Lawyer Spotlight: Courtney Figg
How many states or countries have you lived in?
I've only ever lived in Indiana.
What is your favorite drink?
For an everyday drink, I love a good iced tea.
What is your favorite month?
March - my birth month.
What inspires you?
My 90-year-old grandmother inspires me because she has lived and keeps living such a full, optimistic life.
If you chose a quote to live by, what would it be?
"Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." James 1:4
What is your greatest accomplishment? I hope there are more accomplishments to come, but working full-time and completing law school at the same time was difficult, yet gratifying.
What has been your most embarrassing experience at Q&B?
I'm sure there has been something, but I can't think of anything too embarrassing that has happened.
What experience at Q&B has been the most fun?
Attending QBU in Chicago the month after I started working at Quarles was a really great and fun experience. It was good to meet other associates, while also learning a great deal in the training sessions.
What advice would you give to a law student?
Be open to the great variety of ways to be a lawyer and find a path you enjoy.
What is your greatest professional success?
A few years back when I dabbled in litigation, I tried and won (solo) an 8 hour bench trial in a small Indiana county. The case dealt with some pretty nuanced issues related to restrictive covenants on real estate, membership in an association, and collections issues related thereto. The case had been dragging on for a few years, and the client was very grateful to see it resolved in its favor.
What class should you have taken in law school?
I should have taken another tax class besides income tax.
Who has given you the best advice about practicing law and what was that advice?
I'm not sure I can attribute this advice to any particular person, but the best advice I have been given, and have taken to heart, is to always be prepared.
What makes you laugh?
Right now, the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm is hilarious and makes me laugh a lot every time I watch an episode.
What is the best thing about Q&B?
The people and the culture at Q&B are fantastic.
What do you do for fun?
I love researching and trying new restaurants either in Indianapolis or in other cities while traveling.
What is great about working in (your city)?
Downtown Indianapolis has really blossomed since I moved here for law school. It is really fun to see the city grow and change, and I really enjoy working downtown because there is so much to do.