Brian M. Fishman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

The Fishman Firm, LLC
 | 211 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 267-758-2228
Fax: 215-755-9100
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010, 2013 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (80%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%),
  • Civil Rights (10%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of The Fishman Firm, LLC, Brian M. Fishman protects the rights of people in the southeastern region of Pennsylvania. He focuses his practice on criminal defense and handles a number of issues including rape, forgery, DUI, assault, bail hearings, attempted murder, drug trafficking, aggravated assault, gunpoint robbery, appeals, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, fraud, sexual crimes and drug distribution. In addition to his focus on criminal defense, Mr. Fishman also handles personal injury matters and civil rights.

After graduating in 1996 from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in psychology, Mr. Fishman decided to pursue a career in law. He attended Temple University Beasley School of Law and served as an articles editor for the school's law journal. In 2001, Mr. Fishman graduated cum laude with his law degree.

A former Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Fishman now devotes his entire practice to defending clients accused of committing a crime. He knows the impact that a criminal investigation and conviction can have on people's lives and seeks to ensure that their rights are protected. Each element of the case is carefully examined and evaluated to ensure that evidence was collected according to law enforcement policy, the evidence collected is sound, and that no proof of innocence has been overlooked.

Mr. Fishman is admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and holds an Avvo rating of 10.0 in criminal defense, which is considered superb. In addition, he is the author of a blog that focuses on criminal law.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10%Civil Rights
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, Police Misconduct


Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2010, 2013 - 2014

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About Brian Fishman

Admitted: 2002, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Rising Star in Criminal Defense, Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Top Contributor,, 2013
  • Clients' Choice Award,, 2013
  • Rising Star in Criminal Defense, Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Rising Star in Criminal Defense, Super Lawyers, 2010
  • Cum Laude, Temple University Beasley School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2012
  • New Jersey, 2002
  • Pennsylvania, 2002

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Law Journal, Articles Editor, Temple University Beasley School of Law

Educational Background:

  • Temple University School of Law, JD, Cum Laude, 2001
  • Cornell University, B.S., Psychology, With Distinction, 1996

Industry Groups

  • Pennsylvania Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
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Office Location for Brian M. Fishman

211 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: 267-758-2228

Fax: 215-755-9100

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Last Updated: 2/18/2020

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