About Geoffrey Fieger
Geoffrey Nels Fieger is a Southfield, Michigan-based American attorney.
Geoffrey Fieger is a senior partner at Fieger Law where his practice mainly emphasizes personal injury, medical malpractice claims, and civil rights litigation. He is also an occasional NBC and MSNBC legal commentator.
Geoffrey Fieger has developed a multimillion-dollar law company dedicated to the values of his activist lawyer father, Bernard Julian Fieger, and the impact of his schoolteacher and teachers' union organizer mother, June. Fieger was Jack Kevorkian's defense attorney and the defeated Democratic nominee for the governor of Michigan in 1998.
The American attorney currently resides in Bloomfield Hills with his wife and three children. Fieger, who was defended by the great Gerry Spence in his final trial, won his own lawsuit against the Gonzales/Bush/Rove Justice Department in June 2008 when he was vindicated on all charges of alleged illicit campaign donations after over three years in court. Read on to learn more about this well-regarded attorney!
Geoffrey Fieger Net Worth, Earnings, & Spending Habits
What is Geoffrey Fieger's net worth?
The net worth of Geoffrey Fieger is estimated to be around $7 million.
How much does Geoffrey Fieger earn per year?
There is no information currently available regarding the annual earnings of Geoffrey Fieger.
Height, Age, & Physical Attributes
How tall is Geoffrey Fieger?
Geoffrey Fieger is 5 ft 10 in (177.8 cm) tall.
How old is Geoffrey Fieger?
Geoffrey Fieger was born on December 23, 1950. As of 2021, he is 71 years old.
Childhood And Education
Geoffrey Nels Fieger was raised by June Beth and Bernard Julian Fieger in Oak Park, Michigan. His father was Jewish, and his mother was Norwegian.
In 1969, he graduated from Oak Park High School, a local high school. He graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1974 with a B.A. in theater and an M.A. in speech, and from the Detroit College of Law, also known as the Michigan State University College of Law, in 1979 with a Juris Doctor.
Family, Romance, And Relationships
Who is Geoffrey Fieger's partner?
Geoffrey Fieger is married to Kathleen Fieger. They are parents to three children and live in the small city of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Career And Professional Highlights
Best Known For…
Geoffrey Nels Fieger has worked on a number of high-profile and contentious matters. In Katz v. Oakland Medical Center, Geoffrey Fieger, destined to become one of the country's most accomplished trial lawyers, spent no time in reaching the $1 million milestones. In the Oakland County Circuit Court in 1999, Geoffrey Fieger won a $25 million jury verdict for Scott Amedure's family against Warner Brothers and 'The Jenny Jones Show'.
In 1994, he defended Jack Kevorkian in the first of several doctor-assisted death trials. Kevorkian was acquitted in that trial, as well as all subsequent trials in which Fieger represented him.
Geoffrey Fieger filed a $100 million lawsuit against the Oxford school system on behalf of a 17-year-old student who was shot in the neck while her sister was walking next to her during the Oxford High School shooting. The girls have PTSD, according to the lawsuit, and the school failed to safeguard them by allowing the gunman to return to class after they had firsthand knowledge that he was expressing homicidal intent.
He also filed a $100 million class-action lawsuit with regard to the Legionnaires' disease. It was filed on behalf of Genesee County residents who developed the disease during the 2014-15 Flint water crisis. This included one lady who died after an emergency department visit due to a headache. Various Michigan Department of Environmental Quality officials, as well as Flint's McLaren Regional Medical Center, were named as defendants in the lawsuit.
His cases also include the 64-year-old Jacqueline Nichols lawsuit, filed on behalf of her family. She was a bystander who died on July 3, 2014 after a cruiser crashed into her during a police chase in Flint. To settle the complaint, the state agreed to pay $7.7 million.
In 1997, Geoffrey Fieger donated $4 million to the Michigan State University College of Law in Ann Arbor in order to construct the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Center, the country's first trial practice institute for law students.
What awards has Geoffrey Fieger won?
In Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and South Carolina, Geoffrey Nels Fieger has won record verdicts, and many of his trials have garnered national notice and established key legal precedents. He has been awarded the Honorary Alumni award by the Detroit College of Law Student Senate, the Lifetime Achievement award by the Detroit Press Club, and a Certificate of Appreciation by Ohio Northern University and the New England School of Law. He also has multiple wins as the Detroit Metro Times 'Best Attorney'.
Geoffrey Fieger's Hobbies And Interests
Mr. Fieger has a great passion for tropical resort development.
Other Interesting Geoffrey Fieger Facts And Trivia
- 'You Don't Know Jack', a film based on the events that aired on HBO, starred Danny Huston as Geoffrey Fieger.
- He is the older brother of Doug Fieger, the late lead vocalist of The Knack, and the author of the hit song 'My Sharon'.
- He ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Michigan as a Democratic nominee in 1998, during which time he made several incendiary and controversial comments and statements.
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