The sexual abuse of a child is perhaps the ultimate betrayal of trust and destruction of innocence. NSH&M is a nationally recognized leader in childhood sexual abuse litigation. The firm specializes in assisting childhood sexual abuse survivors in obtaining restorative justice, with more than $36 million in settlements obtained for clients to date from both individuals and religious and business entities. In 2000 NSH&M obtained a $1.7 million dollar settlement from the Franciscan Friars on behalf of one victim of childhood sexual abuse, the first pre-trial million dollar settlement in the history of the clergy abuse scandal.
The firm is on the frontlines of the battle to make today’s children safer by publicly identifying perpetrators of childhood sexual abuse and the religious and business entities that conceal and protect them. NSH&M has in the past and continues today to investigate and prosecute childhood sexual abuse cases against entities such as the Roman Catholic Church, the LDS Church, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Presbyterian Church, and the Boy Scouts of America. The firm also supports and represents adult victims of sex crimes, such as victims of rape and spousal abuse. With both childhood and adult abuse survivors, the firm strives to empower its clients through the aggressive prosecution of their claims.
If you would like more information on our sexual abuse law practice, please contact one of our firm’s attorneys listed to the right.