Attorney B. Robert Allard
Attorney Robert Allard is a leading force in exposing and holding accountable youth-serving organizations that fail to safeguard children from sexual predators. Renowned as a top advocate for victims of institutional sexual abuse, Mr. Allard’s efforts have significantly raised awareness about childhood sexual abuse within schools, sports, and other child-focused organizations, driving systemic changes for enhanced child protection.
Recognized for his profound impact on public justice, Allard has been honored multiple times as Santa Clara County Trial Lawyer of the Year and named California Attorney of the Year. His work has played a crucial role in initiating legal reforms and policy changes, including his influential work in the Olympic Movement, which has led to strengthened child protection programs and new laws protecting amateur athletes.
Attorney Allard's legal prowess in the realm of sports and sexual abuse has earned him accolades from leading swimming publications. In 2014, Swimming World listed him among the ten most influential figures in swimming, and in 2012, SwimSwam honored him as their "Person of the Year," acknowledging his impactful and lasting legacy in the sport. Attorney Allard’s ongoing efforts against USA Swimming, the body responsible for the U.S. Olympic swim team, focus on eradicating sexual abuse by removing predator coaches from amateur sports.
Attorney Mark J. Boskovich
Attorney Mark Boskovich is a passionate advocate for those affected by injury or sexual abuse, bringing a fervent commitment to each client's cause as a valued member of the Cerri, Boskovich & Allard, LLP child sexual abuse legal team.
His collaborative work with attorneys Lauren Cerri and Robert Allard in the tragic case of Audrie Pott led to the impactful creation of "Audrie's Law," expanding the legal definition of "rape" to offer protection to unconscious or developmentally disabled individuals. Recognized for his significant contributions in the Pott case, Boskovich and his colleagues were finalists for the 2015 Santa Clara County Trial Lawyer of the Year award and the 2015 Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) Trial Lawyer of the Year award.
Attorney Boskovich’s dedication to the cause of justice for survivors is evident in his tireless advocacy and deep understanding of the sensitive nature of sexual abuse cases. His approach prioritizes the needs and well-being of victims, ensuring they feel heard and supported throughout the legal process. As a key founder of the firm, his commitment to holding abusers and negligent institutions accountable makes him a strong ally for survivors seeking to navigate the complexities of the legal system in their pursuit of healing and justice.
Lauren A. Cerri
Attorney Lauren A. Cerri is a staunch advocate for sexual abuse survivors, dedicated to securing justice and holding accountable those responsible for enabling such abuse. In a landmark case against the Union School District, Ms. Cerri achieved a groundbreaking $102.5 million verdict for two students abused by their music teacher, with her client receiving a historic $65 million portion, marking it as the then largest single plaintiff sexual abuse verdict against a school district in California.
Beyond seeking monetary compensation, Ms. Cerri is deeply committed to effecting systemic change, exemplified by her role in the Audrie Pott case, which led to significant legal reforms, and her success in mandating the Morgan Hill Unified School District to implement comprehensive child protection systems as part of an $8.25 million settlement for three abuse victims.
Understanding the priorities of victims and their families, Attorney Lauren A. Cerri goes beyond seeking financial settlements; she actively works to ensure that institutions adopt and uphold effective policies and procedures to safeguard children from sexual abuse. She engages with state legislators, lobbying for the passage of bills designed to enhance protections for children against sexual predators.
Attorney Brad M. Corsiglia (Of Counsel)
Recognized consistently as one of the Best Lawyers in America. Over his 30-year legal career, Mr. Corsiglia has distinguished himself as a leading trial lawyer known for his exceptional courtroom skills, tireless work ethic, and unwavering dedication.
Recognized since 2009 by Best Lawyers in America for his outstanding representation of medical malpractice victims, Mr. Corsiglia's expertise has also been acknowledged by Super Lawyers and The National Trial Lawyers since 2011. His exemplary work has significantly contributed to Cerri, Boskovich & Allard, LLP, being honored by U.S. News & World Report as one of the premier law firms in the United States.
Mr. Corsiglia's reputation for being an aggressive and effective litigator is well-known in legal circles, influencing how defense attorneys and insurance industries handle cases he represents. His approach, combining a commitment to justice with the financial resources necessary for trial, has garnered the respect of the insurance industry, often leading to fair and expedient resolutions for his client's claims.