Title IX, SafeSport & Other Sexual Misconduct

Title IX Coordinators at some of our Nation's finest schools refer survivors to our firm to serve as advocates in University proceedings.

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Our Team’s Litigation Experience in These Areas of Law is Unmatched.

Survivors of sexual misconduct 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, is one of the Nation’s Top Title IX Attorneys representing survivors of sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and sexual harassment in University and K–12 settings nationwide. Ms. Simon has been credited with the inclusion of stalking and dating violence in the definition of sexual harassment under Title IX, and her impact litigation ensured universities are responsible under Title IX for sexual violence at fraternity houses.
  • Monica Beck, University of Michigan Law School alum, 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. Most recently, Ms. Beck obtained a settlement for over $1 million against a school district that mishandled credible reports of sexual misconduct and assaults on two girls by a male student who was a “known repeat sexual predator,” and who happened to be the child of a teacher in the school district.”
  • Chloe Neely, New York University School of Law alum, represents a wide range of victims of school-related violence, including college and K–12 sexual assault, fraternity and sorority hazing, school shootings, and harassment. Ms. Neely specializes in representing sexual assault victims’ rights and has experience working with survivors in both civil and criminal contexts.
  • Lisa Cloutier, Harvard Law School alum,  is a national expert with over fifteen years of experience in successfully advocating for survivors at K-12 schools and higher education institutions, and in related policy work on these issues. Ms. Cloutier’s track record of results for her courageous clients regularly has included obtaining course final grade changes, significant tuition refunds and monetary awards, the suspension and expulsion of student perpetrators, the suspension and other significant, permanent sanctions against tenured faculty members at top national universities, and policy changes.
  • Olympias Iliana Konidaris (“Iliana”), Washington University Law School alum, has over ten years of experience handling civil litigation and claims involving civil rights in New York City. Ms. Konidaris represents victims and survivors in Title IX proceedings at the K-12, university, and graduate and professional school levels. She also represents survivors of gender-based violence in the workplace and in cyber abuse cases. In 2020, Ms. Konidaris was appointed the Co-Chair of the New York City Bar’s Sex & Law Committee and was recently named a 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Civil Rights Law.
  • The National Title IX movement expertise, along with the sexual and gender violence training of Cari Simon, Monica Beck, Chloe Neely, Lisa Cloutier, and Iliana Konidaris make us uniquely effective counsel for survivors of sexual and gender violence in K-12 schools, colleges, and universities, fraternities, sororities, sports teams, camps, scouting, group outings, 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:


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Scroll down to view some of the cases that we’ve fought to achieve justice for victims of sexual misconduct across the country.

| TFNLG Cases Title IX, SafeSport & Other Sexual Misconduct

Chamberlin, Cabri vs. Psi Upsilon Fraternity, et al and Individual Defendants

United States District Court, District of Connecticut, Case No. 3:14-cv-00308

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Former MLB Outfielder 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.

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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.

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Doe, Jane vs. Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, et al and Wesleyan University

Rape at Fraternity with Long-Documented History of Dangerous Misconduct

United States District Court, District of Connecticut, Case No. 3:12-cv-01428

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Doe, Jane vs. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, et al.

On November 3, 2015, a fellow student abducted Ms. Doe from the campus of Myers Park High School and sexually assaulted her in the woods adjacent to the campus. The assailant was never disciplined.

United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina, Civil Action No. 3:18-cv-00586

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Doe, Jane vs. Gwinnett County School District

In 2015, Ms. Doe, a 15-year-old sophomore, reported to the District that a fellow student had sexually assaulted her at Peachtree Ridge High School. The District responded by suspending her, twice.

United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, File No. 1:18-cv-05278

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Doe, John vs. Holt Public Schools

Our action against Holt Public Schools is for its violation of our client's rights under Title IX and his substantive due process rights under the 14th Amendment.

United States District Court, Western District of Michigan, Case No. 1:20-cv-00341

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Doe, John vs. Russell County School Board, et al.

We secured a $1.1 Million settlement for John Doe and produced rulings that may guide future Title IX litigation.

Attorney Monica Beck filed a $10 Million lawsuit on behalf of a third-grader who suffered extreme sexual abuse at the hands of school custodian. The federal lawsuit garnered national attention and ignited a firestorm illuminating the scope of Title IX in K-12 schools.

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Kansas State University Title IX Lawsuit

Our lawsuit filed against Kansas State University by two former students, who were sexually assaulted, has been given clearance to proceed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Tessa Farmer and Sara Weckhorst, were each brutally raped by KSU students at off-campus fraternity houses. Both reported the rapes to KSU and identified the perpetrators, one of whom is now in prison. KSU refused to investigate or take any action against the perpetrators, allowing them to remain on campus, and justified its indifference on the basis that the rapes occurred off-campus.

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Title IX & Mishandled Reports of Sexual Assault

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