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Share your memories of Nathan Fishbach

Nathan Fishbach (right) stands with the Hon. J.P. Stadtmueller (left) and William Mulligan in 2008. All three were honored during the Wisconsin Law Journal's 2008 Leaders in the Law event. Fishbach, 58, died Saturday. (File photo)

Nathan A. Fishbach, a former Wisconsin Law Journal Leader in the Law, died Saturday of cancer. He was 58.

Fishbach was a former interim U.S. attorney in Milwaukee and served in the U.S. attorney’s office for 13 years before joining the Milwaukee office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC in 1993.

He primarily practiced white collar and civil litigation, but was well known for his contributions outside the courtroom.

Fishbach co-founded the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association in 2002, was president of the Milwaukee Bar Association, served as a member of the Federal Nominating Commission of Wisconsin as was a member of the Marquette University Law School Advisory Board.


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  1. One would be hard-pressed to find a finer lawyer and person than Nathan Fishbach. He was a role model for what a lawyer should be. A family man, gentleman and scholar, he believed in public service and gave back to the legal community in many ways. Of the many things he was involved in, including mentoring young lawyers and fighting for real justice, he was also an active member of the State Bar’s Board of Governors and helped to co-found the Federal Eastern District Bar Association. he encouraged many other lawyers to get involved and give back to the profession. Humorous, scholarly and modest, Nathan embodied the best qualities of a lawyer. The fact that over 400 people attended his funeral goes to show the huge impact he had on our legal community. May he rest in peace and his memory be eternal.

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