Informed & Compassionate Advocates

We firmly believe that it is time for survivors to stop paying for the harms others have caused. We fight to expose the dark side of gender-based violence and sexual violence and help you find your voice to end cycles of abuse and bring restorative justice for you and others.

Kat Thomas, Esq.

Attorney

Ex-track coach Conrad Mainwaring gets up to 11 years in prison for serial sex abuse

Conrad Mainwaring finally plead guilty and sentenced for child sexual abuse committed at Camp Greylock

Survivors to offer Victim Impact Statements

Alleged victims of sexual abuse by Conrad Mainwaring and their attorneys will attend a court hearing where he is expected to plead guilty to of indecent assault and battery on children according to the Berkshire County District Attorney’s Office. Victims will make victim impact statements in court and via zoom.

Kat Thomas interviewed by Mother Jones

Kat Thomas interviewed by Mother Jones on the corporate “independent” investigations that result in further harms to survivors.

Survivors, Advocates, Lawmakers Launch Survivor Justice Agenda

Please join us on Tuesday, December 19, survivors, advocates, and lawmakers will join together to announce the Survivor Justice Agenda: key pieces of legislation that will put power back in the hands of survivors of sexual abuse in New York.

Big Win for Sex Trafficking Survivors Under the New York State START Act

Supreme Court, New York County – Today, Hon. Arthur F. Engoron of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County issued an order dismissing the lawsuit filed against Ms. Virginia Giuffre, an identified victim of sex trafficking by Jeffrey Epstein. This is a big win for survivors of human trafficking.

Survivors' Rights: Webinar on the Adult Survivors Act

Kat Thomas discusses the Adult Survivors Act with NYS Assembymember Rosenthal and NYS Senator Holyman.

Adult Survivors Act Webinar with Safe Horizon

Please join Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal, Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal, Safe Horizon, and legal experts for an informational webinar on the Adult Survivors Act (ASA) on Wednesday, July 26 at 4pm.

New York adult sex abuse survivor act files lawsuit against Syracuse University

A man who lobbied for the New York State Adult Survivor Act has filed a lawsuit against Syracuse University.

Adult Survivors Act Discussion with Safe Horizon

Attorneys for survivors discuss the Adult Survivors Act and other remedies for Survivors of Sexual Violence.

FIGHT BACK FAIR!

Sexual Assault Survivors have Rights! Come learn how to fight back against rapists, abusers, and enablers! We will have Food, Drinks & Treats by Local Vendors, Female-Led Boxing Lesson and Valentine’s Day Activities for All Ages

LBK & TLC Joint Venture

NEW YORK, NY (March 2023) – Personal injury law firm Laffey, Bucci & Kent is pleased to announce that the firm has entered into a joint venture with Thomas Legal Counselors at Law, LLC in New York, NY.

FIGHT BACK FAIR!

Sexual Assault Survivors have Rights! Come learn how to fight back against rapists, abusers, and enablers! We will have Food, Drinks & Treats by Local Vendors, Female-Led Boxing Lesson and Valentine’s Day Activities for All Ages

New York State Passes Adult Survivors Act for Survivors to Finally Seek Justice

On May 24, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul signed the Adult Survivors Act (ASA) into law, which gives survivors of sexual assault an opportunity to heal and seek justice.

Most Child Victims Act claims against NY are being dismissed: Why and what's being done

While thousands of Child Victims Act cases proceed, many of the 283 against state entities have been dismissed by Court of Claims judges.

Adult Survivors Act Q&A

On May 24, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul signed the Adult Survivors Act (ASA) into law, which gives survivors of sexual assault an opportunity to heal and seek justice.

Cruciani Survivors Refuse to be Silenced

On July 29th, a Manhattan jury found former Beth Israel pain management physician/neurologist Richard Cruciani guilty on 12 counts of predatory sexual assault, sexual abuse, rape and other crimes stemming from crimes committed upon six of his former patients.

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NYC's Gender Motivated Violence Act Coming in 2023

Marsh Law Firm Associate Helene Weiss and Thomas Legal Counselors at Law Founder Kat Thomas discuss New York City's Gender Motivated Violence Act which will take effect in 2023.

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Rally for Adult Survivors Act

Safe Horizon, survivors, and lawmakers rallied for the Adult Survivors Act before the legislative session ends. Legislators have only 10 days to pass the bill. CVA survivors joined to urge legislators to open the lookback window to time-barred survivors who were over the age of 18 at the time of their abuse.

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Adult Survivors Act

Safe Horizon supports the Adult Survivors Act which is proposed legislation that would create a special one-year lookback window to allow individuals who were 18 or older when they were sexually assaulted in New York State to file a lawsuit against the person who harmed them and/or the negligent institution. This bill is necessary because of the very short statute of limitations that most adult survivors of sexual assault currently face.

Former Olympian Conrad Mainwaring charged with assaulting youth campers in 1970s

Former Olympian Conrad Avondale Mainwaring, the subject of a nearly three-year ESPN investigation, is arrested outside a Los Angeles courthouse Wednesday on felony charges stemming from his time as a camp counselor in the 1970s.

A big win for survivors!

Protecting the rights of survivors in New York. Defendants in sexual violence cases cannot hide behind anonymity.
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