NJ Sexual Abuse Attorneys – About Us
Nationally Recognized Attorneys – Fighting for the Rights of Victims Who Have Been Sexually Abused
Attorneys Stephen Rubino and McLaughlin & Lauricella, PC have, for decades, been at the forefront of the fight for the rights of victims who have been sexually abused. Their experience representing victims of sexual abuse goes back to the early 1990’s and before these issues became part of the consciousness of victimization at institutional-levels. The attorneys invite you to compare their experience to other attorneys you are considering to hire. Trust their decades of experience and expertise to help guide you to the path to obtain justice and fair compensation for the injuries you have suffered as a result of being sexually abused.
Body of Work – Decades of Justice
- $660 Million – Sexual abuse by clergy and employees of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and religious orders operating within the Archdiocese.
- $198 Million – Sexual abuse by clergy and employees of the Diocese of San Diego and religious orders operating within the Diocese.
- $113 Million – Representation of 13 of 40 victims associated with Penn State / Sandusky litigation.
- $100 Million – Successful negotiation of the settlement agreement with the Diocese of Orange, California.
- $21.5 Million – Settlement from governments of Nunavut & Northwest Territories for sexual abuse of boys by Edward Horne, a teacher.
- * Numerous other settlements and awards which are bound by confidentiality.
– Experience Matters –
Stephen is a practicing attorney who has concentrated his practice over the last 34 years by representing survivors of early childhood and adolescent sexual abuse.
Initially working in New Jersey, Steve’s practice grew and led him to a national presence, ultimately representing several hundred abuse survivors in seventeen states, the District of Columbia, St. John’s Newfoundland, the Canadian Northwest Territories and Nunavut, in the Eastern Arctic.
Steve graduated from the Catholic University Law School of America in 1974 and completed his first criminal jury trial in the clinical program for the State of Florida in the state’s law student prosecutors’ program. While working in the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in Fort Pierce Florida Steve tried cases in the Felony, Misdemeanor, and Juvenile Divisions, eventually heading-up the Criminal Intake Division. During his tenure, Steve achieved certification status as an instructor for both the Florida Police Standards and Florida Correctional Standards Academies.
Stephen Rubino is one of the country’s early pioneers representing survivors of sexual abuse in institutional settings.
The Pennsylvania and New Jersey law firm of McLaughlin & Lauricella, P.C. was founded by the Nationally Ranked and Pennsylvania Board Certified Attorneys‘ Slade H. McLaughlin and Paul A. Lauricella. Slade and Paul have over 75 years of cumulative experience and success in representing the families and victims of abuse by priests, clergy members, boy scout troop leaders, teachers, counselors, coaches, medical professionals, and nursing care providers.
In litigation that drew media attention from around the world, Slade McLaughlin & Paul Lauricella Successfully Represented 12 of the 35 victims of Sexual Abuse in the Penn State/Jerry Sandusky Scandal
The individual settlement amounts remain confidential, but several clients were placed in the top monetary category of the claims against Penn State.
Slade McLaughlin and Paul Lauricella represent “Billy Doe” in civil litigation against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia for covering up and enabling child molesters to gain access to Catholic school students.
Slade McLaughlin and Paul Lauricella have personally represented clients who were sexually abused, molested, or raped.