Jeff Anderson & Associates

Anthony De Marco
234 E. Colorado Blvd., 8th Floor, Pasadena, CA 91101
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Jeff Anderson & Associates
Regional Offices

Southern California Office
234 E. Colorado Blvd, 8th Fl
Pasadena, CA 91101

Wisconsin Office
2600 North Mayfair Road, Ste 1030
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Chicago Office
Three First National Plaza
70 West Madison, Ste 5350
Chicago, IL 60602

Philadelphia Area Office
7 Great Valley Parkway, Suite 290
Malvern, PA 19355

South Carolina Office
1 Poston Road, Ste 110
Charleston, SC 29407

Minnesota Office
366 Jackson Street, Ste 100
St. Paul, MN 55101

California Clergy Abuse Lawyers

Jeff Anderson & Associates + Anthony De Marco
— Southern California Clergy Abuse Attorneys

Our Reputation Speaks for Itself

The reputation of Jeff Anderson & Associates as the nation’s premier law firm to represent victims of childhood sexual abuse was earned by teaming with local attorneys to represent thousands of victims of childhood sexual abuse in cases against individual offenders and the institutions that harbor them. Engaging with attorneys who share our mission to exhaust every imaginable resource in order to serve our clients' needs has led us to be successful in filing claims against hundreds of religious institutions and priests in the Southern California area.

We Don’t Just Handle Clients, We Empower Survivors

We have represented thousands of victims of childhood sexual abuse in cases against individual offenders and the institutions that harbor them. We are engaged with a national network of attorneys who share our mission, and when we take a case, we exhaust every imaginable resource in order to serve our clients' needs.

Reaching Across Time and the Nation for Justice

An estimated 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse exist in the United States today. One in four girls and one in six boys experience some form of sexual abuse before the age of 18, and one in five children will be solicited sexually on the internet.

In most cases, childhood sexual abuse goes unreported or victims break silence many years after the abuse occurs. While there are many legal barriers to prosecuting those responsible for abuse, our firm has worked to overcome these barriers for more than 25 years. As pioneers of child protection through civil litigation, we are aggressively committed to this cause and capable of handling the most complex legal problems in courts across the United States. To begin your journey of healing and justice call us today and we will provide you with a free and private consultation. And be assured, if you decide to file a claim your privacy will be respected and your identity can remain confidential throughout the entire process.

Jeff Anderson & Associates Southern California Team

Jeff Anderson - California Clergy Abuse Attorney

Jeff Anderson Jeff Anderson is widely recognized as a pioneer in sexual abuse litigation and a champion of survivors of childhood sexual abuse. In nearly four decades as a litigator, Jeff has represented thousands of survivors and their families and has tried over two hundred and fifty jury trials to verdict across the country through the crucible of the courtroom. Known for his optimism, energy and compassion for his clients, Jeff is credited with being instrumental in exposing the large scale cover-up of pedophile priests in the early 1980's. As one of the first trial lawyers in America to publicly and aggressively initiate lawsuits against sexual predators—and focusing on bringing heat and light on the offenders and the institutions that conceal and protect them.

Jeff has received many awards and recognitions but his greatest honor is the trust reposed in him by survivors and their families. From them he draws strength, courage and inspiration in the shared journey of hope and healing.

Anderson's tireless efforts extend beyond the courtroom where he is a frequent lecturer, survivor advocate and author who advocates for legislative and judicial protection of children and the prevention of childhood sexual abuse.

Contact Jeff: 888.567.5557

Mike Finnegan - California Clergy Abuse Attorney

Mike Finnegan Mike Finnegan has worked for over a decade with hundreds of courageous survivors of childhood sexual abuse to support them in their effort to reclaim power stolen from them as children. Using the civil courts to aid victims seeking accountability and healing, Mike has handled thousands of cases against individual perpetrators and institutions that protected them.

Mike’s work has resulted in the release of thousands of previously secret documents about childhood sexual abuse in organizations and resulted in numerous significant recoveries for his clients. Most recently, Mike has played a pivotal role in forcing the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to release over 50,000 documents pertaining to priests accused of sexual abuse. A creative thinker and keen legal strategist, Mike was an attorney of record in a federal lawsuit naming the Vatican that resulted in the Vatican being ordered to produce documents in a child sex abuse case for the first time.

Mike grew up in West St. Paul, Minnesota and began his legal career at Jeff Anderson & Associates in 2002 as a law clerk and in 2004 as an Attorney. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Yale University in 1999 and his Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law in 2004.

Mike Finnegan Bar Admissions:
Minnesota, 2004
Wisconsin, 2009
California, 2005
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2006
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2010

Contact Mike: 888.567.5557

Mike Reck - California Clergy Abuse Attorney

Mike Reck Mike is an experienced trial attorney for Jeff Anderson and Associates who vigorously litigates on behalf of survivors of childhood sexual abuse perpetrated by those in a position of power. During the past decade, Mike has become a prominent, nationwide force on behalf of victim’s rights. His recent successes on behalf of survivors include his instrumental role in a settlement with the Diocese of Wilmington and several independent religious orders in excess of 100 million dollars and the forced public release of thousands of previously secret documents. These documents and the accompanying disclosures brought allegations against numerous abusive priests to light and led to a successful criminal prosecution.

Mike’s litigation practice was forged in both state and federal courts where he successfully handles trial and appellate cases. As an avid environmentalist, during his early years Mike worked for a government agency regulating air quality emissions.

Contact Mike: 888.567.5557

Anthony DeMarco - California Clergy Abuse Attorney

Anthony De Marco Having successfully helped more than 400 Southern California survivors of childhood sexual abuse recover financially, Anthony De Marco knows how important it is to help survivors understand and cope with the effects of the abuse, find the truth about their abusers and hold those who covered up for the abusers accountable.

Born and raised in the Los Angeles area, Mr. De Marco has a close relationship with its communities and people. He graduated from California State University at Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 1992 and earned his Juris Doctorate at Loyola Law School, in Los Angeles in 1996.

In representing survivors from Southern California communities, Mr. De Marco has personally interviewed and counseled hundreds of child and adult survivors of clergy sexual abuse, as well as abuse by other authority figures. He understands the tragedy of clergy abuse and the difficulty of confronting pedophile priests, archbishops, bishops, and other high ranking officials who have harmed children.

While much of Mr. De Marco’s work has involved Catholic clergy, he has also successfully filed cases of child sexual abuse against Los Angeles Unified School District, the Seventh Day Adventists, the Lutheran Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and The International Four Square Church.

Breaking the Wall of Secrecy

During his career Mr. De Marco has always emphasized the importance of helping to protect other children from abuse by working tirelessly to expose the secrets of abusers and the institutions that have helped to cover-up abuse.

In all cases, Mr. De Marco seeks to break through the secrecy by obtaining documents held in secret and forcing abusers and those who enabled them to answer for their actions. In 2010, De Marco secured the release and publication of more than 10,000 pages of confidential personnel files of pedophile priests from the Roman Catholic Bishops of San Diego and San Bernardino and continues to work on making public the secret files of pedophile priests maintained by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, as well as the Bishops of San Diego, San Bernardino and the many Catholic religious orders.

If you or a family member were sexually abuse as a child, feel free to call or email Mr. De Marco for a private and confidential consultation. And be assured, we have helped hundreds of survivors and will always respect a survivor's wish to keep their identity private and information confidential.

Contact Anthony: 626.844.7700

Stacey Benson - California Clergy Abuse Paralegal

Stacey Benson With an extensive background in the legal and investigative fields, and having worked as a field investigator and as an assistant to a California county coroner, Stacey adds great value to our firm. She brings compassion and understanding to her work having volunteered at CornerHouse, a child abuse evaluation and training in Hennepin County, Minnesota as well as the internationally recognized Innocence Project.

Stacey completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice at Hamline University and holds a Master of Science degree in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven. She is currently attending William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Stacey previously held internships with the St. Paul Police Department and Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. She resides in St. Paul and spends her free time playing volleyball and traveling.

Contact Stacey: 888.567.5557

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