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Brian M. Fishman

Brian M. Fishman

Brian M. Fishman is a dedicated criminal lawyer based in Philadelphia. Focusing on criminal law, Brian M. provides you with a strategic and vigorous criminal defense.

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Brian M. Fishman

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100 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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In December 2013, after four years as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia and eight years in private practice, Brian M. Fishman has opened his own law firm, The Fishman Firm, LLC. Brian M. Fishman is a criminal defense attorney representing invdivuals in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks and Chester Counties. In addition, Brian handles personal injury matters, civil rights cases and family law hearings. Brian blogs extensively in the area of criminal law and his blog can be read at www.thefishmanfirm.com.

Brian M. Fishman was born and raised in the Philadelphia area and has lived here all his life with the exception of four years spent in Ithaca, New York attending Cornell University. He graduated with a psychology degree from Cornell and returned to Philadelphia to pursue a legal career. He worked for two years at the american Arbitration Association as a Case Manager before enrolling at Temple University to obtain his law degree. At Temple, he was an editor of the Temple Law Review and graduated cum laude in 2001.

After graduation, he was appointed as an Assistant District Attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. He worked there for over four years prosecuting cases in Philadelphia's Municipal Court, Juvenile Court and the Court of Common Pleas. He handled thousands of cases from preliminary hearings and bail motions to motions to suppress and trials. He prosecuted hundreds of bench trials and over twenty jury trials. He finsihed his career in the Family Violence & Sexual Assault Unit where he mainly prosecuted those charged with rape, sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual assault, possession of child pornography, statutory sexual assault, rape of minors and various domestic violence charges including aggravated assault, burglary and violation of Protection From Abuse Orders.

In September 2005, Brian left the District Attorney's Office to work as associate attorney in a boutique litigation firm. While his main focus is criminal defense, he also represent individuals injured in all types of accidents including car accidents, slip & falls and SEPTA accidents. In addition, he represents individuals in civil rights cases, such as police brutality, excessive force, malicious prosecution, false imprisonment and unlawful arrest matters. He also handles family law matters such as custody, support and Protection from Abuse cases.

Brian prides himself on being a zealous advocate for his clients in the courtroom while being readily accessible to clients and their families outside the courtroom. He is keenly aware that the number one complaint regarding lawyers is a lack of communiction. Therefore, he makes it a priority to return phone calls and respond to emails and letters as quickly as possible. He has built a representation as being an honest, available and diligent advocate for his clients.

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Practice areas

  • Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Domestic Assault
  • Impaired/DUI
  • Drugs
  • Fraud
  • Shoplifting
  • Theft

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About me

In December 2013, after four years as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia and eight years in private practice, Brian M. Fishman has opened his own law firm, The Fishman Firm, LLC. Brian M. Fishman is a criminal defense attorney representing invdivuals in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks and Chester Counties. In addition, Brian handles personal injury matters, civil rights cases and family law hearings. Brian blogs extensively in the area of criminal law and his blog can be read at www.thefishmanfirm.com.

Brian M. Fishman was born and raised in the Philadelphia area and has lived here all his life with the exception of four years spent in Ithaca, New York attending Cornell University. He graduated with a psychology degree from Cornell and returned to Philadelphia to pursue a legal career. He worked for two years at the american Arbitration Association as a Case Manager before enrolling at Temple University to obtain his law degree. At Temple, he was an editor of the Temple Law Review and graduated cum laude in 2001.

After graduation, he was appointed as an Assistant District Attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. He worked there for over four years prosecuting cases in Philadelphia's Municipal Court, Juvenile Court and the Court of Common Pleas. He handled thousands of cases from preliminary hearings and bail motions to motions to suppress and trials. He prosecuted hundreds of bench trials and over twenty jury trials. He finsihed his career in the Family Violence & Sexual Assault Unit where he mainly prosecuted those charged with rape, sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual assault, possession of child pornography, statutory sexual assault, rape of minors and various domestic violence charges including aggravated assault, burglary and violation of Protection From Abuse Orders.

In September 2005, Brian left the District Attorney's Office to work as associate attorney in a boutique litigation firm. While his main focus is criminal defense, he also represent individuals injured in all types of accidents including car accidents, slip & falls and SEPTA accidents. In addition, he represents individuals in civil rights cases, such as police brutality, excessive force, malicious prosecution, false imprisonment and unlawful arrest matters. He also handles family law matters such as custody, support and Protection from Abuse cases.

Brian prides himself on being a zealous advocate for his clients in the courtroom while being readily accessible to clients and their families outside the courtroom. He is keenly aware that the number one complaint regarding lawyers is a lack of communiction. Therefore, he makes it a priority to return phone calls and respond to emails and letters as quickly as possible. He has built a representation as being an honest, available and diligent advocate for his clients.

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