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From law school to the McCourt trial

joshua-fisher-nyt.jpgJoshua Fisher, the 24-year-old University of Minnesota Law School student who started DodgerDivorce.com, is back in town covering McCourt v. McCourt, which resumed today with Jamie on the stand. Turns out Fisher grew up in San Pedro has had a long interest in the inner workings of the Dodgers. From a New York Times story by sports writer Billy Witz:

Fisher has become the go-to guy for analysis of the McCourt divorce, which could affect whether the team is sold. He is a regular on Los Angeles sports talk radio shows, has appeared on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” and in studio on local news broadcasts, and his Web site is bookmarked by baseball executives who are keeping an eye on the case.

“I tapped into something that a lot of people happened to care about,” said Fisher, who was spurred to begin the site last October after a friend e-mailed him the first court filings in the case. “If this was the owners of the Twins getting divorced, nobody would care. But it’s Frank and Jamie McCourt who have thrust themselves into the spotlight, and this is one of the things that could happen. It’s one of those stories that could only happen in L.A.”

Fisher rearranged his school and work schedule to cover the trial as an investment in his future. “This is a pretty highly leveraged month for me,” he said. “Employers like people with a story, and I have a better story now than I did a year ago..."

LA Observed on KCRW: My radio column tonight is on the McCourt saga resuming. It airs at 6:44 p.m. and will be on KCRW.com.

New York Times photo: Christine Cotter


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