Child Sexual Abuse: Signs to Look for in Young Children

In 2017, 637 cases of child sexual abuse were reported to the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)—in addition to nearly 10,000 reports of child neglect and 2,000 reports of physical abuse. While those numbers are staggering, reporting abuse is the best way to help protect children from abusers. Many Louisiana workers are… Read More

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act allows qualified injured workers to receive federal workers’ compensation type benefits for their injuries without regard to fault. The compensation is more limited than that allowed under the Jones Act. This means if you are injured on a fixed platform in the Gulf of Mexico, you have a… Read More

Maritime – What Are My Rights Under the Jones Act?

The Jones Act is a law enacted by Congress that provides protection to persons (“seamen”) who are members of the crew of a vessel. The Jones Act applies to inland river workers as well as offshore workers who work on a jack-up rig, semi-submersible, barge, drill ship, tug / towboat, crew boat , drill ship,… Read More

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 2022 marks the official 21st anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). 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 – male and female – are sexually assaulted or raped…. Read More

Nation’s Top One Percent – Frank Lamothe

Frank Lamothe has been selected to the 2022 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.  This is the 8th year that Frank has been honored by the NADC. National Association of Distinguished Counsel is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. … Read More

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April has been designated National Child Abuse Prevention Month by the Department of Health and Human Services. Here are two of our most read Lamothe Law Firm blogs about child sexual abuse predators. “How to Spot Red Flag Sexual Predator Behavior in the Early Stages” was written in September 2018 by our attorney, Kristi Schubert…. Read More

Lamothe Law Firm Newsletter April 2022

What You Need to Know – Sexual Assault Awareness Contents: Recommended Steps You Can Take to Preserve Your Rights if You Are Sexually Assaulted Seven Signs You May Have Been Groomed for Sexual Assault New Law Helps Child Abuse Survivors Seek Justice and Benefits Society The End of Forced Arbitration of Sexual Misconduct Cases Closing… Read More

Closing the Law Enforcement Consent Loophole Act

“Congress Has Closed The Loophole That Allowed Federal Officers To Claim Sex With A Detainee Is Consensual”, reported by Albert Samaha, Buzzfeed News. The bipartisan legislation, passed last week, makes it a crime for a federal law enforcement officer to engage in any sexual act with someone in custody, or while exercising their authority, regardless… Read More

Attorney Kristi Schubert: The Law for Survivors’ Lawsuits Against Abusers

The Louisiana newspaper The Advocate recently published Lamothe Law Firm attorney Kristi Schubert’s letter to the editor regarding holding sexual abusers and their enabling institutions accountable for the damage they have done to individuals and to society at large. Here’s The Law for Survivors’ Lawsuits Helps Curb Abuses as published by the Baton Rouge Advocate… Read More

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As of August 1, 2021, Louisiana allows survivors of child molestation a three-year window to pursue allegations in civil court – regardless of how long ago the misconduct occurred.


If you or someone you love was sexually abused as a child at church, at school, in a healthcare setting, while participating on a sports team, or as a member of an organization, please contact us today for a confidential consultation about your situation.