Donald R. FischbachShareholder, Director
Business Litigation Department Chair
Mr. Fischbach specializes in civil litigation, where he is Chair of the Business Litigation Department.
He was elected by the Board of Governors of the State Bar of California to serve as State Bar President in 1994 – 1995. Mr. Fischbach is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He is a past faculty member of the Hastings College of Advocacy, and was an adjunct assistant professor of law, teaching torts at San Joaquin College of Law in Fresno. He has also lectured extensively and authored articles on the subject of litigation. Mr. Fischbach has been selected by his peers ten times (2004-2013) as one of Northern California’s “Super Lawyers,” representing the top 5% of practicing attorneys in Northern California. In 2012, Mr. Fischbach was nominated along with co-counsel by the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) as a finalist for Consumer Attorney of the Year for his participation in a Ponzi scheme trial in 2011 which resulted in a $155,000,000 jury verdict.
Mr. Fischbach is also a past president of the Fresno County Bar Association, and has participated in many community activities as well. He has been on the Board of Trustees of Children’s Hospital Central California, Central California Blood Center, Fresno Regional Foundation, and other community-based organizations. He is also a past President of the San Joaquin Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL).