The new California law went into effect on January 1, 2020, and gives all abuse survivors, regardless of their current age, three years to file a civil claim for the abuse they suffered.  Some abuse survivors may have even longer.  However, the three year “window” that expires on January 1, 2023, may be significantly shortened if a defendant files for bankruptcy, which means abuse survivors need to act now to make sure their rights are protected.

We represent many abuse survivors in California with claims against the Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, the Mormon Church, and many other youth-serving organizations.  We will file and pursue many of the first lawsuits against these institutions.  However, we strive to provide our clients with as many options as possible, including resolving their claim informally or filing a lawsuit if settlement discussions are not productive.

If you or someone you loved was abused, the time to act is now.  Please contact us for a free and confidential initial consultation.  You can contact us by filling-out the form below and hitting “Submit,” by calling us toll free at (888) 246-3675, or by emailing us at  There is no charge or fee for speaking with us.

Please note:  if you are contacting us on behalf of someone who was abused, please call us in order to respect the attorney/client privilege.

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Los Angeles, California 90025