Mark FishmanSenior Assistant City Attorney
Mark A. Fishman was hired as an Assistant City Attorney and Police Legal Advisor by the City of Miami Beach on April 27, 2015. Before he joined the City of Miami Beach team, Mr. Fishman spent nearly his entire legal career working with and around law enforcement officers.
Prior to being hired by the City of Miami Beach, Mr. Fishman was an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County where he worked for State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle for over eleven and a half (11½) years. While employed at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, Mr. Fishman handled all types of cases ranging from narcotics cases to violent crimes. Mr. Fishman was assigned a Felony Division Chief position where he handled a full homicide caseload and supervised all the attorneys in his division. After his stint as a Felony Division Chief, Mr. Fishman was selected by a panel to join the South Florida Money Laundering Strike Force which was comprised of many constituent agencies, at various times, including the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, the City of Miami Police Department, the City of Miami Beach Police Department, the Coral Gables Police Department, the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, and many others. Mr. Fishman was the supervising attorney who handled the civil forfeiture cases for the South Florida Money Laundering Strike Force. He was assigned to the Unit from 2007 to 2015.
Before joining the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, Mr. Fishman was an Assistant District Attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico from April 1997 – September 2003, where he worked for almost six and a half (6½) years for both former District Attorney Jeffrey Romero, and the current District Attorney, Kari Brandenburg. Mr. Fishman began with the Albuquerque District Attorney’s Office in the misdemeanor court division and within months was selected to fill a position in the Gang Unit. Mr. Fishman remained in the Gang Unit from November 1997 - September 2003. While in the Gang Unit, Mr. Fishman prosecuted some of Albuquerque’s most violent gang members for every type of crime including homicides, rapes, armed robberies, and narcotics offenses.
Mr. Fishman is a 1992 graduate of the University of Denver with a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Speech Communication. He is also a 1995 graduate of the University of Colorado/Boulder School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor Degree. Mr. Fishman is admitted to practice law in Colorado, New Mexico, and Florida. Mr. Fishman also spent several years working for Kaplan Test Preparation Corporation where he was a Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) instructor teaching prospective law students how to prepare for and take the Law School Admissions Test.