Shining Star Awardees

Each year we pay special tribute to a "shining star" attorney whose exemplary dedication to representing sexual assault survivors is inspiring. The Shining Star Award was established in 2002, and we have since developed a Shining Star Step Into the Light Gala. The Gala celebrates individuals who have improved the lives of sexual assault survivors through exemplary service.

Victim Rights Law Center’s Shining Star Award Recipients

2017: Michael Harriman, Esq., Harriman Law
2016: Kent Sinclair, Esq., Sinclair Law LLC
2015: Jessica M. Walsh, Esq., Vaughn-Martel Law
2014: Jonathan R. Allen, Esq., Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
2013: Eric Haskell, Esq., Foley Hoag LLP
2012: Thomas R. Ayres, Esq., Foley Hoag LLP
2011: Chris Vaughn-Martel, Esq., Vaughn-Martel Law
2010: Greg Sieczkiewicz, PhD, JD, Flagship Ventures
2009: Erin K. Higgins, Esq. Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford LLP
2008: Krista Green Pratt, Esq., Seyfarth Shaw LLP
2007: Rebecca Cazabon, Esq., Foley Hoag LLP
2006: Helen Gerostathos Guyton, Esq., Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
2005: Paula Finley Mangum, Esq., Attorney at Law
2004: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
2003: Brenda Sharton, Esq., Goodwin Procter LLP
2002: Kristin Sbarra-Hartman, Esq., Bonner Kiernan Trebach & Crociata, LLP