Fair & Just Questionnaire: Helen Joyner

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 Orchestra in A (K. 622)

What is your favorite restaurant?
Wild Dog Grille in Douglas, Mich.

Who is your favorite Detroit celebrity?
Geoff Fieger

Where is your favorite place to be?
Lake Michigan on the beach

Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Greta Garbo per a biography I just read about her.

Which living person do you most admire?
Hank Aaron

Which trait in yourself do you most deplore?
That I worry too much

What trait do you most deplore in others?
Dishonesty

What's your greatest extravagance?
My place near the beach

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Pride

On what occasion do you lie?
To avoid making another person feel bad about themselves.

Which living person do you most dislike?
Boston Bomber

What is your greatest regret?
Not studying music in college

When & where were you the happiest?
On the beach

Which talent would you most like to have?
To play lead guitar as good as Steve Lukather

What is your current state of mind?
Thankful

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
My age

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Having had a loving, giving relationship with my parents

What is your most treasured possession?
My mom's last handwritten letter to me for my birthday before she died.

Where would you most like to live?
Saugatuck, Mich.

What is your most marked characteristic?
Sentimentality

What do you most value in your friends?
A sense of humor

Who are your favorite writers?
Beryl Markham

Who is your favorite hero of fiction:
Prefer non-fiction writers

Who is your hero in real life:
My parents

If you were a speech part, what would you be?
Adjective

If you were a car, what kind would you be?
VW Van

If you were food, what kind would you be?
Macaroni and Cheese

If you were an animal, what kind would you be?
Pekingnese

If you were fine art, what form would you take?
A concerto

What's your motto?
"You can't take it with you!"

What's your favorite quote about the law?
"You can't throw a skunk in the jury box and tell them not to smell it!"

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