Skip to main content

Douglas E Fierberg

Personal injury Attorney at Traverse City, MI

5.0   6 reviews

also known as The Fierberg National Law Group, PLLC

  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 11 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 35 years
    Maryland - MD 35 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Douglas

Learn Douglas’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    40%
    Delivering unprecedented financial results and peace of mind to people seeking compensation for serious personal injuries or wrongful death.

  2. Wrongful death
    40%
    Delivering unprecedented financial results and peace of mind to people seeking compensation for serious personal injuries or wrongful death.

  3. Sexual harassment
    20%
    Our attorneys provide specialized legal representation for survivors of sexual abuse, assault, harassment, and other misconduct.

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. Achievements include:

  • Settlements and trial verdicts against fraternities, colleges, schools, students, perpetrators/rapists, and other wrongdoers in excess of $365 Million;
  • Success representing students and others killed and wounded in mass shootings and women sexually assaulted by powerful persons in the entertainment industry and professional, amateur, college, and high school athletics;
  • Victories in Title IX and related proceedings causing rapists to be expelled and resulting in specialized accommodations for survivors necessary to protect their educational rights; and
  • Establishment of legal precedent in state and federal courts to hold colleges, schools, and fraternities responsible for campus violence.

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.

Photos and videos

Virginia Tech Settlement Press Conference

Location

The Fierberg National Law Group
201 E Seventeenth St.
Suite A
Traverse City, MI, 49684

Personal Injury lawyers nearby

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
5 Star
 
100%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by Juliette | December 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Executive Director
Doug Fierberg and the attorneys at the Fierberg National Law Group are amazing social justice activists; focusing on justice for survivors of violence. As a member of our Board of Directors, Doug has provided exceptional pro-bono guidance and input on a variety of matters. His prompt attention to our needs is always appreciated. This combined with decades of real-time experience have made him a valuable resource to our agency.
Read less
Posted by Julia | December 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Passionate about his work
Doug and all of the staff we worked with for our son's hazing case were exceptional. We researched extensively before we hired Doug and his firm, but once we met him, we knew he was the most knowledgeable and experienced hazing attorney in the country. . He walked us through the toughest of times - always displaying a compassionate heart and the upmost professionalism. We always knew the status of our case, what was next and what was to come further down the road. Not only was Doug there for us during the worst of days , but he continues to support our mission of educating and saving young lives 10 years later.
Read less
Posted by Richard | December 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you have a chance to hire Doug Fierberg as your lawyer...Grab It With Both Hands!
Any client would and should be honored to have Doug Fierberg representing them. There is no more ethical person -- let alone lawyer -- that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Tireless, fearless, compassionate, well-researched...and funny! Doug checks all the boxes, but he actually and truly cares about the welfare of his clients, long after the filings are done. Doug, Jon, Karen and the rest of the team at the Fierberg National Law Group, do their best to ensure that those who've inflicted loss and harm to their clients are held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. In our case, we can never recover from the loss of our child, but those who played active roles in harming him and covering it up, will have to pay a financial price. Everyone should be as lucky as the Braham Family was to be represented by a lawyer like Doug.
Read less
Posted by Michael | December 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
President
Doug Fierberg has represented me in a wide range of capacities - from handling zoning matters on behalf of citizens associations with which I have been associated to representing my business in contract negotiations and other legal matters. In my professional career I have yet to find an attorney with a better combination of analytic and negotiating skills and, most importantly, ethics and compassion.
Read less
Posted by Scott | December 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
Doug Fierberg was exactly what we needed during a difficult time in our lives. Doug took charge while still showing compassion towards us and helped us navigate very unfamiliar territory. We had complete confidence in Doug from the get go and that confidence held firm throughout our case. Doug’s experience was absolutely invaluable to us. It has been ten years since we worked together and we continue to have a friendly relationship to this day. I highly recommend Doug Fierberg because he has that rare gift of eye of the tiger and gentle counselor.
Read less
Posted by Debbie, MM | December 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you are looking for the best, look no further. You will not do any better than Doug Fierberg
In my deepest darkest depths of despair Doug Fierberg appeared as a beacon of light bringing me hope, and saved my life. His kindness, wisdom, expertise, and availability whenever I needed him, gave me the strength I so desperately needed to fight the biggest battle of my life after the loss of my son Matt Carrington who was killed in a water hazing while pledging a fraternity at Chico State in 2005. I am eternally grateful to Doug for everything he has done for me personally, as well as for my family as we continue to learn to maneuver through our lives without Matt. If you are looking for the best, I promise you will not be disappointed. I am honored to call him friend. Sincerely, Debbie
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

We have not found any cost information for this lawyer

Contact for Details

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Sherman, Meehan, Curtain & AIN, P.C.
  • 1988 - 2002

Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Associations

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • DC Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • President
  • 2003 - 2004
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Washington's Top Lawyers-Personal Injury
  • N/A
View all awards

Attorney endorsements

Received (0)
Given (0)
Endorse Douglas
Endorsements from fellow lawyers are an important consideration for many when selecting the right attorney.
This attorney hasn't created any attorney endorsements recently on Avvo.

Avvo Contributions

This attorney hasn't created any legal answers in Q&A or legal guides recently on Avvo.

Traverse City Personal injury Lawyer Douglas E Fierberg
Douglas E Fierberg
Personal injury Attorney
Traverse City, MI
Licensed for 35 years