Delivering Justice for Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse in California
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Find out today if you are eligible for compensation.
Like many other clergy sexual abuse survivors, our clients Diana, Keith, and Stanley thought no one would believe their stories about what predators had done to them—the church was above reproach. They suffered in silence. But now there is a reason to speak up.
For a limited time, a new law revives legal claims of many adults who, as children, were sexually abused by clergy in California. Many survivors now have the opportunity to seek compensation and to hold their abusers and the church that protected predator priests accountable. We would welcome the opportunity to help you seek the justice you deserve.
Times is of the Essence
Contact the sexual abuse lawyers at Janet, Janet & Suggs (JJS) and Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos (ASWT) to find out if you are eligible to bring a claim for the torment you have endured, and are continuing to endure. It is important to act without delay, as the California window of opportunity is only open for a limited time.
File a Claim Now
We would welcome the opportunity to help you bring a timely and persuasive lawsuit, if this is the best choice for your case. Our goal is to help you achieve a full measure of justice and the peace of mind that goes along with it.
Many dioceses have established compensation funds from which survivors can be compensated, but they have been short-changing survivors with small settlement offers that are designed for people who can’t pursue a full-scale litigation. With the revival window, survivors now have the leverage to be compensated with the amounts they deserve.
Whatever avenue you want to pursue, we can help you present your claim in the most powerful way possible.
A TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS
- Janet, Janet & Suggs has been helping clients in need for 40 years.
- We have successfully represented thousands of sexual abuse survivors against abusers and those who protected them.
- JJS has recovered over $3 billion in compensation to help make our clients’ lives better.
"The shame, embarrassment, feeling of low self-worth, and scores of 'labels' we give ourselves are not fitting. He was a big man, I was a little boy."
- Catholic clergy sex abuse survivor
All communications with clients are confidential and privileged. While some survivors are comfortable sharing their names publicly, others may prefer maintaining privacy in these matters. If we were to file a lawsuit on your behalf, we could identify you only as a Jane Doe or John Doe.
Decades of Experience
Richard Serbin of JJS has been a crusader for survivors of clergy sexual abuse for decades. Elise Sanguinetti is a past president of the American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America). Mike Arias is a past president of Consumer Attorneys of California. Andrew S. Janet of JJS is co-chair of the firm’s Sexual Abuse Division, Brenda A. Harkavy of JJS is a known leader in prosecuting rapists and other sexual predators, and Matthew White of JJS advocates for victims that suffered through sexual abuse as children at the hands of religious organizations and in other institutional settings.
"It was a total destruction of a small girl's life."
– Catholic clergy sex abuse survivor
Respectful, Compassionate and Determined
We pride ourselves on treating survivors and all of our clients with respect and compassion. We leave no stone unturned in our effort to maximize our clients’ compensation and help them move forward.
"The priest that I reported it to was somebody that our family trusted. Without hesitation he said to let it go…just forget about it."
- Catholic clergy sex abuse survivor