The sexual abuse legal team at Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard is investigating sexual abuse claims against two Salinas educators. If you are a victim of former Harden Middle School teacher Robert Dunham or John Fickas, call our office. The call is confidential.
Robert Dunham was convicted and sentenced for abusing multiple students. The DA's office issued a statement following his sentencing, stating that Dunham had a history of inappropriate conduct aimed at students and other minor children with whom he had been trusted.
Fickas is currently serving a 28-year prison sentence for raping and sodomizing four girls or women and for oral copulation on a teenage boy he coached at North Salinas High School. Fickas coached the girls' junior varsity field hockey team and also acted as the varsity shot put coach for the track and field team at North Salinas High School.
For victims of Dunham and Fickas, attorney Robert Allard suggests that survivors should look at protecting their legal rights. An expiring change in the law gives sexual abuse victims an opportunity to sue the institution that enabled their predator’s abuse. AB 218, expiring on December 31, 2022, does away with a requirement that all educator sexual abuse victims provide school districts with notice that they were going to file a lawsuit within one year of the date they were abused.
Please contact our law firm at 408-289-1417 if you are a victim of Fickas or Dunham.
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The sexual abuse legal team at Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard has a national reputation and proven record of helping survivors and their families recover from childhood sexual abuse. The firm’s $65 million sexual abuse jury verdict in a case against a public school is believed to be the largest single plaintiff verdict ever in California and the U.S. In May 2022, the law firm obtained a $10 million jury verdict for the 2003 sexual abuse of a then-high school tennis player abused by his coach. And earlier this year, the firm secured $7.5 million for five men sexually abused by their teacher in the late 1970's and early 1980's.