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Morris E Fischer

Employment and labor Attorney at Silver Spring, MD

4.4   23 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 18 years
    Maryland - MD 22 years
    New York - NY 27 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2006
    Good Standing
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2001
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2013
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1996
    Currently Registered

About Morris

Learn Morris’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    Morris E. Fischer, Attorney at Law is a firm that concentrates in the areas of employment law, including Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower, M.S.P.B. Discipline, Discrimination, Age Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Retaliation, FOIA Litigation, FLSA Overtime, Health Care/Administrative Law, and Separation Agreement negotiation.

    28 years

  2. Sexual harassment

  3. Wrongful termination

  4. Discrimination

  5. Business

  6. Libel and slander

In the course of my twenty-five year legal career, I have visited 47 of the 50 states. I have had cases from as far west as Hawaii and as far east as Boston. I have the unique ability to communicate effectively with all kinds of people from all walks of life and solve legal problems in creative and efficient ways. 

In 2017, Expertise, a national ranking company, reviewed 150 Employment Lawyers in the Washington, DC Metro area and selected my firm for an award as a top 16 Employment Lawyer. I have won this award four more times between 2018-2021. I have offices in New York City and Silver Spring, Maryland, just outside of DC. I have won Appeals in seven different Appeals Courts. In 2020, I was selected to be in 2020 Top 100 Attorneys Magazine.

I will fight wherever and no matter how long I have to on behalf of my clients. I have litigated cases in New York, Massachusetts, Arizona, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, California, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, DC, Maryland, Texas, and Mississippi, where I and local counsel obtained a successful $870, federal jury verdict. In 2012, I won a case against the Secret Service (Department of Homeland Security) for a federal employee; a case that had been previously litigated for 19 years, winning a total of $458,000. We currently represent clients as far west as Hawaii and as far east as Boston. I am admitted to practice law in two states, the District of Columbia and 15 Federal Courts. I have won appeals in nine different Appeals Courts.  

Our law firm has also garnered national media attention. In Hayes v. Napolitano, Civil Action No. 12-825 (ABJ) (2012), I represented New York City, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) Chief against DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano's Chief of Staff. in a sexual harassment case which was covered by NBC, CNN, Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. The case resulted in the Chief of Staff resigning and a $175,000 settlement without Mr. Hayes being forced to resign.

In Keegan v. Social Security Administration, MSPB No. PH-1221-15-0121-W-1, I represented my client Michael Keegan before the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. 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 as well. 

In another national case, Taylor Johnson v. Department of Homeland Security, M.S.P.B, Case No: SF-0752-16-0320-I-1, we represented Senior Immigration and Enforcement Agent, Taylor Johnson, who reported extensive abuse of the EB-5, USCIS Immigrant Investor Program regarding the refurbishing of a Las Vegas casino, headed by an investor group, represented by Rory Reid, Esq., son of U.S. Senate Minority leader, Harry Reid (D-NV). Ms. Johnson testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs regarding her whistle blower matter. The matter was resolved to the satisfaction of the parties.

We also represent businesses in employment and business litigation.  I have won jury trials both representing the employee and the employer. Between 2015 and February 2020, I represented Ergo Solutions, Inc., against two former employees who asserted sexual harassment and retaliation claims. After years of litigation, we obtained two DEFENDANT'S VERDICTS, in 2018 and 2019 respectively. I was also successful in getting a class action suit dismissed against my client. I am thankful to Ergo for selecting my law firm to represent them in this matter. 

Having worked on employment law cases from both the employer and employee end, provides me with a unique ability to understand how each of the sides develops its case strategy. We take the time to listen to our clients, understand their frustrations and help them from a legal and financial perspective.

In August, 2019, I won a major appeal in Mount v. DHS, 18-1762, a ground breaking decision in which The United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held for the first time that a Federal whistleblower exhausts his perceived whistleblower claims before the Office of Special Counsel if he includes sufficient factual basis to enable the agency to investigate. This opinion effectively makes it more difficult for MSPB Administrative Judges to dismiss perceived whistleblower claims. 

Actively involved in the legal community, I am a member of both the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, serving on the Judicial Nominations Committee and a member of the New York Employment Lawyers Association where I serve on the  Solo Practice Committee. I have 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. That testimony helped produce legislation exempting pain and suffering damages in employment cases from state tax.

In addition to employment litigation, my law office has reviewed, drafted and negotiated hundreds of employment contracts as well as many high dollar sales commission agreements, separation agreements, employee handbooks and offer letters. We provide clients the necessary confidence to navigate the challenging waters of job change and solid advice to companies as to avoiding legal pitfalls when unfortunately they have to dismiss employees. Currently, I am involved in the small business ecosystem, as a partner and vendor to tech start-ups.

Licensed in the following states:  

•    Maryland (2001)

•    New York (1996)

•    Washington, DC (2003)

Admitted to Practice in these following Federal Courts:

The Supreme Court of the United States; The United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; The United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Armed Services; The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; The United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; The United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; The United States Court of Federal Claims; The United States District Court, District of Maryland; The United States District Court, District of Columbia; The United States District Court, Southern District of New York; The United States District Court, Eastern District of New York; and The United States District Court, District of Colorado

I have also published several books, including, Maximize Your Employment Lawsuit With My Top Secrets, which guides enabling clients to maximize the attorney-client relationship to give their cases 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.





Morris E. Fischer, LLC
11510 Georgia Avenue
Suite 235
Silver Spring, MD, 20902
Morris E. Fischer, LLC
11 Broadway
Suite 615
New York, NY, 10004
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4.4 / 5.0
  23 customer reviews
Posted by Matthew | May 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
High level of expertise
I spent quite a bit of time looking for a good lawyer with his specialties and once I learned about his experience and capabilities, I knew that I would not be satisfied if any other lawyer were to take on my case. I am pleased to say that he accepted my case after our initial consultation phone call. Morris knew exactly what was needed to win my case. Shortly after we submitted a specific statement that Morris told me to get, the agency signed a settlement agreement with me, in my favor. I would also add that Morris exceeded the amount of legal work performed compared to the fees for my case. I highly recommend Morris and will be returning to him if I need legal assistance.
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Posted by Loui | February 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The employment lawyer you want
This is a man that knows how to move through government bureaucracies to get things done
Posted by Jack | February 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A voice of reason
Finally someone who can clearly explain the law, your rights and process involved in Federal workplace issues. Options and ramifications were given and my decisions supported. I was not rushed and he listened to everything I had to say.
Posted by Demaris | February 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Morris Fischer Is The Man!
“I have used Mr. Fischer’s services on two separate litigations and both times he more than lived up to expectations! I highly recommend his office.”
Posted by Norman | May 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
I was introduced to Mr. Morris E. Fischer by a coworker when I was having problems with upper management. My best efforts did not improve the situation. Mr. Fischer provided me with sound, practical solutions. His firm helped me maintain my sanity. This prevented me from making a lot of costly mistakes. A great source of information came from his Podcasts. They make me think and do my own homework and gather the critical information needed for him to win my case. He made me feel confident, comfortable and well informed about everything. There were no sudden surprises. I highly recommend him to anyone to handle their employment problems, saving a lot of time, money and headaches.
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Posted by Kevin | January 27, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Conscientous and Dedicated
When I was in legal need, I turned to Morris Fischer for his experience, advice and guidance. Morris did not disappoint. I trust him and I highly recommend his law firm.
Posted by Ellen | August 11, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Solid, practical advice
Twice I've gone to Morris Fischer for advice, buying just one hour of his time on both occasions. He quickly reviewed and understood my situation, helped me identify the important issues, pointed out where my employer had been generous and where they might be pushed a bit, and gave me the confidence to move forward on my own.
Posted by Annette | November 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Morris E. Fischer, Esq. was absolutely wonderful. He was quite knowledgeable in both auditing procedures and most of all, knowledge of the law. He really worked hard on my case, including nights and weekends. After flying out from Utah for the depositions of my supervisors that Morris obliterated, I knew I couldn’t have picked a better attorney. This guy’s a winner. He does what it takes for the client. Annette Ogden, Utah
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Posted by MIchael | September 15, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Aggressive Employment Law Lawyer with High Integrity
Mr. Fischer has represented me for the past 20 months, at the Office of Special Counsel, before the Senate Committee for Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs and the Merit Systems Protection Board. My Whistle blower retaliations case required the review of over 20,000 pages of discovery, conducting 10 depositions, representing me at a seven and a half hour adversarial deposition, preparing me for Senate testimony and expertly preparing for a major hearing in my case. Mr. Fischer along with Co-Counsel and staff spent literally hundreds or hours preparing for a recently completed hearing before an MSPB Administrative Law Judge. The genesis of my case was retaliation against me for reporting governmental waste and abuse. The agency we litigated against assigned two experienced lawyers who aggressively opposed us at every turn. Throughout the entire time, I have been defended aggressively against a number of opposing counsel motions that would have dismissed or seriously harmed my case. Mr. Fischer obtained a number of favorable and key pre-trial rulings and spent approximately 20 hours personally preparing me for my role at the hearing. At the hearing, Mr. Fischer and Co-Counsel presented a methodical and detailed case that laid out the facts very succinctly. His efforts to prepare me resulted in a very successful testimony on my part and enabled me to get through a long and detailed cross-examination with no detriment to my case. I most highly recommend Mr. Fischer to anyone in an employment/Labor law dispute who wants to be aggressively defended with the highest of integrity and dedication.
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Posted by MIchael | July 11, 2014
Excellent Attorney and Advocate for his clients
Morris Fischer is an extremely hard working, trusted and experienced advocate for anyone who has issues involving employment law. Mr. Fischer is guiding my case through the Office of Special Counsel with a steady and watchful eye. I have no doubt that justice will prevail on my side with Mr. Fischers representation.
Posted by Fatima | June 3, 2014
Fought hard for my case
Morris E Fischer and his staff really fought hard for my case from the very beginning to the very end . They are tenacious and didn't let my former company get away with anything . I highly recommend this firm for anyone looking for attorneys that will stick with you right to the end .
Posted by Daniel | December 27, 2013
Great Attorney
Mr Fischer gave me some advice that at the time I didn't want to listen to. I ended up following his advice, and a few months later my situation worked out for me. I'm in a much better career path right now, and he helped clean up a matter for me. I owe this man a lot and I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Alton | January 24, 2013
Extremely Happy
I am extremely happy with the performance of the law office of Morris E. Fischer , LLC. Morris Fischer and Daniel Kenney aggresively litigated my case. I would recommend Morris E. Fischer LLC for all employment related cases . This law firm did a superb job on my case and achieved amazing results.
Posted by Natasha | July 6, 2012
Outstanding firm
This firm was really fast. They hit the nail on the head and it was really impressive to see. I thought resolution would take years, but Morris Fischer's law firm went way ahead of schedule. They were outstanding on my case.
Posted by cynthia | June 17, 2012
The Law Firm of Morris E. Fischer handled my retaliation and discrimination case in a professional manner, After I was terminated, the attorneys negotiated with my former employer to secure a settlement that I was very satisfied with. They were prompt with keeping me updated with the status of my case and responded to my calls and emails quickly. Even after I received my settlement check, the attorneys went above and beyond to ensure that my settlement money was paid to me. I would strongly recommend this firm for its quick results and professional attitude.
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Posted by Mike | May 21, 2012
Great Lawyer
I would definitely recommend Morris Fischer, Lawyer, Maryland, for his outstanding work on my employment case. He and his associate, Daniel Kenney, Esq., handled my case with great care and concern. I particularly thought highly of the firm’s performance at the deposition round of the litigation. They knew what to ask and how to elicit the necessary information that achieved a confidential settlement. Mike D
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2011
Mr. Fischer just won for me a $250K jury verdict plus 20 years of legal fees plus 20 years interest in a retaliation case against the US Secret Service/Justice Dept in early April 2011. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone in the DC/VA/MD area as an excellent employment lawyer with the utmost ethics. He was more than well-prepared, adapted his trial strategy as needed in my case during a jury trial, and was tenacious in this litigation while not having to resort to the sleazy tactics of the federal gov't attorneys. He was up against 3 federal Assistant US Attorneys, and a team of Secret Service attorneys and still beat them while only using a recent law school graduate as his assistant at trial. He fought this case and won through the Appellate Courts and then finally in a jury trial before the US District Court for DC. I can't say enough good things about his professional calm demeanor, outstanding legal expertise, and his calculating legal strategy day-to-day in the trial. Jurors loved him as he's real and the judge respected him for his professionalism and preparation. Check out my case and other cases he's won for clients across the country at
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Posted by Richard | April 4, 2011
Labor Non-compete consult
Over the last five years I have used Morris Fischer’s law office on two occasions. Each time I found that his office provided accurate and wise legal consultation. In the first instance he saved me from getting caught up in an un-winnable non-compete while in the second instance he gave me the confidence to negotiate from a position of strength, which resulted in a dramatic improvement in my consulting fees. In both cases his fee was a small price to pay for the legal standing he subsequently provided me. His office has also been extremely fast in getting the results I needed, and I would highly recommend this firm for anyone seeking competent and comprehensive legal services in the employment law field.
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Posted by Kenneth | March 14, 2011
EEOC case
I had an EEOC case that I thought I could handle my self. A friend recommended Mr. Fischer to me and I am very glad I retained Mr. Fischer. Without him my employer would have totally screwed me. Thank you very much Mr. Fischer.
Posted by Richard | May 28, 2014
Very reasonable, pragmatic, and fair
I litigated against Mr. Fischer several years ago. I found him to be quite reasonable, pragmatic, and fair. We resolved the matter in short order.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2013.

Reprimand issued in MD, 2013
updated on 12/09/2014

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.”

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Morris E. Fischer, LLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • New York State Supreme Court Justice
  • 1993 - 1993


  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • J.D.
  • 1995
  • Yeshiva University, Sy Syms School of Business
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Quentin Borges-Silva v. Environmental Protection Agency - EEOC Hearing No.: 570-2020-00896X
  • Trial Win
  • Michelle Williams v. Morgan State University, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 19-2477
  • U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals - Lower Court's decision vacated and remanded in part
  • Kayimbi Tubajika v. U.S.D.A., EEOC No: 570-2020-00701X
  • Race Discrimination Case - Summary Judgment Defeated
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  • American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (New York chapter)
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Simon E. Sobeloff Jewish Law Society
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Dystonia Support Group of Greater Washington, DC
  • featured speaker
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Employment Law Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • House Ways & Means Committee, MD House of Delegates,
  • Witness - gave testimony
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Case Evaluation Committee Member
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2022
  • Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Best Employment Lawyers in Washington, D.C.
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Best Employment Lawyers in Washington, DC, 2020
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • 2020, Top 100 Attorneys
  • Top 100 Attorneys Magazine
  • 2020
  • Best Employment Lawyers in Washington, DC, 2019
  • Expertise
  • 2019
  • Best Employment Lawyers in Washington, DC, 2018
  • Expertise
  • 2018
  • 2018 Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Best Employment Lawyers in Washington, DC, 2017
  • Expertise
  • 2017
  • Preeminent 4.7 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 4.5 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Selected Mentor Program
  • Maryland Court of Appeals
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Dystonia Support Group of Greater Washington, DC
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Legal Aid of Baltimore, MD
  • 2002
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  • New York Post
  • WaPo settles age, race bias lawsuit
  • 2017
  • Fox News National
  • White ex-DC official sues city, claims he was called 'cracker' and fired over race
  • 2015
  • Fox News National
  • How did federal agency get $500M from stimulus? 'We Misled Congress,' ex-official says
  • 2015
  • CNN
  • ICE Chief of Staff on Leave on Heels of DHS Job Discrimination Lawsuit
  • 2012
  • The New York Times
  • Official's Lawsuit Claims Discrimination Against Men at U.S. Immigration Agency
  • 2012
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • ICE Agent Settles Harassment Lawsuit with Gov't
  • 2012
  • ISBN 0-9632171-7-8
  • Secrets to Your Top Recovery (book written for clients)
  • 2008
  • Journal of the Suffolk Academy of Law, Volume 12, 1998
  • Why Shrink Wrap Licensing Agreements Should Be Enforceable Against Software Users Knowledgeable of Their Existence,
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • Changing Currents in Employment Law Panel
  • Who's The Boss: Navigating the Employment Relationship for Government Contractors
  • 2017
  • Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, Mid Atlantic Regional Conference
  • Dystonia and the ADA
  • 2014
  • Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg School of Law, Evidence class
  • The Importance of Winning Objections at Trial
  • 2012
  • Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, Mid Atlantic Regional Conference
  • Dystonia and the ADA
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (13)
Endorse Morris
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Fischer is a bright, energetic,and charismatic lawyer who cares deeply about his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I heartily endorse this lawyer. Moe is an extremely hardworking, brilliant attorney who i know will continue to bring in amazing results for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked as co-counsel with Morris Fischer for close to one year in a matter currently in litigation, and have been impressed with his ability to gather, understand and represent the client in the discovery aspect of the case. I have found him to be a true advocate who fairly and zealously represents his client. In my opinion, he is an excellent trial attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Morris is an excellent attorney. He is thoughtful, effective and resourceful. He fights hard for his clients and gets results."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Morris is an excellent trial lawyer, aggressive litigator, and strong advocate for his clients. He employs effective case strategies to bring about strong outcomes for his clients. I endorse Morris E. Fischer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I found Morris to be extremely reasonable and pragmatic. We settled the case in short order, on mutually acceptable terms."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked with Morris for a little over three years. Morris has terrific trial instincts, great case strategy and negotiates hard with defense attorneys. Morris is a top attorney and I endorse his practice."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked with Morris personally. Morris is a strong leader and has had many successes in the employment law field. He is a strong fighter for the rights of employees whose rights have been violated. He has successfully concluded many cases in favor of clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Morris Fischer is an outstanding employment lawyer. We have worked together on several cases in the past year and I have found him to be a zealous advocate for his clients and an excellent resource for employment law questions."
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Silver Spring Employment and labor Lawyer Morris E Fischer
Morris E Fischer
Employment and labor Attorney
Silver Spring, MD
Licensed for 27 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2013. See details