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Sexual Abuse in Other Religions

Clergy Sexual Abuse Lawyers in California Fighting for You

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.

Free, Confidential Case Evaluation by a Lawyer Who Is Also a Clinical Psychologist

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 intimately 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. You can trust our clergy sexual abuse lawyers in California to provide you with the strong representation you deserve.

To schedule a free consultation, 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.