30 Lawyers, 30 Books: Geoffrey Fieger
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Geoffrey Fieger is a plaintiffs personal-injury lawyer based in Southfield, Mich. For the past 15 years, Fieger has been best known for his spirited defense of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the late supporter of physician-assisted suicide.
“The Little Prince connects you with your own being so you’re looking inward rather than outward. When you really get down to trial work there isn’t a mechanism where you learn tricks for convincing people of something you really don’t believe. It all has to come from inside you and requires self-examination. I don’t think it has relevance for lawyers doing transactions or mergers and acquisitions. It does have relevance for those who seek to do what I do, which is trial law.”
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