George Fishback is an active trial attorney with 38 years experience litigating serious/catastrophic Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases. Since becoming a lawyer in 1979, he has successfully handled thousands of cases, with many multi-million dollar recoveries. He has completed well over one hundred civil jury trials in serious personal injury cases. He has obtained numerous substantial jury verdicts, with the highest verdict to date in excess of $3,000,000.00.
Mr. Fishback is admitted to practice law in Michigan and has handled and tried cases in many of the counties in this state. He is also licensed to practice in the United States District Courts in New York, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Texas. He has served as a court-appointed mediator in Wayne, Genesee, Huron and Macomb counties. He has made numerous professional presentations on the subjects of construction site accidents and maritime law.
Mr. Fishback has specialized in the representation of working people injured in on-the-job accidents. He has represented skilled building tradesmen from almost every craft and trade, who have been injured in construction accidents. This includes steel workers, carpenters, millwrights, bricklayers, masons, boilermakers, iron workers, operating engineers, electricians, plumbers, pipefitters, sheet metal workers, roofers and laborers.
He has also specialized in Admiralty and Maritime law and has represented numerous Jones Act seamen, sailors, longshoremen, dock workers and other maritime workers.
While the majority of his practice is focused on admiralty and maritime accident litigation and construction accident litigation, he also has extensive experience handling product liability cases, industrial accident cases and railroad accidents/FELA cases.
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1979||07/21/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2018|
|SuperLawyers||Super Lawyer 2012-17||2017|
|Top 10 Attorneys||American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers||2017|
|Top 100||Detroit Business Journal||2017|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers||2017|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Featured Attorney||Insider Pages||2012|
|Featured Attorney||Target Law||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Mediator||Genesee County Circuit Court||2000 - Present|
|Mediator||Macomb County Circuit Court||1988 - Present|
|Mediator||Wayne County Mediation Tribunal||1984 - Present|
|President and Treasurer||Sachs Waldman||1977 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Sustaining member||1979 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||1979 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Negligence Law Section||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Michigan, Master Lawyers Section||Member||N/A|
|University of Detroit Mercy School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1978|
|Rapid Fire Seminar||Workers Compensation and Medicare Liens||2003|
|Michigan Trial Lawyers Association - Premises Liability Seminar||Construction Site Liability||2001|
|Quest for Justice Seminar||Maritime and Admiralty Cases Under the Jones Act||1999|
|Premises Liability Seminar||Construction Site Accident Law & Preparation||1995|
|Isrow v “A Modo Mio”|