Mark Fishman Bio
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.