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Barry J. Fisher

Since 1985, Barry J. Fisher’s practice has been exclusively limited to matrimonial and family law and appeals and he is recognized as one of the preeminent attorneys in his field. Whether the case is being litigated or negotiated, you want powerful legal representation. Barry’s extensive knowledge, coupled with his empathy and understanding, enables him to zealously represent them through all phases of their matter.  Barry can be hard-hitting as a litigator but also has the training and skills to help you successfully protect your rights and negotiate an amicable settlement.


Barry has an undergraduate degree in accounting and prior to practicing matrimonial and family law, he was a tax specialist with the international accounting firm of Deloitte, Haskins & Sells.  His accounting and tax background has been an invaluable asset when handling high net worth and complex financial cases.

In addition to being AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, he has also been honored in New York Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.  For the past 25 years, Barry has been a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the most prestigious nationwide organization of matrimonial lawyers.  He has been an active member of the New York Chapter, having served as Vice-President, a member of the Board of Managers, a member of the Board of Examiners, and as Editor of their former publication, Matrimonial Law Journal, which was sent to Fellows and judges throughout New York State.

Barry has also served as Chair of the Appellate Practice and Matrimonial Law committees of the Nassau County Bar Association and was a member of its Board of Directors.  For several years, he also served as an Editor of the Matrimonial Law Committee’s publication, Recent Decisions in Matrimonial Law.  For 30 years, Barry has also been a member of the Family Law Section Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association. 

Barry has lectured and moderated lectures for numerous organizations on a wide variety of topics pertaining to matrimonial law, family law and appellate practice.  Barry has had decisions published in the New York Law Journal and along with his associate, Cheryl Jakinovich, had an article on appellate practice published in the Nassau Lawyer.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Barry has resided on Long Island for more than 30 years.  Barry is a father, grandfather and a lifelong Mets fan.  His other interests include theater, reading, jazz, and the music of the Great American Songbook.




Brooklyn Law School,

Brooklyn, New York

Juris Doctor

Brooklyn College,

Brooklyn New York

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Bar Admissions






New York State, Second Department

United States Supreme Court

United States District Court, Southern District of New York

United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

United States Tax Court

Mediation Training


The Center for Mediation in Law

Mediation Intensive Training Program

Bar Rating/Listings




Martindale-Hubbell - AV Rated

Listed in New York Super Lawyers

Listed in Best Lawyers in America

Professional Memberships and Activities

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

  • Fellow (1995 - present)

  • Vice-President, New York Chapter (2006 - 2007)

  • Member, Board of Managers, New York Chapter (1999 - 2001; 2003 - 2005; 2015 - 2017)

  • Board of Examiners, New York Chapter (2002 - 2006)

  • Editor, Matrimonial Law Journal, published by New York Chapter (1997 - 2000)

Nassau County Bar Association

  • Chair, Appellate Practice Committee (2018 - 2020)

  • Chair, Matrimonial Law Committee (2000 - 2002)

  • Vice-Chair, Matrimonial Law Committee (1996 - 2000)

  • Member, Board of Directors (2002 - 2005)

  • Editor, Recent Decisions in Matrimonial Law (1996 - 2000)

  • Member, Matrimonial Law Committee (1985 - present)

New York State Bar Association

  • Member, Family Law Section Executive Committee (1991 - 1998; 2000 - present)

  • 10th District Representative (2000 - 2008)

  • Co-Chair Membership Sub-Committee (2008-2013)

  • Member, Family Law Section (1985 - present)


Nassau Lawyer, The Journal of the Nassau County Bar Association

  • Co-Author, Revised Practice Rules for the Appellate Division (October 2018)

Lectures and Programs

Nassau Academy of Law

  • Coordinator and Moderator, A View From The Appellate Bench (May 2019)

  • Coordinator and Moderator, Trends In Matrimonial Law (April 2002)

  • Coordinator and Moderator, Matrimonial Update (November 2001)

  • Coordinator and Moderator, Corporate and Partnership Income Tax Returns (February 2001)

  • Coordinator and Moderator, 20 Years of Equitable Distribution - A Work In Progress (Nov 2000)

  • Lecturer, Grounds for Divorce (May 2000)

  • Coordinator and Moderator, Matrimonial Actions (September 1997)

  • Lecturer, Negotiating the Settlement Agreement and the Judgment of Divorce (February 1995)

  • Coordinator and Moderator, Tax Returns and Financial Statements: Does One and One Always Equal Two? (March 1992)

Nassau County Bar Association

  • Coordinator and Moderator, Judicial Seminar (January 2002)

  • Coordinator and Moderator, Judicial Seminar (January 2001)

  • Lecturer, Judicial Seminar - Grounds for Divorce (January 2000)

  • Panelist, Town Hall Meeting - An Informal Conversation Between Bench and Bar (May 1998)

  • Lecturer, Matrimonial Law Committee - New and Proposed Legislation, including Enforcement of Arrears and Suspension of Professional Licenses (October 1995)

New York State Bar Association

  • Lecturer, Drafting Custody and Visitation Provisions (October 2000)

  • Lecturer, Practice Management, Ethics and Professionalism (October 2000)

  • Lecturer, Fault/Misconduct As A Factor in Custody, Maintenance, Property Division and Litigation (November 1998)

  • Lecturer, Dealing with Pensions - Evaluation, Methods of Distribution, and QDRO's (October 1996)

  • Lecturer, What is Marital Property? What is Separate Property? Appreciation of Separate Property (October 1995)

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

  • Lecturer, Marital Agreements (May 1998)

Hofstra University Law School

  • Instructor, Trial Techniques Program - Negotiation Skills (2000; 2005; 2007; 2009; 2010)

Practicing Law Institute

  • Lecturer, Bridge The Gap Program - Matrimonial Law: Basic Rules, The Discovery Process and Uncontested Divorces (2000 - 2004; 2006 - 2007)

P.E.A.C.E. (Parental Education and Custody Effectiveness)

  • Facilitator, Nassau County Program (1993 - 2002)

  • Lecturer, Nassau County Program (2002)

American Society of Appraisers

  • Lecturer, The Role of the Expert in Matrimonial Litigation (November 1993)

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