Timothy P. Fischer is NNSA’s General Counsel, a position he has held since January 2021. He is the chief legal officer for the agency, advising the Administrator and senior NNSA leadership on all legal matters, including the implications of proposed legislation and relevant laws, executive orders, court decisions, and the binding decisions of third-party judicial and administrative appellate bodies.
Mr. Fischer joined the Air Force as an active duty Judge Advocate. He served three years at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, followed by a second three-year assignment to Aviano Air Base, Italy. Mr. Fischer left active duty to join the Department of Energy (DOE) at the Savannah River Site, working in the Office of Environmental Management’s Office of Chief Counsel, but continued his military career in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, and eventually retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after serving as the Staff Judge Advocate at Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina. Mr. Fisher’s service with the Department continued with a transfer to NNSA’s Savannah River Site Office, where he became Site Counsel and Business Manager. He subsequently came to NNSA headquarters to serve as Deputy General Counsel before being appointed General Counsel.
Mr. Fischer earned his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from St. John’s University in Minnesota and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Denver.