Sexual Assault Lawyer

Sexual Assault Lawyer

If you’re looking for a sexual assault or Title IX lawyer, you want someone who has expertise with the Title IX movement and sexual/gender violence training. Attorneys Cari Simon, Monica Beck, Rachael Denhollander, Iliana Konidaris, and Lisa Cloutier with The Fierberg National Law Group, are some of the best campus sexual assault and Title IX attorneys in the nation because they have the expertise and are deeply dedicated to helping get the lives of sexual assault victims back together.

Through the knowledge and know-how of complicated legal work and devotion to the people who have been impacted by sexual assault, these lawyers for assault victims are ardent in their pursuit of justice and its part in the healing process.

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 $1 Million verdict in federal court 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.
  • Rachael Denhollander, Oak Brook College of Law alum, became internationally known in 2016 as the first woman to pursue criminal charges and speak publicly against USA Gymnastics Women’s National Team doctor Larry Nassar, one of the most prolific sexual abusers in recorded history. As a result of Ms. Denhollander’s activism, over 300 women—including numerous Olympic medalists—came forward as survivors of Nassar’s abuse, eventually leading to his life imprisonment. Ms. Denhollander’s courageous tenacity and ongoing advocacy helped trigger a complete upheaval at USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University. Ms. Denhollander was instrumental in helping secure a record-setting $500 million settlement with Michigan State University for Nassar survivors in 2018, and a further $380 million settlement with USA Gymnastics in 2021.
  • 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 named a 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Civil Rights Law.
  • 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.

What about victims getting sued for defamation?

If you need a campus sexual assault lawyer, you’re the victim. Unfortunately, when the offender is someone whose reputation and credibility may risk their future employment and financial position, we sometimes must deal with accusations of defamation as a misguided attempt to save face. Our team of campus sexual assault lawyers is also experienced with defending survivors of sexual violence from lawsuits brought against them by perpetrators. No matter what side of a civil or criminal case you’re on, we’re with you and for you, because no victim of sexual assault should be made to feel at fault.

How does gender violence training expertise make a better sexual assault lawyer?

Gender-based violence is an umbrella term for any harmful act that is perpetrated against a person’s will, and that is based on socially ascribed (gender) differences between males and females. A solid understanding and respect of things like – the survivor’s mental and emotional needs, the consequences gender-based violence has on the victim and victim’s relationships, the role that an individual’s beliefs have on one’s ability to communicate and articulate the full extent of victimization – all have a direct correlation to the effectiveness of a campus sexual assault lawyer.

Understanding the concept of perceived power, and one’s abusing it to control, authorize or influence another to perform sexual attention, advances, or acts, is vital to a sexual assault lawyer’s success. The Fierberg National Law Group lawyers use their deep knowledge of gender-based violence, and the many socio-cultural factors that could be at play, to raise each sexual assault case to the level of human rights.

As the only nationwide legal team focused on winning justice for victims of violence and misconduct in schools, we help campus sexual assault victims hold perpetrators, schools, and fraternities accountable. We leverage our unique, close relationships with the country’s leading nonprofit advocacy groups, with whom we regularly confer, and, at times, “partner” on cases to increase a victim’s ability to obtain justice and cause systemic change. Such groups include:

  • American Association of University Women (“AAUW”)
  • Clery Center
  • Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (“CCASA”)
  • End Rape On Campus (“EROC”)
  • The Every Voice Coalition
  • Gender Equality Law Center
  • Harvard Law School Gender Violence Program
  • Know Your IX
  • National Organization of Victim Assistance (“NOVA”)
  • National Center for Victims of Crime (“NCVC”)
  • National Crime Victim Bar Association (“NCVBA”)
  • National Crime Victim Law Institute (“NCVLI”)
  • National Women’s Law Center (“NWLC”)
  • Rocky Mountain Law Center 
  • Public Justice
  • SafeSport
  • Women’s Resource Center for Traverse City, Michigan

If you’re here, it means that you, or someone you love, is possibly experiencing a traumatic event. The entire staff extends our most sincere condolences.

We want to help you put your life back together and to do our part to make sexual violence on campus a thing of the past. For a confidential conversation, contact us at or call 1.877.WASH.DC.1.

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