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Anthony T. DiPietro: The #1 NYC Sexual Assault Lawyer

Sexual assault is a serious crime that can have devastating and long-lasting effects on victims.

Victims of sexual assault may feel scared, confused, or overwhelmed by the legal process.

Knowing where to turn for help or figuring out how to get justice can be difficult when recovering from what happened.

The DiPietro Law Firm is here for you.

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Looking for the best New York City sexual assault lawyer?

NYC Sexual Assault Lawyer, Anthony T. DiPietro, has secured over $230 million for victims of sexual abuse.

Anthony T. DiPietro is a nationally recognized attorney who has been fighting for the rights of sexual assault victims and helping them seek justice through the court system for over 20 years.

Contact us to schedule a free consultation with our New York City sexual assault lawyer Anthony T. DiPietro.

All consultations and inquiries submitted to our law office are guaranteed confidentiality.

We are sensitive to the needs of survivors and we understand what you’re going through.

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About The DiPietro Law Firm: The #1 Sexual Assault Lawyer in New York, NY

The DiPietro Law Firm was founded in 2003 by Anthony T. DiPietro.

We litigate cases involving sexual abuse, sexual assault, and sexual misconduct, as well as birth injury and medical malpractice.

Our founder, Anthony T. DiPietro, has lead the civil lawsuit against Columbia University and its affiliates for enabling the years of sexual abuse committed by Robert Hadden.

In two separate agreements, the DiPietro Law Firm secured over $236 million in compensation for more than 200 women.

The DiPietro Law Firm has helped pass four separate laws in New York that provide victims and survivors with a path to justice – including the Adult Survivors Act and the Gender Motivated Violence Act.

Anthony T. DiPietro has devoted his career to helping sexual abuse survivors achieve justice.

Contact us for more information and a confidential discussion of your legal options.

What Are the Sexual Abuse Laws in New York City?

Our law firm is adept in the ever-changing laws that govern sexual assault cases in NYC.

We are here to provide you with up-to-date information and help you understand your rights as a victim of sexual assault.

Our team is experienced in navigating New York law when filing a lawsuit or seeking criminal justice against an offender.

Here are some of the sexual abuse laws you might want to familiarize yourself with:

Definition of Sexual Abuse and Consent

According to the NY Penal Law § 130.20, a person commits sexual misconduct if they engage in sexual contact without the consent of another person.

The NY Penal Law § 130.05 defines lack of consent as a situation in which an individual does not affirmatively agree to engage in sexual contact, when the other person is incapacitated or mentally disabled, or when the other person is less than the age of consent.

New York’s Adult Survivors Act

Formerly, felony sexual crimes had a statute of limitation of up to five years.

Rape was the only sexual crime that did not have a statute of limitations.

However, with pressure put on the legal system by sexual abuse survivors and advocates, and the Robert Hadden case, the state enacted a new law that waives the statute of limitations so that victims can file new claims.

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New York’s Adult Survivors Act gives sexual abuse survivors one year to open an investigation, sue their offender, and seek compensation for any damages caused by what they’ve experienced.

Lawsuits can also be filed against the organizations and institutions that allowed the abuse to occur.

This means that if you experienced sexual abuse from a doctor, clergy member, teacher, coach, or other person employed by an organization that allowed the assault to occur, you may be eligible to file suit against that organization.

Hundreds of women have filed claims against Columbia University and its affiliates for allowing and enabling the former OBGYN Robert Hadden to sexually abuse patients.

A new round of lawsuits are being filed in accordance with the Adult Survivors Act.

Termination of Parental Rights

The Title IV of The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, more commonly known as The Rape Survivor Child Custody Act, allows child sexual abuse victims to terminate the parental rights of the perpetrator in cases where they are the biological parent.

This law also grants support and protection for rape victim mothers and their children.

Child Victims Act

Under the Child Victims Act, victims of child sex abuse are able to file criminal charges and civil lawsuits against the perpetrators of assault and organizations that enabled it under new statutes of limitations.

For criminal charges, victims are able to contact police or the District Attorney to file a criminal complaint before the age of 28.

When the child sex abuse victim is under 11, there is usually no time limit for criminal charges.

For civil claims, child sexual abuse victims can file against their abuser or a liable third party, like a church or school, until they are 55 years old.

A civil case can be started even if the abuse happened decades ago.

To file a civil claim, you must contact a sexual abuse lawyer to handle your case.

Sex Offender Registration Act

The state of New York has a Sex Offender Registration Act which requires anyone convicted of a felony sex crime or misdemeanor to register as a sex offender.

This legislation keeps a record of all people convicted or charged with sex crimes, allowing the public to access this information and be aware of potential threats in their community.

What Are the Damages You Can Recover in a Sexual Abuse Claim?

It’s common for sexual assault victims to suffer physical, mental, and emotional damages that may require long-term treatment.

In a civil lawsuit against your abuser or a third party, you may be able to recover compensation for the following:

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Medical Expenses

This damage refers to physical injuries, psychiatric treatments, and other medical bills incurred due to the abuse.

If you contracted any sexually transmitted infections in the process, you might be able to claim for the financial expenses you incurred to recover.

Emotional Distress

Sexual assault is an emotionally traumatic experience for victims.

Often, it results in long-term mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

You may be able to claim damages for the pain and suffering endured due to the abuse.

Lost Income

You may have had to take time off work to recover from the incident or quit your job due to mental health issues brought on by the incident.

You may be able to claim monetary compensation for lost income and benefits resulting from this absence.

Punitive Damages

Sexual abuse crimes are considered serious offenses, and in some cases, the court may award punitive damages to a victor.

This damage is meant to punish the offender and discourage them and others from repeating such crimes in the future.

Proving Sexual Assault in a Civil Lawsuit

Sexual violence cases are complex.

In criminal cases, the court might require the victim to present physical evidence or witness testimonies to prove the case.

This can be a challenge in many cases, such as if the victim is a child or if the crime occurred many years ago.

However, civil claims are possible even without physical or documentary evidence.

With the help of a knowledgeable and experienced sexual assault attorney, you can build a strong case and receive rightful compensation for the damages caused by your abuser.

Civil sexual abuse claims rely on a preponderance of evidence:

Proving that something is more likely than not.

The best way to prove your case is to hire a top-notch sexual assault attorney who can guide you through the intricate legal process and is willing to exert the necessary effort to get you what you deserve.

How Can a New York City Sexual Assault Attorney Help You?

An adult and child sexual abuse attorney must be knowledgable of the laws enacted to protect sex crime victims and how to effectively recover compensation.

Anthony T. DiPietro has been a nationally recognized sexual abuse attorney for years, and he understands the work that goes into building a strong case.

Here’s why you should hire the DiPietro Law Firm to handle your case:

  • Thorough and independent case investigation: Our legal team will thoroughly investigate your case. We know the right places to gather information and can also bring in experts to help strengthen your case.
  • Gathering evidence: Your attorney will help you gather evidence to support your claim if necessary. Evidence can include a police report, medical treatment records, witness testimony, and much more.
  • Compelling negotiation skills: The ability to negotiate a hefty settlement is a skill that sets an excellent sexual abuse lawyer apart from the rest. Anthony T. DiPietro is well-versed in dealing with major organizations and other parties to ensure you receive the highest compensation for what you’ve gone through.
  • Aggressive case representation: Our team will support you personally and represent you professionally throughout the legal process. We understand what survivors have gone through and dealt with, and we promise to fight hard to ensure you receive justice.

Why Should You Trust The DiPietro Law Firm for Your Sexual Abuse Case?

The DiPietro Law Firm has a long history of success in representing victims of sexual abuse.

Our founder, Anthony T. DiPietro, Esq., has been a champion for victims for over twenty years.

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Throughout his career, Anthony T. DiPietro has stood up to high-profile sexual abusers and made powerful institutions pay for the harm they’ve allowed.

Currently, the DiPietro Law Firm holds the highest dollar amount settlement recovered in the State of New York for sexual abuse.

After representing hundreds of sexual abuse victims, we recovered over $236 million in compensation from Columbia University.

Settlements have totaled over $1 million in compensation per client.

With the help of our reliable and exceptional New York sexual abuse attorneys, we can help you see the same outcome in your case.

Schedule Your Free Consultation With The #1 New York City Sexual Assault Lawyer Today: Anthony T. DiPietro

Dealing with the aftermath of sexual assault can be overwhelming and extremely difficult.

But, with the help of our law firm, you don’t have to go through it alone.

Our lawyers are prepared to handle your sexual assault lawsuit and secure financial compensation for what you’ve gone through.

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At The DiPietro Law Firm, our NYC sexual assault lawyers offer a free, no-obligation consultation to assess your case and determine the best route to take.

All inquiries submitted to our law firm a guaranteed 100% confidentiality.

We can help you find where to start and how to proceed.

Contact us for a free consultation.

For more support, contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at (800) 215-1003.

Resources for Sexual Exploitation & Abuse Survivors

We’re currently investigating this case and many other cases involving serial sexual predators.

As more information becomes available on our cases, we will share it on the The DiPietro Law Firm Twitter account (@atdipietro).

If you’re a survivor of sexual exploitation and abuse, please contact our Free Consultation Helpline for a 100% confidential and free consultation about your case at (212) 233-3600.

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About Anthony T. DiPietro

Founder Anthony T. DiPietro, Esq. is a compassionate and skilled trial attorney who has completely dedicated the past 23 years of his career to litigating medical malpractice and sexual abuse cases against major corporate institutions including hospitals, medical clinics, schools, and other wrongdoers.

Mr. DiPietro has also obtained some of New York State’s highest verdicts and settlements, and has been selected to New York State Super Lawyers® each year, for the past 10 years in a row.

In 2022, Mr. DiPietro was selected as one of America’s Top 100 High-Stakes Litigators for the landmark cases he’s won on behalf of survivors of sexual exploitation and abuse.

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Cases We're Currently Litigating

Years of Abuse:  1987 – 2016


Robert Hadden, a disgraced Obstetrician-Gynecologist (OB/GYN) who worked for Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, was criminally convicted in 2016 of sexually exploiting and abusing patients under the guise of medical care.

Hadden used his position of authority and trust to sexually exploit women and girls for nearly three decades as a Columbia University physician.

All the while, Columbia University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital administrators turned their backs and ignored reports of Hadden’s abuse, gaslighting patients and the public.

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Years of Abuse:  1979 – 2022


David H. Broadbent is a former OB/GYN under criminal investigation and facing civil lawsuits for sexual abuse of patients.

Broadent worked at multiple medical facilities in the Provo, Orem and Salt Lake City, UT areas.

These facilities included Intermountain Healthcare’s Utah Valley Hospital, MountainStar Healthcare’s Timpanogos Hospital, other Utah health care providers, and he also had adverse action taken against his medical license back in 1990.

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Years of Abuse:  1961 – 1996


22 predator teachers and administrators, over the course of 35 years.

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