When Richard Fisher was a prosecutor in Nashville arguing child sex cases in the late ’80s and early ’90s, he would often reach down, hold his hands at waist level, and remind the judge and jury that the victim was ”a little child.“
The colorful and passionate attorney was known for his skills before a juryand for drawing the ire of judges. He once had three sex abuse trials at once, as in, on the same day. One judge says ”it was like pulling teeth“ to get Fisher to argue his busy caseload on schedule.
So it’s a tad ironic that Fisher, a former state representative and now a lawyer practicing in his hometown of Cleveland, has been appointed as chairman of the Board of Professional Responsibility, the body which oversees the code of conduct for attorneys in the state.
Fisher is quick to point out that no judge ever filed a complaint against him with the board. Any run-ins between Fisher and the bench were always due to Fisher’s disorganization, not his ethics. With a chuckle he remembers that his three-trials-in-one-day schedule ”made (Circuit) Judge (Walter) Kurtz a little ill.“
Fisher, who has served on the board for two years, says all lawyers have to be more cautious these days.
”I don’t make as much noise as I used to,“ he says.
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