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The Fishman Firm


Brian Fishman, a former prosecutor, is a Philadelphia criminal defense attorney. He represents individuals charged with all criminal matters in state, federal and juvenile court. Brian defends people charged with DUI, sex offenses, firearm charges, drug violations, assault, burglary, robbery, homicide, domestic violence, expungements and many other criminal matters. Brian practices in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks and Chester County as well as Southern New Jersey. After graduating from Temple University Law School, Brian was sworn in as an Assistant District Attorney in 2001. While in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, he prosecuted matters in Philadelphia Municipal Court, Juvenile Court and the Court of Common Pleas. He tried over twenty juries to verdict and spent over a year in the elite Family Violence & Sexual Assault Unit. In 2005, Brian left the District Attorney's Office and now uses the courtroom experience he gained to defend the constitutional rights of the criminally-accused. Brian understands that nothing can disrupt your life like pending criminal charges. Therefore, he makes it his top priority to communicate with his clients and their family throughout the process so they understand all of their options. Brian is a well-respected criminal defense attorney in Southeastern Pennsylvania, being recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer four times since 2010, a perfect 10.0 Avvo rating, an AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Rating with Martindale-Hubbell and a Top 100 Trial Lawyer with The National Trial Lawyers.
Recent Articles on Justipedia by Brian Fishman

How Sex Offender Laws Can Change a Life

Sex offenses can take on many different forms, from rape to indecent assault to internet sex crimes. Unfortunately, Pennsylvania sex offender laws do not discriminate among the types of crimes and cast a wide net over offenders. Learn more here.

To See or Not to See: The Unreliability of Eyewitness Testimony

Eyewitnesses are often not lying when they point across the courtroom and “finger” the defendant. They believe that they’re 100% sure, but sometimes they're simply wrong. So how does an attorney prove that the witness was mistaken? Find out more here...

The Top 5 Biggest Mistakes of the Criminal Defendant

Criminal defendants can make a bunch of mistakes between the commission of a crime and the trial. But some cause significantly more harm to their case than others. Read on for five of the biggest errors that lawyer Brian Fishman repeatedly comes across.

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