Michigan Clergy Sexual Abuse Attorneys
Pursuing Civil Justice for Victims of Catholic Dioceses Assault
In recent months, the nation has continued to learn more and more about criminal acts of sexual abuse carried out by clergy members against young children. In particular, Catholic Dioceses across the country have begun investigating internal records for evidence of clergy sexual assault by past and current clergy members. The problem has become so vast and concerning, Pope Francis has called a historic four-day summit with 190 Roman Catholic Church leaders to come up with a concrete solution and means to move forward.
In Michigan, the Attorney General is conducting an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against all seven of the state’s Catholic Dioceses. Meanwhile, states across the country have been changing their laws to allow survivors of sexual abuse to hold abusers and enablers accountable.
In order to end clergy sexual abuse and bring its offenders to justice, all survivors of sexual abuse must speak up and share their stories. Our Michigan clergy sexual abuse lawyers understand that it can be intimidating and frightening to come forward. If you were sexually abused by a clergy member, let Grewal Law PLLC be your voice.
At Grewal Law PLLC, we will represent you with genuine care and compassion, and we will be your advocate. We successfully represented one-third of the sexual assault survivors in the MSU and Larry Nassar lawsuits, which resulted in a $500 million settlement. We represent over two dozen clergy abuse survivors and have already recovered $225,000 on behalf of a client who was sexually abused by a Catholic priest during our client’s time at a Lansing orphanage. You can be confident that we will approach your case with the same compassion and tenacity as we do with every survivor of sexual abuse. Let Grewal Law PLLC be your voice and fight for what’s right.
Other reasons why you can trust in Grewal Law PLLC:
- We have more than 100 years of collective legal experience.
- We have been helping clients in Michigan for decades.
- We are highly praised by past clients.
- We have a long history of winning settlements and verdicts.
You can call (888) 211-5798 at any time — 24/7 — to schedule a FREE, confidential case evaluation about your clergy sexual abuse claim.
Seeking Compensation, Closure & Peace of Mind
As more and more people come forward with stories of clergy sexual assault from their past, it is clear that this is the time to stand up for justice. While nothing can erase the acts of the perpetrators, holding them accountable through civil suits can help prevent clergy sexual abuse from happening to others in the future. When you come to Grewal Law PLLC to begin a clergy sexual abuse claim, you make a difference not only for yourself but also for everyone who has been or may be in your situation. Being provided due compensation for your suffering can also help bring you a sense of closure and stability after such a long period of unrest.
Damages you may be able to recover in your clergy sexual abuse claim:
- Past and ongoing emotional trauma
- Therapy costs related to trauma treatment
- Lessened overall enjoyment of life
No law firm fights for sexual abuse survivors quite like Grewal Law PLLC. Our team of sexual assault attorneys does not shy away from any challenge. We will fight to secure justice and accountability to secure healing for our clients. We are taking on human trafficking and sexual assault cases throughout Michigan to try to do our part to end these horrifying abuses and demand accountability for those responsible.
Understanding Michigan’s Laws on Clergy Sexual Abuse
As part of the Michigan Attorney General’s ongoing investigation into clergy sexual abuse throughout the state, many priests and clergy members have already been accused of serious sexual crimes. In December 2019, Attorney General Dana Nessel announced that seven priests had been officially charged by her office. The AG also announced that their task force had received complaints and allegations against 270 priests in 2019 alone, all of which are still actively being investigated by the state.
Employers are considered responsible for the actions of their employees, which means the Catholic Church may be legally liable to offer compensation to thousands of Michigan abuse victims. However, because these abusive acts were mostly committed in childhood, many victims falsely believe that they cannot bring a lawsuit due to statute of limitations issues. In recognition of this problem – and the gravity of child sexual abuse – Michigan now allows victims to take legal action for sexually abusive acts perpetrated when they were under the age of 18, provided that they file before their 28th birthday. Of course, it’s crucial to speak with a qualified attorney, as these laws are complex and ever-changing.
Free Crisis Counseling Available
If you or a loved one is still dealing with the traumatizing effects of clergy sexual abuse, you’re not alone. The State of MI Sexual Assault Voices 4 Hotline is available 24/7 and can provide free and confidential crisis counseling, as often as you need it. Open to sexual assault survivors of all backgrounds, the anonymous hotline is hosted by the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence, and staffed by caring professional advocates trained to deal with clergy sexual abuse cases.
Call 855-VOICES4 now to speak with an advocate, or learn more about The State of MISexual Assault Voices 4 Hotline here.
To get a fearless team of Michigan sexual assault attorneys on the job, call us at (888) 211-5798 right now.
Sexual Abuse $500 Million
We represented 111 of the 333 survivors in the lawsuits against Michigan State University for sexual abuse involving the former MSU doctor, Larry Nassar.