girl behind the bar
The Girl in a Bar is me, Dee Dee Fischer, a litigator and member of the Florida Bar. I was born on December 15, 1962 (okay, so not technically a вЂњgirlвЂќ) in Rochester, New York, and grew up in Flint, Michigan. My three brothers and I were raised in a bleeding-heart-liberal household by my mom, a political junkie and teacher who, out of necessity, spent most of her working life on the assembly line at General Motors, and my dad, a salesman, sports fanatic, and long-suffering Cubs fan.
After high school I went to my dadвЂ™s alma mater, the University of Notre Dame, where I quickly ran out of money. I enlisted in the United States Army as an intelligence analyst and Arabic linguist. After three years I went to Georgetown on an ROTC scholarship and graduated from the School of Foreign Service in 1989. I won a scholarship to the University of Miami School of Law and spent three happy years there. My first law job was at the stellar yet now-defunct firm of Steel Hector & Davis. After about six months in the corporate department I found my calling in commercial litigation and never looked back. I am now a litigation shareholder at Akerman Senterfitt.
I am raising my seven-year-old daughter and six-year-old son in a bleeding-heart-liberal household, where every day is a combination of three-ring circus and gross-out sitcom. In my free time I run, play golf, read the paper, research obscure topics on the internet, and dream about trying more cases. My favorite things have always included reading and writing.