Trusted Attorneys Helping Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Find Justice
If you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy, Boy Scout Leader, teacher or coach in Arizona, we want to help. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against Catholic dioceses and other institutions nationwide.
In 2019, we partnered with Arizona child sexual abuse attorney and survivor advocate Robert Pastor to hold offending individuals and organizations accountable for the hurt they inflicted on others in the past, and protect children today and in the future. We will support, protect, and guide you along your journey toward justice and healing. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.
New Rights for Survivors: The Arizona Child Victims Act
On May 27, 2019, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed the Arizona Victims’ Rights Bill (HB2466, aka The Arizona Child Victims Act) into law, effectively reforming the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse survivors in Arizona. See how the Arizona Child Victims Act could help you.
Boy Scouts Abuse and Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
If you are a survivor sexual abuse in Boy Scouts in Arizona, we want to help. On February 17, 2020, the Boy Scouts of America announced its filing Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. On May 26, 2020 the bankruptcy court set a claims bar date marking the deadline by which all survivors of child sexual abuse by a BSA volunteer or employee must formally file a claim with the court: November 16, 2020.
After November 16, a survivor could be denied any sort of recovery from the Boy Scouts of America. This complicated and highly nuanced legal tactic is often confusing to people who are not familiar with this type of bankruptcy, and it can prevent survivors of child sexual abuse from pursuing legal action. Please visit our Boy Scouts Bankruptcy FAQ page for more information.
The Anderson Report: Sexual Abuse in The Diocese of Phoenix
This report contains the names of diocesan priests, religious order priests, and other religious clerics associated with the Diocese of Phoenix, including those of whom were assigned within, working in, or living in the geographical boundaries of the Dioceses of Tucson and Gallup before the Diocese of Phoenix was formed in 1969, who have been accused of sexual misconduct with minors. While lawsuits were filed involving many of these alleged perpetrators, the vast majority of the claims against these individuals have been settled or have not been fully evaluated in a civil or criminal court. All individuals should be considered innocent until proven guilty. Download the report.
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Before making a decision concerning such serious and sensitive matters, we encourage all survivors of child sexual abuse by clergy, Boy Scout leaders, teachers, coaches or other authority figures to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against perpetrators of sexual abuse and the institutions that protect them. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.
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