Sexual Abuse Injuries
A Dedicated Legal Team for Sexual Abuse VictimsA Law Firm Representing Victims of Sexual Abuse in Northern California
No law firm is doing more to protect children from childhood sexual abuse than the team at Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, L.L.P. Besides gaining fair compensation for sexual abuse victims inside the courtroom, the law firm has a long track record in working with elected officials in order to create stronger laws to protect children.
In the legal arena, the attorneys at Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, L.L.P. are responsible for gaining tens of millions of dollars in compensation for their sexual abuse clients. Outside the courtroom, the law firm is a fierce advocate for protecting children from sexual predators.
Our work with local legislators resulted in a Audrie's Law to better protect incapacitated sexual assault victims. We were also instrumental in ensuring that the crime of childhood sexual abuse, like murder, has no prosecution time limit in California. That means that predators are unable to hide behind arbitrary time limits to get away with their crime.
On the civil side, we have worked to give childhood sexual abuse victims until the age of 40 to file a lawsuit against their predator and/or the institution that enabled their crime. As a result, sex abuse victims now have a three-year window starting on January 1, 2020 to revive claims that were previously barred by time limits. If you are a sex abuse victim and have not been able to hold the institution that enabled your predator, please call us at 408-289-1417.
Our law firm also continues working to bring sexual abuse prevention training to California schools.What Happens When You Contact Us
Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, L.L.P. is one of the few law firms in the country with a dedicated legal team of attorneys and experts that work for the best interests of sexually abused children and their parents.
From the moment you call for information, the legal team begins to work for you. The first person that you will speak to about your case is Victim Advocate Jancy Thompson. Ms. Thompson is a childhood sexual abuse survivor herself, and completely understands the pain that this crime is having on you and your child.
Once Ms. Thompson gathers information about your case, she will confer with attorneys Robert Allard, Lauren Cerri, and Mark Boskovich. At that point, an appointment will be made for you to meet personally, at no charge, with one or more of the attorneys. Even though one of the attorneys will take the lead, all three will work together on your case, providing you with the strongest advocacy possible.
If you trust us with your child’s case, we will start working for the best interests of you and your child. Our private investigator Michael Leininger will start collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses. Mr. Leininger is a former San Jose Police Sergeant with more than 30 years of experience working with childhood sexual abuse victims.
Other legal team members, not employed by Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, L.L.P., but frequently providing valuable assistance in our cases, include attorneys Ray Mendoza, Laura Liccardo, and Matthew Herrick.
Mr. Mendoza serves Of Counsel and retired as the Chief Trial District Attorney at Santa Clara County. He spent the last 13 1/2 years of his career prosecuting sexual assault cases, including child molestation, serial rapists and molesters.
Ms. Liccardo, a freelance litigator, has assisted the Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard legal team the last 10 years in framing legal strategies, maintaining viability of those theories in law & motion practice, promulgating those theories before the Courts of Appeal for favorable law affecting California, and supporting important Legislative changes through legal analysis.
Lastly, should we succeed in gaining compensation for your child, attorney Matthew Herrick works with the court to ensure that the compensation is used for the sole benefit of your child. That is because in California, the courts supervise all sexual abuse settlements made to minors to eliminate financial fraud. As a result, sexual abuse settlements are frequently used to purchase annuities for lifetime income payments, to open accounts for college savings or to establish trusts which provide for the health, financial support, and education of your child.Why Should I File a Sexual Abuse Lawsuit?
In this country, we have a criminal justice system and a civil justice system. The criminal justice system is designed to punish the pedophile through incarceration. The civil justice system is to compensate your child for the harm that was done, and that will last a lifetime.
In a civil justice lawsuit, we look to hold accountable those that enabled the pedophile to inflict harm to your child. All too often, children are unwittingly placed in positions where they are vulnerable to sexual abuse by trusted people, including:
- Teachers and other school personnel
- Coaches and other extracurricular activity staff members
- Boy Scouts leaders
- Foster care parents
Should an organization such as a school, a youth serving organization, or a church place someone with a history of sexual abuse in a position of authority over your child, or if that institution fails to take appropriate steps to prevent the risk of sexual abuse, that organization may be held legally accountable as well. There is no reason that your child should spend the rest of their life coping with the proven effects that come from sexual abuse.Hold the Sexual Abuser Accountable for Their Actions
At the law firm of Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P. in San Jose, we represent clients throughout Northern California in childhood sexual abuse lawsuits. Contact us today to set up a free consultation with a dedicated, compassionate lawyer; call (408) 289-1417. You will not pay anything unless we win your case.
We serve clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area including the cities of San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, Pleasanton, San Mateo, Palo Alto, Santa Cruz, and Monterey. We also serve clients in the Sacramento Valley and the Central Valley including the cities of Sacramento, Stockton, and Fresno.
Do not hesitate to contact us to discuss what we can do to help you seek accountability and fair compensation; call (408) 289-1417.