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Illinois Attorneys for Clergy and Priest Sexual Abuse Injury Cases

Mount Prospect Sexual Abuse Injury Attorneys

Attorneys Advocating for Victims of Sex Abuse in Illinois

At Newland & Newland, LLP, our compassionate team has watched with horror in recent years as story after story has come out regarding the sexual abuse committed against children by priests, clergy, and others in positions of authority within the Catholic Church and other religious organizations around the world. For decades, the sexual abuse of children by clergy and priests continued virtually unchecked. Even worse, there have been a number of credible reports that suggest that church officials actively covered up allegations of abuse and attempted to discredit victims in order to protect abusers and the reputation of the church.

Our attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights and best interests of all sexual abuse victims, regardless of their religious affiliation. We assist survivors and their families in holding the appropriate parties, including individual priests and clergy members as well as complicit institutions and officials, accountable for the irreparable damage done to victims. If you or someone you love suffered sexual abuse perpetrated by a priest or another representative of the church, our team is ready and willing to help you.

A New World for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

In the past, it was very challenging for adults who were sexually abused as children to seek compensation for the abuse that they suffered. Statutes of repose and statutes of limitations dramatically limited the available courses of action. Over the last several years, important changes have been implemented that give adult victims more opportunities to pursue justice for their childhood abuse. Doing so, however, still requires victims and their attorneys to deal with uncooperative church officials.

Attorney Gary A. Newland and his team of skilled attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience. We understand the challenges that sex abuse victims are likely to face. Our team recognizes the intense and severe damage caused by sexual abuse, as well as by being disbelieved and ignored for years. When you contact our firm, we will do everything we can to uncover the truth, regardless of how horrific the truth might be. We will establish what happened, as well as any and all parties that played a role in allowing the abuse to occur. From there, we will go to work in building a case to hold those parties accountable for their actions or, as the case may be, their inaction.

Helping Victims Rebuild Their Lives in Arlington Height and Rolling Meadows

At Newland & Newland, LLP, we believe that those who commit sexual abuse must be held responsible for their behavior. Depending on the circumstances, prosecution in criminal court is not always possible, but our team will assist you in exploring your options for taking action in civil court. We will do everything in our power to help you while providing guidance, compassion, and support every step of the way.

While the recent scandal of sex abuse in the Catholic Church has garnered a great deal of international attention, we know that sexual abuse occurs in many other churches and religious organizations as well. Our lawyers can help victims who were abused by:

  • Priests or religious brothers;
  • Nuns or religious sisters;
  • Pastors;
  • Imams;
  • Bishops;
  • Rabbis;
  • Deacons;
  • Youth leaders; and
  • Volunteers.

In many cases, an institution such as a diocese, parish, synagogue, or mosque may share in the liability for not addressing the abuse. We will work to hold such entities accountable as well.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

For more information about collecting compensation for sexual abuse committed by priests or clergy, contact our office. Call 847-797-8000 for a free consultation at any of our five locations. We represent sex abuse survivors in DuPage County, Lake County, Cook County, and the surrounding areas.

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