Over the years, Fieger & Craig included attorneys Joe Golden, Mark Cousens and Gail Boesky. Together, they battled conservative forces on behalf of teachers’ unions, post office employees and oil and chemical workers.
During the height of the civil rights movement, Bernie and Roger Craig joined the “Freedom Riders” and traveled frequently to Mississippi, registering African-Americans to vote and trying cases pro bono. They helped defeat the crippling poll tax, a fee frequently waived for white voters but not blacks.
Meanwhile, June became a prominent activist in her own right, becoming the first female organizer for the Michigan Federation of Teachers in 1964 and leading the nation’s first teacher’s strike in Hamtramck.
In 1979, upon graduating from law school, Geoffrey Fieger joined his father’s firm and won $1 million in his very first trial. The father-son team worked side-by-side until Bernie’s retirement.
In 1988, Bernard Fieger passed away, but his name and spirit continue to drive the firm’s values to this day.