Fitzsimmons Law Firm is pleased to announce that
Mark Colantonio, a top
personal injury and
insurance litigator, has joined the firm. Colantonio comes to Fitzsimmons Law Firm
from a plaintiff's litigation firm in Weirton, West Virginia where
he was a partner for over 30 years.
Colantonio adds his extensive experience as a trial lawyer in personal injury,
wrongful death, and insurance matters to the Fitzsimmons Firm's strong practices
in these fields. Colantonio earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical
Engineering from West Virginia University, where he graduated
cum laude at the top of his engineering class. Colantonio obtained his Juris Doctorate
from West Virginia University, where he graduated second in his class
and was a member of the West Virginia Law Review. At West Virginia, Colantonio
also earned the distinction of Order of the Coif.
Drawing upon his experience, Colantonio will continue to represent clients
who have been injured or killed as a result of
explosions, defective pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices, and personal injury
claims. Colantonio will also continue to handle insurance disputes, complex
civil litigation, class actions as well as represent businesses in complex
commercial litigation. Colantonio is licensed to practice law in West
Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania and has tried cases to verdict in various
courts in all three states.
"I am excited to be working with a group of lawyers who are not only
extraordinarily talented, but also great people," said Colantonio.
"I also look forward to continuing to represent people and businesses
in the community and to continuing the tradition of success of the Fitzsimmons
Bob Fitzsimmons, who is the founding member of the Firm, said of Colantonio: "Mark
is one of the most brilliant attorneys I know and has been a great friend
of ours for years. We have worked with Mark on many cases and it was a
natural fit for him to join us. He'll be a great asset to the Firm."
During the course of his 30 year career, Colantonio has handled numerous
complex injury and wrongful death cases and obtained many verdicts and
settlements in excess of $1 Million, including a $33 Million settlement
on behalf of the families of three workers killed in an industrial explosion
in a case which garnered national attention. Colantonio has successfully
argued cases before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Pennsylvania Superior Court. He has
also been selected as a West Virginia
Super Lawyer by his peers every year since 2010.
Fitzsimmons Law Firm is a plaintiff's litigation firm headquartered
in Wheeling, West Virginia. With over $1 Billion in verdicts and settlements
on behalf of its clients,and 172 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 Million, The Fitzsimmons
Firm has earned its reputation by its results. The Firm represents plaintiff'sin a wide variety of cases in West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and across