The group “New Yorkers Against Hidden Predators” is putting pressure on the New York Senate to pass the Child Victims Act during the 2018 legislative session. Unfortunately, there has been pushback to keep this bill off the Senate floor by the opposition. Actor Corey Feldman and volleyball player Sarah Powers-Barnard recently joined the coalition in hopes of bringing more attention to the issue. Corey is passionate about this issue because he is a survivor of childhood abuse. The proposed bill would eliminate the statutes of limitations in sex crimes against children in the state of New York. In addition, civil lawsuits would be allowed for cases up to 50 years old within a one year time limit.
Jeff Herman is a highly respected trial attorney and advocate for victims of sexual abuse and rape. He devotes his entire practice towards sex crimes and has represented over 1000 victims during his career. He has been practicing for over 20 years and has established a national practice called Herman Law. In 2011, Mr. Herman won a landmark case for $100 million against a priest in Miami for sexual abuse. Jeff has a reputation for being relentless against abusers and sensitive to his clients difficult situation. Along with his legal assistance, Jeff also helps his clients with a support system of counselors and advocates.
Jeff represents people of all ages and backgrounds and he has a unique way of connecting with young children. He is also specially trained in interviewing people to minimize trauma, anxiety, fear and embarrassment. Mr. Herman believes the key to preventing sexual abuse is through community advocacy. He regularly participates in advocacy groups and does public speaking on the issue. Jeff also trains law enforcement and other lawyers on how to handle victims of sexual abuse. He is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and received his law degree in 1985.