Gravel & Shea has a reputation for strong representation of victims of crime by obtaining money damages for people who are crime victims. The firm focuses particularly on representing sexual assault victims as well as individuals who are the subject of physical assaults of any kind. The lawyers in this practice area secured a judgment for $34,000,000 against a perpetrator in April, 2014. Jerry O’Neill is a Past President of the National Crime Victim Bar Association and has been the lead attorney on cases involving the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington, Vermont with trial judgment and settlements totaling over $30,000,000. He also has successfully represented victims of sexual assault within families and by family friends and associates.