Representation by a Team of Former Criminal Prosecutors
Laffey, Bucci & Kent’s Sex Abuse Victims Group is led by firm founder Brian Kent. The team includes attorneys Guy D’Andrea and Stewart Ryan.
Mr. Kent was a sex crimes unit prosecutor with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office where he worked to ensure the safety of abused children. Mr. Kent handled 100’s of sexual assault and child sex abuse cases from inception and investigation through trial. He also tried and convicted some of Montgomery County’s most dangerous sex offenders.
Both Mr. D’Andrea and Mr. Ryan are former prosecutors who’ve handled high profile criminal cases. Mr. D’Andrea prosecuted the notorious “Craigslist killer” in Philadelphia, and Mr. Ryan prosecuted the Bill Cosby sex assault case in Montgomery County.
About Brian Kent
• 2013-2018 Super Lawyers Magazine, Super Lawyer
• 2010-2012 Super Lawyers Magazine, Rising Star
• 2011 Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania, The National Trial Lawyers
• 2011 Adjunct Professor at Drexel University School of Law
• Multiple six figure recoveries for victims of sex abuse
Brian Kent is a founding partner at the law firm of Laffey, Bucci & Kent, LLP based in Philadelphia with offices in New Jersey, New York, and Delaware. Together with his partners, Jeff Laffey and Paul Bucci, Mr. Kent represents those who suffer injury due to the conduct of other parties.
Mr. Kent’s cases often appear in local and national media. More recently, sexual assault lawsuits against Massage Envy franchises around the country garnered extensive national media attention:
● TIME, Nov. 28, 2017: More Than 180 Women Have Made Sexual Assault Claims Against Massage Envy: Report
● CNN, Nov. 28, 2017: Woman says she was sexually assaulted at Massage Envy
● FOX, Nov. 27, 2017: Massage Envy employees accused of sexual assault by over 180 women, bombshell report claims
About Guy D’Andrea
Mr. D’Andrea focuses his law practice on representing victims of crime including victims of sex abuse or assault. He joined the firm in 2017. Prior to joining Laffey, Bucci & Kent, Mr. D’Andrea was an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia for roughly 9 years. During his tenure as a prosecutor, he tried over 500 cases.
His impressive trial skills earned him an early promotion into the Homicide Unit where he successfully prosecuted the widely covered “Philadelphia Craigslist killer.”
Mr. D’Andrea also became the Assistant Director of Training at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office where he helped to train all incoming attorneys. During his career, he has prepared and presented Continuing Legal Education courses for fellow attorneys.
About Stewart Ryan
Stewart Ryan joined the firm in 2018 and focuses his practice on victims of crime. He represents victims of sex abuse and assault against churches, schools, etc.
Prior to joining the firm Mr. Ryan prosecuted crimes of sexual violence against children and adults. He also prosecuted child abuse, child exploitation, domestic violence and elder abuse cases. He successfully prosecuted the Bill Cosby sex assault case which resulted in a guilty verdict after a mistrial. Cosby will be sentenced in 2018, and Mr. Ryan will stay on as a special prosecutor through sentencing.
Mr. Ryan also served as the Assistant Chief of the Trials Division at the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.
Sex Abuse & Assault Cases Accepted
The firm represents victims against criminal perpetrators as well as any business or entity which allowed the acts to occur. Cases may be filed against:
- churches and other religious organizations,
- educational organizations (schools, day care, colleges, etc.)
- youth organizations, and
- hospitals or medical offices.
Victims of sex abuse or assault may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills, mental health therapy, and pain and suffering. Our law group has recovered millions for our clients and offers a free consultation.
Firm Contact Info
Laffey, Bucci & Kent, LLP
1435 Walnut Street, Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tel: (215) 399-9255
Fax: (215) 241-8700
Page last updated: July 3, 2018