Meet Attorney Lane Fitzgerald: 4 Questions With The Fitzgerald Law Firm’s Founder and Criminal Defense Lawyer
Q1. What made you want to become a lawyer
It was when I was in the military from roughly 2000 to 2004. A lot of rights were violated in the military and I felt the military did not treat its servicemen with the rights that they were entitled to under the law.
When I saw those rights consistently being violated, that’s when I kind of took the mindset that I was going to be an attorney in hopes that I could do something about that. While I may not be able to change the entire feeling or entire idea or treatment behind the military, at least I could do something, somewhere.
Q2. Are you able to represent servicemen and servicewomen?
We handle military cases, in essence, from coast to coast insofar as that’s concerned.
We also handle military discharge upgrades—if you got a discharge that was anything less than honorable, we will go before the discharge review board and if they do not grant that we will go before the military corrections board and handle those cases as well.
In addition to that, people who are currently serving in the military or people who were honorably discharged from the military, we actually give them a discount on our rates. In essence, up to about 25% is what we’re going to discount our rates because while I’m not in the military anymore, I’m grateful to those who are and those who did serve along side me.
Q3. You guys look pretty young—should I be worried?
I wouldn’t be worried. I would look at our youth to translate into zealous advocacy for your case. There is a lot of youth here.
But in that regard, I’m not going to be burned out on your case. I work a lot of hours and it doesn’t affect me because I am young, so I don’t really have to worry about that. Plus, I haven’t been around so long as to really consider it just kind of a grind.
For me, coming to work every day (means) there’s always something new to do or something exciting to get involved in. So I would look at the youth as kind of a benefit.
Q4: Should I wait to hire a lawyer, or should I have a professional relationship with an attorney before I need one?
A professional relationship is always helpful. It’s no different than, say, an account or your doctor.
The more an attorney knows about you personally and the intricacies of, in essence, your life and your case, the less you’re going to spend on that attorneys service because they’re already going to know what you’re looking for.
They’re already going to have that connection with you to where they don’t really need to ask you the basic questions about your case. They’re simply going to, in essence, be able to presume what you want, prepare their answers accordingly and you’ll probably already be on the same page before you even have to ask
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