Tremendous article shines a spotlight on the epidemic of abuse on Montana reservations by predatory priests. Read the article here. Lee James and Craig Vernon of James, Vernon and Weeks, P.A. have represented hundreds of survivors who were abused as children on Montana reservations. These lawsuits include the cases against the Northwest Jesuits as discussed in this New
JVW is proud to represent three additional survivors of child sexual abuse in the Mormon Indian Student Placement Program. Three new lawsuits show the expanse of this program. Two of our brave clients were taken off the Navajo Reservation where one was abused with her Utah family and the other abused with her Arizona family.
Survivor Was Repeatedly Abused by Brother Tony Holmes While Living at the Nazareth Child Care Center in Jamaica Plain Andre Jones with attorneys Patrick Noaker, Kim Dougherty, Jerry Kristal and Craig Vernon at News Conference in Boston, MA July 17, 2017 On July 17, 2016 Andre Jones filed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Boston
It’s not a lack of money; it’s about protecting image, pooling insurance, and finality. Why does a non-secular organization like the Roman Catholic Church use secular bankruptcy law when faced with child sexual abuse claims? Many mistakenly assume it is because the Catholic diocese, order or institute does not have enough money to pay claims.
Recent lawsuits filed by courageous survivors highlights exploding epidemic of abuse in Guam by Catholic Priests
Two recent lawsuits have been filed by courageous survivors who are represented by a team of attorneys, including Leander James and Craig Vernon of James, Vernon and Weeks, P.A. “By having the courage to come forward to seek justice, these brave survivors are speaking to other survivors … telling them that they are not alone and that it is
For the past two decades, the internet has become an all-encompassing resource in just about every society in the world. We use it to do everything, from education to industry to entertainment. Nowadays, it’s common practice to use the web to perform research before undertaking any sort of venture, purchase, or transaction, whether it’s buying
“She worked at a hospital, why didn’t anyone report the abuse?” I heard that question all day on March 9, 2017, the day Kelly Pease, a nursing student and victim of domestic violence, was found murdered in the Kootenai Medical Center parking lot. The unspoken belief seemed to be that if only someone had reported
Often when I meet with a new client to prepare an estate plan the client walks in the door believing that she needs a trust. When asked why she would like a trust, the response is often to avoid probate because she has heard that probate is very expensive. However, when the pros and cons
As a family law practitioner, my legal practice is centered in crisis. Your crisis. Professionally, I meet people during one of the worst times of their lives: their divorce. Amicable or acrimonious, divorce is ranked among life’s most traumatic experiences. Divorce is almost always an unhappy event, and at the very least it’s marked by disappointment and
JVW continues to seek justice on behalf of adult survivors of child sexual abuse during the Indian Placement Program. Read more on this subject here.