Hi - I’m Kevin. I am an attorney that is licensed to practice law in Arizona. My team has helped numerous sex abuse survivors obtain the compensation they deserve. I am looking forward to helping you find justice.
As more and more cases of child sex abuse and sexual assault make headlines, victims have gotten the courage to take action. You may be here because:
Our experienced attorneys focus on helping survivors of sexual abuse crimes in civil court.
Were you or a loved one assaulted or abused in Phoenix, AZ? Our dedicated personal injury attorneys are here to help. You are not alone. We believe you, and we believe your voice should be heard. No matter how it feels at times, help is available. Recovery is possible, and justice is within reach. We believe you deserve to be supported during this trying time. Our Phoenix sexual abuse lawyers understand the painful emotions you may be feeling. You may still be struggling to deal with feelings of shock and anger, shame and grief. These are natural reactions to a terrible trauma.
For far too long, sexual assault and sexual abuse survivors have been silenced, intimidated either directly or indirectly to struggle through the ongoing battle for recovery in the shadows. Shame and fear are frequent reminders that society is not the kind and welcoming place we once believed it to be, but a world in which predators lurk among our family, friends, acquaintances and trusted professionals. For many, closure feels close to impossible. But things can be different. In reality, you have a powerful voice and you can raise it in the name of change. Some of the many types of cases and sexual abuse victims we represent include:
Unfortunately, youth sex abuse is found within the Catholic Church. This abuse is often easily hidden as children are taught to look to these leaders for guidance and trust. The assault can happen within the church, religious schools and other religious meetings and across different religions.
Another area where children can fall victim to sexual abuse. Learning institutions are supposed to be a safe place, but those who commit the abuse often take positions as teachers, faculty office workers or other employees to gain access to vulnerable children.
We are all taught to trust doctors and medical offices as safe places. We trust doctors with our deepest secrets for medical care and treatment but this trust is sometimes abused and patients are victim to unnecessary and invasive physical exams and unwanted sexual touching.
Going to a massage or getting a spa treatment should be relaxing. The masseurs are trained professionals and your trust should not be taken advantage of when you are in a vulnerable position receiving treatment.
Youth sports programs are a common target for sexual predators. Coaches and staff have close contact with children and can hold power over the children they coach. Sexual assault is unfortunately common across many different sports including: gymnastics, swimming, diving, and wrestling.
We understand that you may have questions around sexual assault in Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding towns. Our lawyers are here to help answer your questions. Do you have a question we didn't answer? Contact us for your free consultation where we can provide more information.
For those sexually abused in Arizona, survivors of adolescent sexual abuse now have until their 30th birthday to file suit. If you were inappropriately touched as a minor, you have 12 years from the day you turn 18 to pursue your lawsuit. Previously, Arizona's limitations on sexual abuse cases was limited and the case had to be filed before their 20th birthday. For a limited time, the state legislature provided a "window of justice" or a temporary window where abuse victims were able to file claims outside of the normal statute of limitations. Unfortunately, this window closed December 31, 2020.
We outline some local resources for reporting sex abuse below. These include the AZ Department of Child Safety: Abuse Hotline, and the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence. To report a sexual assault if you are a victim, tell someone you trust in a safe environment. You can also go to local law enforcement or contact an experienced attorney for help.
Anyone who believes a minor is or has been the victim of physical injury should report the information to a peace officer or to the Department of Child Safety, depending on care, custody or control of the minor. By law the following persons are required to report:
The pain and suffering from sex assault can affect people in different ways emotionally, physically and in long term behavioral issues. A few of the long term effects can include:
As lawyers, we understand the emotional trauma does not just go away after filing a case or receiving compensation. But by coming forward and speaking with a lawyer, you can help other victims also find justice.
These types of civil cases can present legal challenges an experienced lawyer will understand. Our lawyers provide a free case evaluation to help you understand your legal options. Your best interest is our goal. We want to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve and we will fight for you, taking the pressure off your shoulders.
Children are one of the most vulnerable groups of people. While we cannot protect from the molestation or crime they have been a victim of, by fighting for victims we help future potential victims. By shedding light on the emotional trauma and sexual assault at the areas they occur, such as at school, church or in sports programs, we hope to see changes in laws sand more stringent background checks for persons working directly with vulnerable communities.
In Phoenix, Tucson or other cities in Arizona you have many local resources in addition to contacting an experienced law firm to file a claim.
Our Arizona litigation team is led by Kevin Biniazan, a sexual abuse attorney. We serve the following areas:
Don't be afraid to come forward if you are a victim of sexual abuse. Call our experienced team today for a free consultation to understand your legal options if you or a loved one has been sexually abused.