Survivors of Sexual Assault and Trauma

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.


The culture of teamwork and collaboration at O’Connell and Aronowitz helps our office locations assist clients in a myriad of legal disciplines and harness the talents of O’Connell and Aronowitz attorneys across New York State. We offer the experience, resources, and skills to help you protect your rights and your best interests.


54 State Street
Albany, NY 12207

tel: 518.462.5601
fax: 518.462.2670

Saratoga Springs

1 Court Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

tel: 518.584.5205
fax: 518.584.5441