Jane Fisher-Byrialsen is a founding partner of Fisher, Byrialsen & Kreizer, PLLC. Ms. Fisher-Byrialsen has extensive trial and litigation experience in State and Federal courts. Her current areas of practice include Criminal Defense and Civil Rights Litigation. Most notably, Ms. Fisher-Byrialsen is lead counsel for Korey Wise, one of five plaintiffs suing New York City in In re McCray, et.al. v. City of New York for compensation for his wrongful arrest and wrongful imprisonment following his exoneration in 2002 for the historic crime known as the Central Park Jogger case.
Ms. Fisher-Byrialsen is very active in the criminal defense community. She is Treasurer of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, an active member of the New York State Bar Association Criminal Committee and a founding member of the D.C. Law Students in Court Alumni Association. She is a member of the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panels in both the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Ms. Fisher-Byrialsen attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she graduated Cum Laude in 1999, receiving a B.A. in Political Science. Ms. Fisher-Byrialsen went on to graduate from George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. in 2003. In law school, she was President of the Criminal Law Society and received the John F. Evans Award for excellence in trial advocacy. While in law school, Ms. Fisher-Byrialsen attended Oxford University’s International Human Rights Program in Oxford, England.
Before becoming a partner at Fisher, Byrialsen & Kreizer, PLLC, Ms. Fisher-Byrialsen worked as a public defender at the New York Legal Aid Society from 2005 to 2008. Prior to joining the Legal Aid Society, Ms. Fisher-Byrialsen was a law clerk for two years for the Honorable Gerald I. Fisher, presiding judge of the Superior Court of Washington D.C.
Ms. Fisher-Byrialsen is admitted to practice law in New York, Maryland, the District of Columbia and the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
NOTEWORTHY CASES 2012
Assault in the First Degree 2012 – Dismissed after trial commenced (NY state ct)
Attempted Murder 2012 – Not Guilty after month long trial (NY state ct)