Wednesday, September 12, 2018


(Reworked from a 2013 post with all new cartoons.)

This is a picture of Paul from the net.

Early in my husband's law career (1972) he leased office in a "lawyer's suite". There was a receptionist in the entry (so each lawyer didn't have to hire his own) & a law library for use by all (saving the young attorneys a lot of time & money).   These suites, & there were several of them, were owned & leased by another lawyer, Paul Fegen, who called himself "Fig".  Paul was & is a very flamboyant character.  He loves the color purple, because it has his name in it, according to him--"purPAUL". He no longer leases these suites or practices law, but makes his living appearing at parties as a magician. He has appeared on America's Got Talent.  He says he put himself through college by performing magic.

This is the kind of car he drives around Beverly Hills--
a vintage Excalibur convertible with the license plate "FIG"

but this is the color, of course!

I don't know if he still does it--we've pretty much lost contact with him--but he used to host absolutely amazing parties.  We were never privileged to attend, but we would hear about them in the news.  Paul had very long, wiry, wild hair (past his shoulders) & I guess it bothered his mother.  At one party he showed up in overalls or something equally sloppy casual.  In the middle of the party, a barber's chair was wheeled out & he got his hair cut to acceptable business standards of the day.  He then put on a tuxedo & the party continued.  He was extremely close to his parents & would have brunch with them every Sunday.  Since the death of his mother a few years ago, he's kept a "memorial" Popsicle in his freezer.  I understand he hasn't had his hair cut since she died.

When our oldest son was about 10, Bud had some papers to deliver to Paul.  We sent Matt into Paul's office with the papers while the rest of us waited in the car.  It was over a half hour later when he came back.  We asked him why it took so long & he told us, "Mr. Fegen taught me how to juggle!"

I wonder if this is Paul's attitude:

or this:

Probably not, but for sure, he's a lot of fun!!

Good--I see I still have room for more cartoons!!




  1. I assume FIG has the same usage over there? We know rather a lot of FIG JAM types (the JAM standing for Just Ask Me).
    Loved the cartoons, particularly the litigator.
    Thank you.

    1. A fig is a fruit that grows on fig trees, of course!!

  2. I like that purple car :).
    I've never needed a lawyer, don't think I even know any.

  3. Quite a character, and from the description of the parties and the car, he must have been a damn good lawyer.

    1. He was a good landlord & magician; I never saw him in court!!

  4. What a delightful character and what a car. Bet he was fun to watch in court.

  5. Fig. What a great moniker! "I object" is perfect.

  6. He sounds like a class act, and funny as can be.

    PurPaul, i really like that!

  7. Updated to rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock.

  8. A lawyer who performs magic! You can't ask for anything more! Unless it's making the bill disappear...


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