Clergy Sex Abuse Cases

Steven J. Brady and his team spent more than seven years litigating cases of clergy sexual molestation against the Archdioceses of Los Angeles and Sacramento. The experience and perspective we gained during that time makes us uniquely qualified to help both child and adult victims of this reprehensible and malicious conduct.

Clergy sex abuse or molestation cases are extremely difficult from many perspectives. First, the extraordinary breach of trust by a person in the clergy is devastating to the victim both mentally and emotionally. Such abuse often leads to lifelong psychological problems, shame, frustration and humiliation. The natural human tendency to repress traumatic memories often results in the victim having difficulty recounting the details about his or her abuse or abuser. Second, the Catholic Church and other religious organizations have great wealth and a lot to lose in sexual molestation cases. Just like any other well-funded defendant, they will do everything they can to prevent the disclosure of damning evidence and resist compensating victims. Third, evidentiary rules related to information disclosed in prior mediations or settlement negotiations may make it difficult for current plaintiffs to fully leverage the weight of the evidence they discover. Finally, many of the claims asserted by plaintiffs in clergy molestation cases, such as intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, are very difficult to prove in court.

In order to overcome these substantial difficulties, victims of clergy sexual abuse need to have an experienced attorney on their side. The Brady Law Group has the specific knowledge and experience required to meet the challenges posed by these cases. Our highly skilled trial lawyers can help you pursue justice in clergy molestation cases as quietly or loudly as you wish.

We take a holistic approach to helping our clients who were victimized by members of the clergy by helping them get the counseling, guidance and support they need to move forward with their lives. We also work with SNAP and other organizations to help our clients regain their confidence, become empowered to confront their fears and find healthy mechanisms to begin healing.