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We have represented more than 150 victims of clergy sexual abuse in California and more than 100 children victimized in our schools.

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

Compassion
& Trust

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.

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& competence

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

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California sexual abuse attorneys

Nationally Recognized for Representing Sexual Abuse Survivors

Manly, Stewart & Finaldi is regarded as California’s leading law firm for sexual abuse cases. Our founder and managing partner, Attorney John C. Manly, has been successfully representing sexual assault victims for over 20 years. He has been included in Super Lawyers® and named to California’s Top 100 Attorneys by the Los Angeles Daily Journal.

Attorney 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, we offer experienced representation to obtain justice for victims of sexual abuse, harassment, and discrimination.

If you or a loved one has been sexually abused or assaulted, don’t give up. Our lawyers are here to help you seek justice. We are passionate about our work, and we understand that it is difficult for victims of sexual assault and abuse to come forward. That is why we carefully protect our clients’ identities and maintain the highest possible standard of confidentiality when working with our clients. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping people like you get the peace of mind and compensation they deserve.

Contact a California sexual abuse lawyer at our firm for recognized legal representation in a sexual abuse case. Call (800) 761-2220 today.

Why choose our sexual abuse lawyers?

At Manly Stewart & Finaldi, 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 and powerful institution. In fact, our team of legal professionals has represented hundreds of victims of clergy sexual abuse in California and hundreds of children victimized in our schools. We are one of the nation’s leading law firms for representing survivors of sexual assault.

Decades of Experience & Results

If you or someone you know has suffered abuse at school, in church, at work, by a sports coach, at a hospital or by a doctor, while in foster care, or by a Boy Scout leader, we are prepared to stand up and fight for you. We offer passionate, aggressive representation to seek justice for victims, secure the financial compensation you deserve, and protect others from abuse in the future. We have also recovered more than $2 billion dollars for our clients. When you need legal help and results, you can depend on our award-winning team.

Your Needs Are Our First Priority

We understand the devastating nature of a sexual assault 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, we will do our best to find the assistance you deserve.

We not only seek justice for any actions that may have been committed against you, but we also strive to invoke change at an institutional level to ensure that nobody else has to go through the same experiences.

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Over $1B in recoveries against the Roman Catholic Church on behalf of victims of sexual abuse by priests, volunteers, religious and employees.

$1B

Global Settlement

Roman Catholic Arch Diocese Sex Abuse Cases

333 sex abuse claims against Michigan State University for the abuse of child and young adult athletes by former MSU and Olympic Team doctor Larry Nassar.

$500M

Global Settlement

Michigan State University, Larry Nassar Sex Abuse Cases

$216 million global settlement of 110 separate sexual abuse claims against the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province (2007, 2011).

Various Superior Courts in the State of Alaska and U.S. Bankruptcy Court

$216M

Global Settlement

Society of Jesus, Oregon, Sex Abuse Cases

81 child sexual abuse claims against Los Angeles Unified School District resulting from the sexual abuse of students at Miramonte Elementary School by Mark Berndt.

$140M

Global Settlement

Los Angeles Unified School District, Miramonte Elementary School Sex Abuse cases

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We Represent Cases of All Types

We have over 20 years of experience litigating various cases of sexual assault. This includes instances of:

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

We Pursue All Liable Parties

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.

Contact Us Today to Seek Help

No case is too challenging for our lawyers. When we say that we aren’t afraid to stand up to any major institution, we have the track record to prove it. The firm has recovered more than $2 billion dollars on behalf of clients from the nation’s largest school districts, religious institutions, municipalities, sports and youth organizations and Fortune 500 companies.

If you or a loved one is a survivor of sexual abuse and assault, please contact the law offices of Manly Stewart & Finaldi for a free, 100% confidential consultation regarding your case.

You deserve closure, and any responsible parties deserve justice for their despicable actions. Let us help you today.

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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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18 April 2019

Manly, Stewart & Finaldi Represents Sexual Abuse Victims of Kevin Thorpe at Hanna Boys Center

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17 April 2019

Manly, Stewart & Finaldi represents alleged victims of Father Crews and other abusers at the Hanna Boys Center

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16 April 2019

O.C. Youth Basketball Coach Suspected of Sexual Abuse of Minors

A former Orange County youth basketball coach was recently arrested over allegations that he had...

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21 March 2019

Teacher Arrested for Alleged Sexual Relationship with Student

Katherine O’Neill, a 51-year-old teacher at Barstow High School, has been arrested on suspicion of...

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