“My email was flooded with wonderful comments saying you were our best speaker ever. You are fabulous!!! ”~DeeAnn McLaughlin, ALA Leadership Lunch
Ross is known as among the legal profession’s most-dynamic and engaging presenters for keynotes, retreats, marketing training, CLE, and Ethics programs worldwide. He can hold a webinar audience’s rapt attention for a solid 60-90 minutes with less than a 2% drop-off — no small feat when half the audience is watching on their phones.
Ross’s presentations are both engaging and educational. His law firm retreat, CLE, and marketing programs are practical, fast-paced, and academically rigorous — carefully constructed to match how lawyers learn most effectively. Always on the leading edge of marketing and the legal profession, Ross speaks credibly on dozens of today’s hottest topics. These include Marketing During COVID, The Future of Law, Social Media (including LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.), Ethics, Branding and Differentiation, Marketing an International Law Firm Network, as well as practical and popular favorites like Networking Tips.
In addition, many his most-popular law firm retreat and marketing-training programs can qualify for CLE and Ethics credit in most states.
A former litigator, big-firm Marketing Director, and Marketing Partner, Ross has conducted more than 300 law firm retreats, CLE and Ethics presentations, and marketing-training programs on six continents, from New Mexico to New Zealand, and California to Croatia.
Ross is regularly among the highest-rated presenters at law firm retreats, bar associations, and local and international legal conferences for groups like LMA, ALA,ABA, LCA, ILN, Lex Mundi, Meritas, TerraLex, and others. He also keynoted a week-long conference in Bangkok for a group of United Nations government ministers and Asian business leaders.
Ross doesn’t just talk about it; he’s actually done it. As CEO of Fishman Marketing, Inc., it’s been said that he has won more international legal marketing awards than any marketer in the world, including receiving the Legal Marketing Association’s optional grand prize, the “Best of Show” five of the ten times ever awarded. One especially satisfied law firm client even had the Governor commission Ross as a Kentucky Colonel!
“Colonel Fishman” has been called “Inspiring,” “The best of the best,” “Outstanding,” and “Magical,” by managing and marketing partners, marketing committees, conference committee chairs, and satisfied in-house marketers from Toledo to Tobago. Ross created a 15-part online-video series to train newer associate in law firm marketing and client service for the West LegalEdcenter’s “Beyond the Bar” initiative.
Recipient of LMA’s very first peer-selected Lifetime Achievement Award, Ross was the first legal marketer selected by his peers for induction into the LMA’s international Hall of Fame. A Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, he has written 300 bylined articles, including five monthly columns, a popular blog and ten books, available on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Ross-Fishman-JD/e/B01N5CVZ8K.
An especially credible and persuasive speaker for litigators, he is a member of the federal Trial Bar (N.D. Ill.) with nine successful felony jury trials under his belt. He received a B.A. in Speech Communications, cum laude, from the University of Illinois, and his J.D. from Emory Law School.