Sexual Abuse & Assault

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Michigan Sexual Assault & Abuse Attorneys

Representing Victims of Sexual Abuse and Assault Across Michigan

As the legal team representing over 100 survivors of sexual abuse by former U of M doctor Robert Anderson, our Michigan sexual abuse lawyers at Grewal Law PLLC have the experience, dedication, and drive to pursue fair recovery in high-stakes sexual abuse lawsuits. 

We also recently represented a third of the plaintiffs in the groundbreaking abuse litigation against former MSU doctor and USA Gymnastics coach, Larry Nassar, after hundreds of women came forward to allege abuse. 

We secured the largest settlement in history against a university for sexual abuse. 

Because we treat every client like a member of our own family, you can rest assured that we will treat you with compassion and sensitivity from the moment you walk through our doors, giving you the time and space to focus on your recovery from abuse.

For a free and confidential consultation with one of our sexual abuse and assault attorneys in Michigan, call (888) 211-5798 or contact us online.

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A History Representing Victims of Sexual Abuse Grewal Law, PLLC represented one-third of the survivors in the MSU and Larry Nassar lawsuits, resulting in a $500 million settlement. We are also part of a legal team currently representing over 100 survivors of Robert Anderson at University of Michigan. We are pleased to announce a $490 million settlement in principle.
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What Constitutes Sexual Abuse and Assault?

Sexual abuse and assault are crimes under Michigan law, and while they have always been a problem in our society, the recent #MeToo movement has shown a bright spotlight on the issue – and revealed the far-reaching impacts of this problem. Sadly, the most vulnerable among us are disproportionately the victims of these crimes, including college students, teenagers, and children.

Statistics show that most incidents of sexual abuse and assault are perpetrated by someone the victim knows, such as a family friend, babysitter, coach, teacher, co-worker, or fellow student. When this is the case, many people (especially children) may not realize that what they have experienced is sexual abuse or assault.

Examples of sexual abuse and assault include:

  • Any sexual contact with a child’s body
  • Coercing someone to partake in a sexual act
  • Rape, including statutory rape
  • Committing sexual acts with someone who cannot consent
  • Sexual battery and aggravated sexual assault
  • Inappropriate touching of another person’s body
  • Indecent exposure/exposure of genitals to a child
  • Creating or displaying child pornography
  • Incest and all incestuous acts, regardless of “consent”
  • Using drugs and/or alcohol to sexually assault someone
  • “Grooming” a child or teenager

This list is not exhaustive. Any type of sexual contact or act that occurs without the full, capable consent of two adults is sexual assault. Furthermore, while women are statistically more at risk, anyone can be a victim of sexual assault or abuse. This includes women, men, teenagers, children, and the elderly.


All too often, sexual assault occurs on school campuses. In recent years, sexual assault and abuse cases on college campuses have made headlines throughout the United States. However, colleges are not the only educational facility where sexual assault and abuse take place. All too often, elementary-aged children are the victims of these terrible acts.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the total lifetime care costs for a child victim of sexual abuse and assault can exceed $210,000 – not to mention the immense mental and emotional consequences.

Some other common institutions where sexual abuse takes place:

Contact Grewal Law to Discuss Your Rights & Legal Options

Many people do not realize that, apart from a criminal action, they can take civil action against the perpetrator or another responsible party. A sexual abuse injury case seeks compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more.

We understand how difficult it can be to share your story and the immense bravery it takes to speak out against an attacker or perpetrator of sexual abuse. Our Michigan sexual abuse and assault lawyers can help you navigate the legal process of filing a civil claim against the liable party. 

Depending on the circumstances involved in your case, the liable party may include the attacker, your university or college, a youth sports organization, religious institution, or another entity.

To learn more about how our legal team can help you, contact us online or by phone at (888) 211-5798.

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Sexual Abuse

We represented 111 of the 333 survivors in the lawsuits against Michigan State University for sexual abuse involving the former MSU doctor, Larry Nassar.

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Grewal Law has been amazingly empathetic and forward-thinking through this very emotional and trying time.

- Anonymous


What Are the Signs of Sexual Abuse and Assault?

Recognizing signs of sexual abuse and assault can be crucial in identifying and supporting survivors. Some common signs include:

Physical Signs:

  • Unexplained injuries or bruises, especially in sensitive areas.
  • Pain, itching, or bleeding in the genital or anal area.
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or pregnancy, particularly in cases involving minors.

Emotional and Behavioral Signs:

  • Sudden changes in behavior, such as withdrawal, depression, anxiety, or mood swings.
  • Fear or anxiety around specific individuals, places, or situations.
  • Nightmares, flashbacks, or difficulty sleeping.
  • Substance abuse or self-harm as coping mechanisms.
  • Avoidance of normal activities or reluctance to be alone with certain people.

Psychological Signs:

  • Low self-esteem or feelings of worthlessness.
  • Development of eating disorders or other mental health issues.
  • Difficulty trusting others or forming relationships.
  • Shame, guilt, or a sense of responsibility for the abuse.

Social Signs:

  • Changes in social interactions, such as becoming isolated or avoiding social situations.
  • Loss of interest in activities or hobbies previously enjoyed.
  • Difficulty concentrating or a decline in academic or work performance.

Sexualized Behavior:

  • Inappropriate sexual behavior or language for their age.
  • Knowledge of sexual acts or language beyond what is appropriate for their developmental stage.
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