San Francisco Sexual Abuse Lawyer: Advocating for Sexual Assault Victims & Child Sexual Abuse Survivors in the Bay Area

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Thompson Law Office: Bobby Thompson, Esq. - San Francisco, CA Abuse Guardian

Hi - I'm Bobby. I am an attorney who practices law in San Francisco, California. I represent survivors of sexual abuse and help people find justice caused by the negligence of others. My team and I are ready to help you.

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Representing Survivors of Sexual Misconduct in San Francisco, California

Introducing Abuse Guardians, a preeminent national alliance of committed attorneys devoted to advocating for the rights of survivors of sexual abuse. We take immense pride in announcing the appointment of Bobby Thompson, a distinguished member of Thompson Law Office, as the esteemed Abuse Guardian for the state of California. This appointment is a testament to Bobby Thompson's extraordinary experience, unwavering dedication, and extensive history of fighting for survivors' rights.

Abuse Guardians stands as a testament to the unity of legal professionals who have come together with the common goal of providing specialized representation to survivors of sexual abuse. Employing a meticulous and stringent selection process, the organization ensures that only the most compassionate and resolute attorneys become part of its network. The selection committee of Abuse Guardians rigorously evaluates each candidate's track record, legal prowess, and demonstrated commitment to pursuing justice on behalf of survivors. This comprehensive vetting process assures that survivors in need receive unmatched legal representation and unwavering support, embodying the very essence of what Abuse Guardians stands for.

"Our alliance has over 15 sexual abuse lawyers nationwide dedicated to helping survivors get justice" 
- Bobby Thompson, Esq.

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Bobby Thompson, Esq.

Sexual Abuse Attorney

Thompson Law Office, P.C.

700 Airport Boulevard, Suite 160
Burlingame, CA 94010


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Assisting Victims Of Sexual Abuse & Assault In The Bay Area

In many cases of sexual assault and child sexual molestation, the perpetrator of the crime was enabled by others. If your family has recently been affected by sexual violence, you may have many concerns:

  • What are our legal options?
  • How can third-party enablers be held accountable?
  • Should we consider speaking with a sexual molestation attorney?

Were you or a loved one sexually assaulted or abused in California? Our local sexual assault victim attorney is proud to help families affected by sex crimes fight for justice and hold abusers accountable for their actions. Call today to schedule your free initial consultation for more information. You are not alone; support and legal counsel are available.

"Victims of sexual abuse deserve to be heard. We are here and we believe you." - Bobby Thompson, Esq.

Sexual Harassment Law Firm Listening To Victims

If you have suffered sexual abuse or assault, you should speak with an experienced litigation attorney today to learn your legal rights following the sexual attack. Our law firm in San Mateo County only represents victims fighting for compensation in civil lawsuits. Start the process towards getting help today by speaking with one of our experienced San Francisco sexual abuse lawyers.

Types of Sex Abuse Cases We Represent

Unfortunately, assault can happen in many different areas people interact with on a daily basis. The perpetrators look to take positions of power where they have contact with vulnerable groups of people. Shame and fear are constant reminders of the abuse. Closure may seem out of reach, but you have powerful rights.

Clergy Sexual Abuse

One of the common types of abuse that often gets hidden is within religious organizations. There is a level of authority that can be used to violate the trust of the victims. Our firm has experience in representing victims of clergy abuse in civil cases across many different religions, including the Catholic Church, Jewish Synagogues, Mormon Church, and more.

Sexual Assault by Doctors and Medical Professionals

Doctors and nurses have intimate access to patients who are expecting high-quality care. This trust can become compromised with doctors abusing their position of power. In recent years doctor and nurse sex abuse cases have risen.

Public School Sexual Abuse

San Francisco schools are seen as safe places for you or your child to learn. Unfortunately, schools are a place where perpetrators often work. Our team has represented victims of childhood sexual abuse across public schools, private schools, and boarding schools.

Sex Assault by Coaches and in Youth Sports

Gymnastic coaches, diving coaches, wrestling coaches, and more are all positions recently in the news for sexual abuse in San Francisco. Children trust their coaches to provide the right guidance for progress, but perpetrators often take advantage of this trust. Our team of personal injury lawyers has represented clients in many different case types across the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout California. Call us today to hear more about your legal options in a free consultation for your potential criminal case. You deserve to be heard, and our compassionate team of victim advocates is standing by to help you on your journey to recovery. If you or someone you love has been a victim of sexual abuse, contact us today for a case evaluation. We can help you understand your possible compensation to help you heal from this trauma and recover from damages caused by your assault. You and your loved one is a survivor and deserves to have a qualified legal team to pursue the justice that you deserve.

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Additional Sexual Assault Practice Areas We Represent at Our Office

  • Daycare and Preschool Child Molestation
  • Boarding School Sex Assault
  • Private School Sex Abuse
  • Violation by Nurses
  • Sex Assault at Hospitals and Medical Facilities
  • Sex Abuse at Colleges and Universities
  • Sexual Harassment or Abuse at Work
  • Psychiatric Facility Sex Assault
  • Foster Home Assault
  • Sexual Abuse by Celebrities or Politicians
  • Sexual Assault at Hotels or Motels
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Child Molestation
  • Massage or Spa Sex Assault
  • Sex Abuse in Uber or Lyft
  • Violation on a Cruise Ship or on Vacation
  • Sex Abuse in Jehovah's Witness
  • Sexual Assault in Southern Baptist Churches
  • Seventh-Day Adventists Sex Abuse
  • Mormons Sex Assault
  • Clergy Abuse Cases
  • Summer Camp Abuse
  • Boy Scout Sex Assault
  • Girl Scout Sexual Offense
  • Sex Assault at the YMCA
Remember, by speaking out as victims of sexual assault, you are helping others who have yet to find their voices. You can help lower the risk of sexual abuse and hold the perpetrator and organization responsible.

FAQs: Child Sexual Abuse Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Discover some of the frequently asked questions our team of sex abuse lawyers answer. If your question was not addressed, please contact our crime victim team for more information, and remember that we believe you and help is available. We can help gather evidence against the negligent party and will go to trial on your behalf.

What Are Some Long-Term Effects of Sexual Assault and Abuse?

Unfortunately, sexual violation or rape can cause long-lasting damages, both mentally and physically. Some of the common types of injuries can include:
  • Physical wounds from restraint
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Injuries to genitals
  • STDs
  • PTSD
  • Depression, anxiety
  • Substance addiction
  • Relationship problems with intimate partners and family
  • Insomnia
  • Eating disorders
  • and more
By filing a civil lawsuit, victims are able to receive compensation to help cover the bills or treatment of the effects they are suffering from. In the state of California, our personal injury attorney team does not charge any upfront costs; instead, we work on contingency fees which means you don't pay us unless we win you money. We will work tirelessly to fight for your rights and help you seek compensation for your injuries. Please contact us to learn more if another has victimized you.

How Long Do You Have Have to File a School Sexual Abuse Claim? (Statute of Limitations in California)

As of January 2020, California law states that a child who was sexually assaulted now has until their 40th birthday to file a civil claim. In addition, they also have within five years from the date of discovery of the abuse to file a civil lawsuit.
An adult aged 18 or older has 10 years from the date of the last act or within three years after the discovery of an injury or illness from the act. Our experienced team can help you understand the statute of limitations around your specific case. Contact us today to speak with an attorney to understand your case in a free consultation. We accept abuse cases throughout the Bay Area and in the surrounding neighborhoods.

What Are The Signs That Someone Has Been Sexually Abused?

Abuse can affect everyone differently, and children often don't know how to ask for help explicitly and instead display bad behavior or act out as a cry for help. Other signs of child abuse or sexual assault, both emotionally and physically, can include:
  • Acting younger
  • Fear of being alone with someone
  • Fear of being touched
  • Substance abuse
  • Self-harm
  • Overly sexual behavior
  • Eating more or less
  • Insomnia or other sleep problems
  • Bedwetting or soiling clothes
  • Physical pain
  • Problems walking or sitting
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
It is also important to remember that it is not your responsibility to prove that abuse has occurred but to provide support to the person who has been affected. By filing a claim, victims and their families can begin the healing process and seek justice against the responsible parties. Our attorneys understand the trauma that you and your family have gone through, and we want to help you take legal action.

How Do Sexual Abuse Lawyers Help Clients?

Lawyers for sexual abuse assist their clients in a variety of ways. They primarily offer legal representation and direction throughout what is frequently an extremely challenging and emotional procedure. Additionally, they strive to achieve the greatest result for their clients, whether it be a favorable financial settlement, a criminal conviction, or both. Sexual assault attorneys not only defend their clients in court but also seek to inform them of their legal rights and the judicial system.

How Do Sexual Abuse Lawyers Investigate Claims of Sexual Abuse?

Sexual abuse lawyers investigate claims of sexual abuse by talking to the victim, reviewing any medical records, and speaking to any witnesses. They will also look at any police reports and try to identify the abuser.

Where Do I Find a Sexual Abuse Lawyer? San Francisco Sexual Assault Attorneys Holding Perpetrators Accountable

Providing information about your sexual assault or abuse case can help others avoid sexual misconduct or other forms of sexual exploitation. It takes courage to come forward about the predator that took advantage of you or your child. Depression or pain can last a lifetime, but a San Francisco sexual assault lawyer can help you regain your power. By contacting one of our California child molestation lawyers, you can start your path to justice.

Local Resources For Survivors of Sexual Assault or Abuse

In the Bay Area, you have many local resources to report and support the recovery after being sexually abused, in addition to contacting our team for legal advice. Here are just a few of the many sexual abuse and assault resources you have available and can call today:
  • 24-Hour Rape Crisis Hotline: (415) 647-7273
  • San Francisco Women Against Rape: Referral Guide (download)
  • Trauma Recovery Center: (415) 437-3000
  • UCSF Trauma Recovery Center: Overview of Services
  • Planned Parenthood: Northern California
  • San Francisco Non-Emergency Situation Line: (415) 553-0123 (or call 911 for emergencies)
There are many other products that people have used to help manage their anxiety and other mental health conditions caused by the abuse endured. It is recommended to speak with your medical provider about the benefits of different products, finding the right dose for you, and the effect they may have. This could be through prescription medicines or other medicinal products such as CBD oils or cannabis. We have found that many clients do find relief from different medicines, but the real healing has come from sharing their stories and holding those accountable.

7 Sexual Abuse Facts: Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

  1. Sexual abuse is a serious problem in the United States, with an estimated one in four girls and one in six boys being sexually abused before the age of 18.
  2. Most sexual abuse is committed by someone the victim knows and trusts, such as a family member, friend, or babysitter.
  3. Sexual abuse can have a lasting impact on the victim, causing physical and emotional damage.
  4. If you or someone you know has been sexually abused, it is important to seek help from a qualified sexual abuse lawyer.
  5. A sexual abuse lawyer can help you understand your legal options and make sure your rights are protected.
  6. A sexual abuse lawyer can also help you file a civil lawsuit against the abuser, which can result in financial compensation for the victim.
  7. If you are considering filing a civil lawsuit, it is important to speak with a sexual abuse lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that your case is strong and that you are eligible for compensation.
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