Civil Litigation Of Sexual Assault Cases
Jeff Herman carries out his litigation practice for civil purposes and doesn’t litigate for criminal proceedings. Jeff Herman sees his role in bringing justice to his sexual abuse victims by showing that the institutions where perpetrators acted towards his clients are shown to be negligent in their protection of those who were vulnerable to attack by those whom the institutions had the obligation to protect.
Often a victim of sexual attack would not come into contact with a perpetrator except thru being exposed to them thru engagement in organizations where the perpetrator works or frequents.
Jeff Herman sees that more victims of sexual abuse are more concerned that others hear and understand their story. Today survivors of sexual abuse are less likely to be “re-victimized.” Jeff Herman understands there is still much work to be done so that victims can come forward sooner rather than later in telling their stories. often victims of sexual abuse fail to come forward because of the social stigma and pain that accompanies their story being heard.
Find more information about Herman in his In-Depth Interview with Gazzetteday.
Victims Find Way to Voice their Stories
Jeff Herman believes that culture is less likely to “re-victimize” and give more support to the victim in allowing them to voice their story, allowing them to come forward more easily before the statute of limitations passes and their story cannot be brought into civil court. In the case of Bill Cosby, despite the fact that 79 women came forward with charges of sexual abuse, one case fell within the statute of limitations. See This Article for more information.
Jeff Herman Law
Jeff Herman attended Case Western Reserve University and received a Juris Doctorate. Practicing law professionally since 1985 Jeff Herman shifted from litigation of commercial cases to sexual abuse cases. He founded Jeff Herman Law and made its watchword “VOICE FOR VICTIMS.” The first case he represented involved an autistic child of preschool age, whose parents suspected unfair play toward their child at school.
Jeff Herman was successful in investigating the case and gave evidence that the person responsible was a registered sex offender who illegally obtained employment at the preschool and while employed assaulted an autistic child.
Jeff Herman Law practice received national attention when he represented 100 cases of sexual abuse against the Archdiocese of Miami.
Watch Herman on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkMjoTwO6TM