lives in the Fox Valley with his wife, Pat.
He is active in his church and civic organizations, he plays guitar in a praise band and likes to get out and fish when time permits.


  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois
    • Juris Doctorate - 1999
  • University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
    • B.A.
    • Major: English

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Professional Associations

  • Kane County Bar Association, Property, Trust & Estate Law Section, Member


  • Leading Lawyers, Estate Planning, Estate Administration

Pro-Bono Activities

  • WealthCounsel
  • ElderCounsel
  • Chartered Financial Consultant