Justice Pat Fischer

Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court

Justice Pat Fischer is running for re-election to the Supreme Court of Ohio. Prior to his election to the Supreme Court, Justice Fischer served as a judge on the Ohio First District Court of Appeals. During his time as an appellate court judge, he served as president of the Ohio State Bar Association from 2012 to 2013.

Justice Fischer is an honors graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College. He began his legal career with a clerkship for United States District Court Judge William Bertelsman. He then began working for the law firm Keating, Muething, and Klekamp, becoming a partner in the trial department after just four years.

Throughout his more than 30 years in the practice of law, Justice Fischer has maintained a steadfast dedication to ethics and professionalism. As an attorney he served two terms on the Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalism, including serving as vice chair. He also served on the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission.

Justice Fischer understands that the role of the judicial branch is to interpret the law, not create law or legislate from the bench.