Erica M. Fitzgerald, Esq. is a founding Partner of Fitzgerald & Sadove PLLC. Practicing law for over twenty years, she focuses her practice on the areas of special education advocacy, guardianship, estate planning, public benefits advocacy and special needs planning.
Ms. Fitzgerald has successfully advocated in impartial hearings, state review proceedings and in state and federal courts for children with special needs who have been denied a free and appropriate public education. She works collaboratively with clients and school districts to obtain appropriate IEPs and accommodations under Section 504.
As a mother of a child with Diabetes, Ms. Fitzgerald devotes a large part of her practice to assisting parents of students diagnosed with Diabetes to obtain appropriate services.She frequently presents workshops to parents of students requiring Section 504 Accommodation Plans and Individualized Education Programs.
Ms. Fitzgerald also served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office. She served as an intern at the Social Security Administration and worked as an Activities Director at Astor Gardens Nursing Home in the Bronx.
Ms. Fitzgerald received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. She received her undergraduate degree from Fordham University and also earned a certificate from the New Directions for Attorneys Program from Pace Law School. Ms. Fitzgerald is a member of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), Elder Law and Trusts & Estates Sections of NYSBA, and the Westchester Women’s Bar Association. She is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.