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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
December 1, 2014 The Oregonian Childhood sex abuse lawyer Irwin Zalkin has filed another civil lawsuit against the Watchtower and a local Jehovah's Witnesses congregation in Portland, Oregon.  Here is the coverage in the Oregonian with video of the victim, Velicia Alston. “There is a crisis of silence in the Jehovah's Witness organization," said  I
Dallas Morning News. August 21, 2014 "The Boy Scouts of America have settled a lawsuit filed by a former San Antonio Scout who said his adult leader abused him, officials on both sides said Thursday.  The settlement will not require the Irving-based BSA to turn over any more of its internal files on sexual abuse complaints, which were logged for de There have been numerous articles in the Spanish language press about the recent Court award to the Zalkin Law Firm client who was a victim of childhood sexual abuse in a Jehovah's Witnesses Congregation in San Diego. Since many victims of Jehovahs Witnesses sexual abuse may be Spanish speaking, here are links to some of these a
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
Listen to this informative interview of Irwin Zalkin where he discusses the childhood sexual abuse cases against Jehovahs Witnesses organization, the Watchtower.  This 45-minute in depth interview will give you an understanding of the recent Lopez case in San Diego and the refusal of the Watchtower to produce evidence and a key witness in the case.
Video of Irwin Zalkin opening the press conference on October 29, 2014 to announce the $13.5 million judgment against the Watchtower on behalf of his client Jose Lopez,  Jose was a victim of childhood sexual abuse from his Bible teacher at the age of 6 in a San Diego Jehovahs Witnesses congregation.
ABC Channel 10 News.  October 31, 2014 The sexual abuse attorneys at the Zalkin Law Firm are honored to represent Jose Lopez, a brave victim of abuse as a child in the Jehovah's Witnesses.
October 31, 2014  Channel 10 ABC News. The sexual abuse attorneys at the Zalkin Law Firm are proud to represent Jose Lopez, at brave victim of abuse and we are pleased to have helped him in his quest for justice. Chick Here to see TV coverage.  
UT San Diego. November1, 2014 San Diego judge finds church covered up abuse, put kids in danger. Similar lawsuits filed across country.  Childhood sexual abuse attorney Irwin Zalkin represented this victim.  In this article, which ran on the front page of the UT, the national trend of childhood sexual abuse lawsuits against the Jehovah's Witne
October 31, 2014 FOX  News Here is the TV coverage of the court decision won by sexual abuse attorney Irwin Zalkin against the Jehovah's Witnesses Watchtower organization. 
NBC 7 San Diego. October 30,2014 The Zalkin Law firm, representing victims of childhood sexual abuse, won a major lawsuit in San Diego for a victim who was abused as a child in a Jehovah's Witnesses congregation. "A $13.5 million judgment was awarded Wednesday to a San Diego man who says he was the childhood victim of “very aggressive abuse” at the  October 27, 2014 Sexual abuse attorneys across the nation are beginning to see more cases of sexual violence on college campuses, and one report suggests the lack of support for victims of childhood abuse may only add to the problem. "The focus on college sexual violence is an important one, but such a narrow scope fails to prov
October 2, 2014.  Daily Mail UK. Sexual abuse attorney Irwin Zalkin was recently quotes in a Daily Mail report about Jehovah's Witness abuse cases. Keep reading: "Two bombshell lawsuits filed against the Jehovah's Witnesses allege 'an insidious...epidemic' of child sex abuse within the church with roots at least as far back as the 1980s. Two sister
October 1, 2014.  Hartford Courant. Connecticut. Jehovah's Witness abuse attorneys understand that there are many morevictims out there, and a Hartford Courant report suggests the same. "Three siblings allege in lawsuits that they were sexually abused by a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses organization when they were children living in New Haven. T
Burlington Free Press.  October 1, 2014 Sexual Abuse Lawsuits Filed Against Jehovah's Witness Official "Two sisters, one of them a Vermonter, filed lawsuits Tuesday alleging they were sexually molested as young girls in the mid-1990s by a Jehovah's Witnesses official in Bellows Falls. "These very courageous and brave young women have decided that t
Today, the Zalkin Law Firm filed two lawsuits against a Jehovah's Witnesses congregation and the Watchtower, the national JW organization. Jehovah's Witness Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed "The two cases against True aren’t Zalkin’s only pending lawsuits against Jehovah’s Witnesses. He has been involved with more than 20 such cases across the U.S., six of
The Philadelphia Tribune. September 22, 2014.Any sexual abuse attorney will tell you that awareness is the key to ending the problem. This Philadelphia Tribune article takes a closer look at one new program to help familiarize parents with the problem so they can protect their children. "The program, “Parents in the Know,” is intended to provide fa
ABC 10 News.  Sept. 11, 2014 Take a closer look at an interview with sexual abuse attorney Irwin Zalkin from ABC 10 News.SAN DIEGO - Irwin Zalkin, Zalkin Law Firm attorney who represented victims of priest sexual abuse , was interviewed by 10 News regarding the concerns from some of San Diego County's nearly 1 million Catholics about the new head o
The Observer. August 30. 2014 Even for sexual abuse attorneys, the report on the systemic child abuse in Rotherham, England, is frightening. More than 1,400 young victims exploited and abused over 16 years, and the signs of ongoing abuse was ignored by police and public officials.This excellent editorial shows how Great Britain is struggling to com