California Private School Sexual Abuse Attorney

Sexual abuse in schools – especially private schools – occurs far more often than people may realize and remains highly underreported. Private schools are not regulated by the government to the same extent as public schools and rely on their reputation to stay in business. This is one reason why allegations of sexual abuse are often brushed aside or not properly handled by the private school’s administration.

At Greenberg Gross LLP, our California private school sexual abuse attorneys know how difficult it is to come forward as a survivor. Our lawyers will listen to your story and stand by you. Our firm takes all allegations of sexual abuse very seriously and aims to hold the perpetrator, institution, or corporation accountable for any misconduct. If you suffered from abuse by a private school staff member, volunteer, or another student, we are here to help you.

Why Choose Greenberg Gross LLP for Your Private School Sexual Abuse Case?

  • Greenberg Gross LLP offers high-quality legal representation for survivors of sexual abuse when they need it most.
  • Our firm has significant experience helping survivors of sexual abuse seek justice for what they have gone through, while also holding institutions and corporations accountable for their failure to protect survivors.
  • Our California sexual abuse lawyers prepare every case as if it will go to trial and ensure our clients are treated fairly and heard throughout the process.

How Can a California Private School Sexual Abuse Lawyer Help?

Even though private schools have a responsibility to keep their students safe, sexual abuse does occur and schools have ample resources to defend vigorously, allegations of sexual abuse. Private schools, in particular, risk losing their high-standing reputation if such allegations against their faculty surface. For this reason, it is crucial to hire an attorney who will stand by you and make sure that your voice is heard from the very beginning.

A skilled California private school sexual abuse attorney can:

  • Use the firm’s resources to investigate the allegations and help prove your case.
  • Find any evidence that proves the private school authorities knew about the abuse but chose to cover it up at the expense of the survivors.
  • Make sure that the survivor of abuse is treated fairly throughout the process.
  • Utilize sexual abuse experts and medical professionals who can help calculate the total losses that resulted from the abuse.

How Often Does Sexual Abuse Occur in California Schools?

In June 2021, California’s elite and oldest co-educational boarding school – the Thacher School – was exposed for decades of sexual abuse it covered up. In this case, sexual misconduct involving both faculty members and students was minimized, ignored, and dismissed, and instead, a male-centered culture was valued over the voices of survivors. While this is one of the most recent cases that surfaced, it is far from the only one. According to a report mandated by Congress, an estimated 4.5 million students may be subjected to sexual misconduct by an employee of a school between kindergarten and 12th grade.

According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), 10 percent of all children will experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthday – and 93 percent of the perpetrators are someone the survivor knows. Out of that, 59 percent of the perpetrators are likely to be an acquaintance, which can include school faculty members.

Schedule a Free Consultation With Private School Sexual Abuse Attorney in California

If you or someone you love has been the victim of sexual abuse in any private school in California, know that the lawyers at Greenberg Gross LLP are here for you. Our goal is to help survivors seek justice through the form of accountability and financial compensation. We want to help you recover compensation for any medical care or mental health care that resulted from the abuse, so you have the resources you need to heal in the future. Contact us for the assistance and support you deserve.

This site is dedicated to the sexual assault and trafficking practice group of Greenberg Gross LLP. To access the firm's main website, go to ggtriallaw.com.