Did A Religious Figure Sexually Abuse You?

People put a huge amount of trust in the religious figures in their lives: priests, rabbis and others. Unfortunately, some leaders exploit that trust and use it to cover up sexual predation. While this abuse happens most often to children, it can happen to adults as well. The shame and guilt victims feel often combines with institutional protections to keep the truth from coming out.

If you have been preyed upon by a religious figure – at any point in your life – you may have legal options available to you. Beyond the criminal charges against the person who abused you, we can also pursue civil charges against the institution that protected them. Rothenberg, Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, has won settlements for many clients in New Jersey.

All Religions Struggle With Abuse

While Christian denominations have received an outsized share of coverage for ongoing sexual abuse scandals, these issues are not restricted to a single faith. Our attorneys have handled sexual abuse involving:

  • Systematic cover-ups from the Catholic Church, including dioceses and archdioceses
  • Rabbis and school leaders in Orthodox Judaism
  • Protestant religious groups and evangelical churches
  • Mormon missionary groups
  • Jehovah's Witnesses

The dynamics within each religion are different, but the unacceptability of sexual abuse is the same. Our attorneys will fully investigate the institutional structures that allowed the abuse to happen and advocate for justice on your behalf.

Dignity, Safety And Confidentiality

The emotional work of delving into past sexual abuse can be exhausting. Throughout the process, we will treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve. Our firm is committed to maintaining complete confidentiality — we will never disclose the details of your case without your explicit permission.

Closure For You, Protection For Future Victims

No one should have to go through what you went through, and a civil judgment in your favor can help ensure that they don't. When institutions are truly held to account in civil suits, they often implement policies that make it harder for sexual abuse to happen in the future.

Contact our experienced lawyers today to discuss your situation at our Clinton office. Even if the abuse happened many years ago, you still deserve to have your story heard. Our legal team is available by email or phone: 800-815-0180.