Celebrities Join Jeff Herman in Fight Against Sex Abuse

In the fight against childhood sexual abuse, USA volleyball player Sarah Powers-Barnhard, and actor Corey Feldman push Republicans in the New York Senate to pass the Child Victims Act. This act, sponsored by Democrat Brad Hoylman from Manhattan, would eliminate both civil and criminal statute of limitations on child sex abuse cases in New York State. Moreover, it will allow a one-year time limit that would let civil action lawsuits up to 50 years to take place. Current statue of limitations for sexual abuse enable victims to file a civil suit against their perpetrators within five years of the crime with a one-year time limit for an individual and three years if the perpetrator belongs to an institution such as a church or school. In a criminal case, the victim has a five-year window to file a suit against their abuser once the victim turns 18 years old.

Specializing in representing the victims of childhood sexual abuse and founder of Herman Law, Jeff Herman, nationally recognized as an advocate for his clients, is known for high profile cases such as the exposure of the clergy in the sex abuse scandals of the Archdiocese of Denver and the Archdiocese of Miami.

A native of Cleveland Ohio, Jeff Herman received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson in 1982. He went on to earn his Juris Doctorate at Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1985 while serving as President of the International Law Society and editor of the Journal of International Law. Herman presently holds practice in New York and Florida as well as being permitted pro hac vice in cases in other states including Virginia, Massachusetts, Indiana, Colorado, California, and Tennessee.

With a passion for advocating for victims of sexual abuse, Jeff Herman has clients of all ages and participates in many community organizations dedicated to the prevention of sexual abuse. He has also appeared in national and international media organizations such as FOX News, CNN, The New York Times, to offer commentary and insight on the subject of abuse. In 2011, Herman won a $100 verdict in the case of a sexual abuse victim against a Roman Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Miami, Father Neil Doherty.