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Judge Patrick F. Fischer began his six-year term on the Supreme Court of Ohio on January 1, 2017. Previously, he served on the First District Court of Appeals in Hamilton County. He has also served on the boards of the Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program and the Ohio State Bar Foundation.

He began his legal career with a clerkship for U.S. District Court Judge William Bertelsman, and in 1987 he began working for the law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp in the trial department. Just four years later, he became a partner at Keating Muething & Klekamp.

He has served on the OSBA's Board of Governors, chaired its Budget and Headquarters Committee, and served on numerous other OSBA committees and Task Forces including those on Legal Education and Bar-Foundation Relations. He was also elected by his peers to serve as president of the Cincinnati Bar Association for the 2006-2007 term. He chaired the Cincinnati Bar Association's Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee, as well as its Professionalism Committee. He also served two terms on the Ohio Supreme Court's Commission on Professionalism, including serving as its vice chair.

He is a graduate of Harvard Law School.

He and his wife, Jane, live in Pleasant Ridge.



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