Sexual abuse perpetrated by priests and other clergy members is the disgraceful consequence when assailants are negligently supervised or retained. In appropriate circumstances, church denominations and their insurance carriers may be held liable for damages when they could have prevented such abuse. Our firm has successful handled such cases and achieved record setting recoveries.
Our firm provides representation to victims of clergy abuse, including children and adults who have been molested by priests, pastors, or others who held a position of trust. Because of the nature of these cases, representation includes confidential pre-suit negotiations where possible, and if these are unsuccessful, filing suit for physical harm and mental anguish.
Our firm also provides representation to other victims of crime, including those injured due to inadequate security, drunk driving accident victims where alcohol was negligently served, and other instances of assault or violence which could have been prevented by persons in a position of responsibility. We use the same case handling techniques to resolve these matters pre-suit if possible, but stand ready to take appropriate cases to trial.