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.