VICTIMS DESERVE AN EXPERT TRIAL ATTORNEY.
The Fierberg National Law Group is a renowned legal team that specializes in representing individuals across the country in various legal proceedings involving violence in schools, hazing, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, sexual assault, Title IX violations, and other misconduct. The origins of the company can be traced back to Washington, D.C. From there, the firm expanded its presence by establishing offices and employing lawyers in Michigan, New York, Massachusetts, and Colorado. This strategic expansion allows the firm's attorneys to effectively represent clients across the country. As the leading law firm that developed this field, we have successfully represented clients in some of the most high-profile cases related to these issues.
Watch "Death in the Dorms" Season 2 Featuring the 2017 Hazing Death of Our Client, Max Gruver - Streaming on Hulu
Our Work Featured on 60 Minutes
When a freshman named Sam Martinez died pledging Alpha Tau Omega at Washington State University in 2019, his parents said the national fraternity hid the local chapter’s history of hazing and hindered the investigation into their son’s death. Eight months after Sam’s death, his parents filed suit against ATO, its members, and Washington State University. Doug Fierberg, their attorney, has litigated more than 40 hazing cases during the last two decades.
Historic Virginia Tech Mass Shooting Settlement
During this press conference, Doug Fierberg announces the settlement that was reached with Virginia for 21 families he represented. “The historic settlement agreement with the Commonwealth of Virginia will result in more than $11 million in financial compensation, health benefits, and non-monetary assistance for surviving family members and victims of the April 16, 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech”.
From the moment Monica Beck and The Fierberg National Law [Group] agreed to represent our daughter, we felt at ease and confident our daughter’s best interests would be represented. The suit would take almost 5 years to be resolved and we came to feel like Monica was a member of our family. There were many twists and turns along the way but Monica always was focused and attentive to our every concern. She has a way of being personal and getting emotionally connected yet professional and objective so she can give you the hard answers and advice that you need to hear when involved in the highly specialized cases she handles. I have told her more than once I would like to meet her family so I can congratulate them on raising such a fine lady.
We are forever grateful for the professional service and advice of Monica Beck, Doug Fierberg, and Erika Klockziem.
- The McCoy Family
I shot probably the best interview of my entire series on hazing ‘Protect the House’ today in L.A. with attorney Douglas Fierberg. We spoke for hours and Doug’s knowledge and honesty on the topic [were] not only refreshing but at the same time scary and haunting. No one knows more than Doug on this topic and he is a no-BS type guy. This interview is raw and doesn’t sugarcoat this major problem. I’m glad this came together at the last minute and am so thankful to Julie and Gary DeVercelly for connecting me with Doug. This interview has been 3 years in the making. So happy that I came out of my self-imposed ‘cocoon’ today to do this.
- Daniel Catullo III – Director of “Protect the House”
Witnessing Cari take my life into her hands and deeply care for it has been more healing than anything I could possibly imagine. I, of course, can’t change what happened and will still be affected by it in a lot of ways but I can at least look back on it and be proud of what I did about it. Again thank you so much for all the support.
- College Sexual Assault Survivor, Client of Cari Simon
If you are looking for the best, look no further. You will not do any better than Doug Fierberg.
In my deepest darkest depths of despair, Doug Fierberg appeared as a beacon of light bringing me hope and saved my life. His kindness, wisdom, expertise, and availability whenever I needed him, gave me the strength I so desperately needed to fight the biggest battle of my life after the loss of my son Matt Carrington who was killed in a water hazing while pledging a fraternity at Chico State in 2005. I am eternally grateful to Doug for everything he has done for me personally, as well as for my family as we continue to learn to maneuver through our lives without Matt. If you are looking for the best, I promise you will not be disappointed. I am honored to call him friend. Sincerely, Debbie
- Debbie Smith, Mother of Matthew Carrington
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
If you have a chance to hire Doug Fierberg as your lawyer…grab it with both hands! Any client would and should be honored to have Doug Fierberg representing them. There is no more ethical person — let alone lawyer — that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Tireless, fearless, compassionate, well-researched…and funny! Doug checks all the boxes, but he actually and truly cares about the welfare of his clients, long after the filings are done. Doug, [and] Jon, and the rest of the team at the Fierberg National Law Group, do their best to ensure that those who’ve inflicted loss and harm to their clients are held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. In our case, we can never recover from the loss of our child, but those who played active roles in harming him and covering it up, will have to pay a financial price. Everyone should be as lucky as the Braham Family was to be represented by a lawyer like Doug.
- Richard Braham, Father of Marquise Braham
Does, Jane vs. Butler University, Michael Howell, and Ralph Reiff
Four female student-athletes bring this action against Defendants for negligence, gross negligence, battery, assault, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, after enduring years of sexual assault and other misconduct by Butler's former athletic trainer.
Gruver, Estate of Maxwell vs. Louisiana State University, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and Individual Defendants
Louisiana State University freshman Max Gruver, 18, died in September 2017 following a hazing incident called "Bible Study" at the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. At the time of his death, Max's blood-alcohol level was still 0.495, more than six times the legal limit.
Former MLB Outfielder Chad Curtis’ Sexual Assault of 4 Student-Athletes
Four student-athletes at Lakewood High School in Barry County, Michigan alleged that MLB Veteran Chad Curtis sexually assaulted them under the guise of therapeutic massages while volunteering as a coach. He was convicted of criminal sexual conduct in October 2013.
We have dedicated ourselves to seeking justice and compensation for our clients who have been wronged by individuals, corporations, fraternities, institutions, serial predators, power abusers, celebrities, professional athletes, enablers, liars, and con-apologists. Through years of hard work and dedication, we have obtained and collected over $365 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.
While financial recoveries are important, 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, ensuring that their voices are heard and their stories are told.
We are proud of the work we have done and the impact we have made, and we remain committed to fighting for our clients, no matter how difficult the case.