Another problem associated with pursuing a bully through civil action is that, even if you are successful and a judge or jury rules in your favor, it can be difficult to determine an appropriate damage amount.
A letter sent from an attorney (on law firm letterhead) to the bully may be all that is necessary to get the bullying to stop.
The problem with this approach is that it can be costly.
If you are ever afraid for your safety, you need to contact law enforcement to investigate.
They can determine whether any threats made are credible.
That said, I thought I would take some time here to give the adults who have been victimized out there some general advice.