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Law Offices of Joseph C. George, Ph.D.:
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Clergy Sexual Abuse Lawyers in California

Relentlessly Fighting for Your Right to Maximum Compensation

The Catholic Church's historical pattern of choosing to protect its own clergy and institutions instead of its parishioners is undeniable.

Year after year, new stories about old crimes are brought to light and reported by the media. Year after year, new survivors step forward and seek justice. Year after year after year, new scandals and cover-ups add to the mountain of evidence that shows the Catholic Church learns its lessons only slowly, if at all.

Sexual abuse by priests, nuns, and other church officials is especially damaging because of the impact it tends to have on the victim's spiritual foundations. Here, the hierarchical nature of the priest-parishioner relationship also makes it difficult for victims to even question whether the abuse is wrong, let alone come forward to denounce it. Many survivors simply choose to remain silent rather than disturb their own faith.

The real blame for the prevalence of sexual abuse within Catholic dioceses, churches, and schools lies with no one other than the church itself. Instead of dealing with suspected abuse directly, the church typically favors strategies such as moving clergy members from diocese to diocese, sending clergy members to church treatment facilities, or simply using its financial might to squash or quietly settle individual claims.

At the Law Offices of Joseph C. George, Ph.D., we have been dedicated to helping survivors of Catholic clergy sexual abuse since 1986. Our success is due in part to our experience and limited focus on these cases but also to the psychologist's education, training, and work history that attorney Dr. Joseph C. George brings to our practice. In many cases, in fact, his understanding of the psychological and emotional injuries related to childhood sexual abuse has been critical l in maximizing the compensation our clients receive. You can rely on our California clergy sexual abuse attorneys to provide you with the caring and capable representation you deserve.

In a 2005 case involving 33 individual plaintiffs, attorney Dr. Joseph C. George obtained a $35 million settlement from the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento.

To schedule a private meeting, call (916) 623-4914 at any time, day or night — or contact our California clergy sexual abuse attorneys online. 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.