Barry J. Fisher

Barry Fisher

Barry Fisher serves as Federal Capital Appellate Resource Counsel, a position he has filled since it was created in 2008. Barry has worked full-time for almost 30 years representing defendants facing the death penalty, principally on direct appeal. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He clerked for Federal District Judge Myron Thompson in Montgomery, Alabama. From 1991 through 1995, he was a Skadden Arps Fellow and then a staff attorney with the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. There, he represented death-row inmates from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and North Carolina. From 1995 to 2008, he was a deputy defender with the New York Capital Defender Office. In 2007, he successfully argued People v. Taylor in the New York Court of Appeals, which brought an end to the death penalty in New York. Mr. Fisher has also taught courses on Appellate Litigation and Capital Punishment Law at Albany Law School. He has served as counsel of record in ten federal death-penalty appeals.