Jane Fisher-Byrialsen is a founding partner of Fisher & Byrialsen, PLLC. Jane has extensive litigation experience in State and Federal courts. Jane has also been very effective in the negotiation of dismissals and reduction of charges in a variety of cases; including complex fraud, money laundering, narcotics conspiracies, and more. Jane has negotiated large settlements in civil rights cases, most notably a settlement of $12,250,000 for Korey Wise, who was exonerated after serving 13 years and 4 months in prison. Jane has been appointed counsel in a number of death penalty cases, all of which resulted in life sentences.
Jane is proudly a Board Member of the Korey Wise Innocence Project at CU Law School in Boulder, Colorado.
Jane attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she graduated Cum Laude in 1999, receiving a B.A. in Political Science. Jane 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, Jane attended Oxford University’s International Human Rights Program in Oxford, England.
Before becoming a partner at Fisher & Byrialsen, PLLC, Jane worked as a public defender at the New York Legal Aid Society from 2005 to 2008. Prior to joining the Legal Aid Society, Jane was a law clerk for two years for the Honorable Gerald I. Fisher, presiding judge of the Superior Court of Washington D.C.
Jane is admitted to practice law in New York, Colorado, Maryland, the District of Columbia, the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the District of Colorado and the Second and Tenth Circuits. Jane has been admitted on pro hac vice status in the Western District of Texas and the Eastern District of California on Death Penalty Cases.
• Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist 2015; for the work performed in what is commonly known as the Central Park Jogger case.
• Super Lawyers 2015
• Super Lawyers Rising Star 2013-2014
• John F. Evans Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy 2003