Gravel & Shea has a strong reputation for representing victims of crime. Jerry O’Neill, a Gravel & Shea shareholder and Past President of the National Crime Victim Bar Association, was the lead attorney on cases involving the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington, Vermont, winning a trial judgment and reaching settlements totaling over $30,000,000. Jerry and Celeste Laramie focus particularly on representing sexual assault victims (including victims of assault within families and by close friends and associates), and has secured a judgment of $3,400,000 for a sexual assault survivor.

The firm also represents individuals who are the subject of other types of physical harm, including assault and battery.