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Richard William Fisher III

Criminal defense Attorney at York, PA

5.0   34 reviews

also known as RJ Fisher


Licensed for 11 years

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RJ Fisher is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where he double majored in Political Science and Communications and Rhetoric.  RJ then went on to continue his education at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate.  While attending the University of Pittsburgh, RJ served on the leadership board of the Christian Legal Society.

Upon graduating from Law School, RJ worked as an Assistant District Attorney for the York County District Attorney’s Office beginning in June of 2012.  In 2016, RJ was promoted to the position of Senior Deputy Prosecutor, and was placed in charge of managing one of the office’s general trial teams.  While at the District Attorney’s Office, RJ handled countless jury trials, achieving numerous convictions on behalf of the Commonwealth.

 

RJ grew up in York County and is a graduate of Dallastown Area High School.  He is an active member of the Pennsylvania and York County Bar Associations.  RJ previously served as one of the co-chairs for the York County Bar Association Mock Trial Committee, which coordinated the county wide High School Mock Trial Competition.  

Licensed for 11 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 12/04/2022

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

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Ferro Law Firm, LLC
345 E. Market Street
York, PA, 17403

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
RJ was the absolute greatest choice to handle my court case. He knew right away that he would be able to get my charges reduced and everything happened just as he predicted it. I hope to never have to get a criminal lawyer ever again but if I would I would go with RJ.
Posted by Rick | January 18, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
RJ is who you want in your corner
RJ was spectacular. I would highly recommend him for any criminal defense needs. My case was emotional torture for me and my family, but RJ was calm, focused, empathetic and always well prepared. His answers to our questions were direct, and realistic, and my wife and I learned early on that we could trust him completely. We always felt better after we talked with him. Ultimately, the charges against me were dismissed. Your case is different. My recommendation is to hire RJ, get him whatever he asks for quickly (potential witness list, documentation, etc) and tell him the full and complete truth always. Then, do what he tells you. If he says you don't want to go to trial, you really don't want to go to trial. If I could give him more stars, I would.
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Posted by Hilary | October 12, 2022
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Stay at home mom
Mr. Fisher was very respectful and informative when we talked on the phone for our consultation. He made sure that we knew which avenues we could take in our case. Mr. Fisher represented us well, was a pleasure to talk to, and I would highly recommend him to anyone who would need his help!
Posted by Zack | September 20, 2022
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First and only experience with a lawyer/attorney and it was painless
RJ not only went out of his way to walk me through every possible outcome for what could happen in my case, he was happy to answer any questions - even if I'd already asked the same question multiple times. I can email him or his receptionist and get a response in minutes. He's been excellent at representing me, and keeping me in contact with everyone I needed to regarding my case. On top of all of this, he's a very friendly and likeable guy.
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Posted by Mark | August 1, 2022
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Great
RJ has been amazing in helping me through this. Always available to answer questions and genuinely cares. Thank again
Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2022
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Highly Recommended
If you happen to find yourself in need of a lawyer, RJ Fisher should be at the very top of your list. He is down-to-earth and easy to talk to. He takes the time to listen to your side and explains what to expect in a manner that is easy to understand. He was always quick to return calls when we had questions throughout the process. Because of RJ, this case had a favorable outcome. He helped us through a very stressful and worrisome time in our lives. We are grateful to have found him and would not hesitate to refer to him to anyone.
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Posted by Darryl | December 15, 2021
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RJ Fisher was immensely helpful to me.
Mr Fisher sat down with me for free, and allowed me to explain my situation in detail. Mr Fisher worked with me for almost two years on a very complicated situation that involved federal and state law enforcement, charging me a very fair flat fee. I could not have fixed the legal situation I was in without the help of Mr Fisher. I can’t thank him or recommend him enough.
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Posted by Chris | November 12, 2021
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Prompt and Informative
I hired RJ to help me with a situation. He not only helped me to get the most desirable outcome, but made sure that all my questions were answered along the way. His pricing was fair and he was truly there to help. I never felt as though I was just another case to him. I would recommend him to anyone in need of an honest lawyer.
Posted by Curtis | August 4, 2021
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Could not be happier
Rj. Fisher represented me in a dui case that I was looking at some time. He was upfront and honest the whole time very responsive to my needs and concerns and I did everything he asked me to do. The end result was better than I could have imagined due to his hard work knowing what I needed to do and what needed to be done. I highly highly recommend him. That being said if anyone is looking for legal counsel that they will feel comfortable that they have your best interest and will work hard for the best possible outcome Rj.fisher is the guy for you. I was so happy to right a review about him because he deserves it and should be recognized for how professional he is and how hard he worked for me.
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Posted by Anatoli | June 1, 2021
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Great Lawyer
His services were amazing! Got my DUI case done and over with in a speedy and professional manner. Highly recommend him to represent you in your needs! 10/10
Posted by David | May 24, 2021
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Strongly recommend
RJ Fisher is an excellent attorney! He is very professional and anytime I reached out w questions he had the answers. He helped me get the best outcome w my case and I couldn’t of asked for more. I strongly recommend RJ to anyone looking to hire an attorney that they can put their trust in!
Posted by David | May 17, 2021
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Great experience
RJ listened to my point of view, researched the facts, and represented my case in court as well as any lawyer could. He discussed my case with the charging officer and arranged a truly remarkable agreement that the judge accepted. The outcome was far better than I ever hoped for.
Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2021
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Dui violation
I violated my third dui in York pa with a fourth in Maryland. RJ fisher was a excellent lawyer and got me a better outcome then I could have imagined. Would defiantly recommend!
Posted by MACAUALY | April 15, 2021
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PROFESSIONALISM, CLASS AND COMPASSION
Up until this point in my life I had only ever had experiences with court appointed lawyers and representing myself pro se. I consider myself a decently educated man, but i also pride myself on knowing when to get help. After initial contact with Richard (RJ) I knew i was going to be in good hands. Not only is he vastly knowledgeable, he is tremendously tactful in his communication and never left me with any amount of uncertainty. My questions were always answered and he was always immediate in reaching out to me regarding updates with my case. I hope i won't need his services in the future, but if something ever came up I know exactly where I will be going. All expectations were surpassed and everything was handled beautifully.
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Posted by Tim | March 30, 2021
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Highly recommended for handling DUI arrests
Mr. Fisher was very responsive and helpful guiding me through the process. He never steered me wrong in his advice and handled my case in a friendly and professional manner. This was my first experience in the criminal justice system and Mr. Fisher made it not such an intimidating experience. Highly recommend him and his fee was reasonable.
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Posted by Jesse | March 9, 2021
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Great attorney couldn’t ask for better.
RJ was extremely helpful and time efficient in my entire encounter. Any time I need information he was available and did an excellent job of representing me and getting all of the fact to present. Wouldn’t hire anyone else.
Posted by James R | March 8, 2021
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Saved my freedom and financial future !!!
When it comes to the law it's not always black and white !! Lots of officers do not fully know the laws themselves when they're writing tickets and making arrests. And that's where RJ Fisher steps in. Has a superior understanding of his job and knowing the laws !!! He's went out above and beyond for me twice so far in my life. I thank God every day for having such and understanding hard-working attorney attorney. I personally believe this is not a job to him it is a passion. I recommend him to all of my friends and they've all had the same outcomes with him, extremely satisfied.Thank you so much for all you’ve done for me !!! My advice for everybody that reads this if you're going to do dumb things at least be smart about hiring a good attorney !
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2021
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A Glimmer of Hope When I needed it Most
Before this past September, I have always had a clean record. I made a couple bad decisions which lead to an accident that caused me to receive several criminal charges, and expensive court costs/fines. In addition to the shock and stress that my family and I were experiencing, I had serious health issues that required immediate treatment. RJ Fisher was strongly recommended by a close family friend, and he immediately offered both words of encouragement, and a concise plan of action in preparation for the multiple court hearings that were coming up. Attorney Fisher was honest, confident, and organized in his strategy and networking. His hard work absolutely paid off in the end, and every one of my hearings went exactly as planned. In addition, the outcome was honestly better than I even hoped for. I was extremely fortunate to meet RJ Fisher in my time of need, and I won't hesitate to call if I ever find myself needing his help in the future.
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Posted by Alexandra | February 18, 2021
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Great Lawyer
Helped me with everything I had to do for my DUI and ARD, gave me every option I had and helped me pick the best one, helped with court hearings throughout the coronavirus pandemic and always kept me updated.
Posted by Mark | February 8, 2021
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Helped with my innocence
Very great lawyer I was accused of simple assault and harassment, thankfully with all the stuff I was able give him and a testimony from a witness in a he said she said type scenario he was practically able to get it thrown out in court which doesn't happen everyday but then again he is that good and went insanely above and beyond explaining would can and could happen and how he would deal with it and even made sure if it does get refiled there is already a pre agreement set in place so I still have nothing added to my record, most times this is a typical nightmare but this lawyer really does know his stuff and definitely a genuine guy that cares about you and your situation, I can not stress this enough if your in a dire situation and/or really terrible situation he is your best bet if not him then at least his colleagues at the firm he works at if there was a 6th star I'd click on it if I could
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Law Office of Christopher A. Ferro, LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Senior Deputy Prosecutor
  • York County District Attorney's Office
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • York County District Attorney's Office
  • 2012 - 2016

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts (Communications & Rhetoric)
  • 2007
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts (Political Science)
  • 2007

Associations

  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • York County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • York County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"RJ Is very knowledgeable with the law and gets positive outcomes. Very good at what he does!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Fisher is one of the most seasoned litigators in York currently. I have personally witnessed him try multiple cases with precision and success. Not only is he knowledgeable and aggressive in a court room, he is also a man of sincere principals and shows devoted compassion to his clients. Not many attorneys understand the importance of truly hearing out your clients and knowing and advocating for what their specific goals in a case are. Attorney Fisher has demonstrated a keen ability to do this while winning case after case."

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York Criminal defense Lawyer Richard William Fisher III
Richard William Fisher III
Criminal defense Attorney
York, PA
Licensed for 11 years
Free Consultation