Sexual assault is devastating, traumatic, and often has a life-long impact. Grappling with the aftermath of abuse or assault often brings painful emotions such as guilt, shame, or anger.  Our team of experienced attorneys and legal staff is here to listen— if, and when, you’re ready. We can help inform you of your legal options and next steps if you choose to pursue a sexual assault civil lawsuit.

Gibbs Law Group represents sexual abuse survivors of all ages, genders, and backgrounds who have experienced abuse in a range of environments, including schools, medical facilities, churches, and youth groups.

We have a client-centered approach and understand that discussing sexual assault can be overwhelming, painful, and confusing. We believe our role is to help survivors understand the legal process and options so that they are empowered to make informed decisions at a pace they are comfortable with.

Meet Karen Barth Menzies, Sexual Assault Attorney

Karen is a partner in our sexual assault practice group. She has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Southern California for the last seventeen years.

Karen has over two decades of litigation experience in some of the nation’s most complex cases, and she is particularly focused on sexual abuse claims and women’s health issues.

Karen believes in advocating for the victims who’ve been taken advantage of. She currently represents former members of the Boy Scouts of America in claims of sexual abuse by scoutmasters, troop leaders, and other adults affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America. She also represents survivors who experienced Catholic Clergy sexual abuse in claims against the Archdiocese of New Orleans, which is currently in a legal restructuring process.

Feedback from Karen’s Clients

“Gibbs Law Group has provided a foundation of safety, trauma-informed support and understanding as I seek to hold my abuser accountable. Working with Karen and Jeff has empowered other survivors and I to stand up against the pervasive rape culture of the music industry.” —Michaela H.

“I just thought they handled the whole case well, they did so in a timely manner and I was very pleased with the results.” -Elaine S.

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If you have been sexually assaulted, it can be an extraordinarily difficult time. You may still be in shock. It’s up to you whether to take legal action, now or in the future. For many sexual abuse survivors, pursuing a legal claim can help facilitate the healing process, bring about a sense of closure, and provide an opportunity to hold their perpetrator and other responsible institutions accountable.

It can take some time to heal, and process what happened. When you’re ready, reach out to our team to discuss your options and legal rights. Even if you’re not sure if you want to pursue a civil case for sexual assault now, we can give you more information and guide you through what the process may look, including what to know about statute of limitations, how to preserve evidence, and what you might expect in compensation if you win your sexual assault civil lawsuit.

If you are seeking legal assistance or want more information, contact our team at 1-866-511-6647. All conversations are free and confidential. 

Our Firm’s Experience Representing Survivors of Sexual Assault

Gibbs Law Group’s award-winning sexual assault attorneys represent survivors across the country. Our team is committed to empowering sexual assault survivors to regain control, achieve justice and begin to heal. We recently obtained a $73 million settlement on behalf of former patients of UCLA gynecologist Dr. James Heaps, who was accused of sexual abuse and misconduct. We are also currently investigating sexual abuse claims at Berkeley High School and the Washington Football Team.

Our attorneys have received numerous honors for their work, including “Top Women Lawyers in California,” “Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California,” “Consumer Protection MVP,” “Best Lawyers in America,” and “Class Action Practice Group of the Year.”

Our Sexual Assault and Sexual Discrimination Attorneys

Amy Zeman

Amy has built a reputation in the plaintiffs’ bar for delivering results and justice to consumers and sexual assault survivors in class action and mass tort litigation. The Daily Journal named her a Top Woman Lawyer in California for 2021.

Karen Barth Menzies

Karen Menzies has more than twenty years of experience in federal and state mass tort litigation. Courts throughout the country have appointed Karen to serve in case leadership positions.

Amanda Karl

Amanda represents employees, consumers, and sexual assault survivors in complex class action lawsuits nationwide. She also leads the firm’s Voting Rights Task Force.

Eileen Epstein Carney

Eileen serves as the Director of Business Development with Gibbs Law Group. She is involved in new case investigation efforts related to whistleblower, securities, consumer protection and other class action lawsuits.

Jeff Kosbie

Jeff Kosbie represents plaintiffs in class actions and other complex lawsuits involving consumer protection, securities fraud and employment law.

Steven Tindall

Steven Tindall has specialized in employment and class action litigation for over twenty years. He has been lead or co-lead counsel on several cases that resulted in settlements worth over $1 million.

Rosanne Mah

Rosanne Mah represents consumers in complex class action litigation involving deceptive or misleading practices, false advertising, and data/privacy issues.