Los Angeles Clergy Sexual Abuse Attorney
At Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, our Los Angeles clergy sexual abuse lawyers understand how devastating this heinous crime can be for survivors. Sexual abuse is traumatic, especially when the perpetrator is a trusted priest or deacon. We dedicate our professional lives to helping survivors obtain justice and maximum financial compensation. Our lawyers partner with sexual abuse and assault survivors to help in any way possible.
If you or someone you love has a case of Los Angeles clergy sexual abuse, speak to our attorneys during a 100% confidential case evaluation. Call (949) 252-9990 today.
Why Choose Our Firm?
- We have gone up against religious institutions and clergy in California in the past and won. Our L.A. clergy sexual abuse lawyer team have represented over 150 victims.
- We are one of the nation’s leading firms for sexual abuse and assault. Our lawyers have obtained more than $2 billion for clients over the years.
- We are highly experienced, with a founding attorney that has more than two decades of experience litigating sexual abuse cases.
How Can a Clergy Sexual Abuse Lawyer Help?
The right attorney can boost your chances of success. A lawyer knows how to identify fault, gather evidence, build a sexual abuse case and fight for fair compensation. Your lawyer will understand the sexual abuse laws related to your case, as well as how to use them to your greatest advantage. When you choose Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, we can take care of everything while you focus on your future.
- Identifying the defendant
- Gathering evidence
- Developing your side of the case
- Helping you fulfill the burden of proof
- Hiring experts and subpoenaing witnesses
- Filing all necessary paperwork
Leave 100% of the legal work to us during your clergy sexual abuse case. Your identity can remain entirely confidential throughout your case if you wish. Our lawyers will work for you, no one else. We will be on your side as we go up against one or more negligent or criminal parties.
Who Is Liable for Clergy Sexual Abuse in LA?
Many people mistakenly believe the person guilty of committing sexual abuse is the only one who could be liable for damages. Although a civil lawsuit against this party is possible, an individual most likely will not have the funds to satisfy a settlement or judgment award. Instead, survivors of clergy sexual abuse can go after the larger religious institution that reasonably should have prevented the abuse or assault.
- The church
- The archdiocese
- The diocese
- A priest
- A deacon
- A bishop
- An archbishop
- Other members of the clergy
If the religious institution contributed to the sexual abuse in any way, it could be at least partially accountable. Our attorneys will assess your case for signs of negligence from one or more parties. Then, we will bring your claim against the defendant(s) demanding maximum compensation for your losses.
When to Bring a Claim
Los Angeles sexual abuse survivors must obey the State of California’s statute of limitations on civil claims. The statute of limitations sets a deadline by which all sexual abuse and assault plaintiffs must file their claims, or else risk the courts refusing to hear the case. In California, a claimant has eight years from the age of majority to file a case of child sexual abuse. The survivor has until age 26. If the survivor was an adult over the age of 18 at the time of the alleged abuse or is a parent of a child who wishes to file on the child’s behalf, he or she has two years from the date of injury to bring a claim or three years from the date of discovery.
Call a Los Angeles Clergy Abuse Lawyer Now!
Speak to an attorney with years of experience in sexual abuse law in California. We can be by your side every step of the way. We make it our mission to advocate for the wronged and injured in Los Angeles. Contact us today for a free case review at our firm.