Sexual Abuse & Assault

We represent children, women and men who are the survivors of sexual violence and trauma. Sexual abuse causes lasting physical, emotional, professional and psychological harm. O’Connell and Aronowitz’s trial-tested team has successfully recovered significant verdicts and settlements for the victims of sexual abuse. Trial attorneys  Steve Coffey and Pamela Nichols won an $11 million verdict for two young sisters who were the survivors of sexual abuse. Our attorneys’ compassion, determination and skill in the courtroom make O’Connell and Aronowitz the trusted choice for survivors of sexual violence.

Child Victims Act in New York

New York State just passed the Child Victims Act, a new law that dramatically improves the ability of survivors to bring claims against their assailants and those who harbor their assailants. If you have been told that too much time has passed for you to take legal action against your abuser, you may now have options under this new law. For more on this legislation, please see our blog post on the NY’s Child Victims Act available here. If you would like to speak to one of our attorneys to discuss your legal options as a survivor, contact us today at (518) 462-5601 or use the form on this page.



Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts

Since New York State’s passage of the Child Victims Act in 2019, our Personal Injury Litigation team has won countless verdicts for survivors of child sexual abuse in actions against their abusers and against the establishments that failed to prevent the abuse.

Locations We Serve

Our Personal Injury lawyers work throughout New York State and take on some of the most complex and high profile cases. With offices in Albany and Saratoga Springs, our location allows our attorneys easy access to all areas of the state.

If you’re an individual that’s been injured in the Capital Region or anywhere throughout New York State, we may be able to help you recover significant damages for your injuries.

To learn more about our legal services in your area, visit our location page.

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Accidents & Catastrophic Personal Injuries


Pam Nichols was professional, but warm and easy to talk to. She put me at ease, especially when we ran into roadblocks that had to be tackled along the way. We couldn’t have been happier with the outcome and felt that we had the best possible representation!

Nancy B. Google Review

Steve Coffey is a lawyer’s lawyer. He brings into the courtroom absolutely amazing trial skills and will fight to the bitter end to get you everything you deserve. He will fight for you and give you his all. He is easily one of the best trial attorneys in the country, right here in our own backyard.

Rich D. Google Review

I want to share my extraordinary experience with O’Connell and Aronowitz, specifically Tom DiNovo and his staff. Anyone looking for an honest, hardworking attorney backed by a team working for your best interests, put your trust in this firm.

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