Attorney Jeff Herman is passionate about his clients. As an advocate for survivors of rape, sexual exploitation, and sexual abuse, Jeff Herman has fought for survivors in over 1,000 cases. Despite successfully representing hundreds of clients over a 25-year career, Jeff understands how the laws that govern how sexual offenders are punished for their crimes are often obsolete and unwittingly provide cover for sexual predators. That is why Jeff is excited about legislation that focuses on providing justice for the survivors, and that is why Jeff is pleased about the work of a coalition of New Yorkers who call themselves “New Yorkers Against Hidden Predators.”
One problem with bringing sexual cases before a judge is many laws throughout the United States have limitations on the amount of time a survivor can legally seek restitution for their abuse. That is the problem in New York that the coalition of “New Yorkers Against Hidden Predators” is trying to resolve with State Senate bill S.809 introduced by State Senator Brad Hoylman who represents Manhattan. This bill would, for example, extend the statute of limitations for a civil case from one year to 50 years.
While child abuse is not a partisan issue, Brad Hoylman’s bill has met resistance from the State Senate Republicans who fear the bill would increase the number of lawsuits and overload the courts. Fortunately, for the coalition, two celebrities have joined their cause, actor Corey Feldman and Sarah Powers-Barnhard a member of the United States Volleyball Team. In sharing why he was joining the cause, Feldman stated, “When it comes to childhood abuse, there is no way to get that light back.”
“Getting the light back” for the victims of child abuse is the mission of Jeff Herman and attorneys at Herman Law, a firm he founded in Boca Raton, Florida. Jeff understands, and he empowers victims through a structured approach to help them get their life back.
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