Each month we highlight an individual working to make the justice system more accessible to DC residents. Meet Geoff Fehling, Counsel at Hunton Andrews Kurth and member of DCBF’s Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council and the 77 Society.
Where did you grow up?
What brought you to DC?
Most recently, my wife's job following graduate school.
What was your first job in DC, and what did you learn?
An internship on the Hill during college. I quickly learned that the DC summers are hot and filled with tourists!
Walks with my dog
You get one extra hour of free time per day. How do you use it?
With a newborn at home, I would split this with my wife so we can both get an extra 30 minutes of sleep!
What was the last restaurant you ate at?
My last indoor meal was at 2Amys, which thankfully has been one comfort that we have tried to maintain throughout the pandemic (they have an amazing take-out menu).
Channeling my inner Frank Underwood with an occasional video game session to blow off some steam.
One item from your Bucket List
Driving a sports car down Highway 1
Most rewarding element of your work
Helping clients get the benefit of their insurance policies when faced with unexpected lawsuits can often be a "bet the company" proposition.
Legal aid is important to me because…
It is often the only lifeline for individuals facing life-altering housing, employment, and other decisions who may not be able to navigate the legal system without a lawyer.
The most pressing civil legal aid issue in DC is…