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Garson Fischer

  • Adjunct Professor

​​Garson Fischer is the Deputy Chief of Criminal Appeals at the Office of the Illinois Attorney General.  In 17 years at the attorney general’s office, he has briefed and argued more than 40 cases in the Illinois Supreme Court and many more in the Illinois Appellate Court, Seventh Ciruit Court of Appeals, and United States Supreme Court.  He now supervises a team of approximately 20 attroneys who represent the People of the State of Illinois in all criminal matters before the Illinois Supreme Court and in many other proceedings across the State.

Before joining the attorney general’s office, Garson graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center.  In an earlier life, Garson was a television reporter for the CBS affiliate in Lansing, Michigan.  He received a Master’s in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.  Prior to attending Medill, Garson received a BA from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, where he majored in history.  Garson was born and raised in Chicago and graduated from the Latin School of Chicago.