Were You or Someone You Know Sexually Abused as a Child?
No amount of compensation can undo what has happened. But filing a civil suit against a sexual abuser can help you achieve justice. You may not have felt vindicated by the criminal case — if there was one — but you can still hold the abuser accountable in civil court.
As one of the first firms in the United States to hold the Catholic Church accountable for abuse of children, Tremont Sheldon P.C. has represented over 180 victims of childhood sexual abuse since 1993. Our cases have resulted in recovering over $70 million for our clients.
Powerful Advocates for the Survivors of Sexual Abuse
In our years of pursuing justice for abuse survivors, our lawyers have not hesitated to take on the most powerful people, institutions and organizations. Our firm continues to fight for sexual abuse victims and is currently representing victims abused as minors by teachers, coaches, club directors or any other adult in authority at public, private and parochial schools throughout the state of Connecticut; by clergy or nuns at religious institutions; doctors and medical professionals such as EMTs and nursing aides at hospitals and medical facilities; camp counselors at after school, day, and sleepaway camps; and anyone else in a position of authority with a child.
We handle your case with compassion, confidentiality, and care while we hold the perpetrator and the institutions they work for accountable.
It is important to note that under Connecticut law, any person who claims damages as a result of being molested, sexually abused, sexually assaulted or sexually exploited as a minor has until 30 years past the age of majority (typically until age 48) in which to file a claim in court. Those who are abused after October 1, 2019 have until they turn 51 years of age to bring a claim. Our firm continues to represent clients who were abused as children in the 80s and 90s.