Sexual Abuse and Misconduct in Schools, Camps, etc. in Massachusetts
Parents want the best for their children. Some may place children with special needs in schools that are reputed to provide a high level of care. Others may send children to boarding school to receive an elite education. They entrust their children to these schools so that their kids can have access to the best possible education and services. When sexual abuse and other misconduct occurs in a facility such as these, the harm experienced can be especially devastating.
Led by founding partner Laurence Hardoon — a nationally recognized expert on sexual abuse and misconduct — an experienced former prosecutor, BHPK has compassionately represented hundreds of victims of sexual abuse and misconduct.
At the Boston, Massachusetts law firm of Brody, Hardoon, Perkins & Kesten, LLP, we understand the impact on families when children become the victims of sexual abuse and misconduct. We work diligently to represent the victims of school, camp, and other institutional sexual abuse in litigation.
BHPK in the News
The attorneys at BHPK are widely recognized as experts in the field of sexual abuse, having handled many high-profile cases. They and their cases have been featured in the news and on television and radio for such media outlets as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Dateline NBC, 20/20, 48 Hours, and others. On behalf of our clients, we have obtained multi-million dollar awards and settlements and forced institutions to improve maintenance, security procedures, and security equipment.
Experience and Compassion
With a legal team that consists of former prosecutors and experienced civil trial attorneys, the lawyers at BHPK have tremendous trial experience. We have tried hundreds of cases throughout the course of our careers and have a stellar reputation in the legal community for our trial skills.
We have represented a broad spectrum of victims of sexual misconduct, including victims of incest, child sexual misconduct in schools and at camps, sexual assaults on campuses, assault and battery, stalking, and sexual harassment. We are highly sensitive to the unique demands of working with children and their families. Our extensive experience helps us develop the best strategies for our clients that take into account their particular goals and circumstances.
Use of Experts to Build Strong and Effective Cases
Our record of success in sexual misconduct cases is based in part on our collaboration with a network of consultants and expert professionals. Providing highly regarded expert testimony, these professionals help us describe to judges and juries how schools and other institutions mishandle vulnerable students by failing to properly supervise them and failing to appropriately screen and supervise staff.