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Gerald A. Fisher

Auburn Hills, Michigan


A professor at the law school, Gerald A. Fisher teaches courses on property, secured transactions, constitutional law, zoning and land use law, and state and local government law. Before joining the law school, Professor Fisher served as general counsel for cities, villages, and townships in Southeast Michigan as well as special counsel for governmental entities throughout Michigan. In addition, he served as counsel on behalf of property owners regarding land use matters. An author for several ICLE publications as well as other publications such as "Journal of Urban Law," "Michigan Bar Journal," and "Real Property Review," Professor Fisher is a member and past chairperson of the State Bar of Michigan's Public Corporation Law Section Council. He is a member of the Michigan Municipal League's Professionalism and Education Committee, past president of the Oakland County Bar Foundation, a founder of the Oakland County Bar Association Municipal Law Committee, is active in the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society, a life fellow of the Oakland County Bar Foundation. Professor Fisher has been the recipient of the State Bar of Michigan's Roberts P. Hudson Award and the Cooley Law Review's 2001 Michigan Supreme Court Distinguished Brief Award. He was listed in "The Best Lawyers in America" for 2007 and 2009 in land use and zoning and was a 2001 Lawyer of the Year in Michigan (1 of 10), recognized and awarded by "Michigan Lawyers Weekly." Professor Fisher is recognized among the 2017 top lawyers in the field of municipal law, land use, and zoning by "dbusiness" magazine.

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