It is with deep sadness that we announce our founder Fred Pritzker passed away last night at home in the company of his loving family.
A three-time recipient of Attorney of the Year from Minnesota Lawyer, Fred had a reputation for both brilliant legal work on some of the most complex cases in the nation and for the tight bonds and friendships he forged with his clients. His pioneering work in foodborne illness and fire and explosion cases has been recognized across the country.
Fred was passionate about protecting and expanding the rights of people with disabilities and defending the civil rights of all Americans. Ensuring that the lives of people with disabilities are safe, happy, and fulfilling was his passion. Among the many foundations and endowments Fred and his wife Renee support, they have most recently provided key funding for scientific research that will help improve the quality of life for people, like their son Jake, with Angelman Syndrome.
We have lost our founder, our mentor, our friend. We will miss him dearly.