Meet Rebecca Kimmel, a zealous advocate for hundreds of survivors who were sexually abused while incarcerated.
Rebecca fights for these survivors under New York’s recently passed Adult Survivors Act. This act allows survivors of sexual abuse that occurred years or even decades ago to seek justice against perpetrators of sexual abuse and those who enabled them. Rebecca has particular expertise in bringing and litigating cases involving abuse perpetrated by correction officers and prison staff in the New York prison system, including in New York state prisons and in the Rose M. Singer Center, the all-female jail on Rikers Island.
Rebecca has been particularly instrumental in investigating, crafting and bringing Levy Konigsberg’s groundbreaking cases against New York City under the Adult Survivors Act for allowing correction officers at the Rose M. Singer Center to sexually abuse inmates for decades with impunity.
Through her collaboration and attentive engagement with clients, Rebecca has acquired invaluable insights into the horrors and internal mechanisms of New York’s prison and jails which greatly contribute to her success in initiating and litigating cases.
Prior to joining Levy Konigsberg, Rebecca gained experience at prominent law firms, including honing valuable trial skills, and spent time working on a successful presidential campaign. She is proud to now be using her legal skills and experience to fight for justice for her brave clients.
“I am constantly in awe of the bravery and resiliency of my clients who have suffered horrific abuse while in the New York prison system. I am honored to stand beside them in this fight.”