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John Henry Fisher

Medical malpractice Attorney at Kingston, NY

5.0   36 reviews

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About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    90%
    Since 1996, John has dedicated all of his time to the representation of seriously injured persons. John handles all types of medical malpractice claims, including birth injury, cerebral palsy, delay in cancer diagnosis and nursing home neglect and abuse.

    27 years, 200 cases

  2. Car accident
    5%
    John handles motor vehicle accidents ranging from tractor trailer collisions to single vehicle accidents.

    30 years, 150 cases

  3. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    5%
    John handles all kinds of nursing home negligence and abuse cases ranging from cases involving pressure sores, fall downs, medication errors and abuse.

    22 years, 50 cases

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 and you can find us on Facebook at ..

 

If you want to speak about a new case, or just have general questions about malpractice, you are always welcome to call us at . 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 , 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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Licensed for 31 years
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2018
Updated 11/11/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/28/2022
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 11/28/2022
State IL
Status Voluntarily Inactive
Acquired 1992
Updated 01/06/2023

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

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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
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Posted by Richard | January 2, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Caring Lawyer
I appreciate that John has shown a lot of interest in my case and has gone above and beyond to find a lawyer to represent me in my home state of Florida. He’s a caring ,honest person and would highly recommend him.
Posted by Patricia | October 3, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Super lawyer
I have had the pleasure of working with this law firm as well as Manetti and Manetti Very professional extremely attentive from the receptionist to the lawyers I have had nothing but 100% of a pleasant experience with both law firms especially knowing that I’m trusting them with my child and seeing how attentive and diligent both of these law firms have worked to get my innocence Sweet baby girl justice it is such a relief and such a trying time.
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Posted by Shauna | September 20, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
A true Angel
I was referred to John through another law firm who thought John could better handle my case. John has been open honest and compassionate throughout the process. I am so thankful that I have found him, he is all about his clients and their family’s and getting the justice they deserve, I would give him ten stars if I could.
Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
VERY PERSONABLE
I CALLED JOHN WITH A PERSPECTIVE CASE INVOLVING MY MOTHER, HE WAS VERY INFORMATIVE AND FRIENDLY, ALTHOUGH JOHN COULDNT TAKE MY CASE HE REFERED ME TO ANOTHER LAWER THAT MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP US...
Posted by BillM | October 2, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Could not ask for more
I was referred to John because of the unique matter I am involved in. John has listened to my situation, and has spent hours learning about it. We are still discussing the best way forward as he feels it might be best for someone else who has more experience in this field to handle. That speaks volumes of John and demonstrates he wants to do what is right. How refreshing that someone feels that when you do the right thing the money will take of itself. I have a number of serious health issues that have been caused by the defendants reckless and intentional actions and have prayed to find guidance that John has given me so far. My father was an attorney and at his calling hours there were two women, who came to pay their respects about a half hour apart. Their stories were virtually the same. They both stated that they knew we didn’t know who they were but they had to come pay their respects because my father helped them with their issues and helped them get their lives back on track. John has given me that hope with his guidance to date. His honesty, knowledge, and desire to help would benefit anyone and I cannot recommend him enough. Dealing with health issues caused by another party is not only stressful but holding them accountable is necessary and you will be in good hands with John Fisher.
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Posted by Nick | April 6, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Always willing to help.
Over the years I have had the distinct pleasure of interacting with Mr. Fisher professionally. I have always known Mr. Fisher to be a top notch attorney, as well, a kind, caring and compassionate man and most of all an honorable man. He has always displayed exceptional knowledge and skill as an attorney in and out of the courtroom. He listens and treats all people with respect and dignity and that follows through with his professional relationships with his clients at all times. This also comes from my own personal experience with Mr. Fisher currently. I highly recommend Mr. Fisher to anyone in need of legal assistance in any legal matter. If your situation is not within his area of legal practice he will do his best to steer you in the right direction so that you may get the legal help you require. In short, he will always have your back.
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Posted by jackie | February 15, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fierce Advocate
John is a true expert at his craft. I have seen him in court. He connects with his client and with the jury. a great lawyer.
Posted by Bob | May 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney Amazing Man
I am a practcing attorney who has referred many seriously injured people to John Fisher over the years. John has provided each of these injured persons with the highest degree of legal representation. He is a lawyer of the highest caliber.
Posted by Bridget | June 4, 2014
foreign object
John is extremely knowledgeable and precise with the work he does. He is a terrific listener and attends to each question posed. I specifically liked that he was available at off hours to discuss the case as needed. John was easy to work with, even though my case was potentially going to be in a county two hours from his work place he gladly accepted my case. Majority of the conferencing was through the mail and phone, however he was willing to travel if needed. Most of the information discovered through my malpractice case was overwhelming and John was not one to rush me on decisions. I like to think things through, ask more questions, then proceed. John is a patient man and a wealth of information. Mostly I liked his honesty with the possible outcomes, even if it wasn't what I was hoping to hear he was in fact providing accurate information. If I ever need another lawyer I will certainly call Mr. John Fisher.
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Posted by Stephen | March 11, 2014
Motor vehicle accident. Spinal fussion.
John is a very caring individual whose main concern is his clients. John worked on my case for almost 2 years. Not once was I left in the dark. John was very clear that I understood every aspect of my case and what was going on. John's dedication and commitment surpasses all others. I highly recommend him for being an attorney that won't let you down. John's communication and honesty is a valuable asset.
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Posted by Arnold | February 14, 2014
Best man for the job
Mr. Fisher handled my case with expertise and compassion. He secured the best result for my situation in a short length of time. I was truly blessed to have found him.
Posted by aslam | February 13, 2014
John H Fisher is a outstanding Attorney
John is very respectable, knowledgeable and honest Attorney, he is always available to answer your phone calls and give your moral support to achieve your goal plan. In summation John Fisher came across as intelligent, effective, friendly, and genuine. An excellent people person and well versed attorney is a hard combination to find. I would highly recommend him to a friend, or family member he is a top notch attorney. Thank you John, You are the best.
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Posted by Dave | December 17, 2013
Extremely competent and compassionate
John showed nothing but care and compassion when I reached out to him after my wife's death. Although he was unable to take the case, he is helping me find an appropriate attorney, and he also offered to answer any questions I might have in the future, even if I'm working with someone else. At a very difficult time, John made me feel comfortable talking with him and reviewing the details of this personal tragedy. I only wish he could have taken the case.
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Posted by Dennis | October 23, 2013
Very competent lawyer who genuinely cares about his clients...
John is a very knowledgeable lawyer - in addition to being a heck of a nice guy. He went above and beyond what he had to do while handling my case. I highly recommend his services!!
Posted by Sam & Mary | September 9, 2013
Personal injury case
Excellent skills, great personality and very caring would highly recommend. He and his assistant are on top of everything and stayed by outside. They are a great team
Posted by Steven | June 16, 2013
Opinions of John Fisher as my lawyer
John always would anticipate our needed next move, and seemed to be ready for any and all things. He would not allow defense to try an stall things, unless we had no choice. I feel that I would have no problem referring someone else to him.
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2013
medicare lien
Mr. Fisher explained the process of resolving a medicare lien in an injury case. He answered all of my questions and put me on notice of pitfalls to look out for.
Posted by Daphne | April 14, 2013
A great Lawyer.
When a patient finds themselves in the unfortunate position of requiring a medical Malpractice Attorney there's no one in New York State that I can recommend higher than John Fisher. Top notch!
Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2013
A Caring Lawyer
John Fisher helped me more than any other lawyer I consulted following my daughter's death. He filed all necessary court papers in a timely manner, had his medical expert review all the hospital records, and found the hospital had deviated from standards of care. Although he ultimately decided not to take the case, for reasons that have more to do with NY State law than justice, John thoughtfully explained all the issues to me and kept the door open to my engaging another attorney. For all this, he charged me nothing.
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Posted by Tim | April 8, 2013
Excellent Legal Services Provided by John Fisher
I have had the pleasure to see first hand how much John Fisher really cares and how hard he works for his clients. His dedication combined with his tremendous legal skill are sure to bring about an excellent result. I highly recommend John Fisher to anyone who needs the very best in legal representation for a personal injury matter.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • John H. Fisher, P.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Mainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor, P.C.
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Partner
  • Powers & Santola, LLP
  • 1996 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Tabner and Ryan
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Owner
  • John H. Fisher
  • 1992 - 1994
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Education

  • Notre Dame Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Notre Dame
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988
  • Williston-Northampton School
  • High School
  • 1984
  • John A. Coleman High School
  • High School
  • 1983
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Legal Cases

  • $975k for undiagnosed brain abscess
  • Settlement for $975,000
  • $2.75 million for brain damaged construction worker
  • $2.75 million
  • $1 million recovery in legal malpractice case
  • Settlement for $1,000,000
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Associations

  • Greene County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Dutchess County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Ulster County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Barrister
  • 1997 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • 2015 New York Super Lawyers--Upstate
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • 2014 New York Super Lawyers--Upstate
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2014
  • 2013 New York Super Lawyers--Upstate
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • 2013 Marketer of the Year
  • Great Legal Marketing
  • 2013
  • 2012 New York Super Lawyers--Upstate
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2012
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • BV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Advantage Media Group
  • The Power of a System: How to Build the Law Firm of your Dreams
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual PILMMA Summit
  • Secrets of Referral Based Marketing for Lawyers
  • 2015
  • The Jury Project
  • How to Read the Mind of the Jury at Your Next Trial
  • 2014
  • Annual Conference of the Central and Northern New York Bankruptcy Associations
  • Marketing in an Era of Technology
  • 2014
  • Solo Committee of the Albany County Bar Association
  • Building the Injury Law Practice of your Dreams
  • 2013
  • How to get your Law Firm's Website on the First Page of Google...and Three Things your Webmaster doesn't want you to know
  • Internet Marketing for Lawyers
  • 2013
  • 2013 Summit of Great Legal Marketing
  • 2013 Marketer of the Year
  • 2013
  • Medical Malpractice Symposium
  • The Top Ten Myths of Medical Malpractice
  • 2012
  • University at Albany Pre-Law Society
  • The Law as a Career
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (35)
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Personal injury Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John Fisher is a top notch medical malpractice and personal injury attorney. He is a stellar advocate for his clients. With a tireless work ethic, John Fisher is an excellent choice for legal representation."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly and without hesitation endorse this lawyer. John Fisher is one of the smartest, most efficient, multi-talented, and humble people I have ever met. He is an incredibly skilled and gifted attorney with years of experience representing victims of major medical malpractice and he is a master at systematizing his practice in order to represent his clients with unparalleled legal representation. If you are ever a victim of catastrophic medical malpractice or know someone who is - John Fisher is your go-to attorney!"
Medical malpractice Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Other
"I had the blessing of attending a seminar where John was a key presenter and I have read his book, The Power of a System. He clearly has discovered the keys to successfully practicing law and effectively representing clients. If I ever have a malpractice or accident case to refer to a New York lawyer, John is clearly the first choice. His presentation was inspirational to me."
Spinal cord injury Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a treasure to the legal community and his clients. He is the most organized Counsel I have ever met. More important to the client he has their interest at heart in every setting. I have and continue to learn from him daily. I highly recommend John without reservation."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend John Fisher. He has a wealth of knowledge and is truly generous with his time. The epitome of a trusted adviser and legal authority."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is an excellent attorney who possesses great knowledge of medicine and trial skills. He is one of the very few select attorneys that I trust when it comes to handling complex medical malpractice cases. I highly recommend him without hesitation."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. John Fisher is a national treasure. Not only is he a highly respected New York catastrophic injury attorney, John is a guiding light to other lawyers all across the country. He has written outstanding books for injury victims and injury lawyers alike. Each month, I eagerly await receipt of his excellent "Lawyer Alert" newsletter. His vision and systems are peerless. John Fisher is a genuine leader in our profession."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a trusted colleague to whom I would refer a medical malpractice case without hesitation. He also has written a book that I endorse in the practice management class that I teach at Suffolk Law School in Boston. His professional judgment in matters is beyond reproach. He is highly skilled and an attorney that people can rely upon."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Friend
"I give John Fisher my highest recommendation. He has been a mentor of mine since I started practicing five years ago. John is a bright and thoughtful attorney. He operates by a proven system that ensures positive results for his clients. If I needed a medical malpractice lawyer, I would call John Fisher."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working on trial skills with John Fisher in the workshop setting several times. John possesses amazing trial skills in every aspect, yet he still strives to find a different and perhaps better way to litigate his cases. He is open to change. John is hardworking, passionate and compassionate. He is also willing to help other attorneys with his advice, knowledge and experience, which is a rare quality for a busy attorney. On top of a very busy law practice, John is very a dedicated family man. I would hire John to handle my own case if I were injured. In short, John is an asset to the legal community and the injured and I endorse him 100%."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I purchased a copy of The Power of a System, written by John Fisher. It is as if he is standing over your shoulder, advising you on how to set up your office to be successful. The book is very detailed and provides everything you need to build a successful practice. I have been in practice for a long time, and I like to think I am pretty bright, and I have an MBA but I have never been able to implement a good system. After reading his book I realized that I did not know how. This book tells you how."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John has the most comprehensive, amazing knowledge of medical literature and issues of any attorney I have ever met. He is extremely dedicated to his clients and painstakingly thorough in the prosecution of his cases. On every occasion I have worked with John on a case, I am always amazed by how thoroughly and completely he explores each and every possible issue and argument brought forward by the defense as well as how thoroughly he prepares his witnesses. Of course, that is probably the major reason of his success. I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John Fisher is by far the most honest and diligent lawyer I have ever met in the Medical Malpractice field. Even though a client was not obtained, John still was able to give a client piece of mind for his legal issue. John is truly one of a kind and is highly recommended for any Medical Malpractice claims."
Personal injury Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the honor and privilege of working with John H. Fisher on several major personal injury cases. I can say without hesitation there is not an attorney who is more dedicated to his clients and his craft. If you or a loved one falls victim to Medical Malpractice you would be doing yourself a disservice by not contacting John and having him review the facts of your case before you speak to any other attorney. His ability to master the legal and medical aspect of a case are remarkable."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. A little over a year ago I referred a very difficult personal injury case to John Henry Fisher. The case had a number of potential pitfalls and complications. Mr Fisher, along with his staff, provided nothing short of top notch legal services in conection with the matter. He provided personal service with amazing attention to all the details of the case.The matter was resolved long before one could have reasonably expected resolution and the final settlement was truly magnificent based upon the complex facts. I have been practicing law for about twenty years and have dealt with many different attorneys over that time and I can say without hesitation that Mr. Fisher handled this litigation as the consumate professional. I was priviliged to work with Mr. Fisher on this matter and I can only hope that I can continue to work with him and his firm in the future. Full and total endorsement !!! Andrew M. Cohen, Esq. Garden City, New York"
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is the preeminent attorney when it comes to medical malpractice cases. Recently I had the opportunity to observe John present a case to a jury focus group. I was very impresssed with his command of the facts, use of modern technology and persuasive style. I suspect that insurance companys would much rather settle than go to trial against John."
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