Christy A. Fisher
Assistant Attorney General
Maryland Transportation Authority
Office of the Attorney General
As a litigator, there’s nothing more satisfying for Christy A. Fisher than knowing she’s given her clients the best possible representation.
“In writing motions or appellate briefs, there are always those wonderful ‘Aha!’ moments when you know you have found the case law that perfectly demonstrates your point,” said Fisher, who most recently worked at Bonner Kiernan Trebach & Crociata in Annapolis. “But regardless of the joy of moments of clarity in what is often the murky world of law, the best accomplishment is to have had clients who have sincerely thanked you for their representation.”
In 2015, she represented, pro bono, a client appealing his case to obtain the DNA evidence behind his conviction for additional testing to challenge his conviction. After briefing the case for the Maryland Court of Appeals, the case was remanded to the lower court for another hearing, Fisher said. The result has been the most significant in an already distinguished legal career.
Tenacious hard work, combined with compassion and philanthropic empathy, are the motivating forces behind her success. Fisher taught English in Japan, earned a position as Court Counsel to the Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau and later worked for the Maryland Judiciary.
Apart from her career, her passion has always been education through cultural exchange. Since 2009, she’s volunteered every other week at the St. Mary’s ESL Program to teach English to as many as 20 students at a time.