Sexual Assault

Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP is actively investigating several potential class action lawsuits against institutions, corporations, and individuals who have enabled people in powerful positions to engage in sexual assault.  There have been several such examples publicized recently, including abusive gynecologists at the University of Southern California and UCLA, and a sexually abusive team doctor at the Ohio State University.  Unfortunately, these instances are not isolated nor are they limited to the university setting: rampant sexual abuse has also been uncovered everywhere from the Boy Scouts to the Catholic Church.

Our Sexual Assault practice area is led by attorneys Ben Johns and Beena McDonald. Ms. McDonald has the unique background of previously serving as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of California, and also an Assistant Defender with Defender Association of Philadelphia.  Over the course of her career, she has tried hundreds of cases to verdict, including both adult and juvenile rape and sexual assault cases. She has a deep understanding of the anguish surrounding these cases and what is needed to win a sexual assault civil lawsuit.

Whether your sexual assault happened recently or years ago, we can help answer your questions and, if appropriate, seek justice and compensation from the culpable parties.

If you have been the victim of sexual abuse or gender-based discrimination, please contact the attorneys below for a confidential, no-obligation consultation.  Should we decide to go forward with a lawsuit, it would be handled on a contingency fee basis – meaning that there would be no out of pocket expenses incurred by you, and we would only be compensated if we are successful.

We’re ready to assist you, so call us or click here to discuss your situation.