Geoffrey Fieger

Geoffrey Fieger is our exclusively recommended Personal Injury Law expert in Michigan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Geoffrey directly using the contact details listed above.

Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes region of the upper Midwestern United States. Its name derives from a gallicized variant of the original Ojibwe word ᒥᓯᑲᒥ, meaning ‘large water’ or ‘large lake’.

Practicing for nearly 40 years, Geoffrey is a veteran of the legal battlefield. His command of the law, both as a trial litigator and as a scholar, has made him one of the most sought-after attorneys in the nation. Though he has always practiced from his firm’s home in Southfield, Michigan, he is known all over the world for his charismatic trial presence and his refusal to back down from the battles that matter. In fact, the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University named The Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute in his honour.

Geoffrey’s legal skill is uniquely well-known, even for a lawyer as renowned as him—he has been repeatedly featured on MSNBC, CNN, Fox, and various other networks to provide legal insight and commentary throughout his career. He has had his own program on CBS radio titled “Fieger Time,” and was featured on Fox’s live court program “Power of Attorney.” Geoffrey has also frequently been in the news as a subject, as he is often called upon to represent high-profile cases on behalf of those facing impossible odds.

In one of his notable cases, Attorney Fieger was able to secure acquittals for every one of Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s assisted-suicide trials in which he represented the doctor.

Lawyers who have faced him in court know him to be incredibly well-prepared, knowledgeable, and a force to be reckoned with—ultimately, he’s the attorney that other lawyers would want on their side.

When Geoffrey was facing his own major battle against the United States government, he and the legendary Attorney Gerry Spence fought against charges that Geoffrey had made illegal campaign contributions to then-Senator John Edwards. Their work ensured that he was acquitted on all counts.

Jay A. Schwartz

Jay Schwartz graduated from the University of Michigan in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. In 1991 he graduated with a Juris Doctorate Degree from Wayne State University of Law in the top third of his class. During his time at Wayne State he participated in their Student Trial Advocacy Program and was inducted into the National Order of Barristers. He also held summer law clerk positions with major firms in the area and served an internship with the Supreme Court Justice, Dennis W. Archer.

Mr. Schwartz was admitted to the Michigan State Bar Association and the U.S. District Court Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the U.S. Tax Court in 1992, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in 1998, and is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association. Mr. Schwartz has been selected to and is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Roster of Neutral Arbitrators. He has been admitted to practice in Federal and/or Courts in New York, Ohio, Indiana, Texas, Colorado and North Carolina. He is a state certified mediator and has been Court appointed as a case evaluator in Wayne, Oakland, Livingston and Macomb counties.

In 2007, Mr. Schwartz was inducted into the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, an organisation recognised as the most prestigious group of trial Lawyers in the United States. Membership to this group is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. These attorneys have demonstrated in an objective and tangible way, their ability to accomplish superior results in complex cases. Less than 1% of U.S. lawyers are invited to be members in this prestigious organisation. In 2008, he was invited to be a Platinum Member of The Verdict Club. Member lawyers are nominated by fellow attorneys, certified as being exceptional in their fields and have experience in all major practice areas. Membership in this club is highly exclusive and reserved for only those lawyers who have a reputation of extraordinary verdicts and settlements exceeding one million dollars or more. During Mr. Schwartz’s career he has represented a broad range of individuals and entities, both Plaintiffs and Defendants, in claims that sometimes involved tens of millions of dollars. In the years of 2007, and 2011 – 2014, Mr. Schwartz was nominated to Super Lawyers. Most recently, he was awarded The New York Times, Top Attorneys In Michigan-2012 – 2014.