The Honorable Dale S. Fischer

U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Department 7D

Biography

The Hon. Dale S. Fischer is a District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division. She was nominated by President George W. Bush in May 2003 and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in October 2003.

Judge Fischer received her B.A. from the University of South Florida in 1977. She went on to earn her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1980.

After graduating from law school, Fischer entered into private practice. She joined the Los Angeles law firm of Kindel and Anderson, where she practiced business litigation for seventeen years. Then, in 1997, after the firm dissolved, Fischer joined Heller, Ehrmann, White, and McAuliffe LLP, where she practiced briefly before receiving a call to the state bench that same year. While in private practice, Fischer's business litigation practice emphasized wrongful termination, employment discrimination, and trust matters, as well as estate disputes.

She left the firm upon receiving an appointment from former Governor Pete Wilson to serve on the Los Angeles Municipal Court. Two years later, as a result of the court's unification, Fischer was elevated to the Los Angeles County Superior Court. She had briefly served in that capacity when she was nominated to the District Court in 2003.

Judge Fischer was born in Orange, New Jersey.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Dale S. Fischer

  • CERDA V. HEDGPETCH, KERN STATE PRISON

    Oct 5, 2010 | 

    744 F. Supp. 2d 1058 (2010) Joe Luis CERDA, Petitioner, v. HEDGPETCH, KERN STATE PRISON, Respondent. No. CV 08-0920 DSF (AJW). United States District Court, C.D. California, Western Division. October 5, 2010. Brianna J. Fuller, Federal Public Defenders Office, Los Angeles, CA, for Petitioner. Beverly Kay F...

  • ENDSLEY V. LUNA

    Aug 5, 2010 | 

    750 F. Supp. 2d 1074 (2010) Marc Anthony Lowell ENDSLEY, Plaintiff, v. Octavio LUNA, Nirbhay Singh, Jon Benson, Denise Armas-Carl, Millicent Loyarte, Jonathan Monroe, Jim Birks, Roy Bellamy, Ed Sireger and Jennifer Atkins, Defendants. No. CV 06-6961 DSF (SS). United States District Court, C.D. California. ...

  • SUPER-KRETE INTERN., INC. V. SADLEIR

    Apr 22, 2010 | 

    712 F. Supp. 2d 1023 (2010) SUPER-KRETE INTERNATIONAL, INC., v. Rod SADLEIR, et al. Case No. CV 10-01966 MMM (AGRx). United States District Court, C.D. California. April 22, 2010. Eugene Rome, Rome & Associates APC, Los Angeles, CA, for Super-Krete International, Inc. Order GRANTING Plaintiffs Application ...

  • SACKS V. STANDARD INS. CO.

    Nov 30, 2009 | 

    671 F. Supp. 2d 1148 (2009) Lynda SACKS, Plaintiff, v. STANDARD INSURANCE COMPANY; Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. Short Term Disability Plan; and Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. Long Term Disability Plan, Defendants. Case No.: CV08-03370 DSF (AJWx). United States District Court, C.D. California. November 30, 20...

  • CALDERON V. SISTO

    Apr 6, 2009 | 

    609 F. Supp. 2d 1077 (2009) Javier Lopez CALDERON, aka Mario Garcia Lobato, aka Adolfo Bonilla Mesia, aka Javier Calderon, aka Javier Calderon Rodriguez, Petitioner v. D.K. SISTO, Respondent. Case No. SACV 08-0022-DSF (RC). United States District Court, C.D. California. April 6, 2009. Heather F. Crawford, ...

  • WHITE V. OLLISON

    Dec 12, 2008 | 

    (2008) Gerald Bernard WHITE II, aka Pookie, Petitioner, v. Derrick OLLISON, Warden (A) Ironwood State Prison, Respondent. Case No. CV 06-5210-DSF(RC). United States District Court, C.D. California. December 12, 2008. ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE DALE S. FISCHER...

  • IN RE MATTEL, INC. TOY LEAD PAINT PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION

    Dec 8, 2008 | 

    588 F. Supp. 2d 1111 (2008) In re MATTEL, INC., Toy Lead Paint Products Liability Litigation. No. 2:07-ml-01897-DSF-AJW. United States District Court, C.D. California, Western Division. November 24, 2008. As Amended on Clarification December 8, 2008. John J. Stoia, Jr., Rachel L. Jensen, Thomas J. O'Reardo...

  • ZEPEDA V. WALKER

    Jun 25, 2008 | 

    (2008) Jessie ZEPEDA, Petitioner, v. James WALKER, Warden, Respondent. Case No. CV 07-4881 DSF (MLG). United States District Court, C.D. California. June 25, 2008. ORDER DISMISSING JESSIE ZEPEDA'S PETITION FOR WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS AND DECLINING TO ADOPT THE REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF UNITED STATES MAGIS...

  • UNITED STATES V. MOHALLA

    Mar 24, 2008 | 

    (2008) UNITED STATES of America v. Aiman Nasser MOHALLA. No. CV 07-430 DSF (JCx). United States District Court, CD. California. March 24, 2008. Order GRANTING Plaintiffs Motion for Partial Summary Judgment Against Defendant DALE S. FISCHER, District Judge. This matter is before the Court on Plaintiffs Moti...

  • LOS ANGELES GAY & LESBIAN COMMUN. SERVICES V. IRS

    Mar 12, 2008 | 

    559 F. Supp. 2d 1055 (2008) The LOS ANGELES GAY & LESBIAN COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTER v. IRS. No. CV 06-6122 DSF (FMOx). United States District Court, C.D. California. March 12, 2008. Dean Hansell, Mark Joseph Nagle, Dewey and LeBoeuf, Dorothy L. Black, LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae, Los Angeles, CA, for The ...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Dale S. Fischer

  • CERDA V. HEDGPETCH, KERN STATE PRISON

    Oct 5, 2010 | 

    744 F. Supp. 2d 1058 (2010) Joe Luis CERDA, Petitioner, v. HEDGPETCH, KERN STATE PRISON, Respondent. No. CV 08-0920 DSF (AJW). United States District Court, C.D. California, Western Division. October 5, 2010. Brianna J. Fuller, Federal Public Defenders Office, Los Angeles, CA, for Petitioner. Beverly Kay F...

  • ENDSLEY V. LUNA

    Aug 5, 2010 | 

    750 F. Supp. 2d 1074 (2010) Marc Anthony Lowell ENDSLEY, Plaintiff, v. Octavio LUNA, Nirbhay Singh, Jon Benson, Denise Armas-Carl, Millicent Loyarte, Jonathan Monroe, Jim Birks, Roy Bellamy, Ed Sireger and Jennifer Atkins, Defendants. No. CV 06-6961 DSF (SS). United States District Court, C.D. California. ...

  • SUPER-KRETE INTERN., INC. V. SADLEIR

    Apr 22, 2010 | 

    712 F. Supp. 2d 1023 (2010) SUPER-KRETE INTERNATIONAL, INC., v. Rod SADLEIR, et al. Case No. CV 10-01966 MMM (AGRx). United States District Court, C.D. California. April 22, 2010. Eugene Rome, Rome & Associates APC, Los Angeles, CA, for Super-Krete International, Inc. Order GRANTING Plaintiffs Application ...

  • SACKS V. STANDARD INS. CO.

    Nov 30, 2009 | 

    671 F. Supp. 2d 1148 (2009) Lynda SACKS, Plaintiff, v. STANDARD INSURANCE COMPANY; Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. Short Term Disability Plan; and Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. Long Term Disability Plan, Defendants. Case No.: CV08-03370 DSF (AJWx). United States District Court, C.D. California. November 30, 20...

  • CALDERON V. SISTO

    Apr 6, 2009 | 

    609 F. Supp. 2d 1077 (2009) Javier Lopez CALDERON, aka Mario Garcia Lobato, aka Adolfo Bonilla Mesia, aka Javier Calderon, aka Javier Calderon Rodriguez, Petitioner v. D.K. SISTO, Respondent. Case No. SACV 08-0022-DSF (RC). United States District Court, C.D. California. April 6, 2009. Heather F. Crawford, ...

  • WHITE V. OLLISON

    Dec 12, 2008 | 

    (2008) Gerald Bernard WHITE II, aka Pookie, Petitioner, v. Derrick OLLISON, Warden (A) Ironwood State Prison, Respondent. Case No. CV 06-5210-DSF(RC). United States District Court, C.D. California. December 12, 2008. ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE DALE S. FISCHER...

  • IN RE MATTEL, INC. TOY LEAD PAINT PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION

    Dec 8, 2008 | 

    588 F. Supp. 2d 1111 (2008) In re MATTEL, INC., Toy Lead Paint Products Liability Litigation. No. 2:07-ml-01897-DSF-AJW. United States District Court, C.D. California, Western Division. November 24, 2008. As Amended on Clarification December 8, 2008. John J. Stoia, Jr., Rachel L. Jensen, Thomas J. O'Reardo...

  • ZEPEDA V. WALKER

    Jun 25, 2008 | 

    (2008) Jessie ZEPEDA, Petitioner, v. James WALKER, Warden, Respondent. Case No. CV 07-4881 DSF (MLG). United States District Court, C.D. California. June 25, 2008. ORDER DISMISSING JESSIE ZEPEDA'S PETITION FOR WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS AND DECLINING TO ADOPT THE REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF UNITED STATES MAGIS...

  • UNITED STATES V. MOHALLA

    Mar 24, 2008 | 

    (2008) UNITED STATES of America v. Aiman Nasser MOHALLA. No. CV 07-430 DSF (JCx). United States District Court, CD. California. March 24, 2008. Order GRANTING Plaintiffs Motion for Partial Summary Judgment Against Defendant DALE S. FISCHER, District Judge. This matter is before the Court on Plaintiffs Moti...

  • LOS ANGELES GAY & LESBIAN COMMUN. SERVICES V. IRS

    Mar 12, 2008 | 

    559 F. Supp. 2d 1055 (2008) The LOS ANGELES GAY & LESBIAN COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTER v. IRS. No. CV 06-6122 DSF (FMOx). United States District Court, C.D. California. March 12, 2008. Dean Hansell, Mark Joseph Nagle, Dewey and LeBoeuf, Dorothy L. Black, LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae, Los Angeles, CA, for The ...

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