Childhood Sexual Abuse

Fighting for the survivors. Robins Kaplan represents survivors of childhood sexual abuse in claims against their abusers and the organizations that failed to keep children safe. We understand the courage it takes for survivors to come forward. We are committed to being a positive force in our clients’ lives, and we are committed to seeking justice to prevent the same types of abuses happening in the future.

As part of this commitment, we have partnered with one of the nation’s premier law firms specializing in childhood sex abuse cases, Jeff Anderson & Associates. For decades, Jeff Anderson has stood with survivors and fought for their access to justice, and worked tirelessly on making legislative and judicial changes that help all survivors. We are excited to join forces with Jeff Anderson & Associates and assist you with your case.

You decide what you want to do - We are here to help. From the moment you contact us, we want to be able to offer you choices along the way. We have both male and female attorneys and staff to work with if you have a preference. We are flexible in the ways that we can communicate with each other. Whatever concerns you might have, we will work with you. This is your journey - we are here to help you, to guide you along the way, and to be your advocates.

We have the resources to fight the biggest, most powerful opponents. Robins Kaplan is among the nation’s premier trial law firms, with more than 250 attorneys in eight major cities and a history of changing society for the better by redefining what’s possible for our clients. We want to do the same for you and other survivors of childhood sexual abuse. We believe that when we put the weight of our experience, our resources, and the skills of our world-class attorneys behind your case, we will be ready to take on even the largest and most powerful organizations. 

Information about claims in New York

New York recently passed the Child Victims Act that goes into effect on August 14, 2019. This change in the law gives survivors options that they never had before, including a significant change to the statute of limitations allowing many cases to be brought that would have previously been impossible under the former laws.

Before this law was passed, the statute of limitations was a major obstacle to survivors of childhood abuse seeking justice in courts of law. We have seen these types of timelines in other states; it presents a unique opportunity for survivors who were abused in New York. But when this window of time opens, it is important to act quickly.  

It is important that survivors are fully informed of their legal options before deciding how to proceed. Robins Kaplan has a New York office with attorneys and staff dedicated to representing survivors of childhood sex abuse. We are available to discuss your options on the phone, by email, or in person. Please contact us today by dialing 212.980.2334 or by filling out our online contact form.

Information about claims in New Jersey

New Jersey passed a law giving survivors new rights to bring legal action against the offenders who harmed them as children. The law goes into effect on December 1, 2019. When that time comes, survivors of sexual assault will have additional time to file lawsuits against abusers and organizations responsible for the abuse.

Before this law was passed, the statute of limitations was only two years, which created a major obstacle to survivors seeking justice in courts of law. We have seen these types of timelines in other states; it presents a unique opportunity for survivors who suffered abuse in the state of New Jersey. But now that this window is open, it is important to act quickly.

It is important that survivors are fully informed of their legal options before deciding how to proceed. Robins Kaplan has several New Jersey attorneys and staff dedicated to representing survivors of childhood sex abuse. We are available to discuss your options on the phone, by email, or in person. Please contact us today by dialing 212.980.2360 or by filling out our online contact form.