George Fisher (Of Counsel)

Mr. Fisher is a long-time litigation attorney who has served both government and private clients in varied practice areas, including civil rights, discrimination, employee rights, and the handling of appeals.

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He holds the AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review RatedSM designation by Martindale-Hubbell®, an indication that his attorney peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.

Mr. Fisher was born in Tampa, Florida in 1948. He graduated from St. Joseph’s University with a bachelor’s degree in history in 1971. In 1974, he received his Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Mr. Fisher has practiced law continuously since 1974. He began his career with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and spent eleven years there. As a Deputy Attorney General, he served the state in a wide range of areas. He provided advice to such agencies as the Department of Labor and to the Board of Public Utilities. He supervised various sections of the Office’s Division of Law. He handled substantial appeals on behalf of the state at all levels, including the U.S. Supreme Court (and has in excess of 30 published opinions to his credit). Most importantly, he represented the state and state officials — from members of the Judiciary to cabinet officers to troopers in the Division of State Police — in complex litigation in the areas of construction, civil rights, constitutional rights, discrimination, insurance, and inter-and-intra-state solid waste regulation.

Eleven years of his career were also spent in private practice with a respected firm in Princeton, New Jersey. There, as partner, Mr. Fisher handled litigation for clients in a variety of substantive areas, including employment law. He also provided advice to local government agencies. Administratively, he led the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. During this period, Mr. Fisher continued his association with the State of New Jersey, serving as special counsel to the state and state employees in litigations involving Division of State Police matters and budget disputes between the Judiciary and various New Jersey counties. He also enjoyed the privilege of serving as special counsel to the State of North Carolina and its judiciary in a federal matter litigated in New Jersey.

In 1997, Mr. Fisher co-founded Zuckerman & Fisher, L.L.C. Since starting the firm, he has devoted his practice to the representation of wronged employees in all areas of employment law as an employment discrimination attorney in Mercer County and throughout the state. His clients have run the gamut from upper-level management in Fortune 500 corporations to blue-collar workers in small businesses; and his cases have covered age, race, gender and disability discrimination, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, whistle-blowing, sexual harassment, and more. Mr. Fisher has litigated many cases through conclusion of trial, in both state and federal courts. Because of his unique background in handling appellate matters, he has also represented clients on appeals of adverse court decisions in employment cases, as well as in entirely different areas of the law. The Mercer County, NJ harassment lawyers at Zuckerman & Fisher, L.L.C. have extensive experience in all areas of employment law, discrimination and harassment.

Mr. Fisher has been married since 1971, and he and his wife, an educator, have two married children and several grandchildren. Over the years, he has been active in his community, having served on a redevelopment authority, a local school board, and a utility advisory board. He was also deeply involved in the Episcopal Church in New Jersey, both at local and diocesan levels. And he has committed substantial time to the arts, serving six years as a trustee of the Princeton Ballet Society and continuing afterward to provide that body pro bono legal advice. Most recently, Mr. Fisher has spent much of his free time in efforts to improve the quality of education being offered in the school district of his residence. Toward that end, he has authored a book reflecting on the past 15 years of that district and its current state of education.

Areas of practice
  • Civil Rights
  • Discrimination
  • Employee Rights
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Whistle-Blowing
  • Public Workers Employment Issues

Bar admissions

  • New Jersey, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 197

Education

  • J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1974
  • B.S., History, St Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1971

Professional associations and memberships

  • Mercer County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

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If you have been subjected to any form of discrimination, harassment, retaliation or wrongful termination in the course of your employment, you need a skilled Mercer County discrimination lawyer advocating for you. Contact the law office of Zuckerman & Fisher, L.L.C. online or at 609.514.0514 to speak with a seasoned discrimination lawyer in Mercer County.

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