About our firm

Nationally Recognized for Representing Sexual Abuse Survivors

Manly, Stewart & Finaldi is regarded as one of the Nation’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 served 10 years in the US Navy as an intelligence officer. He has been included in Super Lawyers® and has litigated some of the highest profile sexual abuse cases in the United States.

Attorney 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, 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.

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“We deeply believe in the value of our work and have dedicated our careers to seeking justice for our clients and demanding reform in the institutions that have violated their trust.”
-John C. Manly, Founding Partner

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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 attorneys has represented more than 150 victims of clergy sexual abuse in California and more than 100 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, 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.