Professor Receives Distinguished Service Award from Oakland County Bar

Gerald A. Fisher
Gerald A. Fisher

June 16, 2014 - Gerald A. Fisher, Cooley Law School professor, received the Oakland County Bar Association’s (OCBA) Distinguished Service Award at the 19th Annual Awards during the association’s 80th annual meeting on June 11.

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes a member of the OCBA who provides exceptional volunteer service to benefit the organization and who has shown superior dedication to the OCBA, legal community and the general public.

“Mr. Fisher has exemplified these criteria during his many years of practice in Oakland County and has continued to give back to the legal community during the past 10 years as a professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Auburn Hills,” said Carol A. Rosati, Fisher’s nominator.

Fisher is a past president and has been a member of the Board of the OCBA for more than 20 years. Before joining Cooley Law School, he was a senior partner and manager of the Municipal Practice Group at Secrest Wardle, a firm with offices in Farmington Hills, Mt. Clemens, Lansing and Grand Rapids. At Cooley, Fisher teaches property, secured transactions, constitutional law, zoning and land use law, and state and local government law.

“I am honored to receive the Oakland County Bar Association’s Distinguished Service Award and want to thank the outstanding legal community in Oakland County in return,” said Fisher.

Fisher accepted the award along with two additional recipients Elizabeth L. Luckenbach, partner at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, and James M. Reid IV., a shareholder at Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller, P.C.

About Cooley Law School: Celebrating 40 years of excellence, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a private, nonprofit, independent law school accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. Cooley has provided its more than 18,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world. Cooley offers its Juris Doctor program, Joint Degree programs, and Master of Laws programs three times a year with enrollment in January, May and September. Cooley Law School has campuses across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, and in Tampa Bay, Florida.



Professor honored for exceptional volunteer service

Dedication to community, legal profession noted

Professor Fisher is a past president of the Oakland County Bar Association

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