Meet Founder and Principal Attorney Genesis Fisher
Genesis Fisher is the founder and Principal Attorney of Fisher Law Practice, P.C. which provides onsite conflict resolution to help businesses deal with tough issues and keep employees focused on work, not office disputes. Allegations of discrimination (race, gender, lgbtq) or sexual misconduct can tear teams apart. Through mediation, one-on-one coaching, and conflict resolution training, she gets people talking so they can share their frustrations, address differences and repair trust. She is also an experienced criminal defense attorney. No matter the allegations, she fights to keep her clients out of jail and protect their future. Ms. Fisher is on the Board of Directors at the Association for Conflict Resolution, Greater New York. She is also an adjunct professor at New York Law School.
Prior to starting the firm, Ms. Fisher spent eight years fighting for the rights of indigent clients as a public defender with the Legal Aid Society. She started her legal career at the Southern Poverty Law Center, where she worked on national civil rights issues and Alabama jail and women's prison reform. Ms. Fisher became interested in public interest law when she was the Coordinator of Volunteers at the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless in D.C.
Ms. Fisher graduated from Smith College and New York University School of Law. At Smith, she completed the prestigious Leadership Program, was a School for Social Work Community Intern, a 2-time Track and Field All-American, and a recipient of the Barbara Jordan Prize for the Study of Law. In law school, she was an editor on the Review of Law and Social Change, took the Capitol Defender Clinic, and interned with the NAACP LDF. She received the New York State Bar Association’s Minority Environmental Fellowship and interned at the EPA. Law school's highlight was taking Trial and Appellate Advocacy with Justice Sotomayor (then a Second Circuit Court Judge).
Ms. Fisher spends her free time making industrial furniture. (Past Imperfect Shop)
Conflict Resolution Affiliations
- Certified Mediator
- Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitrator
- New York City Family Court Mediator
- New York Peace Institute Volunteer, Mentor and Coach for Trainees
- "Understanding and Managing Conflict," Smith College Women of Color Conference, Northampton, MA 2018
- "To Better Understand Conflict, Start with Yourself," Smith College, Northampton, MA 2018
- Panel, "Getting Started in Your Career in Conflict Resolution," Columbia University, Master's Program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, New York, NY 2018
- Panel, "Preparing for Oral Arguments," New York University School of Law, New York, NY 2018
- "Criminal Justice Q and A," Medger Evers College, Brooklyn, NY 2018
- Panel, "Women and Professional Leadership," Fordham University, Master's in Non-Profit Leadership, 2017
- Panel, "The Very Human Mediating Party: Mediators Self Reflect on Life and Conflict," ACR-GNY Conference, Cardozo Law School, New York, NY 2017
- "Criminal Justice and Racial Profiling: Putting New York City in Context," John Jay College, New York, NY 2017
- Panel, "Make Your Workplace Work for You," Smith College Club of New York City, New York, NY 2017
- "On the Street: Your Rights and How to Interact with the Police," Sunset Park High School, Brooklyn, NY 2017
- Panel, "What Happens To Our Clients in the Criminal Law System," New York Peace Institute, Brooklyn, NY 2017
- "Understanding and Managing Conflict," Citileaf, New York, NY 2016 and 2017
- Board of Directors, Association for Conflict Resolution, Greater New York
- New York City Bar Association
- New York Women's Bar Association
- Le-Gal, LGBT Bar Association of Greater NYC
- National Association for Community Mediation
- "You Have Experts On Your Payroll And You Don't Even Know It! Conflict Coaching to Solve Workplace Discord," HRIS and Payroll Excellence October Newsletter, HR.com https://web.hr.com/2nvg
- "Three Kinds of Power: Exploring the Trial Experience Through the Lost Narratives of its Participants," Review of Law and Social Change, 2009.