Lawyers Helping Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse was formed to give sexual abuse victims the strongest legal representation possible. The nearly 500-member powerhouse firm of Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. joined forces with national sex abuse firms James, Vernon & Weeks, P.A. and Noaker Law Firm LLC to create a forceful and cohesive team of attorneys to fight for sexual abuse victims.
We have the experience and resources necessary to bring big organizations to justice. And members of Lawyers Helping Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse have proven this time and time again by making abusers pay tens of millions of dollars and demanding institutional change.
Here are just some of the cases our members have helped win for victims of child sexual abuse and others:
Diocese of Kansas City settlement
Diocese of Davenport Bankruptcy settlement
Northwest Jesuit settlement
Crane Co. verdict
Leander L. James IV, James, Vernon & Weeks, P.A.:
Lee’s efforts on behalf of sexual abuse victims resulted in the $166 million dollar Northwest Jesuit settlement, and his work has established institutional protections for children. He and his team members work closely with victims who are navigating the effects of child sex abuse as adults. A former teacher, Lee’s deep sense of commitment produces positive results for the victims with whom he’s worked, earning them justice and compensation.
A former Mormon and Boy Scout, Craig has a deep commitment to protecting children’s safety in the church and in BSA. Craig has prosecuted cases against the LDS Church, Mennonites, Boys Scouts and other large institutions, and both Craig and Lee have represented hundreds of American Indians victimized by abusers and the institutions who harbored them. Craig’s deep commitment to the cause of justice for survivors has sent him to all corners of the United States championing the rights of child sex abuse victims.
With decades of experience, Patrick has an expertise in bringing lawsuits on behalf of people who have been sexually abused. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, for his work in winning multiple jury trial verdicts exceeding $1 million, and for winning millions more in settlements. Patrick has a history of aggressively going after sexual abuse predators and the institutions that protect them.
A former teacher, Jerry recognizes how deeply child sex abusers violated the trust that was placed in them. His warmth and compassion come across when working with clients who need his help, and his drive is on display in front of a jury, demanding that they see and understand the injustice that has happened – and provide the right verdict. A devoted family man, Jerry understands just how precious childhood is and he is dedicated to achieving justice for those who have been victimized.