More than 30 years ago, Douglas E. Fierberg expanded his Washington D.C. – based trial practice to establish the only legal practice representing school violence victims and survivors nationwide. The work began on behalf of a high school student who survived brutal sexual assaults in Washington, D.C. by two assailants, and a young man hospitalized after being hazed at Omega Psi Phi Fraternity in Maryland. From there, the practice next went to Texas on behalf of 4 college students killed outside a fraternity house and Indiana on behalf of two women who were branded with cigarettes by their sorority members. Now the firm and its attorneys constitute the premier national trial practice for victims, families, and survivors.
Mr. Fierberg was lead counsel for twenty families whose loved ones died or suffered catastrophic injuries because of the April 2007 mass shooting at Virginia Tech. The result: a historic settlement with the Commonwealth of Virginia valued at more than $11 Million. Since then, he has successfully represented persons killed in mass shooting incidents at schools and workplaces in Alabama, Washington, D.C., and Missouri.
Mr. Fierberg also served as the lead trial attorney for Rolling Stone Magazine and its founder in defending multiple defamation lawsuits filed against them arising out of an article Rolling Stone published about sexual assaults at college fraternities.
Since the inception of his practice, Mr. Fierberg has continually represented local and national businesses in various areas covering transactions and litigation. This includes such things as employment discrimination and wrongful terminations, real estate and other forms of commercial fraud, and corporate and not-for-profit governance and transactions.