Discovery with Sergei Lemberg

Consumer advocate, Sox fanatic and pickle lover Sergei Lemberg belongs to no political party—but still looks up to President Obama.

Published in 2016 New England Super Lawyers — November 2016

I can’t go a day without … checking the Red Sox score.

If you were in my office, you’d … sit in restored Knoll furniture.

My colleagues would be surprised to know that … I have no party affiliation.

The quality I most like in a lawyer is … the ability to instill confidence in clients, judges and juries.

My pre-trial routine is … a two-week lockup with the file.

When I started, I wish I knew … that I still wouldn’t know everything 15 years in.

If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d … own a store called International Pickles and make pickles all day long. Or open a pen shop. I love pens.

When I win a case, I celebrate by … drinking beer. Doesn’t everyone?

I almost quit the law because … I hated being a law firm associate.

The SCOTUS justice I’d like to meet is … Elena Kagan.

The SCOTUS decision I’d overturn is … AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion—what total BS.

A different practice area that intrigues me is … appellate law.

I can’t believe more people haven’t read … The Elements of Style by Strunk & White.

My real-life hero is … Obama. Not so much for his politics, but for his demeanor and the way he carries himself.

On weekends I …  play with my kids.

My most bizarre talent is … I make killer pizza.

The talent I wish I had is … computer programming.

I get angry when … I see people being sloppy.

My motto is … There are two types of people: people who bitch, moan and complain; and people who roll up their sleeves and get shit done. I’m the second kind.

The craziest thing I witnessed in a courtroom is … a client who couldn’t give a straight answer on what his address is.

The three people I’d invite to dinner are … Einstein, Steve Jobs and Dustin Pedroia.

The book I just don’t get is … The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov.

If I had a morning show, my co-host would be … David Ortiz.

The last TV show I binge-watched was … Seinfeld.

If I won the lottery I’d … be retired!

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