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Michael Allen Fischer

Michael Allen Fischer

Practice areas:

Child Custody, Domestic Violence, Child Support, Family, Divorce & Separation

About Me

Michael Fischer is a licensed California attorney licensed to practice in both state and federal court. Mr. Fischer has handled hundreds of contested and uncontested family law matters. He is known for his ability to guide his clients through the tumultuous processes of family court in an aggressive yet compassionate manner.


 


Mr. Fischer graduated Cum Laude from Saint Joseph's College in Rensellaer Indiana with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing and a minor in Political Science. For twenty-two years he oversaw the growth of his photography studio and photo processing laboratory in Soldotna, Alaska as well as owning and operating commercial salmon fishing permit and beach site in Alaska's Cook Inlet. Mr. Fischer's experience as a business owner uniquely qualifies him to assist his clients through the financial turmoil a separation or dissolution may present.


 


After experiencing his own very contested divorce, he chose to go back to get his law degree in order to help others who have to go through the unwelcomed experiences of divorce. Mr. Fischer graduated with a Juris Doctor from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento California. McGeorge is an American Bar Association accredited school and has been recognized as one of the top 100 law schools in the United States.


 


Mr. Fischer has raised a daughter who is a successful business person, a son who is a corporal in the Marine Corp as well as currently raising a two year old daughter with special needs and a one year old foster child with his wife of seven years. With his extensive business and financial background and his inimitable life experiences, Mr. Fischer's uniquely qualified to assist his clients with their family law matters with intelligence empathy and compassion.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Child Custody: 25%
    11 years, 365 cases
  2. Child Support: 20%
    11 years, 187 cases
  3. Domestic Violence: 20%
    11 years, 162 cases
  4. Family: 18%
    11 years, 572 cases
  5. Divorce & Separation: 17%
    11 years, 320 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($195-285/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
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  • Michael Thomas McColloch

    I have referred many of my clients needing family law advice and representation to Mike and all have been very pleased with his services. Mike is smart, hard-working and ethical - a true professional in every sense.

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    Michael McColloch Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Fischer & Van Thiel LLP

2424 Vista Way, Ste. 200
Oceanside, CA, 92054

Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP

100 E. San Marcos Blvd., Ste. 400
San Marcos, CA, 92069

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200505/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certicate of Appreciation re: Modest Means ProgramSan Diego County Bar Assoc2014

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerFischer & Van Thiel LLP2007 - Present
OwnerLaw Offices of Michael A Fischer2005 - 2007
Certified Law studentYolo County Public Defener2003 - 2005
PartnerCatherine Michaels Insurance Services2000 - 2015
OwnerFoto Quick1981 - 2002

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Better Business BureauCertified Business2014 - Present
American Inns of Courtattorney member2006 - 2008
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2005 - Present
San Diego North County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A2005 - Present
San Diego North County Bar Association Family SectionN/A2005 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Move-away needed nowMove-away granted
Domestic Violence Restraining Order5 year restraining order w opposing party having profesionally supervised visits.
Defend Criminal Assault1 year probatin

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
FandVT Web SiteCalifornia Divorce Law and How It Impacts You and Your Family2015
Fischer Van Thiel LawServicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) and Family Law2014
Fischer Van Thiel LawHelping Children Cope With Divorce2014
Fischer VanThiel LawChild Custody: Things To Consider In California2013

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
St Joseph's CollBusiness AdministrationBS1981

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Trust Factor Cable ProgramHow the Courts Determine Spousal Support2007
Trust FactorFamily Law Question Forum2007