Experience & Success

Fieger, Fieger, Kenney & Giroux

Fieger Law was founded over 50 years ago by Geoffrey’s father, Bernard Fieger, in a small house which still stands as the cornerstone of Fieger Law. Today, Fieger Law is a 40,000-square-foot elegant edifice with our 60 employees occupying a quarter mile of land in Southfield, Michigan—a near suburb of Detroit. Geoffrey Fieger joined the firm in 1979 and has been responsible for much of its growth, continuing the founding vision:

As advocates for the people, it's important to fight for a cause... we must fight for the rights of victims and champion the underdog against corporate power and greed. Bernard Fieger & Roger Craig in 1965, battling the conservative forces on behalf of the teachers' union, post office, oil and chemical workers.

Fieger Law has built an international reputation by securing more record-breaking verdicts and settlements than any firm in the country. There is a history of representing high profile cases, notably Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the Jenny Jones Show trial and the defense of Nathaniel Abraham, who at age 11 was the youngest child ever to be tried for murder in the U.S. as an adult. Many of these cases have set important legal precedents.

Today, the Fieger Law is the top personal injury firm in the country. People turn to Geoffrey Fieger and the other attorneys at the firm for help when they have been the victims of injustice, medical malpractice or personal injury.

Firmly Rooted in History

Fieger Law
1946-47:
Bernard J. FiegerBernard J. Fieger, originally from Brooklyn, attends Harvard Law School on the GI Bill, and meets his future wife, June.
1948:
Bernie and June wed and move to June's hometown of Oak Park, Michigan. They have three children, Geoffrey, Doug (lead singer of "The Knack") and Beth (now a TV writer in Los Angeles).
1950:
Bernie starts the firm, Fieger & Lee—the second interracial law firm in the state with partner George Lee in the Lawyer's Building in Detroit.
1957:
The firm moves to the First National Bank building in downtown Detroit.
1964:
Fieger LawBernie and future state Senator Roger Craig renovate a home on 10 Mile Road in Southfield to house the law offices of Craig & Fieger. Over the years they fight for labor rights with Joe Golden, Mark Cousens and Gail Boesky.
1964-65:
Bernard Fieger travels frequently to Mississippi during the civil rights movement, registering African-Americans to vote and trying cases pro bono. He helps defeat the crippling poll tax, a fee frequently waived for white voters but not blacks.
1964:
June Fieger, Bernards wife and Geoffrey's mother, becomes the first female organizer for the Michigan Federation of Teachers. She leads the nation's first teacher's strike in Hamtramck.
1979:
Geoffrey FiegerAfter dabbling in football, acting and music, Geoffrey Fieger graduates from Detroit College of Law and joins his father's practice. His salary is $12,000 a year and his office is in the basement.
1980:
Geoffrey FiegerGeoffrey Fieger achieves his first multimillion dollar verdict.
1988:
Bernard Fieger passes away. His name remains on the firm to this day.
1990:
Dr. Jack Kevorkian and Geoffrey FiegerDr. Jack Kevorkian calls Geoffrey for help. Fieger articulates Kevorkian's position on assisted suicide in the media and throughout several victorious trials. Kevorkian splits with Fieger in 1999.
1991:
Geoffrey Fieger adds a medical library to the firm. Michael Schwartz, head of the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission, joins the firm as partner and stays for 10 years.
1995:
Jenny Jones VerdictFieger wins $25 million in the "Jenny Jones Show" murder case.
1996:
Fieger, Fieger & Schwartz adds 8,000 square-feet of office space at a cost of $5 million.
1998:
Fieger For GovernorFieger is the Democratic nominee for Governor of Michigan.
1999:
Jerrey KenneyJerry Kenney, who heads the largest defense firm in Detroit, joins Fieger as partner.
1999:
Fieger defends Nate Abraham, who at 11 years old is the youngest child ever tried for murder as an adult.
2001:
Ven Johnson, an expert in product liability and personal injury, is named partner.
2001:
Michigan State University-Detroit Colleg of Law Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice InstituteMichigan State University-Detroit College of Law establishes the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute.
2003:
June Fieger passes away.
2005:
Partner Jerry Kenney passes away.
2007:
Robert Giroux, an attorney with a stellar record as lead counsel, is named partner in January.
2007:
Fieger Law OfficesCompleting its 20,000-square-foot addition, Fieger Law is the largest plaintiff's firm in the state, employing 18 attorneys and 60 support staff.
2008:
Geoffrey Fieger and Gerry SpenseAfter almost three years, Ven Johnson & Fieger—represented by the legendary Gerry Spence in his final trial, won their own court battle against the Gonzales/Rove/Bush Justice Department when they were acquitted on all counts of alleged illegal campaign donations.
2009:
The firm continues to achieve record-breaking, multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, and is considered unparalleled in personal injury and civil rights litigation. Geoffrey Fieger is believed to have achieved more multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements across the country.

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