Discovery with Rebecca W. Geyer
Rebecca Geyer on measured communication, fluffy novels and moving things with her mind
Published in 2017 Indiana Super Lawyers magazine
on February 15, 2017
Updated on October 3, 2019
I can’t go a day without … my phone (if I’m being honest).
If you were in my office, you’d … likely trip over a pile of files. I know what’s in every stack, but there are a lot of stacks.
My colleagues would be surprised to know that … I love to sing and I’m fascinated by World War II history.
When I was a newbie lawyer I … talked too much. I didn’t realize my clients already believed I possessed legal expertise; I didn’t need to prove it.
If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be … an interior designer.
The quality I most like in a lawyer is … a tie between compassion and responsiveness.
The SCOTUS justice I’d like to meet is … Elena Kagan. I met William Rehnquist and Ruth Bader Ginsburg when I was in law school.
The SCOTUS decision I’d overturn is … Citizens United. Terrible, terrible decision, as the recent election exemplified.
My favorite Twitter feed is … @UberFacts. I always learn something new.
I can’t believe more people haven’t read … Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich.
My fictional hero is … Atticus Finch.
My real life hero is … my mom. She’s been an amazing role model as a professional, a manager and a mom.
My most bizarre talent is … I can’t believe I’m putting this in writing, but burping. I have three sons and I can outdo them all.
The talent I wish I had is … telekinesis. Moving things with my mind would be awesome!
The most fascinating person I ever met is … a tie between Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Pat McAfee, for very different reasons!
On my best day I … get all of my work completed, respond to every client phone call and email,
and watch IU win a basketball game.
My motto is … “Put on your big-girl panties and deal with it.”
The craziest thing I witnessed in a courtroom is … the father of a child pull a gun on an accused child molester.
My earliest memory is … trying to return my brother at his six-week checkup. I was 2 ½.
The movie line I quote most often is … “You’re killing me, Smalls.” — The Sandlot
My guilty pleasure is … romance novels. I love to get lost in reading fluff when I’m stressed out.
My courtroom walk-up song would be … “Lose Yourself” by Eminem.