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 of Imelda Marcos. At his final trial, he defended Geoffrey Fieger against the U.S. Government on campaign finance charges. Spence is also an author, photographer and poet. Here, he opens up about cows, questionnaires and self-awareness.

What is your favorite color?
When I was a small boy I asked my old grandfather what color cow he liked the best, and he replied, “Fat.” I wear mostly black. It hides too-ample proportions better than any other color.

What is your favorite song?
Some Enchanted Evening‘ sung by Ezio Pinza.

What is your favorite restaurant?
Fishbone’s in Detroit.

Who is your favorite Detroit celebrity?
Joe Louis.

Where is your favorite place to be?
Wherever I am loved.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
See my last answer.