Clayton Fitzsimmons Invited to Speak at West Virginia Trial Lawyer Convention
Fitzsimmons Law Firm attorney Clayton Fitzsimmons was recently invited to speak at the West Virginia Association for Justice’s 60th Annual Convention and Seminar which took place June 7 – 8, 2018 in Charleston, West Virginia. Clayton was asked to speak on damages and his presentation was entitled Evaluating Your Case for Damages: Determining Your Client’s Options and How to Prove Them. Some of the topics covered by Clayton included how to increase awards for intangible damages, the use of expert witnesses in presenting your damage case, overcoming juror bias, maintaining your client’s credibility, and how to use visual aids to maximize your recovery by making your client’s injuries and losses tangible and concrete.
Clayton is a managing member of Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University—where he also played football—and his law degree from the University of Notre Dame where he graduated with honors. Clayton has litigated and obtained significant results in personal injury and wrongful death claims in multiple states and jurisdictions and focuses his practice in the areas of product liability, work-related accidents, toxic torts, commercial motor vehicle accidents, and complex litigation. In recognition of his work, Clayton has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers and one of the Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers in West Virginia by the National Trial Lawyers. Clayton is also a published author having co-authored a chapter in a medical textbook on neurological sports injuries.
The West Virginia Association for Justice is an association of more than 500 trial lawyers in West Virginia and surrounding states. It was founded in 1959 and its mission is to uphold and defend the Constitutions of the United States and West Virginia; to preserve and improve the civil justice system; to protect the right to trial by jury; to protect West Virginia families by promoting safe workplaces, safe products and services, quality healthcare; and a clean environment; to improve the quality of legal representation through legal education and training; to encourage mutual support and cooperation among members of the bar; and to uphold the honor and dignity of the legal profession and the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity.