George Washington University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1980
Oberlin College, B.A., 1975
Bar & Court Admissions
- Virginia, 1981
- District of Columbia, 1980
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Leo Fisher maintains an active law practice spanning over 30 years representing businesses and their principals in business and employment litigation and providing advice on general corporate matters. His litigation practice is diverse but focuses on employment disputes, including defending employers from discrimination and wrongful discharge claims; covenants not to compete and other restrictive covenants; fiduciary duties of officers and directors; misappropriation of corporate opportunities and the protection of proprietary information and trade secrets.
Leo also litigates disputes involving real estate ownership, development and land-use. He represents owners, general contractors and subcontractors in construction litigation and arbitration.
Leo has an active trademark practice prosecuting trademark applications before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and infringement litigation in state and federal courts.
In his corporate counseling practice, Leo counsels mid-size businesses and start-ups/growing companies on business formation strategies, financing plans, business contracts and commercial transactions and general employment law matters including employment policies and procedures.
Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation, 2013 - 2019
Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers in Employment Litigation: Defense, 2006-2008
Virginia Super Lawyers in Employment Litigation: Defense, 2006-2008
SmartCEO, Legal Elite, 2010
Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
- Assisted a general contractor to overcome wrongful termination for cause and recover all costs, future profits and legal fees prior to arbitration hearing on the matter.
- Represented professionals, senior executives and middle managers to develop an exit strategy to overcome non-compete and non-solicitation restrictions in employment agreements.
- In re Fleet Lines, Inc., 1999 GSBCA LEXIS 242, 00-1 B.C.A. (CCH) P30, 612 (GSBCA Oct. 13, 1999)
- "Leave Management and Insurance Coverages: What Employers Need to Know about FMLA, ADA and GINA and How Your Insurances Are Affected"The Navy League Building, 2300 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Virginia, September 21, 2011
- August 15, 2019
- August 15, 2018
- August 22, 2017
- August 15, 2016
- August 17, 2015
- April 1, 2015
- August 18, 2014
- August 15, 2013
- August 23, 2012
Professional & Community Affiliations
Arlington County Bar Association
Virginia State Bar
District of Columbia Bar
Greater Washington Board of Trade (Member, Transportation Committee)
Beyond the Suit
Leo has been married for 38 years. He and his wife Sue share their home with two cats – Twist & Shout. When he isn’t managing the day to day operations of the firm, he enjoys playing tennis, traveling, reading and theater.
Sue and Leo visited Berlin in October 1987. The picture above, taken at the Wall by Leo’s brother Phil, reflects West Berliners’ sense of humor in the shadow of an East German guard tower.