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Nationally Recognized for Representing Sexual Abuse Victims

As the leader of California's law firms, Manly, Stewart & Finaldi is nationally recognized for their high-quality representation of sexual abuse victims in civil and criminal cases. Our attorneys are preceded by a reputation of experienced, aggression, and success. Whether fighting for a victim of a sexual offence in civil action or defending the rights of a victim advocate pursuant to Mary's Law, we carry a reputation that can only be achieved through truly exemplary legal representation. This reputation is what makes our firm one of the most respected California law firms devoted to helping victims of sexual abuse.

Decades of Experience with Sexual Abuse Cases in California

Our principal and lead attorney of Manly, Stewart & Finaldi is John C. Manly, Esq., who has been working on cases for sexual abuse victims for more than 15 years. Named a "Super Lawyer," Mr. Manly has also been selected as one of California's "Top 100 Attorneys" by the Los Angeles Daily Journal. He understands that sexual abuse is an ongoing crisis in the United States; that's why he has devoted himself to becoming a frontrunner in the legal battle against sexual abuse. As a California sexual abuse attorney, he is committed to standing up for the rights and fight for survivors of abuse and offers passionate and aggressive legal representation on behalf of his clients.

It doesn't matter who a vulnerable child or adult is victimized by – a teacher, neighbor, religious worker, sports coach, family member or other person – children and adults who have been sexually abused have the right to effective legal representation through a high-quality attorney. In many cases, children are persuaded or coerced into sexual activity by a predatory adult. When this happens, the child has been lured or forced into sexual activity when he or she is far too young to make mature decisions or even comprehend the seriousness of the criminal act perpetrated against them. Many survivors will suffer with enduring emotional and psychological damages. At our firm, we have an incomparable reputation of success in representing such victims, which is why we are considered the leading California law firm handling sexual abuse cases.

Our Efforts on Behalf of Sexual Abuse Survivors

Our team of legal professionals at the firm has represented more than 150 clergy sexual abuse victims in California. Dozens of those clients are included in the $100 million settlement against the Diocese of Orange, the $660 million settlement against the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and the $198 million settlement against the Dioceses of San Diego. We've also fought for the rights of clients in Alaska, representing approximately 300 Native Alaskans in a $166 million settlement in a case against Jesuit Order, along with victims in the Diocese of Fairbanks.

Our firm's more recent achievements include representing more than 75 survivors of child sexual abuse by clerics and church workers in Delaware and the surrounding area. Even though the predator had been identified at the church as a threat, the church continued to let the child predator work with children on church grounds. Because of this, the responsible party's liability was compounded. Our team of legal professionals has also represented dozens of clients in other states, including Connecticut, South Dakota and New York. Our top-notch legal representation in these complex cases is truly admirable, and our reputation is a reflection of their unrivaled success. We focus on seeking justice for victims and allowing survivors to get the financial compensation they deserve. When a perpetrator is identified, victims are able to gain the closure they need, and innocent children are protected from further abuse.

At our firm, we have been featured in print and on United States broadcast news. Our excellent legal representation has helped to expose sexual predators and the people who have previously covered up for them. In 2005, Mr. Manly was featured in Amy Berg's Academy Award nominated film documentary "Deliver Us from Evil." The film demonstrated his role in the civil case against the sexual predator priest Oliver O'Grady and the church officials who negligently allowed the priest to continue abusing victims.

Have you or a loved one been victimized by a sexual predator? If so, you want a heavy hitting attorney from our firm to go to bat for you in court. Our lawyers have the qualifications, experience, and know-how to help you get the financial compensation and peace of mind that you deserve. We are passionate about our work, and understand that it is difficult for victims of abuse to come forward. That's why we carefully protect our clients' identities and maintain the highest possible standard of confidentiality when working with our clients.

Helping the Abused Throughout California

At our firm, we are experienced in a wide variety of practice areas. We have successfully handled cases of child abuse, and offered exemplary representation for individuals who have been abused at school, by a sports coach, at work, while in foster care, or by a Boy Scout leader. We are also knowledgeable in in government sexual abuse cases, and have successfully navigated a great deal of clergy sexual abuse cases as well. We have represented victims abused by many Catholic organizations including:

California Attorney Explaining Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is a generic term that can refer to virtually any form of contact intended to sexually stimulate the predator or any third party. This includes molestation, inappropriate touching, child pornography and sexual assault. It may occur once or be repeated by the perpetrator many times. Victims have the right to seek justice. At our firm, we want to help victims of any type of abuse get the compensation they deserve. Victims can suffer long-term damage, which is why we are devoted to doing our part in the ongoing battle.

If you have been sexually abused, we are ready and willing to get you the legal help that you need. Whether you are ready to fight a case against sexual hazing at school, spousal rape, or sexual harassment through social media, we want to give you the best legal representation we can. We have helped victims of abuse in San Francisco, Sacramento, Stockton, Monterey, Oakland, Fresno, Bakersfield, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Riverside, Santa Ana, San Diego, San Bernardino, and other areas across central and southern California. If you or a loved one has been sexually abused, don't give up – Manly, Stewart & Finaldi is the place to find help and seek justice. We are dedicated, experienced, and devoted to helping people like you get the peace of mind and compensation they deserve.

Contact a California sexual abuse attorney at our firm for recognized legal representation in a sexual abuse case. Call (800) 761-2220 today!

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