Fair & Just Questionnaire: Marc Berlin

marc berlinAward-winning Attorney Marc Berlin specializes in medical malpractice cases and says he found his calling at "the intersection of medicine and the law." He loves the law because it's never boring and offers the opportunity to find justice in an unjust world. Here, Marc shares his dreams to throw the perfect spiral, live on the beach and suffer fools gladly.

What is your favorite color?

Green ("Go green, Go white").

What is your favorite song?

Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen (Greatest song ever written. I will brook no dissent).

What is your favorite restaurant?

Anywhere with outside dining by a body of water, preferably in Florida or the Caribbean.

Who is your favorite Detroit celebrity?

Bob Seger.

Where is your favorite place to be?

On a beach with my family and friends.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

See above.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

David Ben-Gurion.

Which living person do you most admire?

My wife.

What trait do you most deplore in others?

Greed and disloyalty.

What’s your greatest extravagance?

Big screen TVs (to watch my beloved Spartans).

What is your favorite journey?

On Safari in South Africa.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?


On what occasion do you lie?

I never lie, not even right now.

Which living person do you most dislike?

It's a tie between Vladimir Putin and Jim Harbaugh.

What is your greatest regret?

I always wanted to be able to throw a perfect spiral ... never have, never will.

When & where were you the happiest?


Which talent would you most like to have?

To play guitar like Jimi Hendrix or hit a golf ball like Phil Mickelson (both lefties like me).

What is your current state of mind?


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

To suffer fools gladly.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

That my wife and I raised three terrific kids who are all productive members of society.

Where would you most like to live?

Santorini, Greece (Plan A ... the most beautiful place I've ever been) or South Florida (Plan B)

What do you most value in your friends?

Honesty, humor and loyalty.

Who are your favorite writers?

Saul Bellow; Philip Roth; George RR Martin.

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?

Jon Snow (He came back from the dead, after all).

Who is your hero in real life?

My mom and dad.

How would you like to die?

I don't.

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

Dangling participle.

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

Tesla (smooth, electric and pricey).

What’s your motto?

"You can't start a fire without a spark."

What’s your favorite quote about the law?

"There is far too much law for those who can afford it and far too little for those who cannot."


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