• Injury and Death

School Injury and Death Law

We have successfully resolved – via settlement or trial – numerous cases involving traumatic injuries and death.  Over the past quarter-century of practice, this has included serious automobile accidents, catastrophic injuries due to unsafe premises, construction accidents, child pornography and sexual assault, fraternity violence, fraternity rape, fraternity hazing and other tragedies caused by the negligence of others.  We negotiated the historic, complex settlement on behalf of 20 families/clients who suffered the loss of a loved one or traumatic gunshot injuries as a result of the April 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech. As to our abilities, John McCammon, founder of The McCammon Group and mediator of the settlement, described our work as “stellar.  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.”

"Thank you for bringing me hope, for swooping in and offering to help when I thought my heart couldn't take any more hurt. Thank you for helping me believe that my heart won't always be broken and that some good may still come from my suffering."
- Client

Good Morning America

Douglas Fierberg represented the family of Michael Deng, an issue featured across major news providers such as ABC's Good Morning America, The New York Times, and USA Today
"I just wanted to tell you how grateful I am that you, Doug, Chris and Karen stuck by my side for two years strong. Such a burden has been lifted off my shoulders once we made the final deal today. To say that I am grateful and so appreciative is an understatement."
- Client

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

  • Our Ethic

    Our Ethic

    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.

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  • Fraternity Victims

    Fraternity Victims

    "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

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  • School Rape

    School Rape

    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.

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  • Trial Attorneys

    Trial Attorneys

    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.

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  • Litigation


    Litigation across the country holding schools responsible for catastrophic injuries and deaths on campus. Virginia Tech; North Carolina (Child abuse and pornography), e.g.
  • Millions Recovered

    Millions Recovered

    Millions recovered.
  • Advocacy


    Advocacy groups established, VTV Family Outreach Foundation.

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Our clients have traveled paths that may be similar to the one you are presently on. They have valuable insights they are willing to share (including, of course, regarding our work). Many clients have become strong advocates, as a matter of necessity. Please feel free to inquire about this, and, where appropriate, we will gladly connect you to them, as they too are committed to offering their help and unique insight.

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