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WARNING!  It is highly unlikely that the law firm of John H. Fisher, P.C. will accept your personal injury or medical malpractice case.


We are extremely selective and decline over 98% of all new cases because we believe:


  • cases having marginal or questionable merit are best left for other lawyers (life is just too short);

  • unless you have a catastrophic or life-altering injury, our time is better spent on other cases.


BUT here's what we can do for you: 


Even if we decline your case, we will send you (via email and direct mail) a FREE copy of John's book, The Seven Deadly Mistakes of Malpractice Victims.  John's book provides insides secrets about the most common mistakes made by injury and malpractice victims ranging from hiring the wrong lawyer to picking a doctor that has seven malpractice settlements in the last five years.


We also will provide you with daily tips about medical malpractice on Twitter and Facebook.  Our Twitter handle is www.twitter/ and you can find us on Facebook at www.facebook/


If you want to speak about a new case, or just have general questions about malpractice, you are always welcome to call us at 1-866-889-6882. If we can't accept your case, we can refer you to the best lawyer for your case.  John has relationships throughout the United States with the best medical malpractice lawyers, and we will gladly refer you to the right lawyer in your state or region.


Just another FREE bonus since you're still reading.  John has a special audio CD, "The Four Dirty Secrets that your Injury Lawyer will NEVER tell you".  If you call 1-866-889-6882, we will be happy to mail the CD to you at no charge. But these CD's won't last forever. Once the CD's are gone, it's too late, so get your FREE CD now.


FINAL WARNING! We are a resource for you. USE US!


P.S.:  Don't hire a lawyer until you've read John's FREE book about medical malpractice, The Seven Deadly Mistakes of Malpractice Victims. You won't regret it and we're happy to give it to you as a free public service.






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Practice Areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 90%
    19 years, 200 cases
  2. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 5%
    14 years, 50 cases
  3. Car Accidents: 5%
    22 years, 150 cases


Payment Types:


Attorney Endorsements

16 total 

  • Steven I Gottlieb

    I endorse this lawyer. John Fisher is, without a doubt, one of the brightest and most compassionate attorneys I have had the honor of not only knowing but working with on several major personal injury cases over the years. John is a brilliant trial attorney who truly cares about the people he represents and about the losses they suffered. His passion for justice is evident in everything that he becomes involved in.


    Steven Gottlieb Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Mark David Greenberg

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked closely with Mr. Fisher and have found him to one of the most conscientious, skilled, and committed lawyers I have known during my career. Both his work product and his character are exemplary.


    Mark Greenberg Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

John H. Fisher, P.C.

278 Wall Street
Kingston, NY, 12401

John H. Fisher, P.C. (by appointment only)

90 State Street, Suite 700
Albany, NY, 12207



NYCurrently registered 199203/13/2015
ILVoluntarily Inactive199208/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2015 New York Super Lawyers--UpstateThomson Reuters2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
2014 New York Super Lawyers--UpstateThomson Reuters2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
2013 Marketer of the YearGreat Legal Marketing2013
2013 New York Super Lawyers--UpstateThomson Reuters2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
2012 New York Super Lawyers--UpstateThomson Reuters2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentJohn H. Fisher, P.C.2013 - Present
AssociateMainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor, P.C.2010 - 2013
PartnerPowers & Santola, LLP1996 - 2010
AssociateTabner and Ryan1994 - 1996
OwnerJohn H. Fisher1992 - 1994
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Greene County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Dutchess County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Ulster County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Inns of CourtBarrister1997 - 1997
American Association for JusticeMember1996 - Present
Albany County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
$1 million recovery in legal malpractice caseSettlement for $1,000,000
$2 million recovery for stroke victim$2 million settlement
$975k for undiagnosed brain abscessSettlement for $975,000
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Publication NameTitleDate
Advantage Media GroupThe Power of a System: How to Build the Law Firm of your Dreams2013
Word AssociationThe Seven Deadly Mistakes of Malpractice Victims2010
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of Notre DameGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Williston-Northampton SchoolN/AHigh School1984
John A. Coleman High SchoolN/AN/A1983
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Annual PILMMA SummitSecrets of Referral Based Marketing for Lawyers2015
The Jury ProjectHow to Read the Mind of the Jury at Your Next Trial2014
Annual Conference of the Central and Northern New York Bankruptcy AssociationsMarketing in an Era of Technology2014
Solo Committee of the Albany County Bar AssociationBuilding the Injury Law Practice of your Dreams2013
How to get your Law Firm's Website on the First Page of Google...and Three Things your Webmaster doesn't want you to knowInternet Marketing for Lawyers2013
2013 Summit of Great Legal Marketing2013 Marketer of the Year2013
Medical Malpractice SymposiumThe Top Ten Myths of Medical Malpractice2012
University at Albany Pre-Law SocietyThe Law as a Career2007