First and Foremost
Confidential Inquiry & Discussion
Perhaps as strong and enduring as any other effects on a survivor of abuse are the shame and guilt that can be overwhelming and debilitating, compounded by a resulting mistrust of others and avoidance of any acknowledgment or conversation concerning the abuse. We recognize how difficult and oftentimes frightening acknowledging the abuse and describing it can be. Be assured that any conversation about your situation with our firm is confidential. When we respond to an inquiry, we do so with the sensitivity, respect and the discretion necessary to provide meaningful feedback.
If you or a loved one suffered the physical and emotional effects of sexual abuse committed by a clergy member or priest, you may be entitled to legal representation and financial compensation.
* cases may be filed anonymously to protect the victim’s identity.
What Happens Next
- After you’ve completed the contact form above, your information is passed to a representative from Matthews and Associates through a secure connection.
- Within about 24 business hours, a paralegal or other representative from the law firm will review your information and call you regarding your case.
- The representative will follow up with additional questions, as necessary, to determine if your case is viable, based on the symptoms or conditions you (or your loved one) have experienced.
Why People Are Filing
Trusted members of religious communities used their positions to abuse members of their congregations. Survivors of clergy abuse have suffered from the physical and emotional effects of this abuse. Legal recourse can offer victims financial compensation, as well as publicly expose abusers, potentially sparing future victims.
- Karen L.
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- Paula M.
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- Sorangel T.
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- Kweli Y.
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- Ron S.
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- Jeffrey E.
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- Donna W.
My journey with Matthews & Associates, has been a very rewarding experience. Every time, I called them from the receptionist to the senior partners, to ask any question, they were always polite, kind, caring and most importantly helpful. Even if it did not pertain to my specific case, they still went above and beyond to help me. Nayelly, was the sweetest paralegal. She helped me through a very hard time. Her compassion and knowledge help me through a very rough week. I will definitely let everyone know how professional Matthews and Associates handled my case. If your looking for a Law Firm, that treats their clients in the manner they want to be treated, then this is the firm for you. Matthews & Associates, thank you for all your care. May God continue to bless you all. Again, Thank you. Donna Weisheit
I Love these guys!!!! They are SO Helpful, Kind, Knowledgeable, Smart, good with people, answer ALL ur questions, if they don't know the answer, it sure doesn't take them long to get you the answer!!!!!!!!!! I wouldn't want anyone else to handle my suit. They are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!- Genie S.
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Abuse by people in positions of authority is not limited to the Catholic Church. These types of crimes have also happened within the Boy Scouts of America and other institutions. The repeated cover-ups and failures to investigate these crimes are proof that these institutions cannot be trusted to resolve the sexual abuses crises on their own.
We are helping to hold abusers accountable and provide relief and justice to survivors. Our attorneys specialize in representing victims of abuse, and will travel to you, wherever you are, to provide the counsel you need.