Morris E. Fischer, 44, concentrates his practice in employment law. Admitted to the bar for over sixteen years, Mr. Fischer possesses a wealth of unique and diversified experience. Early in his legal training, Mr. Fischer had the opportunity to clerk for New York State Supreme Court Justice Kenneth D. Molloy, where he obtained a bird's eye view of the legal system which has enriched his practice to this very day. Following that experience, he litigated hundreds of civil cases during his five years of New York practice, culminating in working for the President of the New York State Trial Lawyers' Association. Possessing both a legal degree from the Jacob D. Fuchsberg School of Law in Long Island, New York and an accounting degree from Yeshiva University, Sy Syms School of Business, Mr. Fischer has used his education to focus on the client's true needs while providing tough, aggressive and vigorous representation.
Mr. Fischer has tried cases in New York, Washington, DC, Maryland, Texas, and Mississippi, where he and local counsel obtained a successful $870,000.00 federal jury verdict. Recently, he won a $250,000 jury verdict, plus attorney fees and interest, against the secret service for a federal employee; a case that had been previously litigated for 19 years.
Actively involved in the legal community, in March, 2012, Mr. Fischer testified before the Maryland House of Delegates, House Ways and Means Committee on the Maryland Civil Rights Tax Relief Act (CRTRA), with the aim to prevent the taxation of non-economic damages in the employment law settlements and awards. He also serves on the case evaluation committee for the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA), the local chapter of National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), where he evaluates cases and offers advice to lawyers throughout Maryland on employment law issues.
Passion, concern for the client and battling Goliaths are the kinds of qualities that Mr. Fischer utilizes on a daily basis to fight and achieve justice for his clients. Tough, aggressive and vigorous litigation are the techniques he lives by to achieve results in a timely fashion.
Sample of Major Cases Handled
Yvonne Glover v. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Matter No. 558/05
Yvonne Glover v. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Case #1:10-cv-00007-LJB (full reinstatement, back pay and attorney fees for wrongfully terminated federal employee)
Mogenhan v. Nepolitano, Secretary, Case No. 08-5457 (Summary judgment reversed on an ADA failure to accommodate retaliation case)
Mogenhan v. Napolitano, 1:98-cv-00817-JDS (Jury verdict for Plaintiff, $250,000 for compensatory damages and pending motions for costs, attorney fees and pre and post judgment interest for $855,000)
- Texeira v. United States Postal Service, 2008 U.S. App. LEXIS 4335 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 28, 2008) (Successful appeal vacating the M.S.P.B.'s final decision of discipline)
- Welch v. U.S.P.S. (discrimination and M.S.P.B. case, resulting in a $162,000.00 settlement)
- Mosbriantanha v. Patchlink, Corp. (discrimination case resulting in a confidential settlement)
- Shirmohammadi v. Patchlink, Corp. (discrimination case resulting in a confidential settlement)
- Hitchcock v. Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Case No: Civil Action No. 1:04CS70-M-D (wrongful termination, resulting in $870,000.00 trial verdict)
- Reddick v. Haulette, Inc. (unpaid sales commissions claim, confidential settlement)
- Christine Miller v. Countrywide Home Loans, (Sexual harassment case resulting in confidential settlement (see client testimonial))
- Rodney Payne v. Department of Commerce, 09-01808 (JEB) (Failure to promote, gender discrimination, resulting in full back-pay and attorney fee award).
- S.B. v. U.S. Navy, USN-C No. 12-04698 (security clearance matter, federal employee reinstated and security clearance revocation reversed)
- D.H. v.U.S. Navy, USN-C12-09095 (security clearance matter, federal employee reinstated and security clearance revocation reversed.)
In addition to employment litigation, Mr. Fischer has reviewed, drafting and negotiated hundreds of employment contracts as well as many high dollar sales commission agreements, separation agreements, employee handbooks and offer letters. He provides clients the necessary confidence to navigate the challenging waters of job change.
Retaliation and Whistle Blowing
Unpaid Sales Commission Claims
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court District of Maryland
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Supreme Court
|Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Huntington, New York,
J.D.Yeshiva University, Sy Syms School of Business,
|Academic Excellence, Professional Responsibility,
May 15, 1995American Jurisprudence Award: Pre-Trial Litigation,
December 12, 1994Dystonia Medical Research Foundation: Certificate of Appreciation,
|Legal Aid, Pro Bono Honor Roll,
June 20, 2001
June 20, 2002|
|Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business & Commercial Law, Business Organizations, Employment Law -- Employee, Employment Contracts -- Employee, Employment Discrimination -- Employee, Wrongful Termination -- Employee, Employment Law -- Employer, Family Law, International Law|
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