Colorado Sexual Abuse Litigation

Act now. You Deserve a Fair Judgement.

Sexual abuse can cause lifelong trauma to survivors. The result of sexual harm can impact relationships, finances, housing, employment, one’s sense of self-worth, and one’s sense of safety. Such extensive damage to a survivor’s life is worthy of compensation, especially when the abuse was concealed by an organization capable and willing to cover up cases and silence survivors.
As of January 1, 2022, Colorado has a three-year window for survivors of sexual abuse to bring legal cases against their abusers and organizations such as the Catholic Church, other religious organizations, the Boy Scouts, sports organizations, universities, schools, nursing homes, hospitals, and nonprofits.

What is Sexual Abuse?

Sexual abuse is a category of crime that includes unwanted sexual activity from touch up to and including forced or coerced sexual acts and even sexual exploitation. These criminal harms can be exacerbated when they are perpetrated within an organization with power over and responsibility for ethical care of those who have been victimized. The details of each case determine whether an offender can be held criminally accountable and whether an organization or offender can be held civilly liable. The first step in a survivor’s path to justice is a consultation with a qualified and experienced attorney who can compassionately evaluate your experience of sexual abuse.

These organizations have already been held accountable for sexual abuse in Colorado

  • Religious Organizations | The Catholic Church, Mormon Church, Jehovah's Witnesses, Restorative Justice providers, among others
  • Youth Organizations | Summer Camps, Boy Scouts, Big Brothers Big Sisters, YMCA, after school programs
  • Schools or Academies | Teachers, teacher’s aides, artists, musicians, principles, and administrators
  • Health Care Providers | Doctors, nurses, surgeons, anesthesiologists, physical therapists, alternative healthcare providers, therapists

Thomas Keel and Laird are your advocates in cases of sexual abuse.


Put the power of Colorado Senate Bills 73 AND 88 to use. These bills provide new avenues for victims of sexual abuse to pursue just outcomes and to address the harms done. Sexual assault cases perpetrated on or after January 1, 2022, are eligible for civil litigation because of Senate Bill 73. In addition, cases that occurred between January 1, 2016, and January 1, 2022, may be eligible, if the original statute of limitations has not run its course.

Senate Bill 88, known as the Child Sexual Abuse Accountability Act, opens up civil litigation against organizations, including government entities such as schools. Cases from 1960 forward are eligible, and occurring between January 1, 2016, and January 1, 2022, must be filed before January 1, 2025.

How Thomas Keel & Laird can help

Compassionate Advocates

We understand the stress and anxiety that can come about when a survivor comes forward about sexual abuse. Our team assists you at every step in the journey.

A Winning Team

The attorneys at Thomas Keel & Laird are a winning team that has been consulted or retained in some of the biggest cases of sexual abuse. We work for survivors to win the judgments they deserve.


Our attorneys are known for a determined pursuit of justice. We work toward your best interest, always striving toward meaningful outcomes and that change the conduct and processes that allowed harm in the first place.

Focused on Colorado cases

Located in the Cherry Creek area of Denver, we litigate cases throughout Colorado and across the country. Our team can work with you in our offices, or remotely to address cases in any Colorado court.