Meet the Team Working for Childhood Sexual Abuse Victims
We're one of the only law firms in the country with a dedicated team of attorneys and experts working full-time for the best interests of child molestation victims. As a result, our commitment works in favor of sex abuse victims and their families. In case after case, we hold child molesters and their enablers accountable for their actions by making them pay fair compensation for the permanent harm caused.
A Law Firm with a Sexual Abuse Legal Team and the Financial Resources to Win
For the child molestation victims and their families that we represent, our team of attorneys and experts match up against any large law firm hired by the other side. We will not be outnumbered by institutions that spend millions of dollars to evade responsibility nor will we be intimidated into accepting or settling for any compensation that is unfair to our clients. When you retain our law firm, a team of highly accomplished attorneys and professionals work together on your case.
Attorney Robert Allard
Attorney Robert Allard is dedicated to helping victims and survivors of sexual abuse. For his litigation and pro-bono advocacy results, Mr. Allard is a California Lawyer of the Year, and a five-time Trial Lawyer of the Year, as awarded by his Santa Clara County peers. However, his greatest honor is the trust survivors and their loved ones place in him.
Attorney Lauren Cerri
Attorney Lauren Cerri's commitment to victim advocacy began after working with child molestation victims early in her career, gaining an understanding of the devastating trauma and anguish experienced by victims. She has since dedicated her career to the pursuit of civil justice for child sexual abuse victims and their families.
Attorney Mark Boskovich
Attorney Mark Boskovich is driven to succeed by the care that he has for his clients. It's not unusual for Boskovich to work until all hours of the morning or night on your case. Boskovich is described as honest, ethical, and intelligent, with the ability to outthink the other side and win on legal issues brought before a judge.
Ray Mendoza, Of Counsel
Attorney Ray Mendoza, Of Counsel, is the retired Chief Trial District Attorney at Santa Clara County. Mendoza spent the last 13 1/2 years of his career prosecuting sexual assault cases, including child molestation, serial rapists and molesters. He also handled selected high profile prosecutions for the District Attorney’s Office, including prosecuting to verdict nearly 40 sexual assault cases.
Investigator Mike Leininger brings 34 years of law enforcement experience to the child sexual abuse legal team, including 28 years with the San Jose Police Department. Prior to retiring, Leininger was in charge of the SJPD sexual abuse team. He investigated hundreds of sexual abuse cases and provides investigative experience to help child sexual abuse victims.
Victim Advocate Jancy Thompson describes herself as a "warrior" and a "mentor". She helps victims and their families in the recovery process from childhood sexual abuse. A 15-year-old survivor of coaching sexual abuse, Jancy has been through both the criminal and civil justice systems, providing her with the insight to help client victims through the challenges in the recovery process.
Introducing our new private investigators:
Investigator Wayne Farquhar brings 30 years of law enforcement experience after retiring from San Jose Police Department. During his career, Wayne worked as a sexual assault investigator, which included undercover work investigating child pornography, exploitation and posing as a kidnapper for hire for child molesters.
Wayne currently trains and certifies sexual assault investigators for the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) for all law enforcement agencies throughout California.
Investigator Cari Farquhar brings 30 years of law enforcement investigative experience working as a Senior Special Investigator for the State of California. Cari has investigated thousands of sexual assault cases involving children, adults and the elderly, including those with physical and/or mental disabilities. Her investigations also included daycare and foster care facilities. All facilities licensed to operate in the State of California fell under Cari’s unit’s responsibility of investigation.
Cari and Wayne bring the law enforcement experience necessary to explore and scrutinize the bad behavior of institutions that enable the criminal behavior of sexual predators.
Going the Extra Mile for Sexual Abuse Victims
To obtain maximum compensation, you need a law firm with an established track record. Our child molestation case results on behalf of our clients show that our team approach results in fair compensation for children harmed by sexual abuse.
What sets us apart is our team, the legal team that we have developed will benefit the client because there's nothing that will happen through this case that we have not already seen before. There is no stone that we will encounter that has not yet been turned over by us. There is nothing that we have not seen the experience that this team brings. Well, over 100 years of experience combined and dealing with these matters is unparalleled. At the end, if you're like every single one of my clients in the past, you will understand that this process was necessary to protect your child and to make sure your child's success in the future is secured.
It's no secret that schools, daycare centers, churches, camps, and organizations prefer to avoid a public trial and the bad publicity that comes with it. But unless you have the financial resources and an experienced legal team, these institutions will spend millions of dollars in legal fees to deny you fair compensation. We recognize that, and we work up every case with an eye towards a jury trial.
Many cases settle on the eve of trial. To achieve the best monetary settlement for a client requires a law firm to be thoroughly prepared to try the case. This preparation is what separates us from other attorneys. We start preparing for the trial the moment you retain our legal team of childhood sexual abuse attorneys.
$15 Million for Child Molestation Victims
Recently, the Corsiglia McMahon & Allard legal team concluded the successful representation of four young children sexually abused by their teacher. The school district refused to provide fair compensation for the lifetime of problems that these girls would likely experience. In response, the case went to trial. In a matter of days, the school district backed down and paid the young child molestation victims $15 million. The law firm of Corsiglia McMahon & Allard continues to prove that aggressive representation leads to fair compensation.
Childhood Sexual Abuse Lawyers Working for a Safer Community
We are proud that our legal efforts make communities safer. In addition to recovering the maximum compensation possible for our clients, we force companies and organizations to change their policies by developing rules and guidelines which serve to protect children from sexual abuse. These changes help make everyday life safer for our children.
A Personal Commitment
I have four young kids and I look in their eyes every day and I see the innocence and their happiness and I can relate to when those lives are shattered. It's not just the children, it's the families and it's the entire family structure just gets assaulted and in a major way. And I want to make sure that we clean this stuff up, that these things don't happen. And the only voice that you have as an individual is through the litigation system. And you've got two choices. You can you can be silent and that's your right. And a lot of people deal with these things that way. Or if you want to effect positive change through this horrible situation you have, the litigation system as an option. And I can tell you firsthand from all the clients I've represented that that option is the best of the two. It empowers and emboldens the victim, makes them feel as if what happened in them was not completely senseless. And it gets them back up on their feet again and provides for compensation that they really need in the future.
Making Youth Swim Programs Safer for Young Children
Childhood sex abuse lawyer Robert Allard was the driving force behind the discovery of the largest sexual abuse scandal in amateur athletics in the United States. He represented a 14-year-old girl molested by a USA Swimming member coach. As a result of his relentless legal work, he forced the national governing body which selects our Olympic swim team to protect the nation's young athletes.
Allard's litigation forced USA Swimming to revamp its child protection laws. At the same time, the United States Olympic Committee announced that it was centralizing and standardizing background checks across all Olympic sports. The background checks ensure the protection of approximately one million young athletes.
Thanks to Allard, the USA Swimming member clubs that serve our local communities are now much better equipped to prevent predators from gaining access to innocent young swimmers. Due to his efforts, Allard has twice been honored by major swimming publications for his persistence in making the sport of swimming safer through litigation and advocacy.
In teaming up with Mr. Allard to protect children, attorney Lauren Cerri says that people often ask her, “How do you do what you do? Isn’t it difficult?” Her response is, “How can I not do what I do?”
Contact our Childhood Sexual Abuse Legal Team. The Consultation is Free.
The childhood sexual abuse lawyers at our firm are ready to give you the most aggressive legal representation while at the same time ensuring that the best interests of your child come first. The process begins with a free and confidential case evaluation. You don't pay a penny to our attorneys unless we win the case. If your child and your family have been victimized by a predator or the institution which enabled the predator, contact our team at 408-289-1417.