Geoffrey Fieger is an American personality who is working as an Attorney based in Southfield, Michigan. He is the senior partner of his self-named law firm. Also, he is an occasional legal commentator for NBC and MSNBC. Fieger has attained his practice in personal injury cases, civil rights and litigation, and medical malpractices. Fieger was a defense attorney for the case of Jack Kevorkian. Kevorkian was convicted of second-degree murder. Fieger was also an unsuccessful Democratic nominee for governor of Michigan.
Geoffrey Fieger was born on 23rd December 1950 in Oak Park where he spent his childhood. Fieger was the son of June Beth and Bernard Julian Fieger. Both of his parents were from different ethnicities. His father is of Jewish descent and his mother is of Norwegian descent. He went to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and got himself educated with the degree of B.A. (in Theatre, 1974) and M.A. in a speech in 1976. He earned his J.D. from the Detroit College of Law in 1979.
Geoffrey Fieger Career
He is involved in many controversial cases. All the cases were high-profile. In 1994, Geoffrey represented Jack Kevorkian in several doctor-assisted trials. The trial stretched for at least five years. Kevorkian was finally convicted when he represented himself in the last assisted suicide trial of 1999. All the subsequent trials of Kevorkian were presented by Geoffrey Fieger. These events were further made into a movie called “You Don’t Know Jack”. The movie was aired on HBO. In the movie, the role of Fieger was portrayed by the actor Danny Huston.
In August 2007, Fieger was accused of federal campaign finance charges. The charges were included by the U.S government. He was convicted of illegally funneling $127,000 to John Edwards’ 2004 presidential campaign. Fieger was defended by the attorney Gerry Spence. He made his commitments saying that this would be Fieger’s last case. A jury was held on 2nd June 2008 for the case of Fieger where he was convicted of 10 charges.
Geoffrey Fieger Biography
|Real Name||Geoffrey Nels Fieger|
|Birth Date||23 December 1950|
|Age (as of 2021)||70 Years|
|Birth Place||Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 11” – in Centimeters – 180 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 72 kg – in Pounds – 158 lbs|
|Shoe Size||9 (U.S.)|
|Father||Bernard Julian Fieger|
|Mother||June Beth Fieger|
|School||Local High School|
|College||University of Michigan, Michigan State University College of Law|
Fieger married a loving and gorgeous lady Kathleen. They have three children and the family lives in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Fieger’s wife Kathleen Fieger is a well-known American media personality who is also based in Southfield.
Geoffrey Fieger Net Worth
Geoffrey Fieger has attracted good fortune because of his law career. In his 40 years of practicing career, he has gone through lots of ups and downs. There have been many cases that led him to face controversies and some others even included charges. Because of his charismatic trial presence, he is considered to be an intellectual personality ever known in the industry. He appeared in more than seven shows, films, or TV appearances including Good Morning America (2006), Nancy Grace (2005), 60 minutes (1999), Talked to Death (1997), etc. although he never expressed his expenses in public or media, we assume that he is earning somewhere between $5 million to $10 million.
- Fieger had a younger brother, the late Doug Fieger. Doug was the lead vocalist. He was an active member of the ’70s and 80’s earliest rock group named “The Knack”.
- His younger brother was well-known for his hit songs like “My Sharona” released in 1979.
- In 1997, Geoffrey donated at least $4 million to the Detroit College of Law. The donation was made for the start of the nation’s first trial practice institute for law students. The institute was later named Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute.
- Fieger also appeared as an attorney on numerous reality series including “Power of Attorney” and “The Law Firm”.