Boy Scout Bankruptcy in Race with Purdue Pharma

Today was the deadline to file all sex abuse claims in the Boy Scout bankruptcy. We’ve been hair-on-fire the last few weeks, getting the claims ready and filed for all my abuse survivor clients. We just got confirmation that the last one was successfully filed. WHAT’S NEXT? Now the big issue is what will happen […]

Six Oregon Men on SBC List of Baptist Sexual Abusers

Six Oregon Men on SBC List of Baptist Sexual Abusers Six Oregon men are on an official SBC list of accused Baptist sexual abusers. The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) released a list naming over 700 men accused of sexually abusing or assaulting people in Baptist churches. Over 50 of the accused abusers were in western […]

Sexual Abuse in the SBC is No Surprise, But Still a Shock

Sexual abuse inside the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) should come as no surprise, given the history of abuse in other organizations. Still, when the Southern Baptist Convention released a report in May 2022 of the SBC’s horrible response to decades of sexual abuse allegations, it hit like a bombshell. Sexual predators gravitate to where they […]

Former Beaverton, OR Mayor “Denny” Doyle Charged with Possessing Child Pornography

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced on March 4, 2022 that it has charged former Beaverton mayor Dennis “Denny” Doyle with possessing child pornography. Doyle is 73 years old.  He served as a councilman in Beaverton for more than a decade.  He was elected as Beaverton’s mayor in 2008.  He served three terms until 2020. The […]

Understanding Sexual Abuse – Books, Experience, and Listening to our Clients

Understanding sexual abuse is hard. And who wants to try? Sexual abuse is not a subject anyone wants to think about, let alone read about and study. But our clients live with the sexual abuse they went through when they were kids, or sexual assault as adults, so Ashley and I try to learn as […]

Former San Mateo High School Student Sues for Sex Abuse by Convicted Sex Offender Roy L. Casstevens

                FORMER SAN MATEO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SUES FOR SEX ABUSE A former student of San Mateo High School filed a lawsuit today alleging claims for child sexual abuse by his former teacher and theater director, Roy L. Casstevens. Our client, Felix Montano, sued the San Mateo Union […]

Adult Survivor Files Lawsuit for Child Sex Abuse by Teacher

Our client “C.A.” filed a lawsuit for child sex abuse by her teacher. Her fifth-grade teacher at Captain Strong Primary School in Battle Ground, Washington molested her from 2001 to 2002. She is suing Battle Ground Public Schools, alleging her teacher Thomas Henry Moody groomed and sexually abused her when she was approximately 10 years […]

Physical & Mental Abuse at Catlin Gabel, New Lawsuit

FORMER STUDENTS SUE FOR PHYSICAL & MENTAL ABUSE AT CATLIN GABEL Physical and mental abuse at Catlin Gabel is at the heart of a new lawsuit. Three more alumni of Catlin Gabel sued the school with claims they were abused as students. We now represent over 20 former students of CGS who were sexually, physically, […]

November 16 Deadline to File Sex Abuse Claim in BSA Bankruptcy

November 16, 2020 is the deadline to file a sex abuse claim in the Boy Scouts bankruptcy. The BSA filed for bankruptcy in February, seeking to reorganize. This week, bankruptcy Judge Laurie Selber Silverstein set a November 16 deadline for all creditors, including abuse survivors, to file claims. FILING A CLAIM BY NOVEMBER 16, 2020 […]

Boy Scout Abuse Survivors React to BSA Bankruptcy

  Boy Scout Abuse Survivors Have Mixed Reactions to BSA Bankruptcy Boy Scout abuse survivors had mixed reactions to news that The Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 reorganization bankruptcy. Reactions range from anger to optimism from men who were sexually abused when they were kids in Boy Scouts. “We represent dozens of […]

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