Super Lawyers: Q&A with Sergei Lemberg

This is the text of the SuperLawyers Magazine Q&A:

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


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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