At a time when no attorney had been able to successfully get justice served for victims of sexual abuse from a clergy member, one Mr. Jeff Herman made the headlines when the judge ruled in favor of his client during such a trial. In 2002, Jeff Herman took on a sexual abuse case against the Archdiocese of Miami. For the very first time in history, he got to present such an argument during a trial and won a one hundred million dollar verdict. This was the breakthrough point in his career as no lawyer could stand a chance against the Catholic Church at the time.
Since then, Jeff Herman has devoted his career to representing victims of sexual abuse in courts of law. He has made a reputation for himself for unapologetically exposing sexual offenders and the prestigious and influential organizations that protect such people. With a juris doctorate from the School of Law of the Case Western Reverse University, Herman began a practice. His firm started out as a general law firm handling all sorts of cases, but later one became an exclusive handler of sexual abuse cases.
In light of the recent increase in cases of sexual abuse towards children, Herman has joined the vast myriad of celebrities from all around the state of New York advocating for the child victims act to be passed.
The Child Victims Act is a Senate bill sponsored by Brad Holyman of Manhattan. The law is meant to do away with any form of the statute of limitation whether civil or criminal when it comes to cases of child sexual abuse. The current statutes of limitation permits for cases of such crimes to only are presented in court within the five years of the offense. In such a case, the victim is given just a year within which they should have filed a case, and in case the perpetrator belongs to an institution like the church, then the victim has three years to file the lawsuit. These limitations are what the people of New York are rallying against.
Celebrities and high profile individuals in the State have publicly shown their support for the bill with the most recent ones being Sarah Powers of the national volleyball team and Corey Feldman, the actor, and renowned activist.