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Child Abuse Help and Advocacy

Tim Kosnoff is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and is there for his clients throughout the tough, legal battles. Below are services and roles Tim provides as part of his commitment to child abuse help and advocacy.


  • Consultation in the field of child sexual abuse and prevention for institutions and professionals in the insurance industry;
  • Pre-bankruptcy planning issues in mass tort sex abuse matters;
  • Best safe practices for youth-serving organizations and religious organizations;
  • Insurance coverage theories and defenses in child sexual abuse litigation;
  • Financial net worth discovery in sex abuse litigation and bankruptcy proceedings;
  • Sexual abuse mass-tort acquisition strategies; law firm marketing strategies
  • Child sexual abuse tort litigation case evaluations,
  • Discovery strategies and settlement values.


Tim understands the complex dynamics and issues surrounding child sexual abuse from different and sometimes conflicting perspectives. He understands how difficult and emotionally draining sexual abuse lawsuits are on victims. He strives to find ways for victims and accused institutions to resolve claims early in the process to save victims the added anxiety and risks inherent in the legal system.

As a long-time civil sexual abuse attorney, Tim understands the long term devastating impacts of child sexual abuse and the psychological and financial burdens that victims and their families must contend with. Tim works with all parties to find acceptable resolutions short of protracted litigation.

Tim also understands the historical tolerance of religious organizations and non-religious organizations for child sexual abuse in their ranks, and of the existential threats posed to organizations that fail to adequately address it. Churches and other youth-serving organizations too often fail to act quickly to reach out to victims with sincerity and compassion, compounding the harms and making the resolution more difficult and ultimately more costly for everyone.

Tim is able to help parties resolve claims for damages and in some instances achieve non-monetary remedies that can protect children in the future.

Expert Witness

Contact Tim for expert witness testimony when navigating child sexual abuse prevention and litigation:

  • Expert witness testimony in child sexual abuse matters;
  • Standards of care for youth-serving organizations;
  • Strategies for maximizing Emotional and Psychological Damages in Child sexual abuse litigation;
  • Insurance coverage issues and defenses to coverage in child sexual abuse litigation;
  • Statutes of limitations, theories of liability, defenses, and exceptions


Tim continues to advocate at the legislative level for changes in laws that protect child sex predators and deprive abuse survivors of access to justice. Otherwise, the hope of child protection is illusory.

Institutions that tolerate abusers to infiltrate their organizations must be held legally accountable, such as what came about from the Boy Scouts abuse and Mormon sexual abuse events.

Reform is essential to get youth-serving organizations to make meaningful changes to the way they have historically failed to deal with the problem.

Public Speaker/Lecturer

In the field of child sexual abuse and mass tort litigation/bankruptcy cases involving the Catholic Church; the Mormon Church; the Boy Scouts of America; US Gymnastics Association

Media Commentator

On child sexual abuse mass tort litigation; church/institutional bankruptcies driven by child sexual abuse claims. Tim also sheds light on child abuse prevention month and other movements that bring awareness and boost advocacy.

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