Ariana Kukors Smith Settlement

Attorney Robert Allard and his legal team represented Olympian Ariana Kukors Smith in her sexual abuse lawsuit against USA Swimming. Mr. Allard negotiated a lawsuit settlement. The following press release was issued: Ariana Kukors Smith and USA Swimming announce settlement of sexual abuse lawsuit SAN JOSE, CA – March 11, 2020 — The sexual abuse…

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USTA Burgos

David W. Chen from the New York Times takes a look at the US Tennis Association and its failure to protect young athletes from a serial sexual predator. Read the USTA Burgos story in full. Here is a summary: According to the New York Times, with growing cases of sexual misconduct between sports coaches and…

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Casey Connaway, a tennis coach in Sebastapol, is facing criminal charges, following a two-month investigation by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s domestic violence/sexual assault detectives.  On October 26th, 2019, a Ventura County woman reportedly called the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department to report an illegal sexual relationship she allegedly had with Casey Connaway when she was only…

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Burgos Tennis Foundation

Civil lawsuit filed on victim’s behalf by Robert Allard of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard When “W.S.” met Coach Normandie Burgos he was just seven years old, a young boy who was good at tennis and wanted to get better. There’s no disputing that Burgos wanted W.S. to become a great tennis player – he repeatedly…

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Countless parents of sexually abused children continue to place their trust in the law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard due to a reputation of having the best San Jose attorneys when it comes time to holding institutions accountable for the lifelong harm caused by child molestation. In the last decade, our child molestation attorneys have…

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Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard Sexual Abuse Attorneys

For decades, powerful institutions have used legal loopholes to evade accountability by blocking sexual abuse victims from filing lawsuits for justice. But Assembly Bill 218 (AB 218) is now the law. It changes everything for thousands of victims who were previously sexually abused or assaulted by teachers, coaches, counselors, janitors, childcare workers, clergy, or bus…

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Sylvandale Middle School Junior Labsan Bitao

Junior Labsan Bitao, a teacher’s aide at the San Jose Sylvandale Middle School, is facing sexual abuse charges following his arrest for the alleged sexual molestation of two boys. San Jose Police identify the two students as 13 and 15 years of age. The SJPD report states that Bitao was arrested for “touching a person…

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Lawsuit states that it took two complaints by Willow Glen Middle School parents for the school to finally act against teacher Clifford Pappadakis. The San Jose Unified School District is facing a sexual abuse lawsuit filed on behalf of two former Willow Glen Middle School girls, victims of photographs taken by former Physical Education teacher…

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shunichi fujishima

The January 2019 arrest of Stockton Swim Club Coach Shunichi Fujishima has exposed yet another youth athletic organization that ignored its duty to protect the children in its care. Fujishima, 23, faces criminal charges that he had unlawful sexual intercourse with a 12-year-old girl he was coaching at the Stockton Swim Club. The club is…

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Coach Chioke Robinson

Another San Francisco Bay Area Track Coach is facing sexual abuse charges following his arrest. Chioke Robinson, San Francisco State Women’s Track and Field coach, was arrested by San Jose Police on several counts of child sexual abuse. Robinson coached at both Piedmont Hills and Los Gatos High Schools before coaching at San Francisco State. Earlier this month, former Valley Christian High School coach Greg Marshall was also arrested for sexual abuse crimes.

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shunichi fujishima

Stockton Swim Club coach Shunichi Fujishima, also known as Coach Shun, is facing child sexual abuse charges following his arrest for sexual penetration with force with a child under 14 years old, sending harmful material to a minor, oral copulation, and two counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child.  Meanwhile, “investigators are looking…

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UPDATE – NEED YOUR HELP The law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard is investigating the background of Vista Verde Middle School teacher Jerry Mares. If you have any information about his behavior at school towards students prior to his arrest or knowledge of complaints or any other information that can be of help, please…

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A group of nationally prominent sex abuse attorneys and law firms, including the sexual abuse legal team at Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, have filed a sexual abuse lawsuit against USA Diving and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) on behalf of an Olympic diving hopeful. The class-action lawsuit alleges the sexual abuse of former diver…

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protecting children from sexual abuse.

How teachers can avoid termination when accused of sexual misconduct A loophole in the law allows educators to clear their disciplinary record and start new every four years. This loophole enables some educators to avoid termination for sexual misconduct by merely making sure that the misconduct occurs at least four years apart. The Roseville Joint…

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