Experienced Sexual Abuse Lawyers

The Law Offices of Frederick W. Nessler and Associates, Ltd. has helped over 200 victims of sexual abuse take a step towards healing. 

The Nessler Office was among the first law firms in Illinois to believe the victims of sexual abuse emanating from the Catholic Church. In those days, “priest sexual abuse attorneys” were all but unheard of. Not many people wanted to believe the victim’s stories.  Since then, the childhood sexual abuse attorneys at the Nessler Law Office have helped victims of sexual abuse from a large number of institutions, including daycare sexual abuse victims, mental health facility sexual abuse victims, sexual abuse victims from churches of various denomination, and many more.

Sexual abuse and Sexual misconduct are problems that span race, gender, and faith. Learning about sexual abuse hits our society at its core, because of the trust we put in people to work with our children and families in an appropriate manner. Sexual abuse scandals are abound in the media today, but we know that behind these sensational stories there are victims longing to be heard, seeking justice, and looking to protect others from their fate.

Nessler & Associates throughly understand the potential elements that might time bar a case. Our experienced sex abuse attorneys also understand that privacy is a paramount concern when prosecuting these claims, and our office understands how to perform the investigation necessary to uncover the facts of each case in a professional and confidential manner.

Compassionate and Experienced Lawyers for Victims of Sexual Abuse

Adults sexually abused in their youth by clergy members or other institutions trusted with their care have often been told that it is too late to file suit when they come forward later in life. Oftentimes, these victims are told it is too late by attorneys unfamiliar with handling these claims.

Even if you have inquired about a suit against your abuser in the past and have been turned down due the Statute of Limitations, please contact us. The Law Offices of Frederick W. Nessler & Associates, Ltd. is an Illinois firm that is nationally known for its work in sexual abuse cases. We have been working to change the law in Illinois to help bring resolution to victims of clergy abuse and institutional sexual abuse. The law has changed and new exceptions may apply to your case. You do not have to suffer in silence; we at Nessler Law are here to help.

The Statute of Limitations in Sex Abuse Cases is Complicated. Nessler and Associates has Helped Victims Recover Even if Their Cases Are Technically Barred by the Statute of Limitation.

The Nessler Law Office have helped victims recover even if their abuse happened decades ago. On one occasion, Nessler and Associates successfully helped a victim of sexual abuse recover almost 70 years after the abuse occurred. 

When dealing with sexual abuse claims, whether against a church, organizations like the Boy Scouts, a day care, or any other institution that have been trusted to protect our children, an in depth understanding of sexual abuse of the Statute of Limitations governing sexual abuse claims is necessary. 

The Law Offices of Frederick W. Nessler and Associates, Ltd. has played an instrumental role in extending the time frame in which a sex abuse victim is permitted to bring a claim. Frederick W. Nessler was involved in rewriting the Statue of Limitations itself. Timothy Freiberg, working with Nessler and Associates, was the arguing attorney in the seminal case governing the Statute of Limitations and Statue of Repose for sex abuse cases. Mr. Freiberg continues to work with Nessler & Associates on these cases.

In addition, Nessler and Associates has successfully helped clients recover even if their claim is technically barred by the Statue of Limitations.

Nessler and Associates has help bring resolution and closure to the traumatic and often horrific experiences that have happened to victims of sexual abuse, even when that abuse happened over half a century ago.

There should be no time bar on the stolen innocence of a child. That loss suffered by victims of sexual abuse continues with the victim for the victim’s entire life. It’s not too late to hold the sexual predator and the institution that failed to protect you accountable.

We Provide Counsel to Victims of Sexual Abuse with a Focus on Privacy

Nessler and Associates understands the need for privacy when prosecuting a case of sexual abuse. Often times, victims of sexual abuse do not tell anyone about the abuse they suffered. Sometimes a victim of sexual will not even tell their own spouse. 

Nessler and Associates has helped victims of sexual abuse who have told no one, including their own spouse, about their abuse, and have successfully brought resolution to those claims without disclosing this personal information to any unnecessary party. 

Nessler and Associates does everything provided under the law to maintain the privacy of our clients.

Do Not Feel Alone, You Are Not the Only Person Who has Been Sexually Abused by a Trusted Institution

The terrifying reality of sexual abuse claims is that only twenty percent (20%) of sexual abuse claims are reported. This means (80%) eighty percent of victims go through life feeling alone. You are not alone. 

It is estimated that in 2016 57,329 children were victims of sexual abuse. [cite] The victims of abuse are more likely to experience mental health issues like the following:

  • Around 4 times more likely to develop symptoms of drug abuse

  • Around 4 times more likely to experience PTSD as adults

  • Around 3 times more likely to experience a major depressive episode as adults [cite]

The reality of the situation is that a sexual predator rarely limits his heinous acts to a single person. Generally speaking, when one person comes forward that person finds that the predator that bused them abused many other children. The only way to stop the abuse is to come forward. The civil justice system has helped prevent further sexual abuse and exploitation of minors by holding the abusers and institutions that protect them accountable.

At The Law Offices of Frederick W. Nessler & Associates, Ltd., we have obtained multi-million dollar results for several persons injured by trusted institutions of all kinds. Please contact the office for a strictly confidential and personal consultation. Several resources exist to obtain counseling, help and other assistance in this regard.

Out experienced team of sexual abuse lawyers practice throughout central Illinois.  Our office locations include Springfield, IllinoisDecatur, Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, Chicago, Illinois and the Tampa, Florida area.

Contact us now for a confidential and free consultation · Call our team of aggressive sexual abuse attorneys today at 800-727-8010 or click the button below to inquire about how to recover for the abuse you suffered.