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Brian Fishman

Brian Fishman

The Right Lawyer. The Right Defense.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence ...
  • New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Brian M. Fishman is a trial attorney based in Philadelphia, PA. He is the founder and Managing Partner of The Fishman Firm, LLC. His primary focus is criminal defense. He represents individuals accused of all types of crimes--robbery, burglary, sex offenses, drug charges, firearm offenses, assault, homicide, DUI, violations of PFAs--in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks and Chester counties as well as New Jersey and Federal Court. He also handles Personal Injury matters--car accidents, slip & falls, medical malpractice, SEPTA accidents & Civil Rights Violations--excessive force, police brutality, false arrest and malicious prosecution. Brian is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey state court as well as the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Court. He is a member of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Bar Associations and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Brian was named a Rising Star in the area of criminal defense through in 2010, 2013 and 2014 and as a Super Lawyer every year since 2015. He has an AV Preeminent Rating with Martindale-Hubbell, a 10.0 rating on Avvo and was named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers. Contact him now at 267-758-2228 or for a free consultation. You can also learn more about him and his practice on his firm website at

Temple University
J.D. | Law
Honors: Graduated Cum Laude
Activities: Editor on Temple Law Review
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Cornell University
B.A. | Psychology
Honors: Graduated with Distinction in All Subjects
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Professional Experience
The Fishman Firm, LLC
- Current
Owner of boutique criminal defense firm representing individuals charged with all criminal offenses in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. Represent those charged with narcotics offenses, rape, robbery, burglary, sex offenses, possession of a firearm, DUI, DWI, theft, forgery, fraud, assault, attempted murder, homicide, possession with intent to deliver, conspiracy and all other criminal charges. Handle every aspect of a criminal matter from arraignment, preliminary hearing, bail reduction, Nebbia hearing, motion to quash, motion to suppress, motion in limine, pre-trial motions, trial before judge or jury, post-verdict motion, post-sentence motion, direct appeal, petition for allowance of appeal to Pennsylvania Supreme Court and PCRA (Post-Conviction Relief Act) Petition.
Associate Attorney
David S. Nenner & Associates
Represented individuals charged with criminal offenses in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks and Chester Counties. Represented those injured due to the negligence of others due to car accidents and premise liability actions.
Assistant District Attorney
Philadelphia District Attorney's Office
Speaking Engagements
Sentencing Considerations: Navigating Mandatories/Enhancements/Gun Issues & Sentencing Alternatives, The Handling of a Felony Drug Case in State Court, Mount Airy Casino & Resort
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Discussed criminal sentencing considerations including the Pennsylvania sentencing guidelines, mandatory minimums, enhancements for prior offenses and weight of drugs and sentencing alternatives including RRRI, Drug Treatment Court, State and County Intermediate Punishment and Boot Camp.
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Philadelphia Bar Association
- Current
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Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Current
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New Jersey State Bar
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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  • Free Consultation
    Generally flat fees for criminal cases with a retainer fee.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express
  • Contingent Fees
    In personal injury matters, you do not pay anything unless a financial recovery is made.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I work with individuals using financial payment plans.
Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
  • English
Websites & Blogs
The Fishman Firm Website
The Fishman Firm Blog
Contact & Map
211 North 13th Street
Suite 801
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Telephone: (267) 758-2228
Fax: (215) 755-9100