Abuse by Clergy
We Serve Clients Throughout the Nation Who Have Suffered at the Hands of Clergy
At The Webster Law Firm, we are prepared to step in and help if you or
someone you love has been abused by a clergy member or other religious
leader. We understand the painful, highly personal nature of such abuses,
and we know what it takes to protect your privacy in the event that you
decide to take legal action against the abuser in question.
Throughout the years, we have handled many cases involving abuse by church
leaders. We have successfully held the institutional Catholic Church accountable
for the misbehavior of their priests in the past and helped clients throughout
the United States achieve justice.
Even if you are unsure whether your situation warrants a lawsuit, connect
with one of our clergy abuse attorneys as soon as possible. We may be
able to help you determine your next steps and provide the trustworthy
counsel you need during this time.
Call (713) 396-5197 today or send us a message to schedule a consultation. Your first meeting with us is completely free
and 100% confidential.
Coming forward with allegations of clergy abuse
Clergy abuse is particularly complex and sinister, especially given that
it involves layers of relational betrayal, manipulation, and sexual exploitation.
Children and young adults who spend time in temples, churches, mosques,
and other religious groups are often taught by family members to respect
priests, ministers, and other leaders, and many parents are shocked to
find that their religious leaders have taken advantage of this trust and
committed horrible abuses, such as:
- Statutory rape
- Sexual threats
- Sexual harassment
- Sexual assault/rape
- Lewd, lascivious sexual acts
- Indecent exposure
- Inappropriate touching
- Exposure to pornography or other explicit materials
- Creation of pornographic materials during abuse
Sexual abuse of any kind at the hands of clergy creates deep wounds, and
we understand the difficulty with which victims come forward to speak
about the crimes committed against them. When you call The Webster Law
Firm for help, we will handle your case with the utmost gentleness and
compassion, while fiercely going after the offending party.
Legal remedies for victims of sexual abuse by clergy members
Bringing a civil lawsuit against clergy members gives you and your loved
ones the opportunity to obtain
compensation for economic damages related to the abuse, such as counseling, therapy,
medical expenses, and more. You may also be able to pursue punitive damages
intended to punish the clergy member and broader institution that contributed
to the abuse (if applicable). Bringing such abuse to light in the form
of a law suit can also result in a clergy member’s permanent removal
from their position, which may protect others from experiencing similar abuse.
We are ready to help. Explore your options by calling The Webster Law Firm
at (713) 396-5197 and speak to a clergy abuse lawyer as soon as possible.