Los Angeles and Sacramento Clergy Sexual Abuse Lawyers

California Lawyers for Clergy Sex Abuse Survivors

Although sex abuse scandals are most commonly associated with the Catholic Church, other religious denominations have problems too. These problems are not as well known because there is usually less centralized control over individual churches, meaning that cover-ups are usually more localized — which in turn means less media coverage.

There have, however, been cases involving ministers, deacons, church elders, youth pastors and church marriage counselors. There have been others involving teachers and sports coaches working in church-affiliated private schools. There have been scandals involving virtually every faith you can think of — Baptists, Methodists, Protestants, Evangelicals, Lutherans, Mormons and Presbyterians included.

There is no indication that the problem is any less prevalent than it is within the Catholic Church.

Just because you were an adult doesn't make it right. Many lawsuits have been brought against churches where clergy members or other officials abused their positions of trust by instigating sexual relationships with adult members of their congregations.

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At the Law Offices of Joseph C. George, Ph.D. we offer decades of experience representing survivors of church sexual abuse in California and in other jurisdictions. As a result, we are familiar with the patterns of abuse that occur in the church setting and with the various ways churches enable and cover-up the crimes of their employees.

Our dedication to this work is no accident. Before founding his firm in 1986, Dr. Joseph C. George, spent 12 years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force as a clinical psychologist and, even now, is still a licensed psychologist in the state of California. This training, background and unique understanding of the emotional and psychological injuries caused by sexual abuse provides the critical edge we need to maximize compensation for our clients today.

To schedule a private consultation, call our toll free California number (888-463-5570) at any time, day or night — or contact our Los Angeles and Sacramento clergy sexual abuse attorneys online.