What to expect from an abuse lawsuit

Have you been sexually assaulted or abused?


Lieff Cabraser represents women and men across the U.S. in sexual abuse and assault lawsuits.

We treat our clients with compassion and respect.

What to expect when you reach out to us

However we talk, by phone or over email, all communications with us will be strictly confidential. We respect and protect your privacy, and our team of lawyers and legal professionals will handle all communications with discretion and care. You can choose if you want to remain anonymous or if you want to speak out more publicly.

You can choose whether you would like to speak to a male or a female attorney. Our small team of lawyers and legal professionals are experienced in listening to and helping survivors. We are compassionate and sensitive to your needs, and we will advise you about your options and help you make the right choices for you.

Throughout the process, you’ll have access to our dedicated team of lawyers and legal professionals – we’re here for you, and we’re just an email, text, or phone call away.

What Are My Options

One of our attorneys will be available to discuss with you your options, which include a range of alternatives from taking no action to considering holding wrongdoers accountable through the civil justice system. Victims of sexual abuse sometimes decide to file a lawsuit and sometimes decide not to file a lawsuit. It will be your decision to make, with advice from lawyers experienced in this area of law.

Why File a Lawsuit

Bringing a lawsuit against an abuser or an institution that harbored that abuser can help you and others. A lawsuit can serve both to help make sure the abuse does not happen again and to allow you to speak your truth. Even before a case progresses far in court, simply filing a well-crafted complaint can shine a spotlight on abuse and garner public attention that creates the pressure necessary for institutional change.

If your lawsuit succeeds at reaching a favorable judgment or settlement, you can receive a monetary payout to compensate you for the harm you suffered. While a lawsuit cannot undo the harm done by abuse and money is never a true substitute for a traumatic experience, it does create concrete accountability and punishment for abusers and institutions that protect them, deterring future abuse. A favorable judgment or settlement can also include non-monetary requirements for the defendants, such as requiring an institution to institute policies and follow best practices in hiring, preventing and reporting abuse, or even installing an independent monitor.

We know that filing a lawsuit can seem intimidating and stressful. We are here to guide you and make the process as comfortable as possible for you, while working hard to hold abusers and institutions accountable in order to compensate you and achieve systemic change.

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Contact us today to learn more. Call us at 1 800 541-7358 or use the secure confidential form below.

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Lieff Cabraser does not engage in client data-sharing. Our lawyers represent clients in individual, group, and class action lawsuits in federal courts nationwide. We have affiliations in specific cases with attorneys licensed to practice in almost every state court in the U.S. We also are affiliated with Rochon Genova, a law firm in Canada, and serve as co-counsel in lawsuits filed in Canada. This website may be considered an advertisement in certain jurisdictions. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. You should be aware that the Statute of Limitations (the deadline imposed by law within which you may bring a lawsuit) may severely limit the time remaining for you to file any potential claim. Please read our disclaimer.

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