Aaron Fishkin graduated cum laude from SUNY Oneonta in 2012 with a major in Business Economics and a minor in Business Communications. At Oneonta, Mr. Fishkin was a member of the men’s lacrosse team and was awarded SUNY Athletic Conference All-Academic Team Honors. In 2011, before Mr. Fishkin began his junior year of college, he interned at Block O’Toole & Murphy, where he gained an appreciation and understanding for the law and advocacy. The following year, Mr. Fishkin interned in the Early Case Assessment Bureau at the Kings County District Attorney’s office, where he interviewed civilians and members of law enforcement, analyzed a myriad of legal issues, and drafted criminal complaints. Following his experiences at the firm and the district attorney’s office, Mr. Fishkin was determined to pursue a career in law to fight for those who are unable to fight for themselves.
In 2015, Mr. Fishkin earned his Juris Doctor from SUNY Buffalo Law School. While attending law school, Mr. Fishkin interned at the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Western District of New York. While there, he worked alongside federal prosecutors and performed a direct examination of a law enforcement witness who observed an individual obstructing a border patrol stop. Mr. Fishkin also honed his advocacy skills as a top member of the school’s trial team and spent time giving back to his community as President and Co-founder of Future Advocates in Training (F.A.I.T.). Through F.A.I.T., Mr. Fishkin partnered with a local high school to have SUNY Buffalo Law School students teach courtroom procedures, trial advocacy, and the rules of evidence. Mr. Fishkin graduated cum laude. At his graduation, he was selected as the Student Commencement Speaker by the law school faculty and his peers.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Fishkin served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. While at the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Fishkin investigated and prosecuted hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases, including identity thefts and financial frauds, armed robberies, serious felony assaults, attempted murders, manslaughters, and felony possession of weapons. Mr. Fishkin presented over 100 cases to the grand jury, including dozens of violent felonies and the attempted murder of a law enforcement officer. Additionally, Mr. Fishkin zealously cross-examined defendants and defense witnesses during trial, and over 10 defense witnesses during grand jury presentations. As a Brooklyn Prosecutor, Mr. Fishkin was lead counsel on numerous high-profile, serious cases that garnered local press attention. Mr. Fishkin tried several cases to verdict in New York State Supreme Court and served as second chair in a successful gunpoint robbery and homicide prosecution. He conducted over fifteen pre-trial suppression hearings involving substantive legal issues, and adeptly cross-examined professional expert witnesses. Mr. Fishkin was promoted to Senior Assistant District Attorney in 2020 in recognition of his superior investigative and trial advocacy skills.
Ten years after Mr. Fishkin was a college intern at the firm, he returned as a highly motivated attorney with a dogged work ethic. Mr. Fishkin is dedicated to fighting for his injured clients in their greatest time of need.
- New York
- SUNY Buffalo Law School, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
- J.D. – 2015
- SUNY Oneonta – 2012
- Major: Business Economics
- Minor: Business Communications