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The Fierberg National Law Group remains the only legal team focused on representing families, survivors, and others in lawsuits and other legal proceedings nationwide involving fraternity hazing, school violence, serious personal injury, wrongful death, sexual assault, Title IX violations, and other misconduct. Unlike other law firms, our work seeks to create systemic change for our clients, leading the Inside Higher Ed to report that “Fierberg is leading one of the most significant college discipline lawsuits in higher education.” If you’re evaluating lawyers to represent you, ask the attorneys you’re interviewing if they have successfully initiated ground-breaking lawsuits in this particular field of law that have received this distinction and caused one of the largest public universities in the country to petition the U.S. Supreme Court for relief from its losses and the precedent set in the federal trial and appellate courts.
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Our lawyers create, then lead, legal teams that merge our national expertise with the capabilities of local attorneys to get you the best legal representation. Our attorneys have the training, experience, and confidence necessary to overcome tough legal obstacles and well-heeled lawyers, wherever located. California? Multiple wins (reforms and monetary) for our clients. New York? Multiple wins. Louisiana, Ohio, North Carolina, Michigan, Texas, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Colorado . . . ? Absolutely, and unmatched by others.
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We have obtained and collected over $330 Million in verdicts and settlements against individuals, corporations, fraternities, educational institutions, enablers, and con-apologists responsible for harming our clients. While financial recoveries are important, and it is not unusual for firms to tout such results, we take great pride in our unmatched record of establishing legal precedent in numerous states, in both Federal and State Courts, obtaining non-economic concessions and accommodations from Defendants, and creating meaningful legacies and foundations for our clients.
Former MLB Outfielder Chad Curtis’ Sexual Assault of 4 Student-Athletes

Former MLB Outfielder Chad Curtis’ Sexual Assault of 4 Student-Athletes

Obtained a $1.8 Million verdict on behalf of one of our four clients in Federal Court. All four women settled with Lakewood Public Schools and its Board of Education in Western Michigan for $575,000.

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Desdunes, Estate of George vs. Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and Individual Defendants

Desdunes, Estate of George vs. Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and Individual Defendants

Established precedent in New York and obtained a confidential multi-million dollar settlement.

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Ooltewah High School Sexual Assault Case

Ooltewah High School Sexual Assault Case

Filed suit against the school district, school and coaching staff under Title IX, Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act, and state law. Before trial, we accepted a substantial, six-figure settlement.

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Virginia Tech Massacre Settlement

Virginia Tech Massacre Settlement

Representing 21 families, we negotiated historic settlements valued in excess of $11 Million plus a lifetime of healthcare for all victims and non-monetary assistance.

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DeVercelly, Estate of Gary, Jr. vs. Rider University, Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity and Individual Defendants

DeVercelly, Estate of Gary, Jr. vs. Rider University, Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity and Individual Defendants

The settlement had two primary components, one of which is confidential, the other includes fundamental, ground-breaking changes at Rider University.

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Starkey, Estate of Carson vs. Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and Individual Defendants

Starkey, Estate of Carson vs. Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and Individual Defendants

The substantial monetary portion of the settlement is confidential, yet was used by the family to start Aware Awake Alive, a non-profit which, in part, educates about the risks of hazing nationwide.

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Rolling Stone Defamation Claim

Rolling Stone Defamation Claim

The lawsuits against Rolling Stone by the fraternity and its members were frivolous, quickly abandoned, and were successfully resolved for a small fraction of the $25 Million in damages sought.

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Washington Navy Yard Shooting

Washington Navy Yard Shooting

The Washington Navy Yard shooting occurred on September 16, 2013 when 34-year-old Aaron Alexis fatally shot 12 people and injured three others in a mass shooting at the headquarters of NAVSEA.

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Notable Wrongful Death & Other Lawsuits

Bailey, Estate of Gordon Lynn vs. Chi Psi Fraternity and Individual Defendants Colorado District Court, Boulder County, Case No. 2006CV424
Beletsis, Estate of Alexander vs. Theta Chi Fraternity and Individual Defendants Superior Court of California, County of Santa Cruz, Case No. 19CV03287
Braham, Estate of Marquise vs. Pennsylvania State University Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Dauphin County, Case No. 2016CV4288
Chamberlin, Cabri vs. Psi Upsilon Fraternity, et al and Individual Defendants United States District Court, District of Connecticut, Case No. 3:14-cv-00308
Culolias, Estate of Jack vs. Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and Individual Defendants Arizona Superior Court, Maricopa County, Case No. CV2014-007357
Desdunes, Estate of George vs. Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and Individual Defendants New York Supreme Court, Kings County, Index No. 500460/2011
DeVercelly, Estate of Gary, Jr. vs. Rider University, Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity and Individual Defendants New Jersey Superior Court, Mercer County, Law Division, Docket No. MER-L-003199-07
Dhanens, Estate of Philip vs. Theta Chi Fraternity and Individual Defendants California Superior Court, Fresno County, Case No. 13 CEGG 00801
Doe, Jane vs. Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, et al and Wesleyan University United States District Court, District of Connecticut, Case No. 3:12-cv-01428
Doe, Jane v. Gwinnett County School District United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, File No. 1:18-cv-05278
Doe, John vs. Holt Public Schools United States District Court, Western District of Michigan, Case No. 1:20-cv-00341
Griffin, Estate of Brett vs. Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity and Individual Defendants Delaware Superior Court, New Castle County, C.A. No. 09C-04-067-JAP
Gruver, Estate of Maxwell vs. Louisiana State University, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and Individual Defendants United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, Case No. 3:18 CV 00772-SDD-EWD
Higuchi, Estate of Ross vs. Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity and Individual Defendants Colorado District Court, Boulder County, Case No. 2012CV2380
Liu, Estate of Chun “Michael” Deng vs. Pi Delta Psi Fraternity and Individual Defendants Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Monroe County, Case No. 3028CV2015
Martinez, Estate of Samuel H. vs. Washington State University, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and Individual Defendants Superior Court of the State of Washington, Kings County, Case No. 20-2-11998-9 SEA
Mason, Estate of Samuel vs. Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and Individual Defendants Virginia Circuit Court, Fairfax County, Case No. 2012-04085
Nizamutdinov, Estate of Rustam vs. Kappa Sigma Fraternity and Individual Defendants Louisiana District Court, Lafayette County, Case No. 20175360
Partamian, Estate of Arman vs. The “PIGS” Fraternity and Individual Defendants New York Supreme Court, Queens County, Index No. 26069/09
Starkey, Estate of Carson vs. Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and Individual Defendants California Superior Court, San Luis Obispo County, Case No. CV 09 0534
Wiant, Estate of Collin Lewis vs. Sigma Pi Fraternity and Individual Defendants Ohio Court of Common Pleas, Athens County, Case No. 19CI0043

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1
Law Firm
The Fierberg National Law Group remains the only legal team focused on representing families, survivors, and others in lawsuits and other legal proceedings nationwide involving fraternity hazing, school violence, serious personal injury, wrongful death, sexual assault, Title IX violations, and other misconduct. Unlike other law firms, our work seeks to create systemic change for our clients, leading the Inside Higher Ed to report that “Fierberg is leading one of the most significant college discipline lawsuits in higher education.” If you’re evaluating lawyers to represent you, ask the attorneys you’re interviewing if they have successfully initiated ground-breaking lawsuits in this particular field of law that have received this distinction and caused one of the largest public universities in the country to petition the U.S. Supreme Court for relief from its losses and the precedent set in the federal trial and appellate courts.
50
States
Our lawyers create, then lead, legal teams that merge our national expertise with the capabilities of local attorneys to get you the best legal representation. Our attorneys have the training, experience, and confidence necessary to overcome tough legal obstacles and well-heeled lawyers, wherever located. California? Multiple wins (reforms and monetary) for our clients. New York? Multiple wins. Louisiana, Ohio, North Carolina, Michigan, Texas, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Colorado . . . ? Absolutely, and unmatched by others.
View Cases
330
Million
We have obtained and collected over $330 Million in verdicts and settlements against individuals, corporations, fraternities, educational institutions, enablers, and con-apologists responsible for harming our clients. While financial recoveries are important, and it is not unusual for firms to tout such results, we take great pride in our unmatched record of establishing legal precedent in numerous states, in both Federal and State Courts, obtaining non-economic concessions and accommodations from Defendants, and creating meaningful legacies and foundations for our clients.

Fraternity & Campus Hazing

Review public records and ask our many clients: No firm is better at holding fraternities liable for the injuries and deaths they cause.

Sexual Abuse, Assault & Discrimination | Title IX Advisors

Title IX Coordinators at some of our Nation's finest schools refer survivors to our firm to serve as advocates in University proceedings.

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Delivering unprecedented financial results and peace of mind to people seeking compensation for serious personal injuries or wrongful death.

Business & Non-Profit

Our lawyers represent local, national, and international businesses and non-profits, protecting them in transactions and lawsuits.

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 Atlantic

You have served your clients so well and at the same time distinguished yourselves as first class, effective, efficient, practical and collaborative attorneys who know how to deal with the big issues. While tough on substance, you were smooth on style. That is a difficult combination to pull off.

- John McCammon, Founder of The McCammon Group, Commenting on the Resolution of the Civil Claims from the Virginia Tech Massacre