Sam Fitzpatrick is a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on complex commercial cases at the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts.

Before joining Kirkland, Sam served as a Law Clerk to Judge Raymond Kethledge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and for Judge Stephen J. Murphy, III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Prior to law school, Sam served in the U.S. Army.


Memberships & Affiliations

Team Red, White & Blue


Admissions & Qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Michigan


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


  • University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2016
    Associate Editor, University of Michigan Journal of International Law
  • United States Military Academy, West PointB.S., Foreign Area Studies2004
    Dean's List