You're Not Alone
New York Child Victims Act Allows Adult Survivors Of All Ages The Right to Seek Justice. Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse that occurred in New York State will be able to file a lawsuit even if the assault happened decades ago. We have worked with these victims since the 1980s. One of our clients is 71 years old! It's not too late to heal. We can help you through the deadlines of the new law. If you are a survivor of sexual abuse and are ready to seek the justice you deserve, our experienced, compassionate, discreet and nationally-acclaimed attorneys want to hear your story – and help you get the justice you deserve.
We're on the Front Line in the Fight Against Sexual Abuse
If you were a victim of sexual assault, abuse or misconduct, you don't have to suffer in silence any longer. We've heard the stories of thousands of survivors of sexual abuse and understand the long-lasting impact it can have. Victims who suffer severe and long-lasting effects of sexual abuse deserve substantial compensation. At times, deadlines to bring a claim prevent otherwise viable claims from being successfully pursued. It is vital for you to take action as soon as possible to ascertain if you are still eligible to be compensated through the civil justice system.
Don't you deserve to know if you have a viable claim?
If we are confident we can help you, our compassionate and caring attorneys will be there with you every step of the way.
JJS Fighting For Victims of Catholic Sexual Abuse
JJS’s Sexual Abuse Division, led by preeminent attorney Richard M. Serbin, is fighting for USC students who suffered sexual abuse by USC OBG/YN, Dr. George Tyndall, and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy. Click below for more information on these litigations or if you’d like to contact us regarding representation.
Don't Suffer In Silence
The harm caused by sexual abuse can be devastating, and life-long. If you or a loved one was a victim of sexual assault, abuse or violence and we believe we can help, our experienced and caring attorneys will be there for you. We will work diligently to deliver to you or your loved one a full measure of justice.
JJS even has an in-house medical team, including a board-certified OB/GYN and an RN. These medical experts are tremendously helpful in evaluating and maximizing the value of client’s cases. All communications with clients are confidential and privileged. If we were to file a lawsuit on your behalf, we would identify you only as a Jane Doe or John Doe.
If you or a loved one was the victim of sexual abuse, you owe it to yourself to contact us for a confidential, free, no-obligation consultation. Don’t suffer in silence. Contact JJS without delay to see if together we can hold those responsible accountable for their actions and deliver the full measure of justice you or your loved one deserves.
Victims Have A Right To Justice
On August 14, 2018, a PA Grand Jury released an unprecedented, 1356-page report that pulled back the curtain on a systematic, institutionalized culture of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. This report is just one of many that have filed. The common thread running through these reports is a pattern of covering up reported abuse, shuffling accused clergy from one parish to another, and defending 'predator priests' over innocent children.
At JJS, we help survivors of sexual abuse get the justice they deserve, even if the predator is a Catholic Church clergy. JJS brings the experience and resources necessary to uncover institutionalized sexual abuse. Our investigations focus not only on the conduct of sexual predators but also on the actions and failures of the institutions that aided and abetted the offenders.
Our Sexual Abuse division is led by preeminent sexual abuse attorney, Richard M. Serbin, a pioneer and precedent-setting litigator in the fight against clergy sexual abuse. Mr. Serbin has represented hundreds of victims of clergy sexual abuse across Pennsylvania and notched landmark victories on behalf of survivors.
A "Crusader" For Victims of Abuse
The JJS Sexual Abuse Division is led by Richard M. Serbin, a crusader in the fight against sexual abuse. His work on behalf of victims has been featured in numerous national outlets, including The Daily Beast, the Philadelphia Inquirer, The Tribune-Democrat, and the Wall Street Journal.
Our team has the experience and resources necessary to untangle the complex web of lies and deceit used by institutions to conceal this wrongdoing and protect the offenders from scrutiny. If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual abuse, you can rely on JJS.
"At JJS, we are relentless advocates for victims of sexual abuse and sexual assault. We leave no stone unturned to ensure a full measure of justice is served and that those responsible for these heinous acts are held accountable."
Howard A. Janet, Managing Principal of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC
The Impact of Sexual Assault
For many victims, the impact of sexual assault goes beyond mental health or physical trauma; many survivors suffer changes in sleeping and eating patterns, abnormal emotional behavior, risky thoughts and actions and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In many cases, survivors of sexual abuse suppress the memories of the event(s) and build a mental wall around the horrific circumstances to protect themselves. This is completely natural and understandable - and our team is here for you every step of the way.
We understand that the healing process can be challenging, lengthy and, at times, painful. We know it can be difficult to admit to yourself and the ones you love that you are a survivor of sexual abuse. But you don’t have to go through it alone.
If we believe you or your loved one is still eligible to be compensated for the harm you have experienced, we will be your advocate, providing counsel and support while we work together to help you get the peace of mind and justice you deserve.
Sexual Abuse Has Reached Epidemic Proportions in the US
We Fight For Our Clients
Our experienced attorneys have successfully represented thousands of victims of sexual abuse in complex, national cases and have the experience and resources to help you get the justice you deserve.
We understand that there is no verdict or settlement that can erase the pain and memories that survivors endure, and that cases of this nature are not simply about compensation or what the compensation can do for survivors of sexual abuse and their families. These cases are also about protecting other innocent individuals from being sexually abused in the future.
Our team has guided thousands of survivors through each step of the legal process. If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual abuse, please contact us today for a free, confidential consultation. Together, we can make the world a safer and better place for all of us.
We're On The Front Lines In The Fight Against Sexual Abuse
A Track Record of Advocacy
Our proven track record of successfully representing victims of sexual abuse includes an “historic” $190M settlement with the Johns Hopkins Hospital regarding the sexual abuse by OB/GYN Dr. Nikita Levy. For decades, Dr. Levy conducted improper exams on patients -- exams that included probing, inappropriate touching, lewd sexual remarks and illicit photography. The settlement secured by JJS is one of the largest sexual abuse cases against a single abuser in U.S. history and helped thousands of women.
JJS has continued to advocate on behalf of victims of sexual abuse. Recently, the firm filed the first class action lawsuits against USC in CA State Court on behalf of thousands of female students who were allegedly sexually abused and illicitly photographed by USC OB/GYN, Dr. George Tyndall. If you are a victim of Dr. Tyndall, please visit our case information page here. The firm is also representing approximately 100 women who were allegedly abused by another OB/GYN, who in reality was not a legitimate physician at all and had fraudulently obtained a medical license.
Wherever possible, our team is committed to delivering real justice for each and every victim of sexual abuse. If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual abuse, or if you have any questions, please click below to get in touch with us.
Decades of Experience & Record-Setting Results
The JJS team has been nationally recognized for delivering real justice on behalf of sexual abuse victims. We are not afraid to take on the tough cases or go head-to-head with the nation’s largest and most powerful organizations. We are relentless in our advocacy for our clients and our pursuit of justice on their behalf, which has enabled us to recover over $1 billion dollars on their behalf and secure multiple record-setting outcomes. Our clients can depend on JJS to seek the full measure of justice they deserve.
Sexual Abuse Can Happen Anywhere
The potential for sexual abuse exists in almost every setting, from schools and universities to athletic facilities, churches, workplaces, hospitals and doctors' offices. Our team of sexual assault attorneys has successfully represented thousands of victims across the country. We understand how to uncover wrongdoing at an institutional level, which is typically necessary to get clients the justice they deserve.
Educational & Sports Environments
Educational and athletic facilities are intended to be safe spaces for children, and teachers, coaches, administrators and other educational professions are trusted to protect the children in their care. Unfortunately, they have become fertile ground for sexual predators to harm innocent victims. Recently. we represented a high-profile victim, Victim Six, who was abused as an 11-year-old by Penn State’s former football defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky. We are in the midst of litigation with the University of Southern California (“USC”) over allegations of decades-long abuse of students who sought care from Dr. George Tyndall, the OB/GYN made available to them through the university’s healthcare system. Click here to learn more or join the litigation.
Corporate & Workplace Settings
Workplace sexual abuse has reached epidemic proportions, with near-daily revelations from victims. Your workplace should be a safe place where you are free to pursue and accomplish your goals. You should never feel required to perform sexual favors for a supervisor, afraid of going to work or unable to speak up if a colleague or supervisor has acted inappropriately. Our efforts in this arena include a million dollar recovery for an employee who was sexually harassed and pressured into a compromising situation by a supervisor, which took place at a corporate retreat.
Doctors and medical professionals have a duty to provide their patients with appropriate and proper medical care – and hospitals have a duty to ensure that patients are safe and complaints are investigated. If a medical professional violates the sacred trust between doctor and patient by conducting improper examinations, making lewd or inappropriate comments or illicitly taking photographs of patients, that constitutes sexual abuse. The attorneys at JJS have represented thousands women abused by OB/GYNs, including an “historic” $190M settlement with Johns Hopkins Hospital over the conduct of Dr. Nikita Levy. We are currently representing hundreds of women abused by a fraudulent OB/GYN, as well as dozens of USC students individually and potentially thousands in two class actions, who were allegedly abused by USC OB/GYN Dr. George Tyndall. Click here to learn more or join the litigation.
Clergy and religious professionals of all faiths are entrusted with a sacred responsibility and trust by those in their care. Unfortunately, some clergy have abused this trust and used it to prey on children for their own depraved sexual gratification – and the organizations they represent have failed to take appropriate measures to prevent children from being sexually abused and to hold predators accountable. If you or a loved one has been the victim of unwanted sexual advances, abuse, molestation or forced to engage in unwanted sexual behavior, please contact us today. Our team of sexual abuse attorneys has a proven track record of uncovering malfeasance and delivering real justice for victims – even against some of the largest and most powerful institutions in the world. We are currently fighting for survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy. Click here to learn more or join the litigation.
Why Trust JJS?
JJS has uncovered the truth and won over a billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients across a wide range of extremely serious and complex cases. Mr. Serbin and the JJS team combined have successfully advocated on behalf of thousands of survivors of sexual abuse - hundreds of whom were abused as children. Our team of trial attorneys has a proven track record of taking on tough cases involving some of the nation's largest and most prestigious organizations - and winning.
If you have a high-stakes sexual abuse, legal malpractice, medical malpractice or other injury case, we can help hold those responsible accountable and deliver the full measure of justice you deserve. Our attorneys have been awarded dozens of national accolades for competence and ethics - and bring a record of delivering "historic" justice not just in clear-cut cases, but in cases that other preeminent law firms have missed or failed to put together.
As a national law firm with a 30+ year track record, we have the wherewithal to advance hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars of case costs on your behalf in order to put you in the best possible position to recover the compensation you deserve. And you'll never have to pay attorneys' fees or case costs unless we win your case.
Survivors of sexual abuse have a right to justice. As a survivor of sexual abuse, you deserve justice and your abuser deserves to be held accountable. If we believe we can help you achieve these goals, and you place your trust in JJS, you can count on us to work tirelessly on your behalf. You can also count on us to be accessible and to keep you informed along the way.
Join The Fight For Justice
If you were the victim of sexual assault or abuse, we can help you find out if you have a viable claim. And should you choose to pursue litigation, we have the experience and resources necessary to help victims of sexual abuse, assault, and misconduct get the justice they deserve.
Please fill out our case evaluation form below for a free, no-obligation consultation with our team.