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Barnes & Thornburg Continues Atlanta Growth With Addition of Litigator Eric Fisher

ATLANTA – Barnes & Thornburg has added Eric S. Fisher as a partner in the Litigation Department in Atlanta. Fisher is the latest example of growth in the firm’s Atlanta office, and is the fifth legal professional to join since the beginning of the year. 

“Eric is a seasoned litigator who has recovered large sums on behalf of his clients,” said Randy Brown, chair of Barnes & Thornburg’s Litigation Department. “In addition to his deep experience in the Southeast, Eric has worked on cases across the country, creating synergies with our national platform. We’re looking forward to tapping into his talent.” 

Fisher, an active member of the bar in both Georgia and California, represents clients in disputes involving contracts, business partnerships, and insurance and employment matters. He also handles cases involving fiduciary duties, breaches of contract, business torts, real estate agreements, and creditor disputes. He has experience in state, federal and appellate courts, and helps clients navigate alternative dispute resolution proceedings and commercial arbitrations. Fisher counsels clients that span a wide breadth of industries such as the financial services, entertainment, medical, higher education, and transportation sectors. 

His arrival follows that of four corporate tax and credit attorneys and Misty Holcomb as Director of State Government Affairs. 

“We’ve experienced rapid growth in our office in 2019 and early 2020, and Eric’s addition continues on that trajectory,” said John T.L. Koenig, Atlanta office managing partner. “Eric brings years of experience in the local market and a profound understanding of state and federal court systems and proceedings, which is a huge value-add for our clients.” 

Fisher’s accomplishments for his clients and his work within the community have been recognized by various organizations. In 2017, he was featured in the On the Rise section of the Daily Report’s 2017 Professional Excellence Awards. He has also been awarded the Good Apple Award for Outstanding Volunteerism that Promotes Justice by the Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, and the Daniel R. Ginsberg Leadership Award by the Anti-Defamation League.

In addition, he has been highlighted by Georgia Trend on its Legal Elite list in 2012-2013, 2015-2016, and 2018-2019 and also listed in Georgia Super Lawyers 2020 and on its Rising Stars list from 2011-2019.  

Fisher is a member of the Anti-Defamation League’s Southeast Region board of trustees and on its executive committee and is the board treasurer if Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice. He also is an Associate Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. 

Fisher earned his J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Duke University.

With more than 600 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from offices in Atlanta, California, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Minneapolis, Ohio, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, Texas and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit us online at www.btlaw.com or on Twitter @BTLawNews.



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