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We are committed to pursuing the justice that survivors of sexual abuse deserve. Contact us to receive a free and confidential consultation with a compassionate legal advocate.


Choose Our Firm to Represent You

It takes a tremendous amount of courage to speak out against sexual abusers and can feel daunting to file a lawsuit against a church, school district, public figure, corporation, or agency. But our legal team  has dedicated our careers to standing with and fighting for sexual abuse survivors across the country, so they can demand justice, accountability, and compensation from those who have wronged them. You have rights as someone who has survived such unthinkable crimes and sexual abuse. Let us show you how to use them.

Why should you choose Sex Abuse Survivor Lawyers first?

  • We are fully dedicated to handling lawsuits for sexual abuse survivors.
  • We have successfully resolved numerous claims for sexual abuse survivors against, churches, schools, medical personnel, and other organizations.
  • We are trauma trained. 
  • We have years of experience representing hundreds of survivors of sexual abuse.
  • We have worked with criminal prosecutors to build cases against sexual offenders.
  • We work closely with medical doctors specially trained in working with and treating survivors of sexual abuse. 
  • We have decades of legal experience and a long history of cases filed against powerful defendants.


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Sex Abuse Survivor Lawyers

Nationwide Legal Counsel for Sex Abuse Survivors

Survivors of sexual abuse anywhere in the country can count on Sex Abuse Survivor Lawyers for compassionate, tenacious, and experienced legal counsel and representation. While the criminal justice system can punish sexual offenders and put them in jail, the civil justice system allows sexual abuse survivors to hold their abuseser and the organizations that enabled them accountable. We are here to empower you and stand with you to bring a civil lawsuit against sexual offenders and the institutions that enable, harbor, or protect them. Whether you are a survivor of sexual abuse at the hands of a church, educational institution, school district, private company, youth organization, medical center, government agency, or any other powerful defendant, we will be ready to stand by your side, lead the way, and fight for you.

Call (303) 835-9227 to request a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL consultation with our firm. We help people nationwide. 

Meet Our Compassionate Team

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    Michael Nimmo Attorney

    Michael is a compassionate, driven voice for victims of sexual abuse and assault. He specializes in representing survivors of sexual abuse, assault, and harassment by the clergy, educators, employers, and individuals. Michael has years of experience in representing many sexual abuse survivors and is trauma trained in handling sexual abuse survivor clients and their cases. Michael’s experience and success representing survivors comes from his compassion to help others and his drive to hold the sexual abuse survivors responsible for their conduct. Michael is an expert on sexual abuse law, and he has been involved in changing laws to help survivors. He has drafted bills and testified before the legislature in support of the bills with which he has worked.

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    Charles Mendez Attorney

    Charles R. Mendez has devoted his career to representing survivors of sexual abuse, including those who have been abused by parents, clergy and pastors, teachers, employers, coaches, therapists, and medical professionals. In helping obtain millions of dollars for his clients, he has fought schools, religious institutions, businesses, and the state. Charles is passionate about helping survivors navigate the legal process in a way that is healing and empowering. He seeks to achieve justice for his clients by holding both the perpetrators of abuse, as well as the institutions that enabled them, accountable. For many years in a row, Charles has been selected as a Super Lawyer’s “Rising Star” and Best Lawyer’s “Ones to Watch.”

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    Katie Sharp Paralegal

    Katie is an invaluable member to the survivors the firm represents. She is a paralegals on the Sexual Abuse litigation team and throughout her time working on sexual abuse cases, she has had the privilege of communicating with over 100 survivors of child and adult sexual abuse. With a foundation in trauma training, and a passion for helping, it is her main goal to meet every survivor with compassion, empathy and the support they need in order to openly and freely discuss the profound experiences that have impacted their lives.

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    Brian Delgado Paralegal

    Brian has dedicated most of my legal career to assisting and guiding clients navigate their legal cases with clarity and mindfulness. From his start working as a social worker to his current position as a paralegal working with survivors of sexual abuse, his journey often placed him face-to-face with the most challenging part of any restorative process-the emotional and psychological fall out stemming from abuse or neglect. In addition, possessing a Trauma Informed Approach certification has helped Brian become the safe and trustworthy resource that our sex abuse clients deserve and expect.

  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Best Law Firms U.S. News & World Report
  • The National Trial Lawyers (Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers)
  • American Association for Justice
  • Best Lawyers

In The Media

  • The New York Times
  • Fox
  • CNN
  • ESPN
  • The Washington Post

Notable Cases

  • $490,000,000 for Sexual Abuse Survivors at the University of Michigan

    Attorneys at our firm recently represented more than 200 survivors of sexual abuse, including many male athletes and students. These survivors’ claims were settled against the University of Michigan for three plus decades of abuse by Dr. Robert Anderson. The settlement amount was $490 million, which is the largest known sexual abuse settlement on behalf of male survivors.

  • Multiple millions against a Public School District

    Attorneys at our firm represented a young female student who was sexually assaulted by her teacher. Our firm successfully settled her claim against the public school district that employed the teacher for millions of dollars.

  • Over $1,000,000 for sexual abuse survivors claims against Catholic Church

    Our firm has represented many men who were sexually assaulted as children by a priest. We have successfully resolved several of those clergy child sexual abuse claims on behalf of the survivors

What Our Attorneys Can Do for Your Case

The process of filing a sex abuse lawsuit can be complicated. Matters will only get more complex – and more heated – if the defendant has no intention of admitting liability or cooperation, which is often the case. By hiring our nationwide sexual abuse lawsuit attorneys, you can leave everything up to us while you focus on taking care of yourself.

We are here to help by:

  • Collecting and investigating evidence of sexual abuse to prove that it happened and why the defendant is liable.
  • Responding to any inquiries and conversations with the defendant, court, insurance companies, etc.
  • Providing endless and genuine moral support during this troubling time – you aren’t just a client; you are a survivor.
  • Saving you countless hours of legal work and avoiding delays by making sure that your case is handled and processed correctly.

Schedule a free consultation by calling (303) 835-9227. We can help people nationwide.

  • Record-Setting Victories For Our Clients
    Our sexual abuse attorneys have a track record of landmark verdicts and settlements, including a case in which we represented more than 160 survivors of sexual abuse against a doctor who may have abused student-athletes at the University of Michigan.
  • Decades Of Experience On Your Side
    With decades of combined legal experience, our sexual abuse attorneys have represented victims who were sexually abused or assaulted by members of the clergy, educators, and employers who abused their positions of authority and trust.
  • Individualized Attention & Care

    We believe that every case is special and every client deserves to be treated with personalized care. That is why we spare no expense in pursuing the justice that our clients deserve, including working with experts, counselors, and investigators.

  • Passionate Advocates For Justice

    Over the years, our sexual abuse lawyers have gained a reputation as advocates for those who were sexually abused. We have also provided support for criminal prosecutions and developed creative strategies to prosecute claims for damages.

What is Sexual Abuse?

Sexual abuse is a form of abuse in which a person in a position of power or authority coerces, manipulates, or forces another person to engage in sexual activity without their consent. It is a violation of the victim's bodily integrity and autonomy, and it can have profound and long-lasting effects on their physical, emotional, and psychological well-being.

Common forms of sexual abuse include:

  • Rape: Forced sexual intercourse or penetration without consent.
  • Child Sexual Abuse: Any sexual activity with a child, including fondling, oral-genital contact, genital and anal intercourse, and exploitation through pornography.
  • Incest: Sexual activity between family members who are not spouses, such as between siblings, parents and children, or other relatives.
  • Sexual Assault: Any unwanted sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent, including groping, fondling, or forced kissing.
  • Sexual Harassment: Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that creates a hostile or offensive environment.
  • Sex Trafficking: The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act, in which force, fraud, or coercion is used.
  • Sexual Exploitation: Taking advantage of another person sexually for personal or financial gain, often through manipulation, coercion, or abuse of power.

Sexual abuse can occur in various settings, including within families, intimate relationships, institutions (such as schools or workplaces), and in broader societal contexts. You must recognize and address sexual abuse promptly to provide support to survivors and prevent further harm.

Who Do We File Against?

There is no such thing as a defendant too big, too influential, or too powerful for Sex Abuse Survivor Lawyers to challenge head-on, both in and out of court. We are not afraid of a tough fight because protecting the rights of sexual abuse survivors is our purpose.

We can bring sexual abuse lawsuits against:

  • Religious groups
  • Youth groups 
  • Educational institutions
  • Medical institutions and hospitals
  • Sports groups and affiliated organizations
  • Corporations and nationwide employers
  • Government agencies
  • Jails and federal prisons

Although we can take claims against individual sex offenders, most of the cases we handle are instead filed against the groups that enabled or harbored them. Investigations often uncover that these groups knowingly hid evidence of child sex abuse, such as what has recently unfolded in Catholic Dioceses in several states. If the organization, institution, or employer did not know about the sexual abuse being carried out by one of its members, then an investigation often shows that it reasonably should have known and intervened. In either situation, we know how to hold it accountable for its inexcusable negligence.

Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Statutes of Limitations

The statute of limitations – how much time you have to file a sexual abuse claim in civil court – can vary greatly from case to case. Factors that can change the statute of limitations include state-level laws, how the state classifies the sex crime, the age of the survivor when the last instance of sexual abuse occurred, and other specifics. Some states have taken great strides to expand the statute of limitations, especially when considering cases of child sexual abuse. Others have some catching up to do.

To figure out if you have the option to file a claim in civil court for sexual abuse, call (303) 835-9227 and talk to our attorneys from Sex Abuse Survivor Lawyers. We are nationwide attorneys, so we know the rules and legislation in each state. We are here to guide you through the case from start to finish, so you will never feel alone or overlooked.

Demand Justice Today – Call Now

Your state might allow you to take legal action as a sexual abuse or sexual assault survivor. Don’t miss your opportunity to speak up and demand justice. With a successful lawsuit, you might just find the closure and path forward that you have been looking for ever since the sexual abuse occurred. It would be our honor to help you find it.

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Client Testimonials

Real Stories From Real Survivors
    "Handled Our Very Difficult Case With Brilliance"

    They handled our very difficult case with brilliance. Every chess move was outlined from the start and was proven to be spot-on. The team helped our family to align our goals and expectations for the case with the law.

    - Former Client
    "Kind and Compassionate Individuals"

    Not only are they competent attorneys who worked tirelessly on my behalf, but they are also kind and compassionate individuals who never lost sight of the human element of their very important work.

    - Former Client
    "Michael Nimmo was always there whenever I needed something."

    I would recommend this firm to anyone needing excellent representation. Michael Nimmo and Marina Lovato were always there whenever I needed something. They took a very stressful situation and made it so much easier to get through. They are a firm that can

    - Former Client