Cheryl Smith Fisher
1100 Rand Building 14 Lafayette Square Buffalo, New York 14203

Cheryl Smith Fisher

Cheryl Smith Fisher is counsel to Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP and has been a member since 1986, practicing in the areas of employment law, commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and professional responsibility.


She completed a student federal judicial clerkship with the Hon. John T. Curtin. She served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of New York, handling both civil and criminal cases.

Court Admissions

She is admitted to practice in the New York State Courts.

Professional & Community Associations

Ms. Fisher is a past president and director of the Bar Association of Erie County and is a past chair of the Ethics Committee.

She chairs the Committee on Character and Fitness, Eighth Judicial District, and is co-chair of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics. She is a Vice President of the New York State Bar Association, a member of the Executive Committee and House of Delegates, and a member of the Women's Bar Association.

Ms. Fisher has been a presenter at many CLE programs in the areas of Ethics, Not-for-Profit Law, Commercial and Employment Law.

She serves as Assistant Chancellor for the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York. In 1999, she received the Episcopal Community Services Bishop Lauriston L. Scaife Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service to the Community through an ECS Agency.

Ms. Fisher is a past Chair of the board of Lord of Life Adult & Child Services, Inc. a child day care center, and an adult day care facility for those suffering from dementia.

For more than 20 years Ms. Fisher has been a member of the Board of Directors of Child and Family Services of Erie County, Inc., and is a past chair. In 2000, she received that board's John N. Walsh Jr. Board Appreciation Award for commitment to strengthening family life in Western New York.

She serves on the boards of Resurrection Village, Inc., a corporation working on housing and other issues on Buffalo's east side, and CMH Counseling, Inc.


She graduated cum laude from State University of New York at Oswego and cum laude from University at Buffalo Law School, where she taught research and writing