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The firm has recovered more than $2 billion on behalf of clients from the nation's largest school districts, religious institutions, municipalities, sports and youth organizations and Fortune 500 companies.

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Sexual Abuse Attorneys

Manly, Stewart & Finaldi is regarded as America's leading law firm for sexual abuse cases. Our founder and managing partner, attorney John C. Manly, has been successfully representing sexual abuse victims for over 25 years. He has been included in Super Lawyers® and named to California's Top 100 Attorneys by the Los Angeles Daily Journal.

Experience & Dedication

We have represented thousands of victims of clergy and school sexual abuse and routinely achieve the highest recoveries in the nation.

Compassion & Trust

We carefully protect our clients' identities and maintain the highest possible standard of confidentiality when working with our clients.

Intelligence & Competence

We are not afraid to stand up to any institution, whether it is a school district, religious institution, entertainment conglomerate, Fortune 500 companies, or any other rich & powerful institution.

Results & Diligence

The firm has recovered over $2 billion on behalf of clients from school districts, religious institutions, municipalities, sports & youth organizations & Fortune 500 companies.

Manly, Stewart & Finaldi has never defended and will never represent sexual predators.

Victim's advocate and California sexual abuse lawyer John Manly understands that sexual abuse is an ongoing crisis and has devoted himself to becoming a national leader in the legal battle against these brutal crimes. As a firm that exclusively handles sexual abuse cases, our California law firm offers experienced representation to obtain justice for sexual abuse survivors, harassment, and discrimination.

From our clients

They were just so patient with giving me time to even tell that story. And I just remember feeling really comfortable. That was sort of the start of what has been a great experience.
— Ja'Mesha

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One of the best reputable lawyers in the country, I feel honored to be a client of theirs.
— Vanessa

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Just even meeting John Manly for the first time, I could tell like he really cared about me as a person. And coming from my gymnastics background and having so many adults not care, that was very refreshing.
— Jamie

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And John Manly called me on the phone. We had a conversation and I knew right then and there that this was it. This was the guy who was going to protect me. He was going to stand for me.
— Audry

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We Pursue All Liable Parties

Representation for Sexual Abuse Victims Across California

Our California sexual abuse lawyers have over 25 years of experience litigating various cases of sexual violence. This includes instances of:

  • Clergy abuse
  • School abuse
  • Abuse occurring in sports organizations
  • Abuse at youth group and summer camps
  • Elder sexual abuse in nursing homes
  • Uber/Lyft sexual abuse
  • Sexual abuse by doctors

We are passionate about seeking justice for any and all survivors of sexual assault and abuse.

At Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, we understand that in cases of sexual abuse, there are often other parties that may share liability for the abuser's despicable actions. Therefore, we strive to hold all responsible parties accountable for their part in your case. This includes:

  • The abuser who was directly responsible
  • Any coworkers, staff members, or others who knew of the abuse but did not come forward to report it
  • Any larger organizations or institutions who failed to take action against the abuse
  • Any potential law enforcement officials who exercised negligence in allowing the abuse to occur

Any and all parties who had some direct or indirect part in your case deserve to be held accountable to the fullest extent.

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Meet Our Partners

John Manly, Morgan Stewart, and Vince Finaldi form a formidable trio at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, a law firm deeply committed to advocating for survivors of sexual abuse. John Manly's dedication as a national leader in legal battles against sexual crimes establishes a firm foundation. Morgan Stewart brings his commitment to justice and compensation for survivors, furthering the firm's mission. Vince Finaldi's expertise in holding institutions accountable complements the firm's ethos, showcasing a united front dedicated to delivering justice and support for those they represent.


John C. Manly

John C. Manly is the nation's preeminent attorney representing victims of sexual abuse and assault. Over the past 25 years, John and his legal team have been heavily involved in the most significant sexual abuse actions litigated across the nation, assisting in the recovery of nearly two billion dollars-through trial and settlement-on behalf sexual abuse victims.

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Morgan A. Stewart

Morgan A. Stewart

As a premier sexual abuse attorney, Mr. Stewart’s practice focuses on representing survivors of childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault in the civil claims against perpetrators and established organizations and their failure to properly and adequately train, hire and supervise said individuals.

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Vince W. Finaldi

Mr. Finaldi’s practice is concentrated on litigation of civil actions involving sexual harassment, assault, exploitation, molestation and abuse in educational, sports, familial, recreational, employment, religious and other settings, and actions involving violation of civil rights.

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Courtney Thom

Courtney M. Thom

As a career sex crimes prosecutor, Courtney brings invaluable experience to her practice. Before joining Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, she served as a Deputy District for Orange County. In this role, Courtney zealously represented the People of California in the prosecution of criminal cases, including sexual assault, rape, child molestation, and child pornography, among others. Notably, she conducted over 50 criminal trials, many of which garnered significant media attention.

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At Manly Stewart & Finaldi, our attorneys routinely represent sexual assault victims in high-profile national cases.

Our attorneys and cases are routinely featured in the nation’s leading newspapers and television programs, including NBC Nightly News, CBS This Morning and ESPN “Outside the Lines.” We know how to skillfully handle tough cases both inside and outside of the courtroom.

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Deliver Us From Evil

Deliver Us from Evil

Deliver Us from Evil is a 2006 American documentary film that explores the life of Irish Catholic priest Oliver O'Grady, who admitted to having molested and raped approximately 25 children in Northern California from the late 1970s through the early 1990s.


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Reporters from The Indianapolis Star expose the toxic culture inside USA Gymnastics as the truth about Dr Larry Nassar sexual abusing young gymnasts comes out.


Why Choose Our California Sexual Abuse Lawyers?

At Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, our renowned sexual abuse attorneys are not afraid to stand up to any institution, whether it is a school district, religious institution, entertainment conglomerate, Fortune 500 companies, or any other rich and powerful institution. In fact, our team of legal professionals has represented hundreds of victims of clergy sexual abuse in Los Angeles, Orange County, plus hundreds of young children victimized in in California’s schools. We are one of the nation’s leading law firms for representing survivors of sexual violence.

We understand the devastating nature and the emotional distress of unwanted sexual contact and the lasting impact it may have on a survivor. That’s why we take on every case with a trauma-informed approach, taking an empathetic look at your case – and, ultimately, putting your needs above ours. We sit down and listen carefully to your situation, providing any and all help you may need in order to get closure in your situation. If desired, your case can be 100% confidential, so that you can feel safe and at ease – and if you require help after your case has concluded, our California sexual abuse attorneys will do our best to find the assistance you deserve.

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