Child Sexual Abuse

Owen, Patterson & Owen Hold Child Predators Accountable

If you, someone you know, or someone you love has experienced sexual abuse in California or elsewhere in the U.S., you have someone to turn to: the experienced and caring personal injury attorneys of Owen, Patterson & Owen.

Pursuing justice, truth, and compensation for survivors of sexual abuse

With a focus and passion for protecting the rights of children who have survived sexual abuse and sexual exploitation, our sexual abuse injury lawyers have an unparalleled record of success when it comes to sending a clear message of zero tolerance while also obtaining maximum compensation to provide the support they need to rebuild their lives.

We understand the unique issues involved in the representation of children who are the victims of sexual abuse, and our attorneys are dedicated to holding sexual abusers, their supervisors, and the organizations that represent them accountable so that you and your loved ones can find justice and finally begin to heal.

Senior Partner Greg Owen represented 9 young victims of the Miramonte Elementary Child Sexual Abuse Case  and was instrumental in obtaining a $30 Million Global settlement. View media coverage on this case.

Senior Partner Greg Owen also represented preschool age sexual abuse victims in the First Lutheran Church of Carson Sex Abuse Scandal. View media coverage on this case.

Owen, Patterson & Owen represented Rosalva and her children in a Child Sexual Abuse case. Listen to her talk about her experience:

Rosalva – Child Sexual Abuse

Attorney Greg Owen on Child Sexual Abuse


Attorney Rick Patterson of Owen, Patterson & Owen is well-known for dedicating his efforts throughout his career to diligently protecting children whose lives have been shattered by the trauma of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. In 2007, he was honored by The Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association in recognition of a lawsuit he initiated (with his own daughter as the plaintiff) in order to obtain an injunction against Jack McClellan, a self-proclaimed pedophile who posted pictures of young girls in Santa Clarita on his Internet website with details on where to find them.

Mr. Patterson also worked closely with Assemblyman Cameron Smyth on Assembly Bill 534, which makes it a misdemeanor to engage in surrogate stalking, which is the act of publishing photos, physical descriptions, and/or locations of children with the intent that another person would use that information to commit a crime against a child. Consequently, the protections won in the lawsuit were made permanent after the bill was signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger.

Be empowered. Empower others.

Make the world a safer place for our children.

No one can prepare parents for the overwhelming devastation they feel when they suspect or learn that their child was raped or sexually abused. Warning signs that your child may have been the victim of a sexual predator include uncharacteristic regressive behavior, physical trauma and nightmares. Owen, Patterson & Owen can help you navigate through the confusion, anger and devastation in order to help your child and your whole family begin to heal.

Sexual abuse amounts to the betrayal of a defenseless person’s sacred trust, at the individual relationship and institutional levels. We handle cases of abuse by clergy, abuse by teachers, abuse during foster care and at adult group homes. Coaches and day care workers can be pedophiles too. Their employers or sponsoring organizations can also be held fully liable.

Survivors of sexual abuse often wait for years, even decades, before letting anyone know and addressing the issue. Even as a fully grown adult, if you were a childhood sexual abuse victim of a trusted authority figure or roving Internet predator, you most likely still are suffering and deserve justice, compensation and the best in professional help immediately. Owen, Patterson & Owen can help you understand and overcome the long-term effects of abuse, while working hard to seek full financial compensation for you and that those who abused your rights are held accountable.

Victims of sexual abuse come in all ages, sizes and colors. They can also be disabled. Whatever your station in life, if you have been mistreated or abused, once or repeatedly, we want to talk to you. We want to help.

Help us bring to justice the abuser or abusers in your life. Unlawful sexual conduct should be exposed and punished. Our track record of success in litigating similar civil claims is well established. The experience personal injury attorneys can help your family too, in California or nationwide.

Contact us today for a free consultation with our experienced sexual abuse attorneys.  Or give us a call toll free at 800-676-5295.