Clergy And Sexual Abuse: Your Legal Options

We wish we could say that the church was always a place of refuge. But, child sex abuse scandals in Boston, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and elsewhere show that clergy sex abuse is happening across our country. Do not be fooled, no denomination or religion is untouched by this.

Protecting Your Family's Privacy During Civil Action

Not every family is ready to see their names splayed across newspapers. Your church is your community. Not every member of your congregation needs to know what has happened to your family.

Our attorneys are experienced with media. While we can use the news to amplify your voice when no one is listening, we also are well-aware of the techniques that keep your family out of the spotlight.

Our lawyers are dedicated to your mental health. When you work with us, we do our best to make sure you and your loved ones do not have to endlessly repeat traumatic events. We can stand in for you in court when proceedings become too much, and we will make sure that your case is strong so that you can go to negotiations or court feeling confident that you will get the closure you need.

Begin Working With Us

The Simpson Tuegel Law Firm practices law across the country. Though based in Dallas, our reach goes beyond Texas into different states. Our firm is committed to making sure your family gets wholistic legal care. We will treat your case with personalized attention. We commit to making sure your legal plan takes your emotional limits into account without sacrificing justice. Our office can be reached easily by phone call or online. Dial 214-774-9121 for a consultation and a lawyer who is ready to listen.

We have a proven track record of standing up victims of clergy abuse. For example, we have several open cases in Pennsylvania, filed on behalf of clergy abuse victims. To maximize our strategy in these cases, we are collaborating with additional counsel. Specifically, Williams Cedar is partnering with Muhammad S. Aziz of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz and Michele Simpson Tuegel of The Simpson Tuegel Law Firm, PLLC to help survivors of clergy abuse. These attorneys are not licensed in Pennsylvania, but will be working with the firm on clergy abuse cases, pending court approval which will be sought by Williams Cedar in every case.

The Simpson Tuegel Law firm, along with Seeger Weiss LLP, Williams. Cedar, Abraham Watkins, recently released a report on the millions of dollars spent on lobbying efforts by the Catholic Church. These efforts would prevent laws from passing that would open the statue of limitation, giving Sexual Abuse victims more time to seek justice. To read the full report, please click here.