We Focus On Achieving Justice For Victims Of Sexual Abuse
You Can Rely On Our Handling Your Case Professionally
Since 1992, attorney Tahira Khan Merritt has devoted her entire legal practice to helping sexual abuse victims and their families. We help them achieve justice and closure through civil suits filed against enabling organizations and institutions that committed, allowed or covered up such abuse. Our office is in Dallas, Texas, but we represent victims scattered across the United States. Lawyers who handle sexual abuse cases as part of a larger personal injury practice simply cannot devote the time necessary to truly understand the very specific civil laws that apply to the unique needs of victims of sexual crimes.
It is crucial you have an attorney who understands the state and federal law that can affect your case.
Civil lawsuits against private and public institutions are usually filed in the jurisdiction where the abuse occurred. When necessary, we collaborate with local attorneys and professionals to ensure that you receive the best representation possible. We also accept referrals from other attorneys in Texas and across the United States.
A Civil Lawsuit Compensates You For The Injuries You Have Suffered
Sexual violence, including molestation, exploitation, abuse, assault and rape, causes much more than just the physical pain. Sexual violence is often the source of lifelong problems with trust and intimacy in relationships, substance abuse, low self-esteem and even eating disorders. A civil lawsuit can compensate you for the extensive damage you suffered by even a single incident, not just repeated abuse.
Perpetrators are often respected and trusted public figures, including:
- Teachers, counselors and others associated with educational institutions
- Members of the clergy at religious institutions
- Volunteer workers at recreational organizations, like coaches, scout leaders or camp counselors
- Doctors, nurses, orderlies and others who work at places that provide medical or mental health care and treatment
Other areas involving claims for sexual assault or sexual misconduct include:
- Campus and fraternity rape
- Revenge porn involving intimate photos posted on social websites
The Choice Is Always Yours | Make An Informed Decision
We will never pressure you to file a civil lawsuit. The choice is always yours, but it is important to understand your legal options and how the law could affect your case. For more information, please contact our law firm at (214) 503-7300 or through email. Your communication will be kept confidential.