Fair & Just Questionnaire: Geoffrey Fieger

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, cats and being a homebody.

What is your favorite color?
Blue.

What is your favorite band?
The Beatles & The Knack.

What is your favorite song?
American Tune by Paul Simon.

What are your favorite restaurants?
The Lark, Phoenicia & Eurasian Grill.

Who is your favorite Detroit celebrity?
Mitch Ryder.

Where is your favorite place to be?
At home in Bloomfield Hills, Sedona & Anguilla.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Living to be 100 years old, healthy.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Clarence Darrow.

Which living person do you most admire?
Gerry Spence.

Which trait in yourself do you most deplore?
Procrastination.

What trait do you most deplore in others?
Disloyalty.

What's your greatest extravagance?
Homes.

What is your favorite journey?
Home.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Pride.

On what occasion do you lie?
To not hurt someone's feelings.

Which living person do you most dislike?
Karl Rove.

What is your greatest regret?
Growing old.

When & where were you the happiest?
Now.

Which talent would you most like to have?
Patience.

What is your current state of mind?
In flux.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
My stomach or my inability to tolerate those with whom I disagree.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Julian, Aiden, Quinn and being married to Keenie.

What is your most treasured possession?
My children.

Where would you most like to live?
Where I live.

What is your most marked characteristic?
Outspokenness.

What do you most value in your friends?
Loyalty.

Who are your favorite writers?
Steinbeck & Hemingway.

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Old Yeller.

How would you like to die?
In my sleep.

If you were a speech part, what would you be?
A dangling participle.

If you were a car, what kind would you be?
A Volvo.

If you were food, what kind would you be?
Orange juice.

If you were an animal, what kind would you be?
A cat.

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

What's your motto?
“He who troubleth his own house, shall inherit the wind.” - Proverbs 11:29

What's your favorite quote about the law?
"When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff." - Cicero

This article first appeared in the June 21, 2007 edition of The Fieger Times newsletter.

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