Rebecca Kimmel is an associate at Levy Konigsberg, LLP where her practice focuses on representing survivors of sexual abuse. Rebecca specializes in litigating cases under the New York Adult Survivors Act (ASA) with a particular emphasis on cases involving sexual abuse that occurred in New York prisons and jails.
Rebecca received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law where she gained experience advocating for marginalized communities, including while volunteering for the Innocence Project Pro Bono Clinic and the Virginia Law in Prison Project, representing clients of the University of Virginia School of Law’s criminal defense clinic, and interning with the Bronx Defenders, a public defender office in the South Bronx.
Prior to joining Levy Konigsberg, Rebecca litigated complex civil cases at prominent law firms. Her experience includes litigating cases brought under the Child Victims Act (CVA) which contributed to her expertise and interest in zealously advocating for survivors of sexual abuse. She has maintained an active pro bono practice throughout her career which has included representing an incarcerated client in a civil rights lawsuit involving the prison’s failure to provide adequate medical care, helping to secure a wrongfully convicted client’s freedom through a habeas petition, providing legal advice regarding reproductive rights and representing individuals who have been discriminated against in pursuing civil rights actions.
Rebecca graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University where she earned her bachelor’s degree and was a member of the Women’s Varsity Tennis Team.
Rebecca is admitted to practice in New York and before the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.