Frank Lamothe

Damages for Sexual Abuse Survivors: Much More Than a Number

It’s impossible to overstate how damaging sexual abuse crimes are for its survivors. These encounters exploit emotional and physical vulnerabilities and create wounds that often fester for years, leaving survivors to grapple with depression, anxiety, and social isolation as they struggle to heal. Such deep-seated physiological and mental hurdles make it extremely difficult for survivors… Read More

Institutional Sexual Abuse: What It Is, and How It Protects Predators From Justice

Sexual abuse is one of the most serious and systemic problems plaguing our society. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most under-reported crimes in the books. According to surveys conducted by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVR), barely 40% of rapes are ever reported to the police. This number dwindles down to a sickening… Read More

Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Assault Have Until June 14, 2024 to Hold Their Attackers Liable

In 2021, the Louisiana legislature passed the Child Victims Act, enacting a special exception to the state’s statute of limitations for sexual assault. This provision affords adult survivors of child sexual abuse three years to file civil lawsuits and damages – no matter how long ago the wrongdoing occurred. But that “lookback window” is set… Read More

Louisiana’s Revised Statute of Limitations Offers Justice for Older Adults Subjected to Sexual Abuse as Children

Often referred to as the “Lookback Window,” Louisiana Legislature Act 386 opens a brief timeframe for survivors of child sexual assault to bring claims against their perpetrator(s), regardless of how much time has passed. This legislation marked a resounding victory for survivors of child clergy sexual abuse, offering them a clear path to pursue justice… Read More

Treating Adult Survivors of Child Clergy Sexual Abuse with the Compassion and Sensitivity They Deserve

For adult survivors of clergy sexual abuse, the trauma doesn’t end with the act itself. The physical violation you experienced as a child had a tremendous impact on your life and likely left you with deep feelings of mistrust, betrayal, doubt, and helplessness, perhaps even a loss of faith. If you are a survivor of… Read More

Lamothe and Shafner Firms Unite to Fight for Colorado Sexual Assault Survivors

Lamothe Law Firm is pleased to announce its new affiliation with Shafner Law Firm, based in Greenwood, Colorado, near Denver. The two practices will work together to pursue sexual assault and abuse claims for Colorado residents. The firms have a long history. Frank Lamothe has been licensed to practice in Colorado since 1999, and he… Read More

Louisiana Supreme Court Decision on Child Abuse Claims

On June 27, 2023, the Louisiana Supreme Court released its opinion in T.S. v. Congregation of Holy Cross Southern Province, Inc. The highly anticipated decision vacated the district court’s holding declaring Act 322’s revival of previously prescribed child sex abuse claims as unconstitutional. It ruled that the district court should not have issued a ruling… Read More

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

April 2023 marks the official 22st anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The theme for 2023 is “Drawing Connections: Prevention Demands Equity.” There is an epidemic of sexual abuse in our country. Statistics reported by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) reveal that each year in the U.S., more than 433,648 people… Read More

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