School Violence Law to Represent Victim in Hazing and Rape Lawsuit

“Top national hazing and sexual assault attorney hired to represent victim in Ooltewah sexual violence lawsuit.” – Times Free Press

School Violence Law‘s Doug Fierberg and attorney Eddie Schmidt, from Nashville, will be representing the 15-year-old Ooltewah High School freshman and his family who was allegedly raped as apart of a freshman hazing ritual committed by three of his upper-class man teammates during a basketball team trip to Gatlinburg on December 22nd.

Representatives in  Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston’s office said they believe younger players endured abuse from older teammates before the trip. It was a part of the team’s “beat-in” culture, and it was routine for freshman to be hazed and even assaulted, they told to The Times Free Press.

“Fierberg’s practice, School Violence Law, is the only nationwide practice that specializes in representing victims of violence in school-related incidents; and Fierberg has personally served as lead counsel for victims of sexual violence and hazing at schools and universities across the nation.” – Times Free Press

Students seeking to participate in school teams and programs should be protected from hazing and sexual violence. Hazing is not a matter of simple “horseplay,” or validly explained away by notions that “boys will be boys.

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