Amy Fitzpatrick joined the Law Department in July 2020. After serving at the First Assistant County Solicitor, she was appointed County Solicitor upon a unanimous and bipartisan vote of the Bucks County Board of Commissioners on March 15, 2023.
As County Solicitor, Ms. Fitzpatrick is the chief legal officer for the fourth largest county in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As head of the Bucks County Law Department, she initiates all lawsuits brought by and defends all lawsuits brought against, the County and its subdivisions and employees. Ms. Fitzpatrick provides advice and counsel to the Board of Commissioners, the County’s Retirement Board, and the Board of Elections. She and her team of attorneys have successfully drafted innovative legislation, including Pennsylvania’s first used car lemon law and its first countywide ordinance regulating massage parlors to fight human trafficking, and policy reforms on issues such as Fair Chance and Equal Pay hiring, voter protection, and prison oversight. Ms. Fitzpatrick also provides administrative oversight for the County’s Legal Services Division, which includes the Law Department and the Department of Consumer Protection and Weights and Measures as well as the independent Office of the Public Defender. Ms. Fitzpatrick’s Affirmative Leaders Fellowship in 2022, through Public Rights Project, helped to grow the County’s first affirmative litigation practice.
Career and Education
Prior to joining the County, Ms. Fitzpatrick worked at two national law firms handling complex commercial litigation, compliance investigations, and regulatory reviews. She is a graduate of the University of California College of the Law and Connecticut College.