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October 17, 2018

Lawsuit Seeks to Hold Catholic Church Accountable in New York and Florida for Alleged Abuse

Suit claims Diocesse of Rockville Centre on Long Island knowingly sent a priest previously accused of abuse to Florida and is therefore responsible for alleged abuse there When Mark Cattell was 9 years old in 1981, he said, he met a priest who had been transferred to Florida from a Long Island, N.Y., diocese. He said the priest fondled him after Mass. On another occasion, he said, the priest forced him to give oral sex. “I remember him wagging his finger at me, and saying, ‘Don’t you let anybody know about this,’ ” Mr. Cattell, now a 45-year-old magistrate in […]
August 16, 2018

Herman Law representing alleged victims of Christopher Falzone

Herman Law is representing alleged victims of sexual abuse by Christopher Falzone.  The allegations include abuse of a child at Sheridan Hills Elementary School, where Christopher Falzone was employed prior to working at Camp Live Oak and Renaissance Charter School in Cooper City.  Renaissance Charter School is a  Charter Schools USA school.( Jeff Herman Law won a verdict  against Charter School USA for $5,250,000 in 2016)  we are currently investigating the claims involving Christopher Falzone.    If you have any information regarding these allegations, we encourage you to contact Herman Law or authorities immediately.    
August 15, 2018

A Facebook Messenger call leads to a summer camp counselor facing a molestation charge

A mother hearing a “grown man’s voice” coming out of her daughter’s phone led to an investigation that ended with a Fort Lauderdale summer camp counselor’s arrest Monday on a lewd and lascivious behavior charge. Davie resident Christopher Falzone, who remains in Broward County Main Jail with a $25,000 bond, met the girl while he worked at Camp Live Oak day camp in Fort Lauderdale this summer, according to a probable cause affidavit. The affidavit says Falzone, 35, admitted to having private Facebook Messenger conversations with the girl and whispering “I love you” to her.      https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article216655310.html
August 14, 2018

Over 300 ‘predator priests’ in Pennsylvania accused of abuse in grand jury report

More than 1,000 child victims were identifiable from the church’s own records, according to the report.   A scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report released Tuesday reveals decades of child abuse allegations against more than 300 accused “predator priests” as well as claims that Roman Catholic Church leaders covered up the crimes and obstructed justice in order to avoid scandal. More than 1,000 child victims were identifiable from the church’s own records, according to the report.     “We believe that the real number — of children whose records were lost, or who were afraid ever to come forward — is […]
June 28, 2018

Victim’s Attorney, Jeff Herman, Announces Filing Of Lawsuit Against Catholic Diocese Of Allentown, PA

BOCA RATON, Fla., June 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Victim’s attorney Jeff Herman announces the filing of a lawsuit against the Diocese of Allentown and Rev. Msgr. Francis Nave in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Click here for complaint.   The suit alleges that in 2012, when the victim was 16 years old, he was contacted through a gay social media website by Reverend Monsignor Francis Nave. He told Monsignor Nave in the first communication that he was 16. At all relevant times, Monsignor Nave was the Pastor of Sacred Heart parish in Bath, Pennsylvania and is presently the Director of the Permanent Diaconate for the Diocese of Allentown. The victim was in a depressed state and Monsignor […]

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June 14, 2018

Jeff Herman of Herman Law – Founder

As the founder and managing partner of namesake Herman Law, Jeff Herman has devoted his professional life to seeking justice for victims of sexual assault, rape, abuse, and sexual exploitation. As a commercial litigator in the late 1990’s, Jeff Herman was deeply moved by the discovery that a referred woman’s autistic son was abused in his pre-school. Upon further personal investigation, it was discovered that the child’s abuse happened at the hands of an employee, who was also a convicted pedophile. Immediately, Herman recognized his calling, and the scope of his work, as well as his practice, shifted toward specializing […]
June 8, 2018

Former day care worker accused of sexual assault facing additional charges

Former day care worker, Taylor Keith Boykin, 27, was accused of sexually assaulting four children over the course of a year at a Minnieland Academy facility in Bristow, Virginia. Boykin was arrested April 20 after an investigation into claims by the parents of a 5-year-old girl led to discovery of three other victims. Soon after, he was indicted on four charges each of sexual object penetration of a child, aggravated sexual battery of a child, and indecent liberties with a child by a custodian; along with five counts of producing sexually explicit material, two counts of possession of sexually explicit […]
May 25, 2018

Jeff Herman, Esq. writes about Comedy and Tragedy: The Downfall of Bill Cosby, America’s Dad

I hear this response all the time, and it is my honor to help survivors seek their own justice.  My work is exclusively civil – I do not handle the criminal prosecution of sex offenders where the end result is a restriction of liberty, most often jail time. Instead, I use my skills in civil litigation, often bringing lawsuits alleging negligence, against the institutions that employ sexual perpetrators that had a duty to protect their clients from these dangerous members of the community. . The bad news, however, is that there is more work to be done. Undertones of “rape […]
May 14, 2018

In-Depth Interview with Sex Abuse Attorney Jeff Herman

Jeff Herman is a trial lawyer who specializes in helping survivors of rape, sexual abuse, and sexual exploitation. For over two decades now, Jeff has represented more than 1,000 victims of all ages, and he prides himself in making a significant difference for children in particular. Today, Herman Law has some of the nation’s leading childhood sexual abuse attorneys who are not afraid to be pioneers in the legal industry and champions of their clients’ rights. The foundation of Herman Law was laid in 1997 when Jeff was a commercial litigator. A mother, whose autistic 4-year-old son was abused at pre-school, did […]
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