Category: Abuse Survivors

Courageous Survivor BLASTS Cardinal Timothy Dolan in front of the Archdiocese of New York

Courageous survivor BLASTS Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s exclusion of victims of abuse by religious order priests and brothers from compensation or assistance from the Archdiocese of New York. Contains excerpts 10-30-2018 of press conference by survivor Lexington Filipowski and Attorney Patrick Noaker. Noaker Law Firm represents survivors of sexual abuse in civil cases across the U.S. …
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This is a Video describing the Diocese of Winona’s continuing cover-up of abusive priest Fr. Richard Hatch by dismissing evidence of abuse as innuendo, speculation and conjecture.  

Law That Heals

In this Podcast, Attorney Patrick Noaker, of the Noaker Law Firm LLC, discusses 4 steps that the Noaker Law Firm takes to assist clients to heal from abuse.

How Taking Legal Action Helps Sexual Abuse Survivors Heal

By: Tyler Aliperto and Patrick Noaker When asked whether legal action can help abuse survivors heal, one survivor recalled: “Walking into the room where my press conference was held, I felt a weight lift from my shoulders and I literally stopped walking with hunched shoulders for the first time since I was a happy-go-lucky kid,…
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Effect of Clergy Sexual Abuse on Self-Identity

By: Tyler Aliperto and Patrick Noaker I don’t even know who I am,” said one survivor (Participant 508) due to the effects that being sexually abused by a priest as a child had on his self identity.   This is a feeling that many of our clients and many victims of clergy sexual abuse express…
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Survivor of child sexual abuse on challenges for victims to speak out

Survivor of child sexual abuse on challenges for victims to speak out

By Spectrum News NY1 Stephen Jimenez — a survivor of child sexual abuse and the co-founder of advocacy group New Yorkers Against Hidden Predators — sits down with “In Focus” Host Cheryl Wills to talk about his story of abuse. He discusses trauma victims suffer, and why it is so difficult for many to come…
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Priest-Abuse Survivor Backs State’s Child Victims Act

Priest-Abuse Survivor Backs State’s Child Victims Act

Courageous Noaker Law Firm Client Pushes for New York Child Protection Law By Chris McKenna, Times Herald-Record [read full story] Lex Filipowski was a 7-year-old altar boy at Holy Cross Church in Wawayanda, alone with the pastor as they changed into their robes before Mass, when the Rev. George Boxelaar pulled him close and began kissing him…
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Sexual Abuse Can Happen to Anyone

Sexual Abuse Can Happen to Anyone

Most people have a picture in their head of what a sexual abuse survivor looks like. And, if they were never abused, they surely don’t think that picture looks like them. It is common to try and put distance between tragic and traumatic events and our own lives.  “It could never happen to me because…
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Victim of Serial Pedophile Files Suit Against Archdiocese of Boston

Victim of Serial Pedophile Files Suit Against Archdiocese of Boston

Survivor Was Repeatedly Abused by Brother Tony Holmes While Living at the Nazareth Child Care Center in Jamaica Plain BOSTON (July 17, 2017) — AJ, a survivor of child sex abuse who lives in New York City, today filed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Boston for abuse he suffered while living at the Archdiocese’s…
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Sexual Abuse Advocates and Attorneys Warn Archdiocese of New York Sexual Abuse Fund May be Bait-and-Switch

Sexual Abuse Advocates and Attorneys Warn Archdiocese of New York Sexual Abuse Fund May be Bait-and-Switch

(New York, NY – Friday, October 7, 2016) At a press conference in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, Sexual Abuse attorneys along with survivors of sexual abuse warned that Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s recently proposed “Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program” for those who have survived abuse by priests or deacons of the…
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Jury Awards $2.1 Million to Abuse Victims

Jury Awards $2.1 Million to Abuse Victims

(Minneapols, Minnesota) A Hennepin County jury awarded two victims of sexual abuse by local Casting Director Matthew Feeney, $2,073,078.04 for past and future emotional distress and health care costs. The verdict came at the end of a three-day jury trial held in Hennepin County District Court in front of Hon. Thomas Sipkins. Minneapolis attorney Patrick…
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Press Conference: Lawsuit and Abuse in San Diego Modeling Industry

Press Conference: Lawsuit and Abuse in San Diego Modeling Industry

WHAT: Press Conference.  Janine Kyser, formerly of San Diego, and her attorneys will discuss a civil sexual abuse lawsuit filed with the Superior Court of the State of California onWednesday, February 24, 2016.  Janine will talk about the risk of sexual harm to children in the modeling industry and use her story of abuse as an…
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