Press Releases

September 7, 2017

A Message to Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault and Harassment September 7, 2017 Survivors of campus sexual assault and harassment have reacted with shock and dismay to the news today that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos intends to roll back victim protections put in place by the Obama administration to reverse the longstanding indifference in schools and colleges to the discriminatory effect of sexual assault and violence.  With this action, DeVos and her boss show that they are nothing short of rape apologists.  Clearly the Secretary is taking her marching orders from a President who bragged about his ability to sexually assault... More

June 9, 2016

Former Confidential Informant Files Sexual Assault Civil Lawsuit Against the City of Helena, County of Lewis & Clark And Former Police Officer Matt Thompson Lawsuit Alleges that Authorities Were Negligent in their Oversight of Officer Matt Thompson Were Aware of Sexual Abuse of Confidential Informants Helena, MT.   The Zalkin Law Firm, P.C. and The McKeon Doud Law Firm, P.C. announced the filing of a civil lawsuit on June 3, 2016 against the City of Helena, County of Lewis & Clark, and former Helena Police Department Officer Matt Thompson on behalf of a victim of sexual assault at the hands of... More

May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016 Media Statement by Jasmin Hernandez: In Response to Baylor University Actions On President Ken Starr and Coach Art Briles  Attorney Alex Zalkin and Jasmin Hernandez announcing Title IX lawsuit “I am pleased to see that Baylor University has finally taken action to terminate head Football Coach Art Briles and demote University President Ken Starr for their failure to protect students like myself from sexual predators on the Baylor campus. I was raped by a Baylor football player in 2012 and that player is now in jail for his horrific sexual assault on me and other students. These... More

May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016 Contacts:       Alex Zalkin                                Irwin Zallkin 858-259-3011 office                     858-259-3011 office 858-945-2147 mobile                   858-945-2144 mobile The Lawsuit Named Coach Art Briles and Ian McCaw, Athletic Director as Defendants In the Civil Claim San Diego, CA – The recently filed Title IX civil lawsuit against the Baylor University Board, Briles and McCaw on behalf of Jasmin Hernandez, a former Baylor University student who was raped by Tevin Elliott, a Baylor football player, has served as fuel for the Baylor Board of Regents action today to demote University President Ken Starr and terminate head Football Coach Art Briles.  The lawsuit claims that... More

June 11, 2015

CLICK HERE to read the full press release and see the complaint filed on behalf of a victim of childhood sexual abuse while she was a member of the Assembly of God church in Lancaster, CA. More

February 18, 2015

In-Depth Report Details “Culture of Secrecy” About Sexual Abuse San Diego, CA, February 16, 2015 – Irwin M. Zalkin of San Diego based Zalkin Law Firm was featured in an in-depth investigative report about childhood sexual abuse in the Jehovah’s Witnesses religion that was issued on Saturday, February 14th by the Center for Investigative Reporting. The report, “Jehovah’s Witnesses use 1st Amendment to hide child sex abuse claims”, by investigative reporter Trey Bundy, features an interview with Irwin Zalkin regarding his recent case in San Diego where his client was awarded $13.5 million for damages from sexual abuse that occurred... More

December 1, 2014

Portland, OR, December 1, 2014 – Irwin M. Zalkin of The Zalkin Law Firm and Portland Attorney Kristian Roggendorf, of the Roggendorf Law Firm filed a sexual abuse civil lawsuit today against the North Hillsboro Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, located in Hillsboro, Oregon and the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc.  The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Velicia Alston and a second unnamed Plaintiff, John Roe, who were both minor children when their families were active in the Congregation at the time of the alleged abuse. According to the civil complaint, the Plaintiff Velicia Alston was... More

November 3, 2014

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) November 02, 2014  San Diego Superior Court Judge Joan M. Lewis has entered a judgment against the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc. (Watchtower) for $13.5 million in punitive and compensatory damages in a civil lawsuit filed by the Zalkin Law Firm on behalf of a victim of sexual abuse who was a child member of the Linda Vista Spanish Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1986. Irwin Zalkin led his firm’s team of sexual abuse attorneys in this case. Click to read Press Release.   More

January 21, 2014

Release of Documents Today by the Chicago Diocese Demonstrates Corporate Policy To Hide Abusers San Diego, CA, January 21, 2014 Victim's rights attorney, Irwin Zalkin, was not surprised by the latest round of sex abuse documents released today by the Archdiocese of Chicago. It should come as no surprise that the latest stacks of documents released by the Catholic Church in Chicago once again show the level to which the Church worked to cover up what was known about predator priests within its Archdiocese and elsewhere, said Irwin Zalkin of The Zalkin Law Firm. This is not a diocese by... More

October 12, 2013

Veto Protects Institutions That Harbored Sex Abusers and Destroys Victims Hopes for Justice SAN DIEGO, CA (Oct. 12, 2013) Victims rights attorney Irwin Zalkin expressed extreme disappointment with the Governor's veto today of SB 131 by Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose) and pledged to continue to stand by the victims of childhood sex abuse who were victimized in their childhood at private institutions such as the Catholic Church. Governor Brown's veto of SB 131 is a devastating blow for childhood victims of sexual abuse because the veto in effect continues to protect institutions such as the Catholic Church, the Boy... More