Delivering Justice for Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse in New York
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.
FREE CASE REVIEW
Find out today if you are eligible for compensation.
For a limited time, the New York Child Victims Act revives legal claims of many adults who, as children, were sexually abused by clergy in New York. 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 to find out if you are eligible to bring a claim for the torment you have endured, and are continuing to endure. It is imperative that you act without delay, as the New York window of opportunity will close in August 2020.
File a Claim Now
JJS 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, JJS 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 to the extent permissible by law, 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.
Meet Our Sexual Abuse Division Leaders
The team includes, among others:
- Richard M. Serbin, who the media has described as a “crusader” for survivors of sexual abuse
- Andrew S. Janet, who has represented hundreds of sexual abuse survivors, including women who were sexually exploited by an OBGYN at USC’s university health center
- Patrick Thronson, who has represented survivors of clergy sexual abuse and human trafficking, as well as hundreds of women who were sexually abused by an “OBGYN” who obtained a medical license under false pretenses
- Matthew White, who advocates for victims that suffered through sexual abuse as children at the hands of religious organizations and in other institutional settings
- Howard A. Janet, a compassionate advocate for sexual abuse survivors who has won record-breaking recoveries in a wide range of high-profile cases
- Adina Katz, who has represented children in a wide range of abuse and neglect cases
- Rita M. Gribko, has over 25 years of litigation experience in civil, family, and criminal practice—most significantly representing survivors of childhood sexual abuse
"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