Monica H. Beck


Monica H. Beck has been a civil litigator for over 20 years. Ms. Beck focuses her nationwide practice on representing survivors of sexual abuse, assault, and harassment, and her clients range from young children to the elderly. Ms. Beck has successfully represented students and athletes in Title IX lawsuits, victims of child sex abuse in achieving civil justice from institutions and perpetrators that harmed them, and employees in litigation for violation of their Title VII and FMLA rights. Ms. Beck has recovered millions of dollars for her clients, including but not limited to a $1.8 million judgment against a school employee who sexually assaulted four students.

Ms. Beck is Managing Legal Counsel for The Fierberg National Law Group and oversees the attorneys and legal strategies employed by the firm.

Prior to joining The Fierberg National Law Group, Ms. Beck was an attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York. Ms. Beck also served as Deputy General Counsel at the Phoenix House Foundation, Inc., the nation’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to substance abuse treatment and prevention.


  • J.D., The University of Michigan Law School, cum laude
    • Associate Editor of the Michigan Journal of Law Reform
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Northwestern University

Professional Organizations:

  • National Crime Victims Bar Association (“NCVBA”)
  • Michigan Association for Justice (“MAJ”)
  • Member of the Board of Directors for the Women’s Resource Center in Traverse City, Michigan (former)

Featured Work:

  • Recovered seven-figure verdicts and settlements for clients.
  • Achieved settlements in which school districts have agreed to institute Title IX training and change their sexual harassment and assault policies to better recognize victims’ rights and school employees’ responsibilities.
  • Conducted training on Title IX, the Clery Act, hazing, and school sexual violence for the Clery Center, National Center for Victims of Crime, State Attorneys General across the country, and other organizations.

Media Features:

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Bar & Court Admissions:

  • State of Michigan
  • State of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

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“From the moment Monica Beck and The Fierberg National Law [Group] agreed to represent our daughter, we felt at ease and confident our daughter’s best interests would be represented. The suit would take almost 5 years to be resolved and we came to feel like Monica was a member of our family. There were many twists and turns along the way but Monica always was focused and attentive to our every concern. She has a way of being personal and getting emotionally connected yet professional and objective so she can give you the hard answers and advice that you need to hear when involved in the highly specialized cases she handles. I have told her more than once I would like to meet her family so I can congratulate them on raising such a fine lady.

We are forever grateful for the professional service and advice of Monica Beck, Doug Fierberg, and Erika Klockziem.”

The McCoy Family

“When I reached out for help, you stepped up and believed in my daughter (and me). Thank you for your support these last 4 years. I can never sufficiently explain how much you have meant to us. Your strength, kindness, and drive helped us to keep going when it was difficult. Thank you for being supportive, understanding, human, and available. Thank you for helping [my daughter] stand up for herself. Thank you for seeing in [my daughter] what was taken from her, and for fighting to get some of it back. Thank you for helping to make her bright again.

Please, express our gratitude to all those people that helped with the case. It takes a team.”

“When my seven-year-old son was sexually assaulted about 20 times on school property by a classmate, I reported to the school what was happening. I also filed a police report, secured a restraining order, and filed a report with social services. The school not only refused to protect my son from the perpetrator, they wanted me to send him back to the same classroom so they could hire “extra eyeballs to observe and document their interactions,” essentially asking my traumatized son to act as bait so they could catch the student in the act.

Their combined actions and lack of actions further traumatized my son and absolutely violated Title IX law. He was forced to change schools six weeks before the end of the school year and subsequently developed PTSD. My husband and I incurred tens of thousands of dollars in expenses over the next 12 months related to therapists, doctors and time off from work.

I soon became aware of three other families in the same school district with eerily similar situations – one at the middle school level and two at the high school level. There was student-on-student sexual harassment or abuse, school administration was aware but refused to do anything to protect the victims or ameliorate their situations and the victims were being further traumatized. This obviously was a systemic problem that needed fixing, and after filing a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, our family was offered mediation.

Typically, mediation functions only to remediate an individual student’s situation, but nothing less than a systemic fix was going to be satisfactory for me. Finding a law firm with the expertise needed to advise us in this type of case was nearly impossible because it’s a very specialized area of law. Local law firms with expertise in Title IX law refused to take our case because they deemed it not big enough to justify their time. Fortunately, Monica Beck and The Fierberg National Law Group not only became a lifeline for us during an exceptionally trying time in our lives, they were instrumental in achieving a spectacular outcome — all without a lawsuit.

The school district reimbursed us for a percentage of our documented out-of-pocket expenses, but more importantly, they agreed to train every principal in the school district and their bosses on how to respond appropriately to reports of sexual harassment and assault. They agreed to let Monica and me review the curriculum before they taught it, and I also got to meet with the district’s Title IX coordinator to impress upon him the importance of his role in keeping students safe.

After 12 long months of fighting this battle to prevent other families from going through the torture of our experience, I couldn’t be happier with the end result. Thank you, Monica!”

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