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Lillian S. Fisher

University of Arizona Law,
class of 1963

State Bar of Arizona
member since 1963

(b. 1921)Lillian S. Fisher was born in 1919 in New York. She received her degree from Brooklyn College majoring both in Physicology and Education Cycle. She worked for Bell Labs and in the export business, married, and had three children before deciding to become a lawyer. She moved to Arizona with her husband and children after her husband finished his military service.  They first lived in Benson and then moved to Tucson. With her children in school, Lillian decided to enroll in law school. 

She graduated from University of Arizona in 1963 and opened her own office.  In 1974, she ran to be elected as a Pima County Superior Court Judge. She won in what turned out to be the last election of judges before the transition to merit selection for Pima County. She served as a Pima County Superior Court Judge for seventeen years. 

 

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Interviewed by James W. Mahoney in 1991.

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