Louisiana Clergy Sexual Abuse Attorneys

Jeff Anderson & Associates is recognized as one of the nation’s premier law firms to represent victims of childhood sexual abuse. We are smart, tough and relentless, but the virtue that ultimately sets us apart is our compassion. We are people who feel deeply and work tirelessly in response to an unjust world.

Our law firm of attorneys, legal professionals and advocates has been working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against Catholic dioceses and religious orders nationwide for nearly 40 years. We will listen to your story and work tirelessly in response to the injustice you have suffered. Your identity and information will remain completely confidential.

Louisiana Child Victims Act

The Louisiana Child Victims Act reformed the statute of limitations and opened a window for previously time-barred survivors of child sexual abuse to seek accountability and compensation in civil courts for the pain and suffering they’ve carried for decades. On March 22, 2024, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that the Louisiana Child Victims Act law is “unconstitutional.” The “lookback window law” gave survivors of child sexual abuse in Louisiana an opportunity to take legal action, regardless of how long ago the abuse occurred.

Survivors of childhood sexual abuse in Louisiana have until June 13, 2024, to take legal action. It’s time to take your power back.

Archdiocese of New Orleans Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

On May 1, 2020, the Archdiocese of New Orleans announced plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after being named as a defendant in dozens of clergy sexual abuse lawsuits. Historically, organizations such as Catholic Dioceses have used Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a shield to prevent jury trials and allow the institution to continue business as usual while maintaining its secrets.

On September 17, 2020 the bankruptcy court set a claims bar date marking the deadline by which all survivors of child sexual abuse by a priest or clergy member must formally file a claim with the court: March 1, 2021. After this date, a survivor could be denied any sort of recovery from the Archdiocese of New Orleans. 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 Chapter 11 bankruptcy FAQ page for more details about this process.
You Are Not Alone. We Are Here to Help.

If you were sexually abused as a child in New Orleans, Baton Rouge or anywhere else in Louisiana, call us for a free consultation with one of our sexual abuse attorneys. Our staff of attorneys, paralegals, and advocates have years of experience working with survivors of priest sexual abuse and work hard to ensure that each survivor’s call is handled with compassion, respect and confidentiality.

Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

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