Skip Navigation – Tribute to Dr. Karin Huffer

The survivor community lost a shining star recently with the passing of Karin Huffer, who wrote Legal Abuse Syndrome: A preventable public health problem. She also pioneered the use of the Americans with Disabilities Act to help people dealing with sociopaths, narcissists and psychopaths get a fair hearing in court.

Through her consulting practice, Karin personally accompanied her clients to court to help them stand up against manipulative sociopaths, whom she called “power centered individuals.” Despite the fact that she was a very senior citizen and needed a walker to get around, she was absolutely indomitable in court, protecting her clients against lies, smear campaigns, and power plays from the opposing parties.

But one person can only do so much, and Karin realized that. She also founded Equal Access Advocates so she could teach other people to do what she did — become legal advocates for people with disabilities, including post-traumatic stress disorder. She offered the training online through the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, part of the City University of New York in Manhattan.

Karin offered webinars on Lovefraud Continuing Education explaining how to go to court against an abuser, and how to take advantage of the protections afforded by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

For survivors:

Surviving Court when You’re Traumatized

For mental health professionals:

How the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Supports Traumatized Clients in Court

We are honored to continue offering these important webinars, even though Karin has left us.