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Since 1980, when Geoffrey Fieger won a $1 million verdict in his first trial, Fieger Law has achieved more than 157 verdicts or settlements of $1 million or more. Many of these cases have set precedents and set new state and national standards.

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Civil Rights

Geoffrey Fieger won the largest verdict in Indiana history in the case of Moreland v Dieter et al. A jury awarded the $56.5 million verdict May 9 on a civil rights claim involving a death in a jail’s drunk tank.

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  • Detroiters Vote Geoff ‘Best Attorney’
    May 26, 2016
    Detroiters Vote Geoff ‘Best Attorney’

    The attorney famous for defending “Dr. Death” Jack Kevorkian is back in the news after filing a $100 million lawsuit against the state and McLaren Flint Hospital earlier this year, representing people who contracted Legionnaire’s disease in connection with the Flint water crisis. With his unmistakable hair, unceasing TV ads, and vivacious manner, Fieger is ... Read More >

  • FIEGER WINS $5 MILLION VERDICT AGAINST SMART
    May 16, 2016
    FIEGER WINS $5 MILLION VERDICT AGAINST SMART

    Nationally-known Attorney Geoffrey Fieger announced today that a jury in Oakland County Mich., in the courtroom of Judge Nanci Grant, has returned a $5 Million verdict against the SMART Bus Company as a result of the death of Sally LaMay, 37, in Troy, Mich., on Nov. 25, 2014. The trial established that Sally LaMay was ... Read More >

  • Fieger Law Delivers for Flint Residents
    March 10, 2016
    Fieger Law Delivers for Flint Residents

    Fieger Law Attorney Michael D. Russell (right) delivered 100 cases of water to Flint residents on Saturday with his fraternity brothers from Kappa Alpha Psi. Russell said the experience was eye-opening, and is vowing to keep at least 10 cases of water at home for a possible emergency. “After seeing the residents of Flint go ... Read More >

  • March 2, 2016
    Many Lawyers, Only ONE Geoffrey Fieger

    Mike Morse. Lee Steinberg. Geoffrey Fieger. Sam Bernstein. You think you know them, or do you? Because only one has 165 separate million dollar settlements and verdicts. Only one has Michigan’s biggest verdict of 145 million dollars. Only one has stood up and taken on big business and the government. And only one is one ... Read More >

  • Fieger: $100 Million “Might Go Higher”
    February 25, 2016
    Fieger: $100 Million “Might Go Higher”

    What happened in Flint is what everyone knows happened: the water was poisoned with corrosive elements out of the Flint ... Read More >

  • Understanding the Situation in Flint
    February 11, 2016
    Understanding the Situation in Flint

    By now most people know about the water poisoning situation in Flint. Lead is STILL leaching into the water and children are STILL showing acute levels of lead in their bloodstream. Lead has a relatively short half-life in the body and generally is undetectable a week after poisoning. So, the fact that children are still ... Read More >

  • Geoffrey Fieger and The King of Pop
    February 5, 2016
    Geoffrey Fieger and The King of Pop

    In honor of Spike Lee’s documentary, “Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall,” debuting tonight on Showtime, we’re throwing it back to this vintage pic of Geoffrey Fieger meeting the King of ... Read More >

  • The Poisoning of Flint
    February 5, 2016
    The Poisoning of Flint

    The Flint Water Crisis is finally getting the international attention it deserves. The world is wondering how — in America — children could be put at risk for serious health problems and developmental delays caused by drinking and bathing in lead-laced water. But lead isn’t the only contaminant in Flint’s water. The water has been ... Read More >

  • February 5, 2016
    Geoffrey Fieger on Fox2 Detroit’s “Let It Rip”

    Geoffrey Fieger joins Huel Perkins on Fox2 Detroit’s “Let It Rip” on Feb. 5, 2016, to discuss the Flint Water Crisis. Also on the panel are Ronna Romney McDaniel, chair of the Michigan Republican Party and niece of Mitt Romney; Charlie LeDuff, Pulitzer Prize-award winning investigative reporter; and Stu Sandler, attorney and public relations ... Read More >

  • FIEGER FILES $100 MILLION SUIT OVER FLINT WATER CRISIS
    February 2, 2016
    FIEGER FILES $100 MILLION SUIT OVER FLINT WATER CRISIS

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Feb. 2, 2016 — Attorney Geoffrey Fieger announced today ‎he has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Governor Rick Snyder and McLaren Flint Hospital on behalf of four Genesee County residents who contracted Legionnaires’ disease while being treated during the Flint water crisis. One of the residents was 58-year-old Debra Kidd, who died ... Read More >

  • Fair & Just Questionnaire: James Harrington
    January 8, 2016
    Fair & Just Questionnaire: James Harrington

    James J. Harrington IV was named partner in 2013 after more than a decade at the firm. He is the youngest attorney ever to make partner at Fieger Law. Jim began working for Fieger Law as a clerk while he was still in law school. Now, more than a decade later, he is the go-to ... Read More >

    December 20, 2015
    Fieger Law Files Suit Against Foster Agency

    GENESEE COUNTY, MI — The family of Omarion Humphrey has filed a lawsuit against the foster agency that placed him and the foster parent who was watching him. Omarion’s estate is suing Alternatives for Children and Family as well as the foster mother, according to a report on NBC25. Omarion was visiting Lake Callis in ... Read More >

  • Fair & Just Questionnaire: Geoffrey Fieger
    December 20, 2015
    Fair & Just Questionnaire: Geoffrey Fieger

    Driven by passion and a winning spirit, Geoffrey Fieger has built a multi-million dollar law firm staying true to the ideals of his activist father, Barnard Fieger. He holds record jury awards in several states and believes in protecting the individual from the threat and control of big business. Here, he reflects on Gerry Spence, ... Read More >

  • $144.5M Birth Trauma Verdict Upheld
    December 19, 2015
    $144.5M Birth Trauma Verdict Upheld

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Attorney Geoffrey Fieger announced on Oct. 29, 2014 that the Michigan Court of Appeals unanimously upheld his record-setting $144.5 Million Dollar Verdict in the case of Markell Van Slembrouck vs. William Beaumont Hospital. According to the National Law Journal, the verdict was the largest of its kind in the U.S. for the ... Read More >

  • December 18, 2015
    Fieger’s Law: All We Need Is Love

    Hi I’m Geoff Fieger. You know, I think fear is the reason why we can’t find some common sense solutions to the problems we face. Ask someone why they support the unlimited sales of assault weapons and chances are they’ll say it’s because they’re afraid of being attacked. Ask someone why they support giving up ... Read More >

  • December 18, 2015
    How to Hire a Lawyer

    Hi, I’m Geoff Fieger. If you’re rich you can hire a big law firm on a retainer. But what if you’re a regular person without a lot of money who has never had a need for a lawyer? How do you go about finding a lawyer who’s really gonna stand up for you against the ... Read More >

  • Fieger Time Blog: A New Detroit
    October 19, 2015
    Fieger Time Blog: A New Detroit

    Detroit’s resurgence in recent years has been a remarkable economic phenomenon, but there is another more important change contributing to the success story — a sociological movement that is long overdue. Race relations in Detroit have always been strained. I used to think it was during my own lifetime, but as I became more familiar ... Read More >

  • Trumped Up
    September 19, 2015
    Trumped Up

    During the most recent GOP “debate” Donald Trump used a phrase that seemed revealing to me. Several times he said that his “ratings” were the highest among all the candidates. He was referring to polls, but the Freudian slip revealed a significant aspect of what Trump is actually doing. Ratings are germaine to television shows, ... Read More >

  • Fair & Just Questionnaire: Helen Joyner
    August 28, 2015
    Fair & Just Questionnaire: Helen Joyner

    Long-time Fieger Law Attorney Helen Joyner is considered by her peers one of the top lawyers in the state. Beyond the courtroom, she has a taste for adventure. Here, the certified SCUBA diver and sailor talks about her love of music, books, beaches and more. What is your favorite song? Mozart’s Concerto for Clarinet and ... Read More >

  • Fieger Time Blog: Hidden Costs of War
    August 27, 2015
    Fieger Time Blog: Hidden Costs of War

    At the end of the Clinton Presidency we had a budget surplus and the economy was humming. Then neocons took control of the government and gave away our surplus to a few of the richest Americans in exchange for the false promise of jobs that never appeared. Then they put us back into debt when ... Read More >

  • Remembering Doug Fieger: Interview with Geoff Fieger
    May 11, 2015
    Remembering Doug Fieger: Interview with Geoff Fieger

    It’s hard to believe that this past Valentine’s Day marked the fifth anniversary of the death of former front man for The Knack, Doug Fieger. At 57 his passing was certainly untimely, as most folks’ memories of the Detroit area native were ones of a vibrant and vivacious performer. In 1979 his band’s album Get ... Read More >

  • $21 M VERDICT AGAINST OAKWOOD HOSPITAL
    $21 M VERDICT AGAINST OAKWOOD HOSPITAL

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. May 7, 2015 — Nationally known trial lawyer Geoffrey Fieger announced yesterday, May 6, 2015 at 12 p.m. in the courtroom of Sheila Ann Gibson of the Wayne County Circuit Court, a Wayne County jury awarded a $21 million verdict against Oakwood Hospital as a result of doing a brain operation on the ... Read More >

  • Best Attorney In Detroit
    April 27, 2015
    Best Attorney In Detroit

    He’s “America’s winningest lawyer” according to his website. And, judging by the votes, Feiger has won our readers’ hearts as well. He’s been a candidate for governor of Michigan as well as Jack Kevorkian’s lawyer. Now, he’s Best of Detroit’s best ... Read More >

  • Family of Aiyana Stanley-Jones sues Detroit cop
    April 4, 2015
    Family of Aiyana Stanley-Jones sues Detroit cop

    DETROIT NEWS, April 1, 2015 — The family of Aiyana Stanley-Jones has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court against the Detroit police officer involved in a May 2010 raid that led to her shooting death. Named in the lawsuit filed by attorney Geoffrey Fieger are Officer Joseph Weekley, Robert Rowe, the Detroit Police ... Read More >

  • NYT Retro Report: A Right to Die?
    March 23, 2015
    NYT Retro Report: A Right to Die?

    “We were opposed by the prosecutor, the governor, the legislature, the police, and the churches. They did everything they could to get him,” Geoffrey Fieger says in the video. “At that point there was a tacit understanding to leave Dr. Kevorkian alone. We had won. There are many patients that nobody knows about. Hundreds of ... Read More >

  • Fair & Just Questionnaire: Beth Fieger Falkenstein
    March 16, 2015
    Fair & Just Questionnaire: Beth Fieger Falkenstein

    Growing up in Oak Park, Mich., Beth Fieger Falkenstein was often outshined by her outspoken older brothers, Geoffrey, and Doug. She learned early to speak up and fight for her share of the spotlight. Today, Beth is a television writer in L.A. for sitcoms like Mad About You, and manages her late brother Doug’s music ... Read More >

    March 5, 2015
    Fair & Just Questionnaire: Gerry Spence

    Gerry Spence, of Jackson, Wyoming, has practiced law for more than 50 years. Well known for his trademark fringed jacket, he is founder of the Spence Trial Lawyers College. He’s tough and has never lost a criminal case. He has tried and won many nationally known cases, including the Karen Silkwood case and the defense ... Read More >

  • Geoff Headlines Symposium at UM-Dearborn
    March 2, 2015
    Geoff Headlines Symposium at UM-Dearborn

    DEARBORN, Mich., March 2, 2015 — Geoffrey Fieger discussed recent cases of police misconduct during a “Diversity and Justice” symposium at the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Arts, Sciences and Letters. He joined an esteemed panel of experts including Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, Mark Fancher of the Michigan ACLU, and UM-Dearborn Sociology Professor Dr. ... Read More >

  • Geoffrey to Speak on Criminal Justice and Race
    January 26, 2015
    Geoffrey to Speak on Criminal Justice and Race

    Geoffrey Fieger is honored to be part of the upcoming “Diversity and Justice” symposia presented by University of Michigan-Dearborn’s College of Arts, Sciences & Letters. Geoff will join Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy; Michigan ACLU’s Mark Fancher; and UofM Sociology Professor Dr. Alford Young to talk about Criminal Justice and Race, 6 to 8:30 p.m. ... Read More >

  • Snipers … When Did It Be Gun …
    January 26, 2015
    Snipers … When Did It Be Gun …

    Following the weekend box-office success of the Clint Eastwood film Sniper, Michael Moore tweeted that when he was growing up, his father, a WWII Vet, told him that snipers were “cowards” and “they would shoot you in the back if they had to.” Moore stated that this was because a sniper in WWII had killed ... Read More >

    January 21, 2015
    Fieger files $54M suit over destruction of Bloomfield Hills trees

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Jan. 21, 2015 — Nationally-known Attorney Geoffrey Fieger announced today he has filed a $54 million lawsuit on behalf of Bloomfield Hills residents regarding a secret scorched earth campaign by DTE and Davey Tree to clear cut Michigan’s hundred-year-old Hardwood trees. In December of 2014, without notice, without authority, and contrary to 100 ... Read More >

  • $20M Verdict Named Highest in 2014
    January 19, 2015
    $20M Verdict Named Highest in 2014

    Geoffrey Fieger’s $20 million birth trauma verdict in Barker vs. Hutzel Hospital was named the number one largest in Michigan last year according to Michigan Lawyers Weekly. The case involved a pregnant woman who was being held at Wayne County Jail when she started going into labor. She was transferred twice in one day to ... Read More >

  • Geoffrey Fieger on Let It Rip: Police Brutality
    January 17, 2015
    Geoffrey Fieger on Let It Rip: Police Brutality

    Did police go too far in beating an armed carjacking ... Read More >

  • Guns, Guns and More Guns
    January 16, 2015
    Guns, Guns and More Guns

    One reaction to the terrorist attack on the office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is to ask a somewhat thought-provoking question about what’s going on. What if the gunmen had not declared their allegiance to Al-Qaeda? Would this then become just another massacre that the public has become immune to? How is it that only ... Read More >

  • Fieger Files $50 Million Lawsuit Against SMART Bus
    December 10, 2014
    Fieger Files $50 Million Lawsuit Against SMART Bus

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Nationally-known Attorney Geoffrey Fieger announced on Dec. 10, 2014 that he filed a $50 million lawsuit against SMART Bus as a result of the death of Sally LaMay, 37, mother of two, which occurred Nov. 25, 2014. LeMay was crossing Crooks Road and Maplelawn Dr. in Troy, within the crosswalk, on a ... Read More >

  • Geoff Celebrates 35 Years with SBM
    December 9, 2014
    Geoff Celebrates 35 Years with SBM

    Geoffrey Fieger marks his 35th anniversary with the State Bar of Michigan this year. Here, he is shown in 1979, getting sworn into SBM alongside his late father, Bernard, who founded Fieger Law in 1950. Geoffrey went on to win $1 million in his first-ever trial, and has since won more than 160 verdicts and ... Read More >

  • Guilty Verdict in Fatal I-75 Crash
    November 17, 2014
    Guilty Verdict in Fatal I-75 Crash

    DAYTON, Ohio — Nationally known trial attorney Geoffrey Fieger announced on Nov. 17, 2014 that a Dayton, Ohio, jury returned a verdict against Complete General Construction Company of Columbus as the result of a July 13, 2012, pre-dawn traffic crash in a construction zone on I-75 in West Carrollton, Ohio. The crash killed one and ... Read More >

  • Fieger Weighs in on High-Profile Right-to-Die Case
    November 3, 2014
    Fieger Weighs in on High-Profile Right-to-Die Case

    Attorney Geoffrey Fieger, who represented Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s right-to-die-with-dignity activism throughout seven successful trials, weighed in on assisted suicide activist Brittany Maynard’s high-profile decision to take her own life. Maynard gained national attention when she moved from her home state of California to Oregon in order to find shelter under that state’s Death With Dignity ... Read More >

    September 18, 2014
    $57 Million in Civil Rights Case

    Geoffrey Fieger recently won the largest verdict in Indiana history in the case of Moreland v Dieter et al. A jury awarded the $56.5 million verdict May 9 on a civil rights claim involving a death in a jail’s drunk tank. Christopher Moreland, 30, was arrested in the early morning of Oct. 5, 1997 for ... Read More >

  • Geoffrey Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
    September 17, 2014
    Geoffrey Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    "For a number of years I’ve known and ... had the occasion to meet brave men and women who have been inflicted by this terrible disease, ALS. Sherri Miller, Doctor Kevorkian’s patient, Thomas Youk, Thomas Hyde... It’s a disease that we have to conquer, so I am going to take this ... Read More >

  • Fieger Time Blog: Trial Lawyers
    September 5, 2014
    Fieger Time Blog: Trial Lawyers

    Some Republicans justify their votes against basic civil rights such as equal pay for women, or attempts to weaken protections against the violations of due process rights by the police, by saying that they don’t want to “line the pockets of trial lawyers.” If corporations did not discriminate against women, then there would be no ... Read More >

  • Geoffrey Fieger on Fox2’s Let It Rip: GM Recall Crisis
    June 17, 2014
    Geoffrey Fieger on Fox2’s Let It Rip: GM Recall Crisis

    Geoffrey Fieger joins the Let It Rip panel on Fox 2 News to discuss the GM Recall ... Read More >

  • $20 Million in Birth Trauma Case
    April 25, 2014
    $20 Million in Birth Trauma Case

    Geoffrey Fieger announced a $20 million verdict against the Detroit Medical Center and Hutzel Hospital for brain injuries suffered at birth by Chelsie Barker, age 15, of ... Read More >

    April 24, 2014
    $3 Million in Coal Mining Fatality

    Geoffrey Fieger recently reached a $3 million settlement in a deliberate intent case involving the death of a coal miner in a fatal rib roll accident at a coal mine in West ... Read More >

    December 30, 2013
    $7.5 Million in Aviation Case

    Fieger Law Attorneys Geoffrey Fieger and E. Jason Blankenship reached a $7.5 million settlement in a general negligence action against a co-pilot of a private aviation company involving a plane crash that led to the death of a senior pilot. Plaintiffs alleged that the plane crash was caused by the negligence of co-defendant junior pilot, ... Read More >

  • May 17, 2013
    Let It Rip / Obamacare

    Geoffrey Fieger Interviewed on Fox News ‘Let It Rip’ – Discussing ... Read More >

  • March 9, 2013
    In My America: Fearless

    Hi I’m Geoff Fieger. People often ask me why don’t I just invest my money in “Call Geoffrey” commercials instead of discussing controversial issues. They ask me if I’m afraid that what I say will alienate people who might hire me or make enemies of powerful people who will come after me. I have fears ... Read More >


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