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Green and Gillispie: Joshua Gillispie, Esq. - Little Rock, Arkansas Abuse Guardian

Hi - I’m Joshua. I am a lawyer representing victims in Little Rock, Arkansas and the surrounding cities across the state. I am devoted to representing victims of sexual assault due to the misdeeds of others. My team and I are ready to help you find justice and compensation.

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Little Rock, AR Child Sexual Abuse Attorney Pursuing Compensation and Justice

Families and individuals affected by child sexual abuse or sexual assault deserve justice. You may be here because you're looking for answers to difficult questions like:

  • How long might the person who hurt our child be in prison?
  • How can we demand accountability from others who enabled abuse?
  • How can an Arkansas victims' rights lawyer help our family?

Our experienced sexual assault attorneys take pride in helping the families affected by sexual crimes find answers and support. Our local office offers a free consultation and confidential case evaluations for victims of sexual assault and abuse. Contact us today.

"I fight for victims of sexual abuse. We believe you and want you to be heard."
- Joshua Gillispie

Green and Gillispie: Joshua Gillispie, Esq.

1 Riverfront Place Suite 605,
North Little Rock, AR 72114

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Types of Sexual Assault Cases Our Law Firm Represents

For too long sexual assault has been causing pain and suffering where victims don't feel heard. The abuse has been covered up and survivors have been intimidated or silenced. In reality, if you have been sexually abused, you have options and a powerful voice. By speaking out you can help others and enact a change. Some of the many types of sexual abuse cases and victims we have represented include:

Clergy Sexual Assault

The Catholic church and other religious organizations in Little Rock, Arkansas, and across the country should be safe havens where children and adults can learn and grow. Unfortunately over the last few years, child sexual abuse in the Catholic church has become more prominent. The abuse has been hidden and victims have been silenced. If you or a loved one has been sexually abused by a member of the Catholic Church or other religious organization, we want you to be heard.

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Public School Sexual Abuse

As a child, you also expect schools to be a safe place to learn and make friends. Perpetrators of sexual abuse get positions of power in schools, where they have interactions with children. This can include teachers, coaches, or other members of staff or visitors. Molestation can lead to poor school performance and other behavioral issues. Our law firm aims to hold perpetrators accountable and protect future children from a similar experience.

Sexual Abuse in Sports

Sports are another place where abuse has been in the news over the last few years. Coaches and staff need to be properly vetted to ensure no criminal past or accusations from previous employment. Coaches are often one-on-one with athletes and children look up to them for training. Unfortunately, this close contact can be misused by perpetrators who take advantage of the child with the promise of excelling or better training. Sexual abuse can happen across many sports, with some of the most recent in the news including gymnastics, wrestling, swimming, and diving.

Additional Sexual Abuse Practice Areas Our Law Office Represents

  • Daycare and preschool child abuse
  • Sexual Assault by teachers
  • Boarding and private school assault
  • Sexual Abuse by nurses or doctors
  • Sex assault at hospitals and medical facilities
  • College and university assault
  • Work harassment
  • Psychiatric facility sexual assault
  • Sexual abuse by celebrities or politicians
  • Abuse at hotels and motels
  • Massage therapist sex abuse
  • Sex trafficking
  • Child molestation
  • Uber or Lyft sexual assault
  • Cruise ship or vacation abuse
  • Jehovah's Witness sexual abuse
  • Seventh-Day Adventists assault
  • Mormon or Church of the Latter Day Saints sexual assault
  • Boy Scout child sex assault
  • Sex abuse in the girl scouts
  • YMCA sexual assault

Our law firm represents all types of sexual abuse cases. Our lawyers are here to make sure you are heard. By speaking out against your assault, you can help others avoid a similar situation. Whether it was rape, abuse, or sex trafficking, legal action can be taken to hold the criminal or third party accountable. Contact us today to learn more from an experienced attorney in a free consultation.

FAQs: Sexual Harassment Lawyer Answer Your Questions

We understand that you may have questions about filing a sexual abuse civil lawsuit, prison sentences for perpetrators, financial compensation you may be able to receive any medical treatment after being sexually abused. Our attorneys have answered some of the most common questions we receive. If you or your family has other questions do not hesitate to call our office today for a free consultation around your case. We look forward to building an attorney-client relationship with you.

What is the Difference Between a Criminal and a Civil Sexual Assault Lawsuit?

A criminal lawsuit has the goal of charging the perpetrator with the crime, taking them to court for a judge or jury to convict. This will likely result in prison sentences as part of the penalty.

A civil lawsuit aims to help the victim receive compensation for the crime that was committed. One of our experienced attorneys will be able to help guide you through the law and help determine which type of lawsuit is best suited for your specific case.

What Are Signs Of Sexual Abuse to Look for In Children and Adults?

Children who have been sexually abused may exhibit behavioral changes. These changes can also be common in adults who have suffered abuse or rape.

  • Fear
  • Change in eating habits
  • Sleep changes
  • Regression in behavior
  • Depression
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Poor school performance
  • STDs
  • Unexplained injuries

What Are The Long-Term Effects of Sexual Assault?

Sexual abuse can cause different injuries and lasting effects for every victim. Some of the most common our clients have suffered include:

  • PTSD
  • Scarring
  • Self-harm
  • Drug dependency
  • Alcohol addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Discipline problems
  • Relationship issues
  • Family issues
  • and more

Can I Hold a Third Party Liable For Sexual Assault?

It is possible to hold a third party liable for your sexual abuse and injuries. Owners of the business, medical facility, or schools can be negligent in their hiring process or supervision and thus be held liable in a lawsuit.

What is the Statute of Limitations in Little Rock and the State of Arkansas?

In Arkansas, there is no time limit or statute of limitations on sexual indecency involving a child. Sexual assault in the first degree or second degree involving a minor also has no limit. Contact an attorney to learn more about the specifics relating to your case.

How Our Arkansas Personal Injury Lawyers Help Survivors

If you or a loved one has recently survived an act of sexual violence or child sexual abuse, we understand the anguish, frustration, and uncertainty you may be feeling. It’s difficult to know how to respond in the aftermath of such a traumatic and heinous crime. That’s why our lawyers take pride in helping guide survivors of sexual crimes through the difficult recovery period following their attacks.

We understand the importance of building an attorney-client relationship and the personal nature of your case. While financial compensation cannot undo the pain you have suffered, it can help pay for professional services in counseling, physical therapy, and other expenses. We will fight for you and hope to take the pressure off of your shoulders.

If you want to find out more about your legal options or are just looking for guidance, we can help. When you feel ready, get in touch with us to discuss your situation in a free consultation.

Local Resources For Little Rock Victims

As a victim of sexual abuse in Arkansas, you have options outside of seeking legal advice and representation. These services include:

Locations Our Little Rock Law Firm Serves

Our local North Little Rock personal injury lawyers serve the state of Arkansas. Our most recent clients have been located in:

  • Little Rock
  • Sherwood
  • Crystal Hill
  • Landmark
  • Cabot
  • Conway
  • Benton
  • Pine Bluff
  • Hot Springs
  • Searcy
  • Newport
  • Jonesboro
  • Prescott
  • Fort Smith
  • Fayetteville, AR
  • Springdale
  • Rogers
  • Harrison
  • and More

We are here to listen if you or a member of your family has been a victim of abuse. Our office is available 24 hours a day and we encourage you to give us a call for a free consultation to learn more about your legal options if you or a family member has been sexually abused.

Directions from the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport

Our local Little Rock sexual abuse law office is just minutes from the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport. Follow these directions:

  • Head south on Airport Road
  • Contine onto Bankhead Dr
  • Use the right lane to take the ramp onto I-440 W
  • Take exit 138A to merge onto I-30 E / US 167 N toward Downtown
  • Take exit 141B toward A/Broadway
  • Merge onto N Locust St
  • Use the left two lanes to turn left onto E Broadway St
  • Turn left onto N Main St
  • Make the first right into the parking lot
  • Our office will be on the left

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