Board Member

Jane Fisher-Byrialsen is a founding partner of Fisher & Byrialsen, PLLC. Jane has extensive trial and litigation experience in state and federal courts. Jane has also been very effective in negotiations of dismissals and reduction of charges and obtaining short sentences in all kinds of cases, including very complicated prosecutions for fraud, money laundering, narcotics conspiracies, as well as other types of serious cases such as those involving the RICO act, guns, and drugs. Jane has negotiated large settlements in civil rights cases, most notably a settlement of $12,250,000 for Korey Wise, who was exonerated after serving 13 years and 4 months in prison.
Jane attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she graduated Cum Laude in 1999, receiving a B.A. in Political Science. She went on to graduate from George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. in 2003. In law school, she was President of the Criminal Law Society and received the John F. Evans Award for excellence in trial advocacy. While in law school, Jane attended Oxford University’s International Human Rights Program in Oxford, England.
Before becoming a partner at Fisher & Byrialsen, PLLC, Jane worked as a public defender at the New York Legal Aid Society from 2005 to 2008. Prior to joining the Legal Aid Society, Jane was a law clerk for two years for the Honorable Gerald I. Fisher, presiding judge of the Superior Court of Washington, D.C.