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Goldberg and Crumiller launch Survivors Law Project to help sex abuse victims

November 22, 2022 Rob Abruzzese
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Brooklyn attorneys Carrie Goldberg and Susan Crumiller announced that their law firms have teamed up to create a co-counsel initiative called Survivors Law Project.

Both Crumiller and Goldberg’s firms represent plaintiffs in sexual abuse and harassment litigation. Survivors Law Project will help provide joint-representation to plaintiffs in new sex abuse cases brought under New York’s Adult Survivor’s Act.

“Carrie and I have each spent years meticulously building up our firms to provide survivors with representation that is both aggressive and trauma-informed—because we’ve been there and we get it,” said Crumiller, founding attorney at Crumiller P.C. “Being sexually abused sucks, especially when you feel like you don’t have the tools to fight back. That’s why we created Survivors Law Project, because when powerful women band together in pursuit of justice, we all win.”

The ASA, which was sponsored by State Senator Brad Hoylman, was passed in 2021, and temporarily revives all expired civil claims of sexual abuse committed against people 18 years or older, no matter how long ago the abuse took place. The “lookback window” of the law opens on November 24, 2022, and is expected to suspend the statute of limitations for at least the next year.

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“My relationship with Susan is something I wish all of our clients had when taking their abusers to court,” said Goldberg, founder at C.A. Goldberg, PLLC. “Susan and I have been by each other’s side during many of the darkest days in our lives but also some of the happiest. This collaboration is a natural extension of our friendship, but also a way of making sure that more survivors get the best possible representation for them.

“Together, we will empower victims to regain a sense of control that they may have lost while suffering abuse, with the backing of a team of skilled, compassionate lawyers who truly understand what they’re experiencing,” Goldberg continued.

Though they are each in their own firms, Goldberg and Crumiller have collaborated with each other starting in 2007 as lawyers working at the Housing Conservation Coordinators, a nonprofit out of Hell’s Kitchen that helps low-income tenants facing eviction.

Goldberg eventually started her firm in 2014 with a focus on representing victims of online harassment, cyberstalking, and revenge porn. Crumiller began her firm in 2016 with a focus on helping new mothers who were being mistreated in the workplace.

Together they have lectured at the Brooklyn Bar Association and other places, including a 2019 continuing legal education seminar they conducted together entitled, “Nobody’s Victim: New York State’s Revenge Porn Law.” Goldberg is the author of a similarly titled book, “Nobody’s Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls.”

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