Helping Crime Victims Pursue Civil Justice

The NCVBA provides technical support to attorneys representing crime victims in civil actions, refers crime victims to lawyers in their local area, and works to increase general awareness about the availability of civil remedies for victims of crime.

The National Crime Victim Bar Association is an affiliate and program of the National Center for Victims of Crime. It was founded in April 1999, creating the nation's first professional association of attorneys and expert witnesses dedicated to helping victims seek justice through the civil system.  The National Crime Victim Bar Association continues the pioneering work of Frank Carrington and is a testament to the National Center for Victims of Crime's long-standing commitment to civil justice for victims. Crime victims deserve compensation for the harms they have suffered, and third parties are increasingly held accountable through the civil justice system.


  • Jeffrey R. Dion, Esq.
  • Laura Cook
    Director, Financial Crime Resource Center & Deputy Director,National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • Norah Sloss
    Staff Attorney
  • Katy Lane
    Program and Trainings Associate

Advisory Board

Listing of Advisory Board biographies

  • Michael A. Haggard, Esq.
  • Leto Copeley, Esq.
  • Jeffrey Anderson
  • Benjamin Andreozzi
  • Beth Baldinger
  • Carmen Durso
  • Marci Hamilton
  • Darrell Heckman 
  • Melvin Hewitt
  • Konrad Kircher
  • A. Laurie Koller
  • Bruce Kramer
  • John Elliott Leighton
  • David Ring
  • Cari Simon 
  • Paul Slager
  • Jerome F. O'Neill
  • Keith Franz
  • Mary Alexander
  • Jeffrey Fritz
  • Philip Gerson
  • Mark Lenahan
  • Stan Marks
  • Richard Middleton
  • Erin Olson
  • Rebecca Roe

Contact Us

National Crime Victim Bar Association
2000 M Street, NW, Suite 480
Washington, DC 20036
Administration and Attorney Membership Services: 202-467-8753
For referral to an Attorney, victims should call: (202) 467-8716
Fax: 202-467-8701