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James Bart Fishman

James Bart Fishman

Practice areas:

Landlord & Tenant, Credit Card Fraud, Debt Collection

About Me

Bar Admissions:  New York 1980

Southern District of New York 1980

Eastern District of New York 1980

Second Circuit Court of Appeals 1990

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals 2000

United States Supreme Court 1994

Assistant Attorney General, Bureau of Consumer Frauds and Protection 1980-84

Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society, Civil Division 1984-89

Private Practice since 1989


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Landlord & Tenant: 50%
    35 years, 10 cases
  2. Debt Collection: 25%
    35 years
  3. Credit Card Fraud: 25%
    35 years



Hourly ($225-495/hour)

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Ronald Lee Burdge

    I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. I have known attorney Fishman for a decade and he has always impressed me with his considerable knowledge of Landlord-Tenant and Credit Rights laws and his sincere concern for the best interests of his clients and passion for the law. He knows the law and is highly skilled at using it in the courtroom or out of it. If you have a problem with a debtor collector or credit report, or a question about landlord-tenant law, Jim is your answer. If his office is anywhere near you, I highly recommend him to you.


    Ronald Burdge Consumer Protection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Dana Karni-Ilouz

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known James Fishman through the National Association of Consumer Advocates for several years. He is a tough lawyer who works hard for his clients. We have worked together on credit reporting dispute matters. I strongly recommend him.


    Dana Karni-Ilouz Debt & Lending Agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Fishman & Mallon, LLP

305 Broadway
Suite 900
New York, NY, 10007-1109


NYCurrently registered 198003/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
HonoreeNational Lawyers Guild2009
Wasserstein Public Interest FellowshipHarvard Law School2008
Consumer Attorney of the YearNational Association of Consumer Advocates2002

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Assistant Attorney GeneralNEW YORK STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE, Bureau of Consumer Frauds and Protection1982 - 1984

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesBoard of Directors1994 - Present
New York Bar FoundationFellowN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Bard CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The People’s Law SchoolTenant Blacklisting in New York2010
National Consumer Law Center, 19th Annual ConferenceAlternative Credit Bureaus, Tenant Screening Bureaus2010
Louisiana State Bar AssociationConsumer Law2009
8th Semi-Annual Conference on Fair Credit Reporting ActUsing the FCRA to Protect Tenants2009
New York State Judicial Institute, Summer Legal TrainingCollateral Affects of Civil and Housing Court Litigation2006