OUR LAWYERS AND LEGAL STAFF REPRESENT VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS SEEKING JUSTICE IN LAWSUITS INVOLVING FRATERNITY HAZING, CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULT, TITLE IX VIOLATIONS AND OTHER DANGEROUS MISCONDUCT IN SCHOOLS THAT CAUSE INJURY OR WRONGFUL DEATH.
Our lawyers represented the mother of a young man killed by fraternity hazing at Sigma Alpha Epsilon. During the course of the litigation, we established legal precedent in New York rendering national fraternities legally responsible for the dangerous, illegal hazing by its chapters and members. After succeeding against multiple efforts by the fraternity and its members to dismiss the case, George’s surviving family received a multi-million dollar settlement.
Doug Fierberg was the lead trial attorney for approximately 20 survivors or family members of those who died in the massacre at Virginia Tech. Doug was central in negotiating the historic settlement – valued at approximately $11 Million – constituting millions of dollars compensation, health care for life, and establishment of a foundation designed to make campuses safer. Doug continues to represent the foundation and the valuable work it performs.
Good Morning America profiles our representation of two Kansas State University Students. Our lawyers represent victims of sexual assault in civil cases and campus hearings across the country alleging violations of Title IX, civil rights and other state law claims.
Our lawyers have collected tens of millions of dollars in settlements for victims of fraternity hazing, school sexual assault, and other misconduct causing traumatic injury and death. More than 25 years ago, we were the first lawyers to develop this unique, important legal practice on behalf of survivors, victims and their families. Our lawyers have held fraternities, colleges, universities and secondary schools legally responsible for fraternity hazing, sexual violence, rape, bullying, violations of Title IX, and other violations of state laws across the country. Fraternities are loathe to change and become safe. Our attorneys have forced many of them to change their policies by defeating them in federal and state lawsuits from New York to California. Our experience and results are unequaled, and we – and our numerous clients – are willing to share these insights with you as you search for qualified attorneys.
We represent victims in lawsuits involving school death and injury, hazing, college and fraternity rape and sexual assault, student-child sexual abuse and pornography, and serious personal injury.
That you have found this website indicates that you are, or someone you love is, likely experiencing a traumatic event. We express sincere condolences, from the entire staff. Parents and victims often demand that comprehensive changes be imposed upon the institutions that caused or failed to prevent their trauma. Hence, we measure our effectiveness by things equally important to the amount of money our clients receive through a settlement or judgment obtained at trial, though we have successfully obtained (and collected) tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts. We have created institutional and legislative changes, and so too have our clients, using their strength, our advice, and the funds we have obtained for them. Together, we have shared the unique “relief” such non-economic accomplishments bring.
More than 20 years ago, Doug Fierberg was the first lawyer to exclusively represent victims of school violence nationwide. As his legal team has grown, we have always believed that giving back is essential. Thus, our lawyers – for no fee - have compelled wrongdoers to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation to non-profit organizations whose missions are to eliminate hazing, sexual assault, binge drinking, and other violence from schools.Read More
"Fierberg is a man of obvious and deep intelligence, comfortable - in the way of alpha-male litigators - with sharply correcting a fuzzy thought; with using obscenities; with speaking derisively, even contemptuously, of opponents. He is also the man I would run to as though my hair were on fire if I ever found myself in a legal battle with a fraternity, and so should you." - Caitlin Flanagan, The AtlanticRead More
The litigation experience of Doug Fierberg paired with the national Title IX movement expertise of Cari Simon make us uniquely effective advocates for people who have suffered rape or sexual assault in schools and universities.Read More
Federal and state courts across the country have admitted Mr. Fierberg to practice before them to serve as lead trial counsel for wrongful death, hazing, sexual assault and catastrophic personal injury cases, including cases filed in Alabama, Arizona, California, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Virginia, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Indiana, Texas, Mississippi, Nevada, Maryland, District of Columbia, and Ohio.Read More