Mark A. Fishman

Mark A. Fishman

Senior Assistant City Attorney

Education:  University of Colorado/Boulder School of Law (J.D. 1995); University of Denver (B.A. 1992).

Member:  Florida Bar; New Mexico Bar; Colorado Bar.

Mark Fishman joined the City Attorney’s Office in April of 2015.  Mr. Fishman is also the Police Legal Advisor for the City of Miami Beach Police Department.  His responsibilities include providing legal advice and training to the Miami Beach Police Department, drafting/reviewing contracts and agreements, litigating civil forfeiture cases in state circuit court, and resolving a multitude of legal matters concerning the Miami Beach Police Department.

Prior to his being hired by the City of Miami Beach, Mr. Fishman was an Assistant State Attorney and Division Chief who prosecuted homicide cases at the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office.  Mr. Fishman also served for many years as the supervising attorney at the South Florida Money Laundering Strike Force – a multi-agency task force intended to combat large, international narcotics trafficking organizations and included various agencies such as the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the City of Miami Police Department, the City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department, the City of Miami Beach Police Department, the Coral Gables Police Department, and many others.

Mr. Fishman was also previously an Assistant District Attorney assigned to the Gang Unit at the District Attorney’s Office in Albuquerque, New Mexico and worked for the Kaplan Test Preparation Corporation where he was a Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) instructor and taught prospective law students how to prepare for and take the LSAT.