Posts Categorized In: Sexual Assault

What Happens With a Rape Kit and How Is Evidence Collected

Originally written in 2020, this informative blog details what to expect during a sexual assault forensic exam (SAFE exam) and a helpful overview of evidence collection. Rape and sexual assault are some of the most horrific crimes imaginable. The immediate aftermath of an attack can be confusing. There are questions from police – and family… Read More

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

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

Frank Lamothe – Power List-Personal Injury Attorneys

Frank Lamothe has been chosen by New Orleans CityBusiness as a member of their Power List – Personal Injury Attorneys. The attorneys listed are “some of the region’s most influential professionals” and “are united by a commitment to excellence.” Frank’s Power List profile states that he “believes the working man or woman has a limited… Read More

Frank Lamothe on Tenacity and Empathy – Lawdragon Hall of Fame Profile

“The legendary trial lawyer has taken on entities from major oil companies to the Catholic Church.” This is the first line of the recent Lawdragon article in celebration of Frank Lamothe’s recent Hall of Fame status, “Frank Lamothe on Tenacity and Empathy.” This article encompasses Frank’s career. “Right out of law school, Lamothe sought ways… 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

Sexual Abuse by a Counselor or Therapist

A close trusting relationship is an essential part of successful therapy. Therapists are skilled in cultivating the trust of their patients and making them feel safe to share their deepest doubts, fears, and insecurities. When this trust is used properly, it can be powerful tool in helping the patient achieve therapeutic success. Unfortunately, a small… Read More

Lamothe Law Firm Attorney Featured in the News

WWLTV and The Advocate newspaper recently featured segments and articles pertaining to sexual abuse survivors seeking justice in civil suits against former St. Tammany Parish sheriff Jack Strain.  Also discussed are the ongoing constitutional challenges against the 2021 Louisiana state legislation that removed the time restriction for filing lawsuits and provided a three-year window for… Read More

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