09 April 2008

Shocking Development For Geoffrey Fieger

Earlier today, high-profile trial lawyer Geoffrey Fieger's high-profile trial lawyer Gerry Spence revealed to a shocked audience that "scores of jurors expressed extreme dislike, animus and bias toward Mr. Fieger." Before going on to explain that fish enjoy water and Mount Everest is really, really tall, Spence quoted potential jurors who, when speaking of Fieger, claim "it's difficult to listen to him -- [he's] arrogant, very abrasive, a pit bull probably guilty.''

Geoffrey Fieger is perhaps best known for his successful defense of Dr. "death" Jack Kevorkian and his failed gubernatorial run as Michigan's '98 Democratic nominee. Some may also know him from frequent television appearances on FOX (often with Greta Van Susteren), his bad hair, million dollar lawsuits, and little brother who is a member of The Knack.

Ooh my little pretty one, pretty one.
When you gonna give me some time, Sharona?
Ooh you make my motor run, my motor run.
Gun it comin' off the line Sharona.
Never gonna stop, give it up. Such a dirty mind.
Always get it up for the touch of the younger kind.
My my my i yi woo. M M M My Sharona...

Great song. Where was I? Oh, Geoffrey's concern over the jury pool stems from the upcoming trial over allegations that he and his law partner, Ven Johnson, made $127,000 in illegal campaign donations to the 2004 presidential campaign of Democrat John Edwards by reimbursing people connected to their law firm who would agree to donate maximum individual campaign contributions. Fieger is also charged with obstruction of justice. Apparently there is no law on the Michigan books for stupidity in supporting a John Edwards presidential campaign.

Based on questionnaires sent out to some 250 potential jurors, Fieger's defense is requesting a change of venue to a place where Fieger is less well known and thus jurors are less predisposed to despise him. Perhaps a place where nobody has heard of trial lawyers. It will be up to U.S. District Judge Paul D. Borman to decide if there can be a fair trial in metro Detroit or if a fair trial is even necessary. So, if you're reading this blog Judge Borman . . .

When you gonna give it to me, give it to me.
It is just a matter of time your Honor.
Is it just destiny, destiny?
Or is it just a game in my mind, your Honor?

Ah, some days it's good to be alive


  1. Anonymous said...

    Fieger is perhaps best known for his successful defense of Dr. Kevorkian. He was acquitted 3 times with Fieger representing him. Kevorkian was convicted after defending himself in his fourth trial.

  2. Khaki Elephant said...

    Actually, you're right. So right, in fact, that my post is misleading and in need of a belated updating.