Buchanan attorney charged with criminal sexual conduct

Published: Apr. 25, 2023 at 5:42 PM EDT
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BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. (WNDU) - A Buchanan attorney is facing multiple charges of criminal sexual conduct.

Lanny Fisher, 54, has been charged with nine counts of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree, four counts of engaging a person for prostitution, and one count of criminal sexual conduct.

The charges stem from allegations involving seven separate victims that were represented by or had family represented by Fisher. Allegations include coerced sexual touching, penetration, and the request for sex as payment for legal services. The incidents allegedly spanned longer than a decade, from 2010 through 2022.

According to our reporting partners at The Herald-Palladium, seven of the third-degree counts involve women he allegedly forced to have sex with him at his office and his home, and two counts involve a female aged 13 to 15. The maximum penalty for those offenses is 15 years in prison.

Fisher is an attorney at law and has represented clients in Berrien County criminal court.

Fisher’s pre-exam conference is scheduled for May 3 at the Berrien County Courthouse.