August 13, 2014

By: Ryan Cohen The Zalkin Law Firm At the Zalkin Law Firm, we represent victims of childhood sexual abuse, sexual harassment, campus sexual assault and those who have suffered other personal injuries. While childhood sexual abuse dominates the headlines, there is a disturbing trend in schools across the country where children with disabilities such as Autism, are being subjected to abuse and mistreatment. And unfortunately, parents have few options but the legal system to seek justice or restitution for these cases of physical and mental abuse of their children. In Georgia, a thirteen year-old boy, diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity... More

July 28, 2014

Zalkin Law News is published by our firm to keep our clients and those interested in childhood sexual abuse topics informed of new trends and developments with our cases and with this important area of the law.   Click here to see the latest issue of Zalkin Law News. More

July 28, 2014

By: Irwin Zalkin, Esq. The Zalkin Law Firm While the recent outreach to child sexual abuse victims and statements of contrition by Pope Francis is commendable, it simply is not enough. What is really needed by the thousands of now adult victims who suffered as children from clergy abuse is meaningful financial help to ease the suffering and allow for some amount of recovery. This is not the first time the Catholic leadership has appeared to fall on its sword. Talk, however, is cheap. The real test of the Church's concern for those horribly damaged by its reckless policies of... More

March 10, 2014

Stay up to date with the latest news from sexual abuse law firm Zalkin with our e-newsletter. Zalkin Law News is published by our firm to keep our clients and those interested in childhood sexual abuse topics informed of new trends and developments with our cases and with this important area of the law. Click to see the latest issue of Zalkin Law News More

March 3, 2014

By: Alex Zalkin, Esq. The injuries associated with childhood sexual abuse usually do not manifest at the time of the injury, but rather, can, and often do, arise much later in life. Because of the latency of the injury, it is virtually impossible for victims of childhood sexual abuse to connect their injuries later in life to their childhood sexual abuse. This is in sharp contrast to an automobile accident, for example, in which the injury occurs at the time of the accident. Expecting a victim of childhood sexual abuse to understand that their mid-life alcoholism and depression are related... More

February 5, 2014

Victim's Attorney Reacts to U.N. Committee Report REFUSAL TO TURN OVER BAD PRIEST FILES SHOULD COME AS NO SURPRISE Statement by Irwin Zalkin, Esq. On Tuesday, February 5, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child released a report calling on the Vatican to remove all child abusers from its ranks, report them to law enforcement and open the church's archives so that bishops and other officials who concealed crimes could be held accountable. The Vatican quickly responded that the report was an attempt to interfere with the church's exercise of religious freedom. With this response from... More

February 2, 2014

By Devin Storey, Esq. In an article published on, the author discussed a report by researchers at the University of Toronto that was published in January in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. The article, entitled New study reveals childhood abuse prolongs depression recovery examined the study's findings that adults who were subjected to physical, sexual or emotional abuse as children, faced a far longer road to recovery from depression than those who were not abused. The study followed 1,128 depressed adults for up to 12 years and determined that adults who survived abusive childhoods experienced an average delay of... More

January 14, 2014

By Irwin Zalkin, Esq. Recent news articles have raised questions about the lack of cooperation of the Vatican with the on-going investigations of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. The Vatican has already refused to provide any details to the Committee on its own internal investigations of priests and now the Vatican is scheduled to appear before the committee in mid January. Why should anyone expect the Vatican and its representatives to suddenly change its stripes and provide truthful and complete cooperation with the United Nations Investigation? The Zalkin Law Firm clergy abuse attorneys have been... More

August 12, 2013

July 31, 2013. ¬†ABC 5 News. Cleveland, Ohio. Click Here to see news coverage of Irwin Zalkin and his client announcing new lawsuit against Jehovah’s Witnesses congregation. More

July 1, 2013

The baseless recent threat by the Stockton Catholic Diocese to file Bankruptcy if more child sexual abuse cases are filed against it is just one of several threats by diocese around the state that have no factual basis and are part of an on-going concerted effort by the church to continue to protect sexual predators in its midst. This scare tactic is in use once again by the Catholic Church as a way to confuse state legislators and to keep them from supporting SB 131, the California Child Victims Act. This legislation would give victims access to the courts to... More