Fair & Just Questionnaire: Sima Patel

Attorney Sima G. Patel clerked at Michigan Supreme Court before joining Fieger Law’s Appellate Department in 2011. Here, the award-winning attorney shares her favorite things, her deepest regret and her desire to wear high heels without hurting her feet ...

What is your favorite color?


What is your favorite song?

Today, Sinnerman by Nina Simone.

What is your favorite restaurant?

Trattoria Stella in Traverse City, Mich.

Who is your favorite Detroit celebrity?

Geoff Fieger ;)

Where is your favorite place to be?

Where I am.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Eleanor Roosevelt.

Which living person do you most admire?

My mother.

Which trait in yourself do you most deplore?


What trait do you most deplore in others?


What’s your greatest extravagance?


What is your favorite journey?


What do you consider the most overrated virtue?


On what occasion do you lie?

If the cost is hurting someone else and there is no benefit to telling the truth.

Which living person do you most dislike?

Donald Trump.

What is your greatest regret?

Wasting opportunities to study what I like as an undergraduate.

Which talent would you most like to have?

Mind control.

What is your current state of mind?

Controlled chaos.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it


Ability to wear high heels without hurting my feet.

What is your most treasured possession?

My time.

Where would you most like to live?

Where I am.

What do you most value in your friends?


Who are your favorite writers?

Jhumpa Lahiri, Milan Kundera.

Who is your hero in real life?

Betty Weaver.

How would you like to die?

In my sleep.

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

An adverb.

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

Acura MDX.

If you were food, what kind would you be?


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

A cobra.

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

A Picasso.

What’s your motto?

The choices you make dictate the life you live.

What’s your favorite quote about the law?

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.


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