May 2016

New Bankruptcy Judge for District of Minnesota: William J. Fisher

Chief Judge William J. Riley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently announced the appointment of William J. Fisher as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Minnesota. The appointment was effective June 1, 2016, and fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Gregory F. Kishel on May 31, 2016.
Judge Fisher received his undergraduate degree with honors from Tufts University in 1982 and his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1985.

He began his legal career at the firm of Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty & Bennett, where his practice focused on commercial bankruptcy cases and commercial collection cases in state and federal court.

In September 2014 he was appointed by Governor Mark Dayton to serve as a District Court Judge for the Fourth Judicial District of Minnesota.
In addition to his legal practice and his time on the bench, Judge Fisher has also served as an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline) and as a community faculty member at Metropolitan State University. He has also been a member of the Pro Bono Committee of the Bankruptcy Section of the Minnesota Bar Association.
Welcome, Judge Fisher!