School Sexual Abuse Lawyer Santa Clara County
At Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, we have been battling sexual abuse and assault for over two decades. Our attorneys are passionate about bringing perpetrators to justice and shedding light on common settings for childhood sexual abuse, such as California’s educational system.
Santa Clara County has 425 schools across dozens of districts, containing thousands of students. If you were one of these students at any time in your life and experienced sexual abuse or assault while at school, please contact us for a free and confidential discussion about your rights. The school district could be liable for the harm you suffered.
Why Choose Us?
- Our school sex abuse attorneys work relentlessly to achieve our clients’ goals.
- Our law firm is passionate about holding at-fault school districts responsible for student sexual abuse.
- Our lawyers have achieved national recognition for their achievements.
- Our law firm has represented over 100 school sexual assault survivors in California.
- Our lawyers have obtained more than $2 billion collectively for our clients.
Do You Need a Lawyer?
A lawyer can put your goals first during the claims process. If you want to keep your identity anonymous when going up against a school district in Santa Clara, for example, your lawyer can help you do so with actions such as petitioning the courts to allow you to use a pseudonym. Your lawyer will become your greatest confidant during the claims process, helping you identify and pursue your goals with tailored legal services. At Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, you will come first in all that we do.
Signs of School Sex Abuse
Part of why we are so passionate about what we do is the possibility of putting an end to student sexual abuse for good. Through actions such as lawsuits, we can raise awareness about school sexual abuse and what it looks like. Any of the following signs could point to student sex abuse in Santa Clara County.
- Emotional withdrawal
- Loss of interest in social activities
- Outbursts or acts of violence
- Poor performance in school
- Faking illnesses to get out of school
- Developmental regression in small children
- Suicidal thoughts or actions
- Sexually transmitted diseases
If you suspect your child has suffered sexual abuse while at school in Santa Clara County, contact us immediately. We have enough experience handling these types of lawsuits to recognize common signs and know how to take swift action against responsible parties.
Does the New Law Affect You as a Public School Sexual Assault Survivor?
A new bill passed into law in California, AB-218, has made headlines for providing relief to childhood sexual assault survivors. Before the enactment of this law, survivors had six months (or up to one year, in some cases) from the date of the last instance of abuse to file a government tort claim against the public school district, if abuse occurred before January 1st, 2009. If the survivor failed to act quickly enough, he or she could permanently lose the right to recover any compensation.
Under AB-218, public school sexual assault survivors with incidents before January 1st, 2009 no longer have to bring their claims for damages within 6 to 12 months. Furthermore, claimants who previously missed their deadlines may now be able to file. If you are a survivor with a claim against a government entity such as a school district in Santa Clara, seek legal advice right away from our lawyers. You may have a case even if you missed your statute of limitations before the passing of AB-218. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars against school districts and may be able to help you, too.
Contact an Attorney Today
Manly, Stewart & Finaldi has what you need for a strong claim against a school district in Santa Clara County as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. For more information about a specific claim, please call (800) 700-8450 to request a free consultation. You could be eligible for compensation.