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My firm continues to be right in the thick of prominent whistle-blowing and discrimination cases, a number with national relevance. Admitted to the bar for over eighteen years, I possess a wealth of unique and diversified experience. 

In Keegan v. Social Security Administration, (2014), my firm represents, Michael Keegan, a former Associate Commissioner for Facilities for the Social Security Administration, who blew the whistle on Carolyn Colvin, the President’s nominee to lead the agency. In short, Ms. Colvin, failed to disclose to Congress a damning report regarding a 300 million dollar computer system to process disability claims of which she was aware. Moreover, she misled Congress into believing that the project was right on schedule without any notable issues. The case was pursued by the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and the Congressional Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, chaired by Darrell Issa (R-CA).

In June, 2015, I represented Mr. Keegan before the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on a whistle blowing hearing. This committee includes ranking Repulican Member, Ron Johnson (D-WI), John McCain (R-AZ), Rand Paul (R-KY), Kelly Ayotte, (R-NH),  ranking Democrat Member Thomas Carper, (D-DE) and Claire McCaskill, (D-MO). Mr. Keegan's testimony pertained to the Social Security Administration misleading Congress as to the need for $500,000,000 to replace the National Computer Center, when no such outlay was needed and the actual building was never replaced. The case made national news.

In 2012, my firm litigated on behalf of two whistle blowers against the Department of Homeland Security. In Hayes v. Napolitano, James T. Hayes, Jr., complained about sexual harassment committed by Suzanne Barr, Chief of Staff for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency. Mr. Hayes was then targeted with retaliation, including investigations conducted against him by the Agency, which demonstrated no wrong doing. After a storm of national media attention and aggressive litigation, Ms. Barr was forced to resign and Mr. Hayes maintained his position as the Special Agent in Charge of the New York office and a $175,000.

In May, 2014, another high profile case I litigated was reported by the Maryland Daily Record, Atkinson v. The Baltimore City Police Department, 12-cv-3405 (WDQ), a disability discrimination case  involving an injured Baltimore City Police officer, who after recovery, was still perceived as disabled and denied reinstatement. The case settled for $100,000.

In March, 2015, my law office won an appeal in The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, making that the sixth different Appeals Court in which Morris E. Fischer, Esq. has prevailed. The case, Staffing Alternatives, Inc. v. Marilyn Saunders, No. 0109, dealt with a Maryland citizen first denied unemployment benefits for gross misconduct. The Circuit Court reversed and the Special Court of Appeals of Maryland affirmed the reversal, holding that an employee who surfed the internet at work a handful of times did not commit gross misconduct to deny benefits. 

Actively involved in the legal community, in March, 2012, I testified before the Maryland House of Delegates, House Ways and Means Committee on the Maryland Civil Rights Tax Relief Act (CRTRA), with the aim to prevent the taxation of non-economic damages in the employment law settlements and awards.

I have tried cases in New York, Washington, DC, Maryland, Texas, and Mississippi, where he and local counsel obtained a successful $870,000.00 federal jury verdict. In 2012, I won a $250,000 jury verdict, plus $208,000 in attorney fees and interest, against the Secret Service (Department of Homeland Security) for a federal employee; a case that had been previously litigated for 19 years.

I am actively involved in the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, where I have been a featured speaker on Dystonia and the ADA since 2010. 

I have also published a book, Secrets to Your Top Recovery, a guide enabling clients to maximize the attorney-client relationship to give their case the best chance of winning.

Tough, aggressive and vigorous litigation are the qualities I utilize on a daily basis to fight and achieve justice for my clients.


Languages Spoken: Hebrew

Practice Areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 100%
    19 years



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Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Girum Tesfaye

    I have known Mr. Fischer for eight years and will readily attest to his professionalism and unmatched competence in Labor and Employment Law. I have engaged Mr. Fischer in the past to help me navigate complicated areas of law and he has undoubtedly been an asset on my speed dial list. Without reservation, I endorse Morris Fischer for his legal acumen and professionalism.


    Girum Tesfaye Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S Fried

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Morris on a number of matters. He is smart, hardworking and an excellent attorney. I strongly recommend, and have recommended him, to clients.


    Michael Fried Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Morris E. Fischer, LLC

1400 Spring Street
Suite 350
Silver Spring, MD, 20910

Morris E. Fischer, LLC

1400 Spring Street
Silver Spring, MD, 20910



DCActive 200605/24/2015
NYCurrently registered 199603/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reprimand
    issued in MD, 2013


    Reprimand means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State warns the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

    Morris’s comment: “This was an out of court reprimand to which I consented. New York's Grievance Committee for the Tenth Judicial District determined there was no breach of the Rules of Professional Conduct.”

Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Preeminent 4.5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Selected Mentor ProgramMaryland Court of Appeals2012
Certificate of AppreciationDystonia Support Group of Greater Washington, DC2010
Pro Bono Honor RollLegal Aid of Baltimore, MD2002
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerMorris E. Fischer, LLC2005 - Present
Judicial Law ClerkNew York State Supreme Court Justice1993 - 1993
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Montgomery County Bar AssociationEmployment Law Committee member2012 - 2013
House Ways & Means Committee, MD House of Delegates,Witness - gave testimony2012 - 2012
Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationCase Evaluation Committee Member2011 - Present
Dystonia Support Group of Greater Washington, DCfeatured speaker2010 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Mogenhan v. Rubin, 1:98-cv-00817-JDSJury verdict for $250,000 + attorney fees
Hitchcock v. Atlantic Southeast Airlines, 1:04-cv-00070-MPMJury verdict for $870,000
Yvonne Glover v. U.S. Dep't of Veterans Affairs, Matter No. 558/05Full reinstatement, all back pay and attorney fees
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Publication NameTitleDate
Fox News NationalWhite ex-DC official sues city, claims he was called 'cracker' and fired over race2015
Fox News NationalHow did federal agency get $500M from stimulus? 'We Misled Congress,' ex-official says2015
Credit Union TimesCFPB’s Reviews a ‘Breeding Ground' for Subjectivity2014
The Daily CallerNBC News Quietly Settles Cameraman’s Age Discrimination Suit2014
The Daily Record (Maryland)Ex-Navy photographers discrimination moves forwar2014
The Daily Record (Maryland)City Settles ADA Suit for $100k2014
Fox News NationalMorris E. Fischer, Esq. Represents National Whistleblower in 300M Cover Up2014
Fox News NationalMorris E. Fischer, Esq Makes National News: Obama’s nominee to lead Social Security agency left dangling2014
Morris E. Fischer, Esq.Secrets to Top Recovery, Third Edition2014
CNNICE Chief of Staff on Leave on Heels of DHS Job Discrimination Lawsuit2012
The New York TimesOfficial's Lawsuit Claims Discrimination Against Men at U.S. Immigration Agency2012
The Wall Street JournalICE Agent Settles Harassment Lawsuit with Gov't2012
Ezine ArticlesFederal Employees: The Hostile Work Environment Trap Avoidance2011
Ezine ArticlesHave You Been Retaliated Against? - Some Helpful Pointers2009
Ezine ArticlesGovernment Promises of Pension Benefits - Beware!2009
ISBN 0-9632171-7-8Secrets to Your Top Recovery (book written for clients)2008
FindlawCritical Strategies in Maximizing Damages Awarded At a Jury Trial or at Mediation2008
FindlawWhen Is a Sales Commission Legally Earned2006
Journal of the Suffolk Academy of Law, Volume 12, 1998Why Shrink Wrap Licensing Agreements Should Be Enforceable Against Software Users Knowledgeable of Their Existence,1998
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterLawJ.D.1995
Yeshiva University, Sy Syms School of BusinessAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Dystonia Support GroupDisability2014
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, Mid Atlantic Regional ConferenceDystonia and the ADA2014
Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg School of Law, Evidence classThe Importance of Winning Objections at Trial2012
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, Mid Atlantic Regional ConferenceDystonia and the ADA2012
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, Mid-Atlantic Regional ConferenceDystonia and the ADA2010