Justice Patrick F. Fischer

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A Constitution Day Lecture…

with Justice Patrick F. Fischer

“Close Encounters of a Judicial Kind:
The Sometimes Alien World of State Judges and State Constitutional Law”


Tuesday, September 17, 2019
12 p.m.


Ashland University
Myers Convocation Center
638 Jefferson Street
Ashland, OH 44805

Justice Patrick F. Fischer began his six-year term on the Supreme Court of Ohio on January 1, 2017, following his election in November 2016. Previously, he was elected to serve as a judge on the Ohio First District Court of Appeals in 2010, and was re-elected in 2012.

Justice Fischer has dedicated himself to the practice of law for more than 30 years. An honors graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College, he began his legal career as a clerk for U.S. District Court Judge William Bertelsman. In 1987, he moved into private practice and quickly built a stellar reputation as a practicing attorney. He was named to Best Lawyers in America, one of the Top 50 Lawyers in Cincinnati, and one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Ohio.

As a respected member of the legal community, Fischer has previously served in leadership roles for the Ohio Bar Association, the Cincinnati Bar Association, and the Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalism.

Aside from his legal career, Fischer has also served the public as a member of several Cincinnati-area non-profit boards. He was a founding member of the Cincinnati Children’s Museum and served on its board.

Click below to listen to an audio recording of the talk.