Holding the Los Angeles Unified School District Responsible for School Sexual Abuse, Rape and Personal Injury

Fighting for justice when Los Angeles schools, teachers and coaches wrongfully allow harm to your child

Sexual abuse or assault is a horrific experience that no one should endure. Sex abuse and/or assault in schools is especially horrendous because children are victimized at the hands of the very people who are supposed to protect them: their teachers, coaches and mentors.

For decades, the Los Angeles sexual abuse attorneys at Taylor & Ring have worked tirelessly to ensure that children and teens that have experienced sex abuse, sexual assault, personal injury and/or harassment at school are treated with dignity and receive the justice they deserve. We understand how difficult it is for survivors to come forward, as well as relive their abuse during a trial, so we do what it takes to resolve school sexual abuse cases quickly while obtaining the best possible outcomes for our clients. We have obtained hundreds of verdicts and settlements against schools, including a number against the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest school district in the country.

A long and checkered history

In May of 2016, the LAUSD was ordered to “pay a total of $88 million to settle 30 cases of sexual abuse at two elementary school campuses, where questions about specific teachers’ behavior had been repeatedly raised and ignored by district officials.”

Thirty cases of sexual abuse.

This is not an isolated incident. The LAist reports that over the years, the LAUSD has paid out more than $300 million in damages related to sexual abuse and assault cases. We refuse to let this type of gross negligence continue. When LAUSD refuses to protect its students, Taylor & Ring is there to hold them accountable, time and time again.

Seeking justice for students abused at school or during school activities

Our attorneys are fierce advocates who regularly achieve multi-million dollar settlements for victims and their families, and have been instrumental in changing policies at schools. Our Los Angeles school abuse lawyers helped secure a $30 million settlement on behalf of the victims of Mark Berndt, a former teacher at LAUSD’s Miramonte Elementary School who sexually abused 58 of his students. Our attorneys collaborated with local firms to resolve the cases quickly and without litigation, allowing the children to avoid further emotional stress and move on with their lives.

In another Los Angeles school sex abuse case, Taylor & Ring ensured that Joseph Thomas Koetters, a teacher at Marlborough School who had sexual relationships with two of his students, was sentenced to jail. Koetters also was required to register as a sex offender, preventing him from coming in contact with other potential victims.

Taylor & Ring will handle your matter with the same dedication and compassion, making sure that you are satisfied with the restitution and justice you receive.

Speak with our experienced Southern California sexual assault lawyers as soon as possible

If you or a loved one has experienced sexual assault, harassment or personal injury at school, call us at 310-776-6390 or complete our contact form to arrange a free, confidential consultation. We guide you and your child through this extremely difficult time by focusing on the full range of physical and emotional difficulties a sexual abuse incident brings to your whole family. One of our experienced and compassionate Los Angeles sexual assault lawyers will listen to you, explain your rights and explore your possible legal remedies.

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