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Seeking justice for child sex abuse survivors

New state laws now allow adult victims of child sex abuse to seek justice and compensation. For too long abusers have hidden behind vestments and badges of honor, but no more. We are a leader in child sexual abuse litigation, and we have the in-depth experience and steadfast commitment to see every claim through until justice is done. Find out why Waters Kraus & Paul is the right firm for you.

Child Sex Abuse

States are responding to the uproar over childhood sexual abuse committed by adults in authority in the Catholic Church, Boy Scouts, schools, and other trusted institutions. While some victims came forward in their youth, many were ignored or silenced. Some were even time-barred when reporting abuse later as adults. Still, other victims in their 50s and older suddenly recall repressed childhood sexual abuse. Survivors are finally making the connection between years of psychological distress, alcoholism, bad relationships, and other destructive behaviors stemming from long-forgotten or suppressed abuse.

Waters Kraus & Paul can help surviving victims seek justice and compensation. We collaborate with experienced sex abuse attorneys across the country. Contact is discreet and kept confidential.

If you are an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse, contact us to speak confidentially with a member of our Childhood Sexual Assault Legal team.

Advocates for Victims of Child Sexual Assault
Waters Kraus & Paul is a long-time advocate for victims of child sexual abuse and assault, annually donating resources to local organizations that investigate, prosecute, and provide healing services.

Our national Childhood Sexual Assault Legal Team offers an enhanced level of victim support and discretion. Coupled with our accomplished and seasoned trial lawyers, we work with experts who know the Catholic Church and are also survivors of abuse by Catholic priests.

Survivors are getting a renewed chance at justice. New state laws are allowing victims to seek legal action and compensation. In New York and New Jersey, even victims who may have been previously time-barred from suing abusers or the institutions they represented now have the opportunity to file a lawsuit. Survivors can bring a claim even if the abuse occurred decades ago, or if a prior lawsuit was filed but dismissed as time-barred.

How Waters Kraus & Paul can help survivors of child sex abuse

Seek justice with the help of our experienced attorneys. We’ve battled institutions and corporate giants on behalf of individuals like you for over 20 years, aggressively fighting those responsible for injury and wrongful death caused by wrongdoing and fraud. If you are an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse, we can help. Email our lawyers or call 800.226.9800. Contact is kept confidential.

Boy Scouts Bankruptcy and Sex Abuse Settlement Plan Rejected by Court

November 8, 2022 In February 2020, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as costs increased to defend itself against child sexual abuse allegations. More than 84,000 people had joined a lawsuit against the nonprofit organization that included claims…

Southern Baptist Leadership Mishandled Sex Abuse

August 2, 2022 After years of parishioner reports and a 2019 investigation by reporters at the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) released a report detailing sexual abuse allegations against pastors, church employees, and officials. The report shows…

Waters & Kraus founders named to 2022 Texas Super Lawyers list

December 1, 2022 Waters & Kraus LLP is proud to announce that law firm partners C. Andrew Waters and Peter A. Kraus once again have been named to the 2022 Texas Super Lawyers list. The prestigious list recognizes both Waters and Kraus as among the top 5% of Texas attorneys in their practice areas for personal Injury litigation and product liability litigation on behalf of plaintiffs. About Super Lawyers® Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters rating publication that annually conducts a rigorous review process to name outstanding lawyers in more than 70 practice areas. The selection process involves peer input and third-party validation…

What are my chances?

That’s the first question everyone asks. The truth is it’s impossible to know. But we can tell you this. Waters Kraus & Paul has what it takes to fight against big corporate interests and win. That’s why we’ve taken more mesothelioma trials to verdict than any other firm. And that’s why we’ve recovered more than $1.3 billion for clients like you. Do you think you have a case? Contact us now to speak with an attorney.

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