Nelson I. Fishman, founder of a floor covering company who later became an attorney specializing in bankruptcy law, died of pulmonary fibrosis Dec. 4 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
The former Mount Washington resident was 83.
"Nelson Fishman was an outstanding individual. I was so fond of him," said retired Baltimore Circuit Judge Ellen M. Heller of North Baltimore, a longtime friend and law school colleague. "He was a very positive man who never tooted his own horn."
"One word to describe him was 'brilliant,'" said Raymond J. Colombo of Abingdon, former business partner and managing director of Fishman Flooring Solutions, a division...