Our Team’s Litigation Experience in These Areas of Law is Unmatched.
Survivors of sexual violence and discrimination have meaningful options for seeking justice, regaining the upper-hand, and beginning the process of putting their lives back together. This pursuit of justice and meaningful resolution must be supported by intelligent, trained, and passionate legal firepower. For your reference, we highlight some of our firm’s powerful advocates that are available to help you:
- Cari Simon, Harvard Law School alum and Inaugural Fellow at the Harvard Gender Violence Clinic, has achieved millions in settlements on behalf of anonymous survivors. Recently, Ms. Simon has taken action in the “End The Backlog” Movement and successfully prevented the destruction of a rape kit in Washington D.C., and preserved and maintained another in Chicago, IL.
- Monica Beck, University of Michigan Law School alum, recently obtained a $1.8 Million verdict in federal court against former MLB player Chad Curtis who was convicted of sexually assaulting four high school students. Ms. Beck immediately followed that verdict with a settlement in excess of $1 Million against a school district whose employee sexually assaulted an elementary school student.
- Lisa Cloutier, Harvard Law School alum and previous Managing Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, has a professional background that includes “big law firm” litigation training, employment as a Supervisory Attorney at the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, and consulting work on behalf of numerous women’s rights organizations, including Futures Without Violence.
The National Title IX movement expertise, along with the sexual and gender violence training of Cari Simon, Monica Beck, and Lisa Cloutier, make us uniquely effective counsel for survivors of sexual and gender violence in schools, universities, fraternities, sororities, and the workplace.
Our Partners Across the Country.
We have unique, close relationships with the country’s leading non-profit advocacy groups, with whom we regularly confer, and at times, “partner” with on cases, to increase a victim’s ability to obtain justice and cause systematic change. Such groups include:
- National Crime Victim Law Institute
- Clery Center
- Public Justice Foundation
- Know Your IX
- Futures Without Violence
- Harvard Gender Violence Program
- National Crime Victim Bar Association
- Women’s Resource Center for Traverse City, Michigan
- National Center for Victims of Crime
Additional Help & Resources:
- Stop Sexual Assault in Schools
- National Organization of Victim Assistance
- It’s On Us
- End Rape On Campus (“EROC”)
- Promoting Awareness | Victim Empowerment (“PAVE”)
- No More
- Victim Rights Law Center
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center (“NSVRC”)
- Joyful Heart Foundation
- Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (“RAINN”)
| Cases Sexual Abuse, Assault & Discrimination
Former MLB Player Chad Curtis’ Sexual Assault of 4 Student-Athletes
Obtained a $1.8 Million verdict on behalf of one of our four clients in Federal Court. All four women settled with Lakewood Public Schools and its Board of Education in Western Michigan for $575,000.
Four student-athletes alleged former MLB player Chad Curtis sexually assaulted them under the guise of performing therapeutic massages while being a volunteer coach in the weight room of Lakewood High School in Barry County, Michigan. He was convicted of criminal sexual conduct in October 2013 and is serving 7 to 14 years in prison.Continue Reading
Ooltewah High School Sexual Assault Case
Filed suit against the school district, school and coaching staff under Title IX, Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act, and state law. Before trial, we accepted a substantial, six-figure settlement.
John Doe suffered a brutal sexual assault by his high school basketball teammates. Our firm filed suit against the school district, school and coaching staff under Title IX, Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act, and state law. The Court agreed with our claims, refused to dismiss the case, and issued a 60-page opinion setting legal standards that will help other survivors obtain justice.Continue Reading