Why the Select Board?

As the current Chair of the Hingham Select Board, Joe Fisher advocates for the best interests of Hingham residents on a regular basis. Building on his long-term commitment to making Hingham a community that we can all be proud of, Joe brings his energy and expertise to the Select Board. Joe will continue working hard to assure that the Town is run with fiscal prudence, integrity and social responsibility.


Joe and his wife Laura have resided in Hingham since 1992. They are the proud parents of Rebecca and Benjamin, both graduates of Hingham High School. Joe’s mother, Millie, is at Linden Ponds.

Experience and Qualifications


  • Current Chair, Hingham Select Board
  • Past Chair, Hingham Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Past Chair, Hingham Conservation Commission
  • Past Member, Long Range Waste Disposal and Recycling Committee (now known as Cleaner Greener Hingham)


  • Appointed Arbitrator, Legal Fee Arbitration Board of the Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Past Vice Chair and Hingham representative, Citizens’ Advisory Committee, Redevelopment of the Former South Weymouth Naval Air Station


  • Past President, Board of Trustees, Congregation Sha’aray Shalom, Hingham, MA
  • Past President, Board of Trustees, Old Colony Montessori School, Hingham, MA
  • Past President, Board of Directors, The Ronald McDonald House, Washington, DC
  • Founding Board Member, Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation, Hingham and Norwell, MA


  • J.D., Yale Law School, New Haven, CT
  • B.A., Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT


  • Lawyer, Fisher Law Offices, Hingham, MA
  • President, The Notice Company, Inc., Hingham, MA
  • Senior Vice President and General Counsel , Financial Protection Services, Inc., Springfield, VA; Chicago, IL; Boston, MA
  • Lawyer, Covington & Burling, Washington, D.C.


  • Visiting Associate Professor of Law and Economics , University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Adjunct Professor, Roger Williams University School of Law
  • Teaching Fellow, Yale University Department Of Economics

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