Our legal team believes in using the law to hold wrongdoers accountable, to fairly compensate the injured and their families, and as a result make our community safer.
(PRWEB) January 31, 2012
The San Jose, California personal injury law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard is announcing steps that it is taking to provide justice to victims of childhood sexual abuse and molestation. The law firm is currently litigating claims against child molesters and their suspected enablers on behalf of survivors of childhood sexual abuse and molestation. At the same time, attorney Robert Allard is working with elected officials to close loopholes in the law that serve to protect child molesters.
"Our legal team believes in using the law to hold wrongdoers accountable, to fairly compensate the injured and their families, and as a result make our community safer," said Allard. "With jurors acting as the watchdogs of our community, they have the power to put an immediate stop to the malicious and egregious behavior that allows childhood abuse and molestation to flourish in communities,” added Allard.
Allard is currently representing three young children, two of whom have filed separate lawsuits claiming (Santa Clara County, California Superior Court Cases #111CV214040, #111CV212614), that they were allegedly sexually molested by Trace CDC daycare worker Keith Woodhouse. The lawsuits allege that Woodhouse molested and sexually assaulted at least 5-10 young female students under the age of 14.
"Childhood abuse and molestation is a serious problem that must be addressed through both the court system and in the legislature. A few weeks ago O.B. Whaley Elementary School teacher Craig Chandler was arrested and charged (Santa Clara County Superior Court case #C1223754) with lewd acts on a child and accused of having multiple victims. Hopefully, the victims in that matter will come forward and take whatever steps are necessary to ensure that this does not happen again not only at this but other schools so that children are protected," said Allard.
During the last two years, Allard has litigated more than half a dozen cases on behalf of numerous alleged molestation victims of USA Swimming coaching sexual abuse resulting in the United States Olympic Committee centralizing and standardizing background checks across all Olympic sports, thereby affecting approximately one million athletes.
"When organizations fail to protect young children from pedophiles, we as a society need to step in," said Allard. "Our law firm has created a website, http://www.protectourkids.us, which seeks to generate public support for tougher mandatory childhood molestation reporting laws," stated Allard.
Allard is currently working on another civil lawsuit, (Santa Clara County, California Superior Court Case #111CV20178) which is awaiting trial against Maxim Integrated Products' Director of Global Distribution Scott McKibbin for alleged sexual abuse resulting from allegedly luring a 16 year old minor to fly from Canada to San Francisco. The lawsuit claims that McKibbin allegedly took the teenager to a hotel room where he purportedly sexually abused, molested, and imprisoned the youngster.
“Much like in the OJ Simpson case where the Goldman family resorted to civil justice, we represent survivors of childhood abuse and molestation who seek civil justice and accountability from their perpetrators and enablers," added Allard.
About Corsiglia McMahon & Allard
Corsiglia McMahon & Allard is included in the US News & Best Lawyers - "Best Law Firms" 2011-12 law firm rankings. Timothy McMahon and Brad Corsiglia are members of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Robert Allard and Brad Corsiglia are Top 100 Trial Lawyers as named by The National Trial Lawyers Association. Associate Mark Sigala, former President, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star.