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David Fitzpatrick

Dave Fitzpatrick is one of the founding members of Fitzpatrick, Skemp & Butler, LLC, and his practice is devoted of Social Security Disability, Personal Injury, and Workers’ Compensation claims. Since he began practicing law in 1999, Dave has become very involved in professional law associations and improving his skills as an attorney.  Dave is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin and Minnesota and has a nationwide practice helping people obtain Social Security Disability.

Dave is a current member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and Minnesota, La Crosse County Bar Association. Additionally, Dave’s performance as an exceptional trial lawyer in the area of civil plaintiff law earned membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which recognizes excellence in advocacy in a case that resulted in a multi-million-dollar verdict, award, or settlement.   Dave has represented over 2,500 clients in Social Security Disability hearings and received over 34 million in past due benefits.

When not practicing law, Dave loves spending time with his family, visiting a lake in northern Wisconsin, traveling, and attending sporting events and concerts.  He has an open-water certification for SCUBA diving.  As an avid runner, Dave has completed one marathon, numerous half-marathons, and other running events.  He is a compassionate attorney who works very hard to help his clients obtain positive outcomes for their cases.

Areas of Practice

Social Security Disability

Supplemental Security Income

Social Security Disability appeals

Personal Injury

Workers' Compensation

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2005
  • Wisconsin, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Eastern
    District of Wisconsin, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Western
    District of Wisconsin, 1999

Case Results

Personal Injury
product liability

Professional Associations,
Memberships, and Honors

  • Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member, 2001–present
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 2003–present
  • Wisconsin Bar Association, Member
  • La Crosse County Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Bar Association, Member
  • National Basketball Players Association, Member, 1999–2000
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives, Member
  • Federal Bar Association Social Security Law Section Governing Board, Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member


  • Hamline University School of Law—St. Paul, MN J.D. 1997
  • University of Wisconsin—La Crosse, WI B.S. 1992