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Teacher Sexual Abuse

California Child Sexual Abuse Lawyers Fighting for Your Rights

Teachers occupy positions of immense trust and importance in children's lives. They educate. They nurture. They inspire. At least, they're supposed to.

The ugly and underreported truth is that sexual misconduct by teachers continues to be an all-too-common occurrence in both public and private schools. One congressional study, in fact, found that nearly 1 out of every 10 students in American schools has been or will be the victim of sexual misconduct by a teacher or school employee before they graduate from high school.

At the Law Offices of Joseph C. George, Ph.D., our attorneys have been dedicated to helping survivors of teacher sexual abuse since 1986. Although the media often sensationalizes or trivializes stories of sexual contact between students and teachers (particularly when the student is a boy), we understand there is nothing remotely light about the long-term damage inflicted on victims. You can trust our California child sexual abuse attorneys to fight for the fair and full compensation you deserve.

About Teacher Sexual Abuse

Why is this such a widespread problem? Schools, for their part, have historically been very lax about screening applicants for teaching positions. Other teachers and school employees play a role, too, when they ignore their mandatory duty to report suspected child abuse involving another teacher. Lastly, our attorneys know that many school districts have tried to cover up abuse by quietly dismissing the teacher or transferring them to other schools.

Survivors of teacher sex abuse have a legal right to sue the predators who harmed them and the institutions that made it possible, didn't stop it, or tried to hide it.

Timing is especially critical when the abuse occurred in a public school. The reason? Victims typically have only six months to provide notice of their intent to file a lawsuit whenever the defendant is a government entity.

Call (916) 623-4914 at any time, day or night — or contact our California child sexual abuse lawyers online to schedule a 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.