Meet Founder and CEO Genesis Fisher
Genesis Fisher is the founder and CEO of Fisher Law Practice, P.C., which provides onsite conflict resolution to help businesses deal with tough issues and keep their workers happy. FLP provides mediation, one-on-one conflict coaching, team facilitation, and conflict resolution training. Better understanding and communication at work saves tens of thousands in employee replacement costs, and results in fewer embarrassing and costly lawsuits.
Prior to starting her law firm, Ms. Fisher fought 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 while working as 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. Ms. Fisher was also active in law school. She was a Student Articles Development Editor for the Review of Law and Social Change, enjoyed the Capitol Defender Clinic, and interned with the NAACP LDF. Ms. Fisher received the New York State Bar Association’s Minority Environmental Fellowship and subsequently interned at the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2 office. Law school's highlight was taking Trial and Appellate Advocacy with Justice Sotomayor (then a Second Circuit Court Judge).
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. Ms. Fisher spends her free time making industrial furniture. To see her work, check out Past Imperfect Shop.
Conflict Resolution Affiliations
- Certified Mediator
- FINRA Arbitrator
- New York Family Court Mediator
- New York Peace Institute Volunteer, Mentor and Coach for Trainees
- 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
- 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
- "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.