Evan Fisher is an experienced attorney with a strong background in appellate, criminal, and municipal law. He recently relocated to Maine for family reasons and joined Augusta’s premier full-service law firm, Lipman & Katz. He now lives in Belgrade with his wife and their two cats.
Evan was a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota law school where he led student organizations, taught as a student instructor, and volunteered as a mentor to his peers while winning awards for his research and writing. He worked with a federal magistrate judge and clerked for a prestigious public interest firm.
As a litigator in his previous practice in Texas, he represented several cities in complex litigation and appeals, including the cities of Richardson, De Soto, Gainesville, Justin, Lancaster, Red Oak, and Farmers Branch. Evan authored a successful amicus brief to the Texas Supreme Court on behalf of the Texas Association of Appraisal Districts, and successfully argued many appeals of criminal and civil cases.
Evan’s experience in criminal law includes time spent both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. He’s handled thousands of pretrial conferences and successfully taken dozens of cases to trial. Because of his diligent approach to learning unusual aspects of the law and managing complicated issues, he was even chosen as a special prosecutor for certain complex cases.
As a municipal lawyer, Evan has done it all. He’s served as the acting city attorney for a community of more than 11,000 residents, and worked as an assistant city attorney for countless other communities, advising city staff, boards and commissions, law enforcement, and other municipal officials. He’s drafted ordinances, provided legal opinions to governing bodies, drafted and reviewed contracts, responded to public information requests, and strived to establish best practices in his client cities.
Evan also has extensive experience with planning and zoning, substandard structure abatement, and other aspects of land use law. He’s served as legal counsel to planning and zoning commissions, boards of adjustment, and building standards commissions, working to improve the communities he has represented while keeping their officials on the right side of the law.
Wherever he goes, Evan has been active in giving back to his local communities, either by working with volunteer organizations, providing pro bono legal services through charitable foundations, giving his time and guidance to teenagers through the various Teen Court programs, or giving lectures or presentations about legal topics. When not working, he enjoys indie films, wine tastings, and outdoor activities for every season, including hiking, skiing, golf, and tennis.
Recent Cases in the News...
(1/26/18) — Haitian Man Detained By ICE For Unclear Reasons
A Waterville family is asking Gov. Paul LePage and members of Maine's congressional delegation to intervene on behalf of a Haitian man who was picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) earlier this month for reasons that are not clear. The man, Lexius Saint Martin, is now being held at a New Hampshire jail awaiting deportation.