BGL attorneys attend seminars on litigating child sexual abuse cases in Maryland.

This fall, a team of Brown, Goldstein & Levy attorneys participated in two Maryland Association for Justice (MAJ) seminars centered on child sexual abuse litigation and the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s current bankruptcy proceedings. BGL’s participation in these seminars is part of the firm’s ongoing commitment to advocate and fight for justice for survivors in Baltimore and across the State of Maryland.

On November 14, Andy Freeman attended a seminar discussing the evolving Archdiocese of Baltimore bankruptcy filing and litigation. The Archdiocese filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy just two days after the Maryland Child Victims Act went into effect on October 1. The Act lifts a previous statute of limitations on filing claims for childhood sexual abuse. The program was designed for plaintiff attorneys representing survivors of child sexual abuse and provided insight into bankruptcy law for personal injury attorneys. The program discussed the benefits of bankruptcy over civil litigation and provided attendees with information to help better serve survivors.

Earlier in the fall, several BGL attorneys participated in a MAJ seminar on litigating church abuse cases. The seminar featured a wide variety of legal experts who discussed topics concerning the Maryland Child Victims Act, the history of church abuse in Maryland and across the country, best practices for evaluating prospective church abuse cases, the preparation of a church abuse case, and the potential economic damages available in such cases. The BGL attorneys in attendance – Andy, Chelsea Crawford, and Anthony May – are all members of MAJ’s new Sexual Abuse Section, which provides a private forum for members to support each other as they work to litigate civil claims on behalf of survivors.

We know it is difficult to recall traumatic memories of abuse, let alone discuss such memories. If you are a survivor of sexual assault, and even if the assault happened many years ago, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit for compensation now, as Maryland’s Child Victims Act eliminated the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse, effective October 1, 2023. Our attorneys have experience with difficult sexual assault cases and have won million-dollar and multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements for survivors. We are currently representing scores of survivors with claims against the Archdiocese of Baltimore (including clients who signed releases with the Archdiocese in the past), the Archdiocese of Washington, the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, numerous public school systems, and other institutions.

To learn more about our practice and how we can help to hold abusers accountable for the decades of abuse you and others have faced, please contact us today for a confidential consultation.

Founded in 1982, Brown, Goldstein & Levy is a law firm based in Baltimore, Maryland, with an office in Washington, DC. The firm is nationally recognized in a wide variety of practice areas, including complex civil and commercial litigation, civil rights, health care, family law, and criminal defense. Above all else, Brown, Goldstein & Levy is a client-centered law firm that brings decades of experience and passionate, effective advocacy to your fight for justice.