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Biographies of Professor Richard D. Friedman & Jeffrey L. Fisher

Richard D. Friedman
Richard D. Friedman is the Ralph W. Aigler Professor of Law at the university of Michigan Law School. Among his areas of concentration is the law of Evidence. He is the author of The Elements of Evidence (3d ed. 2004), and General Editor of The New Wigmore: A Treatise on Evidence. For many years he has advocated a “testimonial” approach to the Confrontation Clause.  Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004), adopted this theory; Prof. Friedman appeared as “second chair” for the petitioner in that case, and he also wrote a friend-of-Court brief, which was quoted at the oral argument. He is now representing the petitioner before the Court in Hammon v. Indiana, No. 05-5705.

See also Friedman's University of Michigan Law School Faculty Biography Page and Faculty Publications List.

Jeffrey L. Fisher
Jeffrey L. Fisher, a 1997 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, is a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, in Seattle, and co-chair of the firm's appellate practice group. He also is a visiting lecturer at the University of Washington School of Law, where he teaches a class on the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Fisher successfully represented the petitioners both in Crawford and in another landmark criminal procedure case decided the same year, Blakely v. Washington, 542 U.S. 296 (2004). He is now representing the petitioner in Davis v. Washington, No. 05-5224, and has two other cases pending before the Supreme Court. He was selected as a 2004 Lawyer of the Year by Lawyer's Weekly USA and the runner-up for 2004 Lawyer of the Year and one of ten attorneys of special mention in the "40 Under 40" by National Law Journal. Prior to entering practice, Mr. Fisher served as a law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court and to Judge Stephen Reinhardt on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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