Jonathon Fazzola

jon5Mr. Fazzola is a civil litigator who has represented individuals and companies in a broad range of complex litigation matters in state and federal court.  He has extensive experience litigating on behalf of individuals who have been injured or killed in school-related incidents, including fraternity hazing and sexual assault.  In addition to matters involving wrongful death and serious personal injury, Mr. Fazzola has represented individuals and corporate clients in defamation actions, contract, insurance, and trademark disputes, business torts, indemnity actions, securities class actions, civil and criminal government investigations, and internal investigations related to commercial compliance matters.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Fazzola practiced for five years in in the Chicago office of the international law firm Latham & Watkins LLP, and as a bilingual staff attorney with the Family Defense Center.  Mr. Fazzola served as a Community Economic Development Consultant with the U.S. Peace Corps in the Republic of Panama for two years prior to law school.

Gracias a su experiencia en la Republica de Panama con el U.S. Peace Corps, Sr. Fazzola es profesionalmente competente en españolSr. Fazzola ha representado a clientes de habla hispana en corte federal, corte estatal, y procedimientos administrativos estatales y federales.  Él está disponible para hacer consultas en español.

Mr. Fazzola graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, cum laude, and holds a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English & Economics from Kalamazoo College.  He is licensed in Illinois and Michigan.


  • 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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