Geoffrey Fieger Biography
Geoffrey Fieger born Geoffrey Nels Fieger is an American attorney based in Southfield, Michigan. He is the senior partner at the law firm of Fieger, Fieger, Kenney & Harrington P.C. Fieger is an occasional legal commentator for NBC and MSNBC.
Geoffreys practice focuses on personal injury, civil rights litigation and medical malpractice cases.He served as the defense attorney for Jack Kevorkian and as the unsuccessful Democratic nominee for governor of Michigan in 1998.
Fieger earned B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1976. In 1979, he earned his J.D. from the Detroit College of Law which is now the Michigan State University College of Law in 1979.
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He was born Geoffrey Nels Fieger on December 23, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.Geoffrey Fieger
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Geoffrey grew up in Oak Park, a northern suburb of Detroit, Michigan. He is the son of June Beth (née Oberer) of Norwegian descent and Bernard Julian Fieger of Jewish descent.
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Geoffrey is the older brother of the late Doug Fieger, lead vocalist of the late-’70s/early-’80s rock group The Knack. He is best known for their hit song “My Sharona” in 1979.
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Fieger has been maried to Kathleen (“Keenie”) with their three adopted children. They live in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
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He has been involved with a variety of high-profile or controversial cases. He represented Dr. Jack Kevorkian in the first of several doctor-assisted suicide trials in 1994. Jack was acquitted in that trial and all subsequent trials where Geoffrey represented him. In 1999, Kevorkian was later convicted when he represented himself in his last assisted suicide trial.
The events were made into a movie, `You Don’t Know Jack.’ It aired on HBO, in which Geoffrey was portrayed by actor Danny Huston. His other cases include;
- Nathaniel Abraham, he was charged with the 1997 shooting death of Ronnie Green, Jr. in Pontiac. Abraham was tried as an adult and convicted of the crime in 1999. He was released from prison in 2007.
- The family of Scott Amedure in a 1999 wrongful death and negligence suit against The Jenny Jones Show
- The family of Isaiah Shoels, Isaiah had been killed in the Columbine High School massacre
- Ralf Panitz – He was accused of killing his ex-wife Nancy Campbell-Panitz in July 2000. He was convicted in 2002
- Robert Turner, 6 year old. His 911 call to the City of Detroit was allegedly not taken seriously. It resulted in the death of Turner’s mother, Sherrill.
- Lorraine Hayes – Shot in the head and chest by her boyfriend. On January 12, 2005, her call to 911 was ignored. It resulted in her paralysis from the waist down.
- Master Sgt. Jeffrey Sarver – He is a U.S. soldier who defused roadside bombs in Iraq. He claims to be the main character in The Hurt Locker. The case was dismissed, and under the California law, he was required to pay the defendants’ attorney fees of $187,000.
- The family of Aiyana Jones.
- A lawsuit against the Michigan State Police on behalf of the family of 64-year-old Jacqueline Nichols. She is a pedestrian who was killed when a cruiser crashed into her on July 3, 2014 during a police chase in Flint. The state agreed to settle the suit for $7.7 million.
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Fieger Law is a top personal injury firm in the United States. It has won some of the largest verdicts in America or the U.S.
The firm is passionate about representing the rights of its clients, upholding their interests, and pursuing compensation that is tailor-fit to their needs and circumstances. Whether the client is the victim of a car crash or a relative of a loved one who passed away after an accident, the firm can provide the legal guidance and counsel necessary to achieve big results. They regularly represent clients in headline-making cases, and we know what it takes to win. Among the leading law firms in the U.S., they have the resources to go head-to-head with even the most formidable opponents.
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The successful American Attorney has a net worth of $7 million.
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Plaintiff wins $3M after parking lot crash
A pedestrian who was struck by a distracted driver in a Costco parking lot in Wyoming, Michigan, has secured a $3-million verdict in Kent County Circuit Court.
In Angela Jones as Guardian of Kathryn Corinti v. Jane Secord and Todd Wenzel Chevrolet, the defense ultimately admitted negligence at the time of trial but argued the plaintiff made a significant recovery from her injuries.
“The driver admitted negligence. The auto dealership which owned the car didn’t admit negligence but they were bound by her admission of negligence. They didn’t have a choice,” said plaintiff’s attorney Geoffrey Fieger of Fieger Law in Southfield.
On July 1, 2016, the plaintiff was walking into Costco when the defendant struck her while going between 5 and 10 mph.
Witnesses saw the driver looking behind her and speaking with her grandchildren when she ran over the plaintiff.
The 67-year-old pedestrian sustained a traumatic brain injury, subdural hematoma, skull fractures and pelvic fractures. She underwent a decompressive craniectomy, duraplasty and evacuation of epidural hematoma.
“Negligence was pretty clear,” Fieger said. “Witnesses saw her turned around while running over a woman walking into the store. I don’t think negligence would have been an issue in the case.”
Fieger said the defendants argued that the pedestrian was able to make a significant recovery from her injuries and her medical treatment was almost completed.
They argued the plaintiff was very active, independent and resumed much of her pre-accident lifestyle.
The plaintiff countered that she still had significant disabilities from her brain injury, and those symptoms included physical impairments, impaired cognition, depression and anxiety. She was on longterm medications, and said the impairments negatively impacted her family life and disabled her from her pre-accident employment.
“Although all of the doctors said brain damage was permanent and after a year you plateau and reach as good of recovery as you can possibly reach, the defendants were trying to suggest she was still healing and that she was going to get all better,” Fieger said. “That’s blatantly absurd. Like her doctors testified, you don’t recover from this type of brain damage, you don’t ever fully recover.”
To prove the extent of his client’s injuries, Fieger said the use of 3-dimensional imaging of her skull fractures from CT scans seemed to influence jurors significantly.
“The 3-D imaging was an incredible tool to demonstrate to jurors the extent of damage,” Fieger said. “It vividly shows in a 3-D image where the skull was crushed. You just don’t see it on a regular CT scan, but on a 3-D one, you do.”
Fieger said two witnesses to the accident testified during the trial, and there were 14 witnesses total.
Because the injuries were related to an auto accident and medical costs were already covered, the verdict amount of $3 million in late August was mostly for pain and suffering costs.
Defense attorney Christopher Jelinek did not respond to requests for comment on this case.