Orland Park Clergy Sexual Abuse Attorney

Compassionate Attorney for Sex Abuse Victims in the Chicago Area

At Fotopoulos Law Office, we are horrified by the stories that have come out in recent years about the sexual abuse of children by priests and lay people in positions of authority in the Roman Catholic Church, as well as other reports of abuse by pastors or church leaders in other faiths. For many decades, child sexual abuse by members of the clergy has been allowed to continue virtually unchecked. Many credible reports indicate that church officials have denied allegations and discredited victims while taking steps to protect priests and other abusers.

The compassionate team at our firm stands united with victims of sexual abuse, regardless of their faith. We help victims and their families hold individual abusers and complicit institutions accountable for the damage they have caused. If you or a member of your family have been sexually abused by a priest, another member of the clergy, a church official, or anyone associated with a religious organization, we are prepared to help you seek justice.

A Changing Landscape for Sex Abuse Victims

Statutes of limitation and statutes of repose have historically made it difficult for those who had been sexually abused as children to seek compensation as adults. In the last several years, however, many of the applicable laws have been changed to allow adult victims to pursue compensation for injuries caused by sexual abuse when they were children. Unfortunately, the refusal by church officials to acknowledge the existence of such problems can make recovering damages difficult.

Attorney John S. Fotopoulos is a skilled personal injury lawyer who has more than 20 years of experience in multiple legal fields. He has also served as a Circuit Court Judge in Cook County. The team at Fotopoulos Law Office understands the obstacles that victims of sexual abuse often face. We understand how severe the emotional damage can be, not only from the abuse itself, but also from years of being ignored and disbelieved. Our compassionate team is committed to uncovering the truth, no matter how terrible it may be. From there, we will work hard on behalf of victims to help them heal and move forward with their lives.

Protecting Sex Abuse Victims in Joliet and Homer Glen

Sex abusers must be held accountable for their actions, both criminally and financially. While criminal prosecution may not always be feasible, our firm can help you explore your options regarding civil action. We pledge to do everything we can to hold your abuser responsible while offering support, compassion, and guidance for you at every stage of the process.

At our firm, we represent victims of sexual abuse from all faiths, not just victims of scandals in the Catholic Church. We are equipped to seek compensation for abuse perpetrated by:

  • Priests
  • Nuns
  • Pastors
  • Youth leaders
  • Music directors
  • Rabbis
  • Imams
  • Bishops
  • Deacons
  • Church volunteers

We will also work hard to hold churches, synagogues, mosques, and religious organizations liable for allowing such abuse to continue.

Contact Our Orland Park Sexual Abuse Attorney

If you or a member of your family has suffered sexual abuse by a priest or member of the clergy, our firm is ready to help. Contact our office by calling 708-942-8400 and scheduling a free, confidential consultation today. We serve clients in Orland Park, Palos Heights, Tinley Park, Oak Forest, Alsip, Mokena, Homer Glen, Joliet, Cook County, and Will County.

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