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Jerome Fishkin

Jerome Fishkin

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Jerome Fishkin

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Photo: Jerome Fishkin & Lindsay Slatter.


 


 


At Fishkin & Slatter LLP, we represent attorneys in California State Bar defense and advise attorneys on ethics issues.


 


Along with my partner Lindsay Slatter, and our associate Samuel Bellicini, we specialize in advising and representing other attorneys in professional responsibility matters. Thus we represent attorneys at the State Bar of California, advise attorneys on ethics issues, consult on disqualification motions. We pride ourselves in being practical and efficient.


 


We do not represent parties in malpractice cases. However, Lindsay Slatter and I are employed as expert witnesses by attorneys who do so.


 


We also represent law students in moral character applications, and former attorneys seeking reinstatement to the State Bar.


 


The January 2009 edition of California Lawyer Magazine includes an article on those of us who represent other lawyers in State Bar disciplinary cases, called "Up against the Bar."  The article is online at http://www.callawyer.com/story.cfm?eid=898717&evid=1 .


 


On July 21, 2009, The Recorder carried an article about my MCLE speech to local lawyers on the pitfalls of the mortgage modification practice.  See http://legalpad.typepad.com/

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1971

  1. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 100%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($450/hour)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Daniel Aaron Horowitz

    I have retained him as an expert in several cases. He is always right on the mark and respected (very highly) by opposing counsel and opposing counsel's experts. More than that, he is someone to be trusted in the way that you trust a top judge. You know that he is making the best call possible, not the call that you want, not the call that benefits him, he makes the genuine, best call.

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    Daniel Horowitz Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Fishkin & Slatter LLP

1575 Treat Blvd
Suite 215
Walnut Creek, CA, 94598

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197102/26/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Califonia Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY)California Lawyer Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Feature Article "Up Against the Bar"California Lawyer Magazine2009
Feature Article "Mortgage Modification for Lawyers"The Recorder - Cal Law Blog2009
A/V RatedMrtindale Hubbell2000

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Fishkin & Slatter LLP2005 - Present
Jerome Fishkin, Attorney at Law1992 - 2004
AttorneyState Bar of California1978 - 1992
Jerome Fishkin, Attorney at Law1971 - 1978

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Contra Costa County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Alameda County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Association of Disciplinary Defense Counsel [ADDC]Vice President2000 - Present
Charles Houston Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Bay Area Lawyers for Individual FreedomMember1995 - Present
Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers [APRL]Member1995 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember1993 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember1970 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Huskinson & Brown v Wolf (2004) 32 Cal 4th 453Quantum Meruit upheld; fee forfeiture denied.
Matter of Bellicini (2006) 4 Cal State Bar Ct Rptr 883Ultimately, Petitioner reinstated to practice law
USA v Mark Z.Reversed conviction for refusing the draft

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The ForumToxic Client Syndrome2008
The Verdict (Alameda-Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association)Duties to Opposing Parties and Counsel2002
San Francisco AttorneyWeb Sites Bring New Opportunities2001
The Verdict (Alameda-Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association)Interviewing Employees of the Other Side2001
Charles Houston Bar NewsWhat's New in Lawyer Ethics2001
San Francisco AttorneyDivision of Fees between Contingency Fee Attorneys2000
California Lawyer MagazineTraps in Representing Minors1998
Legal Malpractice ReportEthics Liability for Acts and Omissions of Partners1996

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1970
University of California - BerkeleyN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1965

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Wildland Fire ConferenceJoint Client Consents2014
MCLE Women AttorneysDealing with Legal Bullies2013
State Bar Annual MeetingMCLE Audits2012
BASF Probate SectionThe Impaired CLient2011
APRL ConventionState Regulation of Federal Practice2010
Mortgage ModificationMortgage Modification for California Lawyers2009
Wildland FireAttorney Ethics2008
SF Trial Lawyers MCLEWhen Clients Repudiate Settlement2008
ABA Forum on Intellectual PropertyEthics in Representing Professional Athletes2008
Yolo County MCLE Special EventWhat's New in Attorney Professional Responsibility2007
CEB State Bar DisciplineDiscipline Investigations and Trials2007
State Bar of California Annual ConventionLawyer Client Life Cycle2005
Bankruptcy Lawyers ConferenceEthics in Bankruptcy Practice2005
California Immigration AttorneysEthics for Immigration Attorneys2004
Business Law Section, Sacramento County BarBusiness Law Ethics2001
San Mateo Probate Law MCLEProbate Attorney Ethics2000
State Bar Court Bench Bar ConferenceDisciplinary Trial Procedures1997
Criminal Law EthicsLawyer Ethics in Criminal Law Prosecutions1995