Justice for Victims of Sexual Abuse

Recent changes in the law now allow adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse to file lawsuits against their perpetrators and/or institutions even if the abuse happened decades ago.


States Are Changing Childhood Abuse Statute of Limitations

Several states around the nation have passed so-called "revival statutes" or "revival windows" that allow victims of sexual abuse to bring otherwise expired claims against their abusers for a limited amount of time. These states include:

  • California: revival window open until January 2023
  • New Jersey: revival window open until 2021
  • Arizona: revival window open until the end of 2020
  • Montana: revival window open until May 2002
  • North Carolina: revival window open until January 2022
  • Washington, DC: revival window open until May 2021
  • New York: revival window open until August 2020
  • Vermont: no time restrictions on filing claims

Edelson PC is committed to helping victims of sexual assault hold both perpetrators and the institutions that protected them, responsible for what they have done. We are ready to help victims seek proper compensation for the terrible acts they have suffered, even if those acts took place decades ago. The attorneys at Edelson PC will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you are comfortable and protected in the legal process.

Holding Perpetrators Accountable

We’re a complex litigation law firm that tackles problems other firms shy away from.

We have prosecuted some of the largest and most cutting-edge consumer class actions in recent years, and have secured over $1 billion for our clients in settlements and verdicts. As a result, we have been recognized as a “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” and a “Plaintiff’s Class Action Powerhouse”. Commentators have singled out our willingness to tackle problems other firms shy away from and our creativity in finding winning strategies that were not readily apparent. 


Representative Litigation

Sex Abuse Individual Claims

We represent victims of childhood sexual abuse against religious institutions, Boy Scouts, foster care systems, and schools.

Sex Abuse In Sports

We represent parents and minors in a lawsuit against a volleyball club for concealing its coach's history of sexual abuse of underage girls.

It's not too late to file a claim.

If you are a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, you may be able to file a lawsuit and recover compensation.

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