Finding Your Path Forward


Work problems can be financially, personally and emotionally devastating.

The path through the fog is not always clear and rarely easy.

Sometimes you simply can’t navigate your way alone.

Fitzgerald Law and Karen Fitzgerald can help.


Employment Problems are People Problems

A graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, Karen Fitzgerald is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

That means she knows employment law.

Although she primarily represents individuals in employment disputes, she has represented employers as well. 

So she knows that employment problems are people problems too, and solving them means understanding the needs and motivations of everyone involved.


Understanding Your Needs

Real World Experience

 Karen has been practicing law since 1989. She is Board Certified in Labor and Employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and also has a broad-based commercial and business litigation background. Karen has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters from 2005 to 2019  and in The Best Lawyers in America by BL Rankings in Labor and Employment Law from 2012 to 2019. She serves as a Neutral Arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association’s Employment Law panel,

Straight Talk

Karen is a different kind of lawyer — her approach is holistic and focused on finding solutions for her clients, not getting them unnecessarily entangled in litigation. Legal proceedings are ugly and painful and, quite simply, not always worth it. Clients need straight talk about their legal issues and the impact that pursuing a claim may have on their lives. Karen tells her clients “the good, the bad, and the ugly” about their situation, without sugar-coating, and lays out the real world options for moving forward.

Two Way Relationship

Many of Karen’s clients come to her with a general and often flawed understanding of what their legal rights and obligations are as it relates to employment.

Karen sees it as part of her job to explain to her clients not only what their legal rights are, but also the obligations that they owe to their employers at every stage of their relationship.


Help Along the Way


Before Employment

Karen can help you understand the documents you are asked to sign when you start a new job, including confidentiality, non-compete and employment contracts.

During Employment

Karen can help you navigate work-related issues such as family or medical leave, workplace safety, discrimination, harassment, or not being paid equally or fairly.

After Employment

Karen can help you through employment separations or terminations and post-employment disputes such as violations of non-competion agreeements.

Karen Fitzgerald was included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for Labor and Employment Law.

Measuring Success

I define what constitutes success for my clients in more than mere dollars and cents. Some claims are small. Some are large.

But for all, the best result is when my clients are satisfied with the outcome and can move forward with their life and careers without regret.

Karen Fitzgerald

Not all lawyers love what they do, but Karen does. Karen enjoys guiding her clients through difficult employment situations and finding solutions to their problems. It is hard, stressful work, but when the clouds part and her clients can finally see the sunshine again, it makes it all worthwhile.

For Karen, nothing is more satisfying than seeing the joy back in a clients’ eyes.

Karen finds her own joy in eating dark chocolate and getting at least one good belly laugh every day.

When she is not practicing law, Karen is usually walking, riding her bicycle, reading a really good book, or harassing her dutiful and loving husband (who helped build this website and snuck that last part in).