California Sexual Abuse Victim Lawyers

As a survivor of sexual abuse, your voice deserves to be heard, and you have a right to hold your abuser and the institution that employed him or her accountable. However, this is not easy, especially if you fear not being believed or understood. It’s common to feel anxious about the prospect of reliving your trauma, particularly in a legal setting where your personal experiences are scrutinized. Yet, even with those fears, you may desire justice and closure. Please know that you are not alone in this and we do everything legally possible to protect your anonymity.

At Cerri, Boskovich & Allard, our dedicated sexual abuse legal team is committed to supporting survivors of sexual abuse and their families throughout California. Our law firm deeply respects the courage and strength of each survivor we represent. We understand the complexities and sensitivities involved in these cases and strive to provide a safe, compassionate environment where your voice is heard and your rights are fiercely protected. Our approach is not just about legal representation; it's about standing by your side and ensuring you are treated with the dignity and empathy you deserve.

Choosing to seek legal support is a significant step in a survivor's journey toward healing and justice. At Cerri, Boskovich & Allard, we believe that every survivor has the right to hold their abuser accountable, and we are committed to making that a reality. Our team understands the unique challenges of sexual abuse cases, navigating them with care and commitment. We focus on empowering you throughout the legal process, transforming a system that can often feel daunting into a path toward closure and empowerment.

Serving a broad region, we extend our services across major cities in Northern California, including San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, and Oakland. We will also serve clients in Southern California and the Central Valley. Our presence in these communities allows us to be accessible and responsive to survivors and their families in these areas. Whether you're seeking justice, closure, or a better understanding of your legal options, Cerri, Boskovich & Allard is here to guide you every step of the way. Let us be your ally in this journey, standing together for justice and healing.

Why Choose Our California Sexual Abuse Lawyers?

When you choose Cerri, Boskovich & Allard as your legal team in your journey towards justice and healing as a survivor of child molestation or sexual abuse, you’ll get a dedicated team of attorneys on your side. With over 100 years of combined experience, we know how to hold abusers and child molesters accountable for the harm they’ve caused. This means that as our client, you can be confident that there is virtually no scenario we haven't encountered or navigated successfully.

We have gone up against some of the largest organizations in the country and won millions for our clients. This experience makes us exceptionally well-prepared for anything that may arise during your case. Our California child molestation and sexual abuse lawyers understand the unique challenges and nuances of sexual abuse litigation and approach each case with a strategic, informed perspective.

Finally, our experience has repeatedly shown us the transformative impact that legal intervention can have on survivors and their families. Many of our clients have found that engaging in the legal process was necessary to protect and secure their child's future. Through this journey, survivors and their families often find a sense of closure, justice, and a path forward.

At Cerri, Boskovich & Allard, we are committed to representing you legally and being a part of this crucial healing and empowering process, ensuring that you and your child are supported every step of the way.

Helping California Sexual Abuse &Amp; Molestation Survivors for Decades

At Cerri, Boskovich & Allard, we understand that sexual abuse takes many forms and can occur in a variety of settings. Our firm is dedicated to providing legal support across a broad spectrum of practice areas, each with its unique challenges and sensitivities. From the abuse of adults with developmental disabilities to the traumatic experiences of sexual assault in university settings, our team brings a depth of knowledge, empathy, and legal experience to each case. We are committed to advocating for the rights and dignity of survivors, no matter the context of their abuse.

​​Abuse of Adults With Developmental Disabilities

Adults with developmental disabilities are unfortunately at a heightened risk for abuse, including sexual abuse. This vulnerability stems from various factors, including dependence on caregivers and difficulty in communication. Our firm advocates for these individuals, ensuring that their rights are protected and that they receive justice. We work closely with families and caregivers to navigate these sensitive cases, providing compassionate and effective legal support.

Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse is a deeply traumatic experience with long-lasting effects. Our firm provides a safe and supportive environment for child molestation and abuse survivors and their families. We understand the delicacy required in handling these cases and focus on ensuring the child's well-being is at the forefront of every legal step. Our goal is to hold abusers accountable while helping child survivors and their families find a path to healing.

Coach Sexual Abuse

The trust placed in coaches by young athletes and their families makes coach sexual abuse cases particularly distressing. We have extensive experience handling cases where coaches have abused their position of authority. Our firm works to bring these abuses to light, seeking justice for survivors while working to ensure that such abuses are prevented in the future. We can hold abusive coaches and institutions accountable for the harm they’ve caused.

Foster Care Abuse

Children in foster care are particularly vulnerable to abuse, including sexual abuse. Our firm is committed to representing these children, advocating for their rights, and ensuring they are placed in safe, nurturing environments. We work to hold responsible parties accountable, whether they are individuals or institutions, providing a voice for foster children who may feel voiceless.

Private School Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse cases in private schools present unique challenges, often involving powerful institutions with significant financial resources and legal teams to protect their reputation and interests. This can make it daunting for survivors to come forward and challenge these institutions in legal battles. Our firm has the experience and resources to take on these complex cases, ensuring that survivors' voices are heard and that they receive the justice they deserve.

Public School Sexual Abuse

Public schools are part of larger school districts and educational bureaucracies, which can create layers of complexity in reporting and addressing sexual abuse. Navigating these systems can be daunting and time-consuming. Our firm is skilled in handling cases against public schools and school districts. We advocate for survivors, seeking to not only provide justice but also to implement changes that ensure the safety of all students.


Rape is a heinous crime that leaves survivors facing immense trauma. Our California sexual abuse and assault law firm approaches these cases with sensitivity and determination, providing survivors with the support and advocacy they need. We work tirelessly to ensure that perpetrators are held accountable and that survivors are treated with dignity and respect throughout the legal process.

School Bullying

Bullying, including sexual bullying, can have devastating effects on young individuals. Our firm takes a stand against all forms of bullying in schools, advocating for victims and working towards safer school environments. We understand the long-term impacts of bullying and strive to ensure that schools are held accountable for providing safe spaces for all students.

Sexual Abuse in Sports

The world of sports is not immune to the scourge of sexual abuse. Our firm represents athletes who have been subjected to sexual abuse by coaches, team members, or sports organization staff. We work to ensure that these cases are taken seriously and that the sports organizations involved are held accountable for their role in enabling or failing to prevent such abuse.

Summer Camp Abuse

Summer camps should be a safe haven for children, but sadly, instances of abuse, including sexual abuse, can occur. Summer camps may not have the same level of formal oversight and structured policies as schools or other institutions. This can lead to gaps in protocols for preventing and reporting abuse, making it harder to establish accountability. Our firm represents victims of summer camp abuse and advocates for comprehensive safety measures in summer camps to protect all children.

University Sexual Assault

Sexual assault on university campuses is a critical issue that demands serious legal attention. Our firm knows how to navigate the complexities of university systems and Title IX regulations. We provide survivors the support they need to confront their abusers and advocate for their rights within the university setting.

Youth Group Abuse

Sexual abuse within youth groups, often trusted spaces, can be particularly jarring for survivors and their families. Our firm is adept at handling cases of abuse within these groups, whether religious, recreational, or educational. We ensure survivors are supported, and responsible individuals and organizations are held accountable.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 1. What Should I Expect During the Legal Process of a Sexual Abuse Case?

Every case is unique, but generally, the process involves an initial consultation, investigation, lawsuit filing, discovery, and potentially a trial. Our team will guide you at every step, ensuring you understand and are comfortable with the process.

2. How Can I Be Sure You Will Protect My Privacy?

Your privacy is our utmost priority. We handle all cases with the highest level of confidentiality and discretion, and we will discuss with you the measures we take to protect your identity and personal information.

3. Will I Need to Confront My Abuser in Court?

This depends on the specifics of your case. While some cases may require a court appearance, many are settled outside of court. We will prepare you for all possibilities and stand by your side throughout.

4. What Kind of Compensation Can I Expect to Receive?

Compensation varies based on the case's specifics, including the nature of the abuse and its impact on your life. Our team will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your suffering and any related expenses.

5. How Long Does a Typical Sexual Abuse Case Take?

The duration of a case can vary significantly depending on its complexity and the legal processes involved. Our Northern California sexual abuse lawyers will provide you with a realistic timeline based on the specifics of your case.

6. How Can I Start the Process With Your Firm?

You can start your journey toward justice and healing by scheduling a confidential consultation with our firm. When you call our law firm, we provide a safe space for you to share your story. It's an opportunity for our team to listen attentively to your experiences and tailor our approach to meet your specific needs and objectives. During this consultation, we encourage you to ask any questions about the legal process, our approach to handling cases like yours, and what outcomes you can expect. This meeting is not just about gathering facts; it's about building a foundation of trust and understanding so you feel supported and informed throughout every legal process.

We Are Here for You

If you or a loved one is a survivor of sexual abuse and in need of legal support, we encourage you to take the next step toward justice and healing. Our dedicated team is here to guide and support you through this journey.

At Cerri, Boskovich & Allard, we ensure every survivor's story is heard and validated. You are not alone. Let us help you find justice and closure to move forward into a brighter future.

Our law firm helps victims of sexual abuse and child molestation recover crucial compensation and justice. We represent survivors and families in San Jose, Santa Clara County, the San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, Southern California and the Central Valley.

Client Reviews

“Working with CBA has been a truly remarkable experience. They exude genuineness, openness, and transparency, transforming a challenging situation into a positive one. Lauren, in particular, consistently displayed empathy, ensuring a comfortable and safe environment throughout.”

Jane Doe v. San Francisco Unified School District

Jane Doe

“Every step of the way, Lauren gave me hope when I felt hopeless, and she gave me help when I felt helpless. Lauren was the attorney who I knew was in my corner, and she will undoubtedly continue to be in the corner of survivors to hold their abuser and institution accountable.”

Jane Doe 2 v. East Side Union High School District

Jane Doe 2

“What happened to me needed to be addressed. I missed out on such an important part of my life, while my institution made no qualms. You don’t get to push kids under a rug. I’m glad I was given an opportunity to address my broken life.”

Jane Doe v. Saratoga–Los Gatos Union High School District

Jane Doe
“My family and I were so thankful for the law services and guidance received during a very emotional and challenging time; the care, sensitivity and professionalism with which our case was handled provided us with a sense of calm, clarity and confidence that we could not have navigated on our own or for each other.” Mary Doe
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Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Is My Sexual Abuse Case Worth?
The value of a sexual abuse case can vary greatly depending on a number of factors, including the severity of the abuse, the specific circumstances surrounding the abuse, and the damages that the person bringing the lawsuit has suffered as a result of the abuse. In general, the more severe the abuse and the greater the damages, the higher the potential value of the case...
Who Is Liable For Athlete Sexual Abuse?
In cases of athlete sexual abuse, there may be multiple parties who are held liable, depending on the specific circumstances of the case. First and foremost, the abuser (the perpetrator of the abuse) would typically be held liable for their actions. They may be held liable in both criminal and civil proceedings, and can face criminal penalties such as imprisonment...
What Is The Difference Between The Criminal Justice System And The Civil Justice System?
The criminal justice system and the civil justice system are two distinct systems that serve different purposes. The criminal justice system is designed to investigate and prosecute individuals who are accused of committing crimes, with the goal of punishing the offender and protecting society. In the criminal justice system, the government brings charges against a person (the defendant) and if they are found guilty, they can be punished with fines, imprisonment, or other penalties...
Must I Use My Name In A Sexual Abuse Or Assault Lawsuit?
It is generally not required for a person who has experienced sexual abuse or assault to use their name in a lawsuit. In many jurisdictions, it is possible to file a lawsuit under a pseudonym or anonymously. This can be done to protect the privacy of the person bringing the lawsuit, as well as to reduce the risk of retaliation or further harm. However, laws and regulations regarding the use of pseudonyms or anonymity in lawsuits can vary by jurisdiction, so it is important to consult with our attorneys to understand the specific requirements in your area...
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