Fairfield County, CT Attorney
Daniel B. Fitzgerald, Esq.
DANIEL B. FITZGERALD is an associate of Brody Wilkinson PC and a member of the firm’s Business and Litigation Groups. His practice is focused in the areas of sports law, litigation and corporate law.
Mr. Fitzgerald frequently provides counsel to clients concerning legal issues that arise in amateur, collegiate and professional athletics. He serves as general counsel to a minor league hockey team in Connecticut and frequently assists student-athletes and their families with eligibility and transfer matters involving the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). In addition, he provides trademark counsel to the charitable foundation of a professional athlete and often represents health and fitness clubs in connection with liability issues.
Mr. Fitzgerald is also an experienced litigator having represented clients before the Connecticut Superior Courts, Connecticut Appellate Court, U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court and Statewide Grievance Committee in various matters. His corporate practice includes advising clients on contract issues, business formation as well as trademark applications and protection.
An avid writer, Mr. Fitzgerald is the publisher of Connecticut Sports Law (www.ctsportslaw.com), Connecticut’s first blog covering the intersection of sports and the law. In addition, several of his articles have been featured in leading sports law publications, including Legal Issues in Collegiate Athletics, Legal Issues in High School Athletics and Sports Litigation Alert. Mr. Fitzgerald also provides insight to the media on legal issues in the sports arena, appearing on ESPN Radio, WTNH Channel 8, and WSTC 1400 Norwalk, and has been interviewed for articles published in Sports Business Journal, the Hartford Courant and the Connecticut Post.
He is admitted to practice in Connecticut and the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut. Mr. Fitzgerald is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and is the former chair of its Sports & Entertainment Law Section. He is an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac Law School, where he teaches sports law. He is also a member of the Sports Lawyers Association. Mr. Fitzgerald has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine and Connecticut Magazine as a “Rising Star” in the area of Sports and Entertainment Law for 2010 and 2011. Prior to joining Brody Wilkinson, he practiced for five years at the Connecticut-based law firm of Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C.
Mr. Fitzgerald received his J.D. in 2005 from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he was an associate editor of the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal. He received his B.A., cum laude, in 1999 from Fairfield University.
Mr. Fitzgerald resides in Fairfield, Connecticut.
- Fairfield University, B.A. 1999
- University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D. 2005
- Connecticut Bar Association
- U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
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Articles & Publications:
- Miami’s Dealings with Al Golden Provide Lessons for Negotiating Coaching Contracts
- Ed O’Bannon Shines a Light Upon Student-Athletes’ Right of Publicity
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