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Desmond P. Fitzgerald


Desmond P. Fitzgerald

Address:
185 Devonshite St
suite 601
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
United States

Telephone: 617-523-6320
Firm: Fitzgerald & Company
Practice Overview:
We are a team of client-focused multicultural immigration, criminal and personal injury attorneys in Boston, MA, who will zealously represent and guide you through the complex legal system. We work closely with you to understand your situation and goals in order to formulate a personalized solution to your case. Our innovative legal strategies and litigation experience spanning immigration, criminal and personal injury law provides us with the right tools to help you attain your objectives.

We process all types of immigration visas and petitions and we have a significant amount of experience with filing lawsuits (writs of mandamus and complaints for naturalization) against the Immigration Service (USCIS) in the federal district court and with minimizing immigration consequences of criminal conviction.

Jurisdiction(s):
Massachusetts

Professional Profile:
Desmond FitzGerald serves and has served for over 8 years as the legal counsel for the Colombian Consulate for New England and his firm has always recognized the benefits that the immigrant community provides to our region and nation and the importance of offering quality legal services to protect it.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College, Attorney FitzGerald had the opportunity to live in Bogotá, Colombia, where he studied Spanish at the Universidad Javeriana, before he received his law degree from the New England School of Law.

Attorney FitzGerald has been admitted by the Bar to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the state of Florida, Washington D.C., the state of New Hampshire, the US District Court of Massachusetts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court of Southern Florida, the U.S. District Court of Nebraska, the U.S. District Court of Colorado, the U.S. District Court of New Hampshire. He is an active member of the Boston Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACLD).

Significant legal accomplishments include establishing the rights of step children of U.S. citizens to be recognized as “unconditional” legal permanent residents, getting the Immigration Service to accept applications from detained immigrants without a fee, as well as having the first case of a residency petition approved for a same sex marriage by the US District Court of Massachusetts. In addition he has had several important court decisions on his cases published (read more about his published court decisions). As an experienced criminal litigator, attorney FitzGerald has particular expertise in minimizing negative immigration consequences of criminal charges or convictions.

Education:
LevelSchoolDegreeYear
UndergraduateBoston CollegeBachelor of Arts, Communication1991
LawNew England School of LawJD, Law1996
OtherPontificia Universidad JaverianaSpanish1994

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