Discovery with N. John Bey
N. John Bey doesn’t believe any victory or loss should be celebrated or mourned for more than a day
Published in 2018 Georgia Super Lawyers magazine
on February 22, 2018
Updated on October 3, 2019
My colleagues would be surprised to know that … I’m a vegetarian.
The lawyer I most admire is … Thurgood Marshall.
The quality I most like in a lawyer is … authenticity—the ability for them to be themselves in the courtroom.
My pretrial routine is … early morning jog, light breakfast and meditation.
When I started, I wish I knew … how to create a better work-life balance.
When I win a case, I celebrate by … letting my daughters pick a restaurant for a family dinner night. I do not believe any victory or loss should be celebrated or mourned for more than a day.
The SCOTUS justice I’d most like to meet is … Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
A different practice area that intrigues me is … environmental law. We need more lawyers working to protect the environment for our children and their children.
I can’t believe more people haven’t read … Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.
My fictional heroes are … Luke Cage and Harry Potter.
My real-life heroes are … my parents. They taught me my work ethic and humility and instilled a desire to always give back to the community.
On weekends I … enjoy hiking and outdoor activities with my daughters: Julia, 6, and Olivia, 3.
The talent I wish I had is … the ability to sing.
My favorite TED Talk is … “Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are,” by Amy Cuddy.
My favorite meal is … saag paneer.
I get angry when … my clients are treated unfairly.
On my best day I … get home in time to have dinner with my family.
On my worst day I … pray.
My earliest memory is … my father bringing home a puppy from the pound.
If I had a time machine, I would … invent the internet.
Nothing cheers me up like … my wife and daughters.
My guilty pleasure is … travel.
If I won the lottery I … would still practice law.