The Minnesota Senate unanimously passed a bill yesterday that would make it easier for victims of childhood sexual abuse to bring civil lawsuits against their abuser or the institution that failed to protect them from abuse. Nationally recognized sexual abuse attorney, Jeff Herman, weighs in.
An article in The Crime Report discusses the disproportionate rate of disabled child victims of sexual abuse. Jeff Herman explains why predators target disabled children and what parents must do to protect our most vulnerable populations.
Former Rosarian Academy teacher, Stephen Budd, arrested for sexual assault; West Palm Beach Police seek more victims
Stephen Budd, a 51-year-old teacher, was arrested late Wednesday after allegations surfaced that he sexually assaulted a former student at Rosarian Academy in West Palm Beach, the Palm Beach Post reported. Nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, Jeff Herman, commends West Palm Beach police for reaching out to families potential child sexual abuse victims.
Jeff Herman is honored to be selected to emcee the 3rd annual Chanukah Miracles Luncheon. Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options (JAFCO) is an organization dedicated to caring for abused, neglected and special needs children.
Prompted by the Penn State sexual abuse scandal, two bills signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown will require coaches and administrators in California's K-12 schools and all higher education employees to report suspected child sexual abuse.
Clergy abuse attorney Jeff Herman discusses the law and its potential impact.
Pedophiles in the Catholic Church and Elsewhere: Clergy abuse attorney, Jeff Herman, commends NYT columnist
Clergy abuse attorney, Jeff Herman, discusses Frank Bruni's New York Times editorial about institutions that cover up child sex abuse-- choosing reputation and profit over safety.
Lawsuit alleges Father Rolando Garcia sexually abused John Doe, and despite being accused of sexual abuse in 2007, Archdiocese of Miami continues to employ Father Garcia as a priest.
The law firm of Herman, Mermelstein & Horowitz, P.A., announces the filing of a new child sexual abuse and coverup lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Miami, alleging that retired priest Fr. Ricardo Castellanos sexually abused a young parishioner from 1994-1997, beginning when the boy was about 10 years old. The suit also claims that the boy was forced to watch as Castellanos sexually abused a young, mentally handicapped boy from the San Isidro parish. Castellanos became a popular Archdiocesan radio and TV personality during his pastorate at San Isidro, even though another priest claims Castellanos admitted to sexually abusing a young boy during the Mariel Boatlift when confronted in the early 1980s. The news conference regarding the new lawsuit will be held at the firm's Miami offices at 1:00 today.
More than 20 adults accused Trinity Baptist Church founder Robert "Bob" Gray of sexually abusing them as children. Now Billy Baldwin plans to shoot an inspiring Hollywood movie at the school, which advocates say allows the school to profit from the atrocities committed at Trinity. Herman, Mermelstein & Horowitz, P.A., represented multiple victims of Gray.
Herman, Mermelstein & Horowitz, P.A., Managing Partner Jeff Herman is quoted in today's USA Today article on the lack of meaningful repercussions for failing to report suspected child abuse, and the danger that ultimately creates for kids. The article also discusses the Archdiocese of Miami's repeated failures to report Father Neil Doherty, accused more than two dozen times of drugging and raping underage boys, until it was too late for officials to face criminal sanctions. Herman was recently awarded a $100M jury verdict against Father Neil Doherty on behalf of one of Doherty's victims.
Managing Partner Jeff Herman was featured in Gregg Doyel's Wednesday column on CBS.com talking Penn State. Check out what he had to say here.
Missed attorney Jeff Herman's appearance on The Lou Dobbs Show last Friday? Check it out here.
Missed attorney Jeff Herman on America's Radio News Network talking about Penn State and Jerry Sandusky? Catch it here.
Attorney Jeff Herman was quoted in today's USA Today regarding the number of sexual abuse survivors coming forward to report abuse in the wake of the Penn State sex abuse scandal.
Attorney Jeff Herman will appear live on CNN's Out Front with Erin Burnett to discuss the Penn State child sexual abuse scandal, including the potential implications of Jerry Sandusky's interview with Bob Costas. Tune in at 7ET tonight!
Attorney Jeff Herman has been asked "what next?" by countless survivors of sexual abuse during the course of his career. In this video, he offers his thoughts about critical steps that alleged victims of former Penn State assistant coach and Second Mile founder Jerry Sandusky need to take in order to move forward in their healing process.
On November 15, 2011, managing partner Jeff Herman appeared on MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell to discuss the Penn State child sexual abuse scandal and the Bob Costas interview with accused molester Jerry Sandusky. Watch the complete interview here.
Catch attorney Jeff Herman live tonight at 10ET on MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell offering his views on the child sexual abuse scandal rocking Penn State.
Less than a week after obtaining a $100 million verdict on behalf of a survivor of child sexual abuse by a Catholic priest, USA Today asked attorney Jeff Herman about his thoughts on the child sexual abuse scandal rocking Penn State University after the criminal indictment of former Assistant Coach Jerry Sandusky.
2 New lawsuits filed by Herman, Mermelstein & Horowitz, P.A., allege that 2 Catholic school teachers were fired from St. Anthony Catholic School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after making a mandatory report of suspected child abuse to the Florida Department of Children and Families. According to the lawsuits, the report of suspected abuse involved the school's principal and a young student.
Sex Abuse Attorney, Jeff Herman of Herman, Mermelstein & Horowitz, P.A ., responds to allegations of child sexual abuse by former Penn State Assistant Football Coach, Jerry Sandusky, and analyzes the negligence and liability of Penn State University.
At a news conference yesterday, Attorney Jessica Arbour announced the filing of 2 new lawsuits against the Archdiocese of Miami for alleged sexual abuse by Neil Doherty. Herman, Mermelstein & Horowitz, P.A. has filed more than 20 lawsuits naming Doherty as the offending priest.
A new study by USC researchers concludes that young women who are sexually abused as children are likely to suffer negative consequences well into adulthood, both mentally and physically.