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Dr. Josef Fessler

As a Counsel, he further strengthens our firm’s commitment to providing excellent legal advice. Dr. Josef Fessler is an accomplished lawyer who brings a comprehensive perspective on legal issues thanks to his experience at the Swiss Federal Supreme Court and in the public sector.
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Dr. Josef Fessler


Professional experience​

  • Attorney-at-law / Counsel (since 2024)
  • Departmental Secretary ad int at the Department of Finance of the Canton of Schaffhausen (2019-2020)
  • Presiding Secretary at the Federal Supreme Court, in the Second Division of Social Law (2016-2019)
  • Clerk at the Federal Supreme Court, Second Division of Social Law; also responsible for the First Division of Public Law and Criminal Law (1992-2019)
  • Auditor at the Department of Justice, Cantonal and High Court of Obwalden (1991-1992)
  • Lecturer in mathematics at the Büelrain Cantonal School, Winterthur (1986-1989)


  • Admitted to the bar (1993)
  • Licentiate at the University of Zurich (lic. iur., 1990)
  • Studied mathematics (1975-1980), assistant lecturer with doctorate «Dr. sc. math. ETH» (1981-1985) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
  • Matura at Immensee (1974)