Michael Fisher

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Michael Fisher
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Title:   Judge
Station:   Philadelphia, PA
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   12/11/2003 - Present
Preceded by:   Carol Mansmann
Personal History
Born:   1944
Hometown:   Pittsburgh, PA
Undergraduate:   Georgetown '66
Law School:   Georgetown Law '69

Michael D. Fisher (b. 1944) is a federal judge with the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia. He joined the court in 2003 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.

Early life and education

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Fisher graduated from Georgetown with his bachelor's degree in 1966 and later from Georgetown University Law Center with his Juris Doctor degree in 1969.[1]

Professional career

  • Law clerk, Private practice, 1969
  • Assistant district attorney, Allegheny County District Attorney's Office, Pennsylvania, 1970-1974
  • Private practice, Pennsylvania, 1970-1997
  • Member, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1974-1980
  • Member, Pennsylvania Senate, 1980-1996
  • State attorney general, Pennsylvania, 1997-2003[1]

Judicial career

On the recommendation of Pennsylvania U.S. Senators Rick Santorum and Arlen Specter, Fisher was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit by President George W. Bush on May 1, 2003 to a seat vacated by Carol Mansmann. Fisher was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 9, 2003 on a majority vote and received commission on December 11, 2003.[2]

Awards and associations

Notable cases


Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Carol Mansmann
Third Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:

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