The justice system can be daunting for those who have suffered sexual abuse. Misplaced shame, workplace retaliation, and even fear of the judicial process are among many reasons sexual abuse cases often go unreported. At Murphy Law, we pride ourselves on our compassionate approach guiding our clients through the judicial process.
As a prosecutor, I spent 21 years fighting on behalf of sexual assault victims and their families. While assigned to the Sexual Assault Unit, I prosecuted teachers, clergy, coaches, and family members who sexually abused children. Working with a team of dedicated professionals in the Homicide Unit, I also prosecuted serial rapists, and serial murderers who committed depraved sexual acts upon innocent human beings.
Now, my team and I fight for survivors of sexual abuse in civil court. Instead of solely focusing on the abuser, the American tort system may permit a sexual assault survivor to pursue remedies against those who allowed the abuse to happen in the first place. Schools, churches, and other organizations sometimes expose innocent people to sexual assault when they knew, or should have known better.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual abuse, whether the police pursued it or not, we are here to help.