Jeff Herman on the case, Child Victims Act.

Jeff Herman is a distinguished advocate and trial lawyer for rape, sexual abuse, and sexual exploitation survivors. There is an effort to bring attention and help push the pass of the Child Victims Act (S.809). Quite a number of bodies including coalitions like “New Yorkers Against Hidden Predators” and personalities such as Actor Corey Feldman and Team USA volleyball player Sarah Powers-Barnhard are endorsing this bill.

Jeff Herman has been an attorney for more than 25 years now, and he knows all there is to the Child Victims Act. What are some of the changes associated with this bill? This bill does away with the criminal and civil statutes of limitations in child sexual abuse cases in the state of New York. It also allows a window period of 1 year for time-barred civil action lawsuits up to 50 years old to be heard.

The civil lawsuits in place allow for only five years for the sexual abuse crimes to be brought before the court. In the case of criminal cases, the five-year window begins when a person attains 18 years of age, meaning that you only have until age 23 to press charges or file a suit.

If you do require a passionate, skilled and aggressive lawyer for your case, Jeff is the right man for the job. Mr. Herman attained a Bachelor of Science (B.S) degree from the University of Arizona and Doctor of Law (J.D.) degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

As the founding and managing partner of Herman Law, he has worked on quite a number of sexual abuse cases, and he is noted for his landmark $100 million verdicts representing a client who was sexually abused by a priest. The Miami New Times stated that Herman was the country’s number one lawyer handling sexual abuse lawsuits. The firm does not only represent cases but also provides counseling and support to the victims of sexual abuse crimes.

Additional information on Jeff Herman:

https://www.writerswrite.com/journal/feb00/a-conversation-with-jeff-herman-2002

http://www.hermanlaw.com/practices/

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