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Attorney for abuse survivors

At The Law Firm of Judie Saunders, we work closely with individuals and families who have experienced sexual, physical and/or psychological abuse.

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Are you a survivor of abuse

If you or a loved one has experienced abuse by an authority figure, you are not alone. I know about the endless Google searches at 2 a.m. looking for answers, relief, belonging and direction. I know you wish you could turn back the clock. I know you wish that those responsible for your pain would be held accountable.

I have over 20 years of legal experience as an attorney and began my career as a Crimes Against Children prosecutor. Abuse survivors have powerful legal options, and as an attorney, it is my job to help them explore those options. However, the law is just one tool and is by no means the only solution. At the Law Office of Judie Saunders, we take a holistic approach to serving abuse survivors, helping them heal and hold their abusers accountable.

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What is considered abuse?

Abuse can come in many forms: physical, emotional, psychological, or sexual. For elite athletes, this may involve issues of premature return to play, the removal of a medical device, bullying, body shaming, and other tactics designed to humiliate and embarrass the victim. For others, such as boy or girl scouts, church members, foster children, or students, abuse issues may involve sexual misconduct, corporal punishment, and verbal abuse.

Regardless of how abuse occurs, the trauma and psychological effects often last a lifetime. However, physical evidence of abuse is not always available. For that reason, many survivors are hesitant to speak out or pursue legal means to hold their abusers accountable.

If you or a loved one is a survivor of abuse, I see your pain. Issues of abuse are complex, and there is never an easy solution. That is why my law office provides holistic solutions - not just legal strategies - to help you and your family navigate these confusing moments.

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Representation For athletes

elite athlete Abuse Survivors

Unfortunately, athletes at every level of competition experience abuse from coaches and other authority figures. When abuse occurs, the abuser and any person or organization who enabled the abuse should be held accountable. Reports of abuse should be taken seriously and handled immediately by the governing national bodies, but that is rarely the case.

The Law Office of Judie Saunders works with abuse survivors who have been frustrated, misinformed, ignored or silenced by such governing bodies as USA Gymnastics, USA Swimming, USA Figure Skating, and other athletic organizations.

If you or a loved one has been abused while participating, competing, or training in athletics, you need the help of an attorney who has experience representing survivors at the highest level of athletics.

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Holding abusers accountable

Abuse can occur in many different situations and settings. The Law Firm of Judie Saunders also represents survivors of abuse by other institutions, such as:

  • foster care homes
  • family and home environments
  • church and religious organizations
  • membership clubs and youth groups
  • schools and universities

Authority figures and large institutions have attorneys; you deserve the same. Working with Judie Saunders will provide clarity, trusted counsel and an action plan to move forward.

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