The Fierberg National Law Group is a team of lawyers and legal professionals with outstanding academic credentials, legal training, courtroom experience, and a passion for representing clients in the best tradition of the legal practice. Trial lawyers have long protected legal rights that society most values.
This is our benchmark.
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712 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Offices Also in Chicago, Denver and Traverse City
Phone: 231-933-0180 | Fax: 231-252-8100
Our lawyers and work are regularly profiled in national media, including CNN, MSNBC, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine, NPR, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and others.
Cornell University Hazing Case
Our lawyers represent the mother of George Desdunes. George was killed by fraternity hazing by Sigma Alpha Epsilon members and pledges at Cornell University. Marie’s lawsuit established precedent in New York that enables victims of hazing and their families to hold national fraternities legally responsible for the harm caused by their members and chapters. The matter was resolved with a confidential, multi-million dollar settlement.
Virginia Tech Press Conference
Our lawyers negotiated the historic settlement that resulted in millions of dollars to the victims and established a foundation in their honor. Our work was the only successful legal resolution of this tragedy and resulted in economic recoveries, health insurance, counseling and health care treatment, and the establishment of an advocacy organization to carry-on the work and family legacies.
Kansas State University Title IX Lawsuits
Good Morning America featured our work and clients’ federal lawsuit seeking to compel Kansas State University to investigate, hold disciplinary hearings, and abide by Title IX and state law regarding their allegations of sexual assault at fraternity houses. It’s not enough to have a “zero tolerance” policy against sexual assault without much more: Universities must make campus safe, investigate claims of sexual assault, hold fair, lawful hearings, punish perpetrators, and protect and accommodate survivors.
Nationwide Legal Representation
Across the country and for more than 25 years, we have successfully resolved cases involving serious personal injuries and wrongful death. We also represent survivors of sexual violence in high school/college/university disciplinary hearings, compelling institutions to abide by the law, pay compensation, enforce codes of conduct, expel rapists, and protect and accommodate survivors.
We represent families and survivors in federal and state lawsuits involving fraternity death, fraternity rape, hazing injury, hazing death, wrongful death, serious personal injury, sexual assault, and Title IX violations. We help survivors of sexual assault in schools achieve justice in school disciplinary hearings, since these proceedings are pivotal in protecting students and their Title IX and educational rights. For example, in 2014 we obtained approximately $5 Million in federal court judgments and settlements for young girls improperly videotaped and photographed by their elementary school teacher, enabling them to obtain the quality mental health care they deserve, pay for college, and, for some, purchase homes for themselves and families. As part of our practice focusing on women’s rights, we are defending sexual assault survivors who have been sued by perpetrators for defamation, and filing counterclaims on their behalf to obtain compensation for their injuries.
In this context, we have served as lead counsel in lawsuits, administrative complaints, mediation, and disciplinary proceedings in numerous states, including Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
We have established legal precedent in numerous states (Federal and State courts), created legacies for our clients, and collected tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements against individuals, corporations, fraternities, and educational institutions responsible for harming our clients. “You and Jon were amazing! We had them outlawyered today, which gives us a fighting chance of having it acknowledged that our son died from hazing, and that steps will be taken to prevent others from being harmed/killed. All because of you, Jon and the Team in Michigan and PA!” Surviving Parent/Client, 2017.
Our litigation and trial skills also assist our commercial work, advice and litigation on behalf of individuals, for-profit and non-profit organizations and start-ups nationwide:
- We counsel and defend the country’s most progressive, aggressive and successful organization fighting housing discrimination and predatory lending. Our client has made the American Dream of homeownership possible for thousands of working people, forcing banks to commit billions of dollars to end discrimination.
- We are lead counsel for a legendary global media company defending a defamation lawsuit.
- We counsel an international trade association of businesses operating multiple industries worldwide.
- We initiate and defend litigation on behalf of a London-based, global leader in commercial real estate.
- We counsel a D.C.-headquartered diversified underwriting organization serving the life insurance, annuity/structured settlement, life settlement and related industries nationwide.
Our business and transactional advice covers a wide-spectrum of start-up, entity formation, operational, employment, management, leasing, litigation, strategic and governance legal issues. And, when conflict cannot be circumvented, we have successfully brought, defended and resolved numerous types of commercial claims, as well as investigative and enforcement actions brought by state and federal agencies.
Un abogado en nuestro bufete, Jonathon Fazzola, está disponible para hacer consultas en español para los clientes de habla hispana. We have successfully represented a number of people who struggle to speak and/or understand English. We have ready access to translators fluent in Arabic, Chinese and Russian. Igualidad ante la ley. 根据法律面前人人平等