Sanford Heisler Sharp Investigates Walt Whitman High School Teacher Kirk Shipley

Sanford Heisler Sharp represents several victims of Walt Whitman High School teacher and rowing coach Kirk Shipley, who was arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department and charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse. In addition, the Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) is representing the victims in the context of the criminal case.

Attorney Amee Vora: “We represent several young women who were victims of Kirk Shipley’s more than decade-long pattern of grooming and abusing his students and athletes. We applaud our clients’ bravery in sharing their stories to prevent Shipley from continuing to use his position as a teacher and elite rowing coach to victimize teenagers entrusted to his care.”

The firm is continuing to investigate Shipley’s conduct toward his students and athletes; if you have information regarding any incidents involving Shipley, please contact the firm at or call 410-834-7420.

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