Andrew M. Fischer

Andrew M. Fischer

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney with 43 years of experience
Civil Rights, Contracts, Civil Litigation
1 International Pl, 18th Floor, Boston, MA 02110

    About Andrew M. Fischer

    Practice Areas
    • Civil Rights
    • Contracts
    • Civil Litigation
    • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1980
      J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
    • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1971
      B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    Representative Cases
    • A cyclist's right to ride on Route 9 in Hadley MA was upheld by the federal court and the police harassment suit settled in Damon v. Hukowicz et al
    • MA State Police agreed to adopt and implement a course for state police officers on bicyclists' rights as part of a settlement in the civil rights case Kopacz v. Wosny
    • After a cyclist was illegally arrested for riding his bike on Boston's Memorial Drive, Andrew Fischer brought suit against the MA State Police. As part of his jury instructions, the judge stated that the cyclist had the right to bicycle on Memorial Drive, contrary to what the state police claimed. See Rowinsky v. Massachusetts State Police
    • A cyclist accused by police in Wilmington MA of
    • A case that would require public road departments to insert water drainage grates with the slots perpendicular rather than parallel to the roadway direction, helping to prevent bicycle wheels from getting caught
    • A product liability claim against the manufacturer of carbon steel mountain bike forks that have snapped, injuring the rider
    • Chao v. Ballista et al.
    • Smith v. Adams,416 Mass. 558, 624 N.E.2d 102 (1993), which held that all police officers present where excessive force is used in an unlawful arrest, can be held liable as joint venturers
    • Wyler v. Bonnell Ford,35 Mass.App.Ct. 563, 624 N.E.2d 116 (1994), which held that use of criminal process to further a civil claim is not just an abuse of process but also a violation of the consumer protection act
    • Lima v. Jeffrey,29 Mass.App.Ct. 1106, 559 N.E.2d 1267 (1990), awarding punitive damages in a consumer claim against a home improvement contractor who took advantage of an elderly homeowner and upholding that a bait and switch tactic is an unfair business practice
    • Cohen v. Lindsey,38 Mass.App.Ct. 1, 644 N.E.2d 250 (1995), the lead case for the assertion and protection of attorney's liens for legal fees
    • Kimmy Brown et al. v. Bayview Crematorium,79 Mass. App. Ct. 337 (2011), a verdict which held up to two appeals and established the right to claim damages in negligence for the mutilation of a corpse even when there is no physical manifestation of the pain and suffering
    • Damon v. Hukowicz et al,United States District Court for Western Massachusetts, Docket 3:11-cv-30203, in which a cyclist's right to ride on Route 9 in Hadley MA was upheld by the federal court and a police harassment suit settled


    Bar Admissions
    • Massachusetts, 1980
    Other Affiliations
    • American Jewish Congress (Member)
    • Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Member)
    • Massachusetts Bar Association (Member)
    • Boston Bar Association (Member)
    • Director, The Wellmet Project, Incorporated, 1984 - Present
    • Boston Area Bicycle Coalition, 1988 - Present
    • American Association of Justice (Member, Civil Rights Section Executive Board)
    • Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
    • Massachusetts Association of Trial Lawyers, 2008 - Present (Member)
    • American Association of Justice, 2004 - 2005 (Chair of the Civil Rights section)
    • Massachusetts Association of Trial Lawyers, 2008 - Present (Board of Governors)
    • American Constitution Society, Boston Area Steering Committee, 2009 - 2012
    Past Positions
    • Jason & Fischer


    Published Works
    • Civil Rights Section newsletter and chairs the Leonard Weinglass In Defense of Civil Liberties Award Committee

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    Andrew M. Fischer
    (617) 777-7777
    1 International Pl, 18th Floor, Boston, MA 02110
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