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Sexual Abuse by Church Members (Non-Clergy)

Child Sexual Abuse Attorneys in California Fighting on Your Behalf

Church-related sexual abuse is not limited to incidents involving members of the clergy. In fact, in the eyes of many churchgoers, deacons, elders, and other church officials are also seen as having spiritual authority and being worthy of trust. Unfortunately, these individuals are just as capable and just as likely to betray that trust as any priest or minister.

For victims, most of whom were children when the abuse took place, the consequences are essentially the same: A lifetime of shame, trust issues, failed relationships, self-abuse, and self-destructiveness, just to name a few. Often, decades may go by before the victim remembers what happened or makes the connection between the abuse that happened then and the problems they continually seem to be having in their own lives today.

Uniquely Positioned for Success

At the Law Offices of Joseph C. George, Ph.D., our California child sexual abuse attorneys have been providing victims of abuse with strong representation since 1986. As a result, we have an in-depth understanding of California abuse laws as well as a long track record of success. Our team can efficiently navigate you throughout the legal process as we work to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. Dr. Joseph C. George is a licensed psychologist, and his extensive experience in this medical field allows us to gain a better understanding of the emotional and psychological injuries our clients suffer from. This, in turn, enables us to aggressively fight for the fair and full compensation to which our clients are entitled

Clergy members have been mandated reporters in California since 1997. Clergy members who know or have reason to suspect that someone in their church is sexually abusing a child or that any child has been sexually abused must report those suspicions to the proper authorities.

Call (916) 623-4914 at any time, day or night — or contact our California child sexual abuse attorneys online to set up your free consultation. Servicios de Traducción en Español Disponibles.

  • Ph.D in Psychology

    Joseph C. George earned a Ph.D. in psychology and was an active duty clinical psychologist in the United States Air Force for 12 years.

  • Decades of Experience

    Collectively, our legal team has more than 30 years of experience in fighting for the rights of Californians

  • Well-Rounded Team

    Attorney Joseph George Jr. is a former deputy district attorney; Attorney Maricar Pascual was the national champion in appellate advocacy

  • Honest Communication

    We value each of our clients; everyone deserves respect and clear communication. We never leave our clients in the dark.