3L Josh Fisher’s Dodger Divorce Web Site Gaining Large Following
MAY 3, 2011—Joshua Fisher (’11), creator of the Dodger Divorce Web site (www.DodgerDivorce.com) that is considered the go-to place for the latest details on the legal battles of divorcing Dodger owners Frank and Jamie McCourt, received a new title in a recent Star Tribune article: "the McCourt case whiz."
According to a May 1 article in the Star Tribune, Fisher has had more than 77,000 unique visitors to the site, has more than 1,650 followers on Twitter (http://twitter.com/DodgerDivorce), and has been a guest on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" and a regular on Los Angeles radio shows.
Fisher, who has described himself as a "Dodger diehard, a news addict, and a law nerd," started the site in October 2009. Over the last 18 months he has been explaining the legal complexities of the McCourt case for his followers while writing compelling summaries. One posting: "Frank McCourt is doing what the book says he should do: fight to preserve his legal rights in a dogged effort to keep his business. I won't crucify him for it. But I'll again ask: Is the effort worth it?"
In a recent email, Fisher said: "The recognition DodgerDivorce.com has attracted reflects the variety of interesting concepts and topics implicated in the McCourt divorce. In addition to being a personal crash course in California family law and the financial dealings of a sports empire, the site's success shows the power of new media to illuminate issues that used to be too narrow for mass consumption."
Fisher majored in English and minored in business as an undergraduate at the University of Kansas and will graduate from the Law School this spring. He plans to take the bar exam in July and soon begin a position as associate at Bryan Cave LLP in Kansas City, Missouri.
To read the Star Tribune article, go to http://www.startribune.com/sports/twins/121006269.html.