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Clergy Sexual Abuse Attorney – Confidential Consultations Available 24/7

An estimated 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse exist in the United States today. Although child sexual abuse in the Catholic church has made the biggest headlines, the problem is common in many religions. Regardless of the religion, sexual abuse by a clergy member has devastating physical and emotional consequences for the victims. Unfortunately, victims cannot rely on the church, synagogue or mosque for help in these cases.

Your religious organization may have denied your allegations or promised help and then turned you away, but at The Carlson Law Firm, we will listen to your story and treat you with compassion. Our experienced, caring crime victim lawyers represent both children and adults who were sexually abused by religious leaders.

For decades, victims of childhood sexual abuse in churches nationwide have been silenced by: shame, deceptive teaching, and intimidation tactics. Disgracefully, abuse victims have been taught that scripture compels them to forgive their perpetrator and not to make reports to law enforcement. These tactics cultivate an environment of abuse and permit the wrongdoers to go without punishment.

It is the church’s responsibility to properly supervise all of its clergy, priest and religious leaders. Negligently supervising the church leaders can result in a child being sexually assaulted. Failing to protect children from sexual predators in a church setting may give rise to a legal claim against the religious institution.

We can represent people of any faith, including abuse within:

Catholic Church

Jehovah’s Witnesses

Protestant churches


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Church Of God In Christ, Inc. (COGIC)

Seventh-Day Adventists


Why The Carlson Law Firm

At The Carlson Law Firm, we understand the emotional toll experienced by victims of clergy sex abuse. For a confidential, no obligation consultation with one of our attorneys, please call our team of attorneys as soon as possible. Abuse claims have time sensitive restrictions for filling so please do not hesitate to call immediately to ensure that your legal rights are preserved.

Contact The Carlson Law Firm today for your free, confidential initial consultation. 

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