The Firm You Go to When the 
Stakes Are High

New York Sex Abuse Lawyers

Levy Konigsberg is taking aggressive legal action on behalf of victims of childhood sex abuse. The firm represents hundreds of clients, most of whom were victimized many decades ago, by perpetrators including priests, other clergy, teachers, doctors, therapists, coaches and others who violated positions of trust. Led by Corey Stern and Anna Kull, the firm’s sex abuse legal team has recovered millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of New York sex abuse victims. Corey Stern is a nationally-known litigator who has dedicated his career to fighting for people who have been harmed during their childhood years. Corey has served in a court-appointed leadership role in the Flint Water Crisis litigation where he represents more than 2,500 children. Anna Kull is a knowledgeable and experienced New York litigator who has spent her career representing children and adults throughout the Courts in New York. Corey and Anna are passionate about advocating for victims of sexual abuse.

Our sex abuse attorneys, including a former prosecutor, are dedicated to helping victims of sex abuse, as well as human trafficking, and other sex-related offenses. Known for his mastery of complex legal issues, Corey Stern spearheaded a path-breaking class action against Rockefeller University Hospital arising out of the widespread sexual abuse by Dr. Reginald Archibald. Rockefeller University Hospital knew for decades that Dr. Archibald was sexually abusing hundreds or thousands of children—yet took no action to protect those children from abuse.

The New York sex abuse team at Levy Konigsberg utilizes the firm’s knowledge and experience gained from more than 30 years of experience in litigating mass tort and complex negligence actions in the State of New York. The firm has the experience and resources to take on the biggest institutions that have covered up sexual abuse among its employees and agents. Levy Konigsberg attorneys are currently handling hundreds of cases against religious institutions, like the Catholic Church, that covered up an egregious and pervasive pattern of sexual abuse for decades. Our team is both litigating cases in court, and also working to resolve cases through several pre-suit settlement options. Our attorneys are also handling dozens of cases against the Boy Scouts of America.

Levy Konigsberg sex abuse attorneys are also fighting for children who were abused in schools and educational institutions, including a case arising out of the pervasive sexual abuse committed by disgraced former Stuyvesant High School assistant principal Richard Plass. Like many cases involving abuse in educational institutions, Plass abused his power and position to “groom” students and cultivate inappropriate relationships. But no only did he abuse his own power; he relied on allies in Stuyvesant High School’s senior administration to silence complaints and reports of his abusive behavior.

As a leading New York sex abuse law firm, our attorneys also help get justice for hundreds of victims who were sexually abused as children in foster care. Children in foster care are often already vulnerable, and all too often, their reports of sexual abuse to social workers and other foster care agency employees were ignored. Levy Konigsberg attorneys are handling these and many other types of cases where abusers relied on trusted institutions to conceal their sexually abusive behavior.

Contact Us to Learn More

If you are a survivor of child sexual abuse, and would like to learn more about your rights and options, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We will provide a free consultation to evaluate your potential case. You can contact us by dialing (800) 315-3806 , submit an email inquiry or taking advantage of the web form or “live chat” functions on this page.

New York Sex Abuse FAQ

Childhood sex abuse is among the most damaging crimes committed against children including teenagers. The cases of abuse we handle include sex crimes by priests, other clergy, teachers, therapists, coaches, or other people in positions of authority and trust. These criminal acts may have been committed decades ago, but the individuals must be held accountable, and fair compensation paid to victims. If you were a victim of child sex abuse, get answers to common questions about your rights and how to move forward with legal action against the perpetrator.

If the Abuse Occurred Years Ago, Can I File an Adult Survivor Act Lawsuit?

The Adult Survivors Act in New York, passed on May 24, 2022, has extended the amount of time a victim of child sex abuse has to file a claim. The new law allows those sexually abused in New York at any time after they turned 18 year of age to have a one year window from the date the law came into effect. This one-time window closes on November 23, 2023. Legal actions that were not possible in the past can be revisited and may allow for victims who previously were barred from filing a claim to pursue justice at last. The law allows for claims to be filed against the abuser as well as public and private institutions that were aware of the abuse, or should have reasonably known, to be held accountable. If you were sexually abused in the State of New York at any time after you turned 18 years of age, then you may qualify for a lawsuit under the Adult Survivors Act. We urge you to act quickly and speak with us about your legal rights.

How Much is a Sex Abuse Case Worth in Compensation?

The amount awarded in a settlement or by a jury in civil court will vary, based on the facts in the case. The extent of the trauma suffered in the incident, the long-term impact on the mental and emotional health of the victim, and whether the institution was aware that abuse was occurring all come into play when negotiating the terms of a settlement, or when seeking justice in court. The first step is to speak with a child abuse lawyer in New York who has an extensive record of positive outcomes in sex abuse cases.

At What Age Can You File a Child Sex Abuse Claim?

Many victims of sex abuse may have been reluctant to come forward and speak about their experience. They may have been threatened, fearful, or were afraid to tell their parents what was occurring. Many adults who were abused as children are ashamed about what occurred, and did not report it, but are finally prepared to seek justice and compensation for the long-term damage they suffered at the hands of an abuser.

Although the “look back” window for child sex abuse cases has closed, there are some circumstances in which more recent victims of child sex abuse can still file claims until age 55. If you were sexually abused as a child in New York, please contact us so we can explain your legal rights. In coming forward with a child sex abuse claim, you have a rare opportunity to finally achieve justice, compensation, and hold the responsible individual and organization for which they worked accountable. Your actions can save others from facing a similar tragedy.

What Crimes are Considered Sex Abuse?

Sex abuse comes in many forms, including first, second, or third degree rape, sexual misconduct, first, second or third degree criminal sexual acts, forcible touching, persistent sexual abuse, first, second, and third degree sexual abuse, aggravated sexual abuse, and others. A civil lawsuit can be based on any unwanted sexual touching or exploitation. Victims of these crimes often experience a lifetime of emotional anguish. The trauma experienced in these cases goes far beyond any physical damage, typically leaving long-lasting emotional damage. State lawmakers have made it possible to hold these criminals accountable for their actions, even when the abuse occurred decades ago.

What is the Statute of Limitations in Sex Abuse Cases in New York?

The crime of first degree rape has no statute of limitations for criminal prosecution in New York. Rape is defined as non-consensual sexual intercourse, committed with force, or committed on a physically helpless individual, or a child under 11 years old. For civil case, statutes of limitation in New York for rape range from 10 to 20 years based on the degree and severity of the rape under criminal statutes. You should contact our law firm with any questions about statutes of limitations or your legal rights. Many people who were barred from filing a claim, were reluctant to do so for various reasons, including threats, the fear of not being believed, or feeling ashamed, but are now prepared to seek justice.

How Do I Know Which Lawyer to Call?

All law firms are unique, both in approach and the talents of their legal team. At Levy Konigsberg, you will find a team of dedicated professionals with more than 30 years of experience in complex, challenging cases. Our sex abuse attorneys have the compassion, breadth of knowledge, vast experience, and history of positive case outcomes you want on your side. Our lawyers are committed to personal legal service, and as a leading New York law firm, can assist you with a no-cost, private consultation. We understand the need for total privacy and discretion, and when we take on a sex abuse case, we are relentless, well-prepared, and persuasive in court.

Contact Levy Konigsberg at (800) 315-3806 for a free, private case consultation.

A TEAM COMMITTED TO DOING WHAT IS RIGHT

Find out whether you have a case by speaking to one of our experienced mesothelioma lawyers via our 24/7 toll-free hotline or by submitting an email inquiry. Our attorneys will be quick to respond to you and happy to answer all of your questions.

Know the Difference

Committed to Doing What's Right
  • Over $3 Billion Won

    We have represented numerous individuals and groups of workers, winning for them multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts.

  • There's No Case Too Big

    Our team has achieved groundbreaking victories in highly complex cases and has gone up against some of the toughest defendants in the country.

  • Trial Attorneys

    Our attorneys excel in the courtroom and are not afraid to bring a case in front of a jury if a fair settlement for the client has not been reached.

  • A Thought Leader in the Industry

    Our firm's knowledge and experience are in high demand, and many news outlets have asked us to share our legal expertise.

  • Access to World Class Resources

    Our experienced attorneys use cutting-edge technology and highly regarded experts to help us achieve the best possible result for our clients.

  • Changing the World for Good

    We not only want to achieve the best possible results for our clients, but we also strive to prevent future harm by changing public health policies.

Thousands of Clients Helped

Hear What They Have to Say
  • Professional, responsive and very good at their jobs.

    “From the first visit to my home, to my last visit to the office to collect my settlement, I was very happy with the services provided by this firm. They are professional, very responsive and very good ...”

    - Lisa Ross
  • They have truly gone above and beyond.

    “I have been beyond pleased how Levy Konigsberg is handling my matter. They answer my questions in a timely matter and when warranted, ease my worries and concerns. They have truly gone above and ...”

    - Anne Fahey
  • I put my Faith and Trust into Corey Stern!

    “Selecting a Law firm to represent me was one of the biggest decisions I've had to make in my life. I put my Faith and Trust into Corey Stern, and he exceeded all my expectations.”

    - Dennis McGowan
  • With this team on my side we came out on top.

    “Levy Konigsberg and team are a group of men and women that give their all, down to the receptionist. I had a case that was almost unbeatable but with this team on my side we came out on top. They keep ...”

    - Angie Garrido
  • Very happy with our settlement.

    “My husband and I were VERY happy with our experience with this firm. They were always caring and really helped us go through this in a very hard time in our lives .We continue to be in touch with the ...”

    - Lori Rosa
  • Wow is all I can say.

    “It has been a few years now but I needed to post this. My dad suffered so much from Mesothelioma. My brother looked into the law and our rights. Unfortunately he died also before anything was done. It ...”

    - Carol N.
  • Their dedication to receive the highest results for their clients was amazing.

    “Working with Levy Koningsberg LLP was a very positive experience. Their professionalism and curiosity was outstanding. I was a pleasure working with this firm. Their dedication to receive the highest ...”

    - Emily DeRogatis
  • Such a great team!

    “The whole team at Levy, Konigsberg LLP have been extremely professional and kind during our most difficult time. They keep you informed during the process, check in often asking if there are any ...”

    - Kevin Kober
  • We definitely got the right law firm!

    “Levy Konigsberg represented my daughter Linda, who was diagnosed with mesothelioma at 16 years old. She endured many surgeries and chemotherapy including HIPEC. She traveled the country seeking ...”

    - Mark Wells
  • Levy Konigsberg continued to help my family fight for the justice my father deserves.

    “Levy Konigsberg was there for my father as soon as he was diagnosed with mesothelioma they helped him get medical treatment in another state that specializes in his condition and even provided housing ...”

    - Stephanie Vitale
LEVY KONIGSBERG IN THE NATIONAL MEDIA

CHOOSE LEVY KONIGSBERG

Start with a FREE Consultation
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.