Sports Sexual Abuse Expert Witness & Title IX

Safe4Athletes’ founder, Katherine Starr, has experience in addressing all forms of abuse in sports.


Katherine has been involved in cases addressing all forms of abuse in sports, sexually harassment, bullying and  Title IX gender harassment cases:


    • Sexual Abuse, Sexual Bullying, and Harassment
. (Title IX) Public and Private


    • Sexual Abuse, Sexual Bullying, Harassment, and misconduct
. (Title IX) - Federal case experience


    • Liability and Standard of Care Expert:


    • Sexual Harassment and gender-based violence.


    • Sexual Abuse in Educational or Youth-Serving Organizations

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    • Complex Athlete emotional abuse - Team and Individual.

Recent Publications

Justice in the Pursuit fo Sport - May Edition of Trial Magazine (2023)

In need of an Expert Witness? Review Katherine Starr’s credentials, case involvement below, and contact her to start the discussion.


Current On-Going Case Involvement


(Unable to disclose full details)


Not all cases are Doe, actual names provided in C.V. were applicable.

  • Doe vs. Earth Treks – Maryland (Plaintiff)
  • Doe vs. Arizona Board of Regents – Arizona (Plaintiff)
  • Doe vs. Hesperia Unified School District – CA (Plaintiff)
  • Doe vs. Regents of the University of California – CA (Defendant)
  • Doe vs. USA Gymnastics (Plaintiff) (Multiple Cases)
  • Doe vs. Pop Warner Little Scholars (Plaintiff) (Multiple Defendants)
  • Doe vs. Torrance School District (Plaintiff) (Multiple Cases)
  • Doe vs. Federal Way School District (Plaintiff)
  • Doe vs. Amateur Athletic Union of the United States, Inc.
  • Doe vs. Amateur Athletic Union of the United States, Inc.
  • Doe. vs. Blackhills Football Club, Thurston County – Washington
  • Doe vs. USTA – Santa Clara County, CA
  • Doe vs. Sisters School District (Multiple-client Complaint)
  • Doe vs. Black Hills Football Club, Thurston County - Washington
  • Doe vs. San Diego Sports, San Diego, County - California
  • Doe vs Kirkwood Sports Association, St. Louis County - Missouri
  • Doe vs. Glacial Gardens, Los Angeles County - California
  • Doe vs. et al. v. South Sound Lacrosse, et al.
  • Doe vs. Middletown Little League.

Expert Witness & Consulting.


  • Department of Justice (DOJ) - Title IX litigation (2022)
  • Senator Blumenthal (CT) – Senate Hearings (Advised Staff in preparation for Senate Hearings 2018)
  • Senator Udall (NM) – asked to contribute to senate hearings on sexual abuse in sport (2017)
  • Senator Feinstein Office – Feinstein Sexual Abuse Bill (2017)


  • International Olympic Committee (IOC) – Expert on Harassment & Abuse in Sports (2015)
  • European Union – Best Practices for Sexual Abuse Prevention in Sport (2015)
  • USA Government Office of Accountability – Youth Sport Campus on College Campus athlete abuse prevention strategies (2015)
  • University of Utah Athletic Department – Policy Development (2013)