September 1, 2014

2014 40 Under Forty: Matthew Fisher

Associate and chair of Health Law Group at Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP, Worcester

Birthplace: Worcester

Residence: Worcester

High school: Worcester Academy

Colleges and degrees earned: B.A., Haverford College; J.D., Suffolk University Law School

Career highlights: While still early in my career, I have been allowed the opportunity to determine the area of law I enjoy the most: health, and then focus on developing a full practice area. The experience has enabled me to learn a variety of areas within the health law field and take advantage of different experiences to increase my knowledge and contact base in that field.

Community involvement: Member of the Advocacy Subcommittee at the American Heart Association, assisting with various legislative efforts. Also volunteer with the American Bar Association's Health Law Section, including helping to establish its social media activity. Also leads training on fraud and abuse practice for the American Health Lawyers Association. Community member on the Tufts University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

Ultimate career goal: Have a thriving practice focused on health law.

Non-relative you admire most: Robert Lombardi

Favorite book: "Stranger in a Strange Land," by Robert Heinlein

Hidden talents: Brewing beer that's good enough to drink and enjoy.

"If I were to win $1 million in the lottery, I would … open a micro-beer bar with indoor and outdoor family play areas."


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