Robert Fisher was appointed Chief Circuit Mediator for the federal courts of the D.C. Circuit in February 2022 after having served as a Circuit Mediator for four years. Mr. Fisher has mediated many cases involving different areas of the law and policy. Prior to joining the Court’s Mediation Program, Mr. Fisher worked as a senior mediator and conflict management system leader in the Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution at the Department of the Interior.

From 2005-2011, Mr. Fisher led an independent ADR practice. From 1992-2005, Mr. Fisher served as General Counsel and senior mediator at RESOLVE, Inc., a non-profit dispute resolution organization. Mr. Fisher practiced law in Washington, D.C. with international law firms and served as an attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Enforcement. He served as an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School and the George Mason University’s School for Conflict Resolution and Analysis. Mr. Fisher also was a long-time volunteer mediator for both the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Mr. Fisher received his J.D. from the Antioch School of Law and B.A. from the George Washington University, School of Public and International Affairs.