The law firm of Brody Wilkinson PC is pleased to announce that Daniel B. Fitzgerald was recognized in 2011 by the Connecticut Law Tribune in its annual “Dozen Who Made A Difference” news feature for his work in the area of Sports Law. “Dozen Who Made A Difference” profiles attorneys each year who had an impact in the legal community — and on the state’s landscape in general.
In an article entitled, “Pitching Advice to Athletes and Coaches,” Connecticut Law Tribune reporter Christian Nolan identifies Mr. Fitzgerald as “a go-to guy” in the world of college sports recruiting and contracts at a time when many schools are publicly dealing with scandals and disputes related to their sports programs. In addition to this accolade, he was also recently selected for the second time as a “Connecticut Rising Star” in 2011-2012 by Super Lawyers.
“This is a wonderful acknowledgment of Dan’s talents and energy particularly when you consider that only 12 attorneys in the entire State were recognized for their individual efforts,” said Peter T. Mott, a senior Brody Wilkinson principal.
Mr. Fitzgerald provides counsel to clients, including athletes, coaches and organizations concerning legal issues that arise in amateur, collegiate and professional athletics. He is the publisher of the blog Connecticut Sports Law (http://www.ctsportslaw.com) and has authored several articles that have been featured in leading sports law publications. Mr. Fitzgerald is also an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac University School of Law, where he teaches sports law.
Brody Wilkinson’s Sports Law practice provides legal services to professional athletes, coaches, teams, student athletes and other individuals and organizations involved with sports. The firm serves as general counsel to professional athletes and professional and amateur teams and organizations managing all legal matters, including licensing, product endorsement and sponsorship agreements, name and intellectual property protection and portfolio management, charitable foundation organization and operation, and contract and employment matters. The firm also provides a full range of legal services to coaches, including contract drafting, negotiation and employment issues.