I am a trial lawyer with over 40 years of experience representing individuals and families in significant personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout the United States. I am the founding partner of Pritzker Hageman, P.A., a law firm that helps people with personal injury and wrongful death cases. You can contact me at 1-888-377-8900 (toll free) or at [email protected].
My 30-year-old son is physically and developmentally disabled. He lives at home and my wife and I are his primary caregivers. Making sure his life and the lives of other people with disabilities are safe, happy and fulfilling is my passion. It affects everything I do, including how I practice law and the way in which I relate to my clients, many of whom are struggling with their own injuries and disabilities.
Fred, Renee and Jacob Pritzker
Here’s what I’ve learned: in one way or another, we’re all “disabled” to some degree. But we are not defined by our disabilities. We want to be loved, have friends, have fun, do interesting things and be accepted for who we are rather than what we can do. Raising a child with disabilities is a challenge, but the love we share and the lessons we’ve learned transcend everything else.
My other passion is bicycling. My favorite riding partner is my daughter. We’ve cycled throughout the United States and Europe and even went mountain biking in North Africa. This picture is from a recent cycling adventure in California:
Fred’s Legal Practice
Fred Pritzker is founder and president of Pritzker Hageman, P.A. He and his team of lawyers represent people in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits involving fires and explosions, food poisoning, Legionnaires’ disease, motor vehicle collisions and defective medical products.
In the last two years alone, Fred has won more than $50 million for two clients who were injured in explosions.
Pritzker Hageman is one of the few law firms in the country that has a significant practice in the area of foodborne illness. The firm is involved in virtually every national foodborne illness outbreak involving pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins.
His firm is also devoted to educating the public and fellow attorneys about product safety and advocating for positive change in food safety laws. The firm’s website, www.pritzkerlaw.com, provides comprehensive information about foodborne illness and its effects. The firm also underwrites the Food Poisoning Bulletin (https://foodpoisoningbulletin.com/), a source for news about food safety.
Fred obtained his B.A. with honors from Northwestern University in 1972 and his J.D. cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1976.
Fred Pritzker has been selected for inclusion in the current and past editions of The Best Lawyers in America and was named a “Super Lawyer” by Minnesota Super Lawyers magazine in 2015. He has the distinction of being named a “Super Lawyer” every year since the inception of the award. He was also named “Attorney of the Year” by Minnesota Lawyer in 2011, 2014 and 2015. In addition, Fred received the Circle of Excellence Award in 2014 in recognition of being named “Attorney of the Year” on more than one occasion.
Fred is a former president of the Minnesota Association for Justice and a former governor of the American Association of Justice.
Fred and his wife, Renee Pritzker, are passionate about the rights and health of people with disabilities. He has been an officer or director of the Angelman Syndrome Foundation, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance, and ARC Minnesota, among others. He and Renee have endowed the Jacob E. Pritzker Fund to support the University of Minnesota Law School and the Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC).