Leah Fitzgerald



Leah Fitzgerald is a medical malpractice litigator who has devoted her entire professional career to working in healthcare.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Leah worked for 13 years as a registered nurse, a role in which she was deeply involved in developing nursing policies and procedures. This process gave her a heightened appreciation for patient safety, one that ultimately led her to attend law school. While in law school, Leah focused her studies in the area of health law. After graduation, Leah worked for a large pediatric healthcare organization in risk management, which further fueled her passion to practice medical malpractice law.

Now, as a medical malpractice litigator, Leah puts her extensive healthcare background to work for her clients, providing them the benefit of her unique perspective and deep industry knowledge.

$1.1 million settlement in a medical malpractice wrongful death case of a 77-year-old male related to a misdiagnosis of an abdominal aortic aneurysm by a Twin Cities health provider.
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • South Dakota
  • Hamline University School of Law, J.D. (2015)
  • University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire School of Nursing, B.S. in Nursing, cum laude (2001), Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Golden Key National Honor Society
Professional Associations
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
  • Minnesota Association for Justice
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers; Silent Auction Committee Co-Chair (2013-2015), Law Student Scholarship Selection Committee (2013-2014)

  • Maternal Mortality
    MAJ Wrongful Death Seminar (January 24, 2019) 
  • Oh Baby. My Client was Pregnant 
    MAJ Trial Lawyer Medical School CLE (April 13, 2018)
  • Risk Implications of Technology and Social Media in Practice
    Children’s Minnesota, Spring Pediatric Update (April 1, 2017)


Links to full publications and news releases.


February 2020
Have You Seen My Genes? Preconception Carrier Screening
American Association for Justice, BTLG Newsletter
Winter 2020
My Head is Killing Me: An Evaluation of Non-Traumatic Postpartum Headaches
The American Association for Justice Professional Negligence Newsletter
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