Manly, Stewart & Finaldi is a nationally-recognized law firm and a leader in representing and advocating on behalf of victims of sexual abuse. The attorneys at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi are knowledgeable in all areas of sexual abuse and offenses, including molestation, harassment and Internet sex crimes.
Manly, Stewart & Finaldi possesses the resources to pursue cases in civil and criminal settings. An individual who was abused or injured may be reluctant to come forward and report instances of sexual abuse-it is important to have a trusted team of attorneys with a proven record of obtaining stellar results for survivors of the crime. Victims of child abuse should contact a California sexual abuse lawyer at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi for legal counsel and guidance regarding their situation.
For more than 15 years, Manly, Stewart & Finaldi's principal attorney John C. Manly, Esq. has challenged persons and entities responsible for the sexual abuse of his clients. He has won many record verdicts and settlements in the process. At Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, we are committed to our clients and work closely with them throughout the legal process. We offer professional and competent personal legal assistance to clients with understanding and compassion.
Attorneys at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi specialize in representing victims of sex crimes including:
Sexual abuse may include a broad spectrum of acts that are committed against a child or adult, ranging from non-physical abuse to actual intercourse. In any scenario, the victim may be left dealing with extreme emotional trauma.
Child Sexual Abuse
The sexual abuse of a child is an atrocity that our attorneys simply will not tolerate. We fight to protect the rights of children throughout the U.S. who have been sexually abused, holding the perpetrators accountable for their reprehensible conduct.
Sexually Abused in School
Sexual abuse may occur virtually anywhere, and school is one of those places. Whether it is committed by another student or by a member of the faculty, the results may be catastrophic.
Foster Care Abuse
A child who is in foster care is already in a situation where he or she is dealing with the stress of being in "the system" and trying to make it work with a new family. Sexual abuse by a foster parent, social worker or other person who deals with the child on a regular basis may only make life intolerable.
Boy Scout Abuse
A child who is in the Boy Scouts may be at risk of molestation or abuse at the hands of someone they trust. Scout leaders and other adults who are involved with the Boy Scouts of America may commit abuse or may contribute to covering up instances of abuse.
Sexual Abuse in Sports
Playing on a sports team can help a child, teen or young adult in a number of ways, leading to a sense of camaraderie with team members, providing a fun way to exercise and even offering career opportunities. Sexual abuse by coaches or other team members can destroy all of this.
Sexual Abuse at Work
Employees throughout California have the right to work in a safe environment. Unfortunately, sexual abuse by co-workers, managers or supervisors can and does occur, making work no longer a safe place.
Government Sexual Abuse
When sexual abuse is committed by government workers, including teachers, social workers, school employees, healthcare professionals or others who hold positions in government-run agencies, aggressive legal counsel is necessary to hold the perpetrator accountable.
Clergy Sexual Abuse
Children must be protected from sexual abuse by clergy members of all faiths. Recent years have shown an increased exposure of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and others, as well as the efforts of church organizations to cover up this abuse.
Sexual harassment may be defined as unwanted comments or advancements of a sexual nature toward another person. Legal action can be taken in these cases, holding the responsible party accountable for what they have done.
Sexual Harassment in School
Although some students may just consider it "fun and games", sexual harassment at school can have a serious impact on the victim or victims. Some examples may include pulling on bra straps, making sexual jokes or gestures or spreading sexual rumors.
Clergy Sexual Harassment
A person employed at a church, a parishioner, choir member or child may suffer embarrassment and emotional trauma as the result of sexual harassment by a member of the clergy.
Child Sexual Harassment
The sexual harassment of a child may occur at school, on a sports team, at a summer job, on field trips or at church-related events. Whether it involves comments or advances of a sexual nature, jokes or physical contact, you may have grounds to hold the responsible party accountable.
Sexual Harassment in Sports
Whether it is by a coach or by other team members, sexual harassment in sports may have a serious and lasting effect on a male or female victim. Handling these cases requires a certain level of care and tenacity, and our firm has these qualities in order to properly handle your claim.
Elder Sexual Harassment
The elderly may be at risk of sexual harassment or abuse at nursing homes, assisted living facilities or even in their own homes by caregivers who are supposed to provide them with the help and assistance they need.
Government Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment cases against the government may be difficult to handle due to a lack of evidence of such advances or comments as well as the extensive resources of the government to counter these claims. Our tireless and aggressive representation, however, goes a long way in these matters.
Foster Care Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment in foster care, by social workers or at government facilities for foster children can make the already difficult life of a foster child simply unbearable. We are here to seek justice on behalf of these children and teens.
Boy Scout Sexual Harassment
Although the Boy Scouts of America is generally a highly respected organization that offers valuable learning opportunities to young children, there are cases where Boy Scouts are subjected to unwanted sexual advances and commends.
Sexual Harassment at Work
Dealing with sexual harassment at work can be a tricky situation because many employees do not fully understand their rights. It is important to report the situation to your manager or supervisor, in writing, and to consider hiring an attorney if nothing is done to remedy the situation.
Online Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment does not necessarily always occur in person. Online harassment has become increasingly common and may include sending videos or pictures of a sexual nature, posting lewd comments, or sending emails or instant messages containing sexual advances.
Social Media Sexual Harassment
Inappropriate comments of a sexual nature, offensive posts and sexual advances or comments on your Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites can have a negative impact on a person in many ways, and in some cases legal recourse is possible.
Sexual hazing may be described as any act that causes mental or emotional anxiety or harm, which in any way degrades or disgraces a person in a sexual manner. Sexual hazing may occur at school, at work, on a sports team or in a government setting.
Bullying of a sexual nature may involve physical or verbal acts of abuse or harassment, meant to demean the victim in some way. Increased awareness of sexual bullying in California is a primary focus of our efforts in this field as we fight for victims and strive to put an end to this conduct.
Sexual assault may be committed against an adult or a child as forced sexual intercourse, oral copulation, sodomy or other acts of a sexual nature. Survivors of sexual assault can seek justice and closure with the help of our attorneys.
Internet Sex Crimes
Internet sex crimes, such as cyber bullying, cyber stalking, sexual harassment, child pornography and luring a minor can have a tremendous emotional and physical impact on the adult or child at the receiving end.
In cases of family sexual abuse such as incest, a victim may be subject to such abuse for years, decades or a lifetime. The results can be devastating. A California sexual abuse attorney at our firm can help you find your voice and seek justice in the wake of family sexual abuse of this kind.
Rape may be defined as sexual intercourse committed by force, coercion or in a situation where the victim is unable to consent due to physical or mental incapacity. A victim of rape may suffer from extreme emotional distress as well as physical injury.
Although two people may be married, it is still possible for one spouse to rape the other, as long as the intercourse was nonconsensual. We handle sensitive cases of this nature for our clients with the utmost care, helping them rebuild their lives and seek justice.
Sex with a Minor
In California, it is illegal for an adult to have sex with a minor, as anyone under the age of 18 is considered to be below the age of consent to sexual activity. This crime may be referred to as statutory rape and carries heavy criminal penalties.
Manly, Stewart & Finaldi has extensive experience in clergy sexual abuse cases and clergy sexual harassment cases, and has assisted hundreds of victims possessing actions against religious entities throughout California. We have represented hundreds of clients in clergy abuse cases, and have been involved in many high-profile clergy abuse cases throughout the country, many of which were settled for millions of dollars for the survivors.
Attorneys at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi work tirelessly for our clients and legally pursue sex offenders as well as those who harbor them. In some cases, admitted and credible offenders continue working with children in schools or in other employment or activities that involve children in spite of prior sex abuse crimes.
It is good to know that the dedicated attorneys with Manly, Stewart & Finaldi fight for the rights of individuals victimized by child sexual abuse. John C. Manly Esq. was named one of California's "Top 100 Attorneys" by the Los Angeles Daily Journal, based on his success and a leadership in civil actions involving well-known cases of child sexual abuse. He is a member of the California, Arizona, New York and Alaska Bar Associations, and practices in several district federal courts.
Contact a California sexual abuse attorney if a victim of child sexual abuse and in need of legal representation.
Manly, Stewart & Finaldi proudly serves clients throughout California, including, among other locations: San Francisco, Sacramento, Stockton, Monterey, Oakland, Fresno, Bakersfield, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Riverside, Santa Ana, San Diego, and San Bernardino.