The fact that you have found this website indicates that you are, or someone you love, is likely experiencing a traumatic event involving school sexual abuse. We express sincere condolences, from the entire staff at The Fierberg National Law Group and School Violence Law. Survivors of school sexual abuse and their families have meaningful options for seeking justice, regaining the upper-hand, and beginning the process of putting life back together. Our team’s school litigation experience make us uniquely effective advocates for people who have suffered rape or sexual abuse in schools, universities, fraternities and sororities. We also defend survivors of school sexual abuse and sexual violence in lawsuits brought against them by perpetrators. These lawsuits are often based upon alleged defamation, and are almost always intended to harass and punish survivors for coming forward in proceedings to pursue their rights. We also help school sexual abuse survivors bring counterclaims against perpetrators in these lawsuits because, ultimately, survivors are entitled to dismissal of the defamation claims and entry of judgment on their claims for sexual assault, battery and infliction of extreme emotional distress. We help school sexual abuse survivors achieve justice in school disciplinary hearings, since these proceedings are pivotal in protecting students and their Title IX and educational rights.
Survivors and their families often demand that comprehensive changes be imposed upon the institutions that caused or failed to prevent 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 and tens of 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.
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. We help rape school sexual abuse survivors achieve justice in school disciplinary hearings, since these proceedings are pivotal in protecting students and their Title IX and educational rights.
The Fierberg National Law Group and School Violence Law are uniquely positioned to achieve successful results for in school sexual abuse cases because of our experience and we have close relationships with the country’s leading nonprofit advocacy groups, with whom we regularly confer, and, at times, “partner” on cases to increase a victim’s ability to obtain justice and cause systemic change. Such groups include: National Crime Victim Law Institute; Clery Center for Security on Campus; Public Justice Foundation; Know Your IX; Harvard Gender Violence Program; National Crime Victim Bar Association; and, National Center for Victims of Crime.
We have served as lead trial lawyers counsel in lawsuits, administrative complaints, mediation, and school disciplinary proceedings in numerous states, including Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, 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 build legal teams combining local attorneys and our national expertise to provide so you get the best legal representation wherever that may be you are.
Our clients have traveled paths that may be similar to one you are currently walking. They have valuable insights they are willing to share, including the effects and process of our work. Please, feel free to inquire about this, and, where appropriate, we will gladly connect you to them. Many of our clients are committed to offering their help and unique insight as you walk this journey. You may contact us, and arrange a face-to- face meeting on our website here.
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