Michael Fitzpatrick

Firm: AD&H
Location: Knoxville -TN

  • Suite 2300 First Tennessee Plaza
    Knoxville, Tennessee 37901
  • Tel : (865) 546-7000
  • Fax : (865) 546-0423

Michael Fitzpatrick, a senior partner concentrating on civil litigation, has tried many cases in state and federal courts. Mr. Fitzpatrick’s experience includes a variety of cases in medical, hospital and dental negligence; health care law; general product and drug liability; aviation law and business/commercial litigation.

Practicing law since 1975, Mr. Fitzpatrick graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1974, and was nominated to the Order of the Coif, a legal scholastic honor society. Prior experience includes service in the United States Army as an intelligence unit commander with the 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile) in the Republic of South Vietnam. Mr. Fitzpatrick is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Tennessee, the Sixth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Fitzpatrick is a member of the American, Tennessee and Knoxville Bar Associations, as well as the International Association of Defense Counsel, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, American Inns of Court, and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

Arnett, Draper & Hagood, LLP

The firm was founded on February 14, 1954, by Foster D. Arnett, when he decided to leave a well-established Knoxville firm to open his own office on the 12th floor of the Hamilton National Bank Building in the heart of downtown Knoxville. Jack B. Draper joined Mr. Arnett in 1958, and together they focused their practice on civil litigation, primarily in the area of insurance defense. Seven years later, Lewis R. Hagood joined the firm, bringing with him considerable skill and expertise in the field of labor and employment law.

The firm is privileged to represent a wide variety of personal and corporate clients, many of which are prominent local, regional, and national corporations. It also has close ties with the University of Tennessee College of Law, where many of the firm’s members received their legal education and where several have been members of the faculty.

The philosophy of Arnett, Draper & Hagood, LLP in serving our clients is both simple and effective. We strive to become partners with our clients. Our lawyers place a premium on listening to the client and learning the client’s philosophy and goals. We understand and meet our clients’ needs for prompt responsiveness in all communications. We provide clients with our best objective professional analysis and assist clients to achieve their stated goals within the bounds of applicable law.