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Colorado Sex Abuse Attorney

For decades, our team has been handled some of the most complex sexual abuse and personal injury claims across the nation. For more information, please contact our office to set up a free consultation at (800) 477-2989.

Colorado Sexual Assault Attorney

Standing with Survivors for 20+ Years

At The Zalkin Law Firm, we have devoted our careers to fighting for justice and closure for sexual abuse and assault survivors. We understand how the horrific trauma of abuse and assault can negatively impact a survivor for years, even decades, after the initial crime, as well as how feelings of shame, fear, and confusion can make it difficult to speak up.

If you have been the victim of abuse or assault, our Colorado attorney team is here to help. We take a compassionate approach to legal counsel, prioritizing your comfort and listening with a nonjudgmental ear. In court, we will aggressively advocate for your rights, as we have for hundreds of clients in single- and multi-victim cases over the past 20+ years. Time and again, we have won multimillion-dollar verdicts against abusers and the large corporations—even those with global influence—that covered up their crimes. Our attorneys even push to protect the rights of survivors through legislation: Attorney Kristian Roggendorf played an instrumental role in the making and passage of SB21-088, one of two historic state laws that have eliminated the civil statute of limitations, or deadline, on these cases.

When you’re ready, our Colorado sexual assault lawyers are here for you. Contact The Zalkin Law Firm online for a free and confidential consultation.

Millions Recovered for Victims of Sexual Assault

Colorado Sexual Abuse & Assault Laws

Colorado takes sexual assault, sexual assault on a child, statutory rape, and unlawful sexual contact very seriously. While these crimes vary from one another, the question of consent is at the center of every one of them. If a person did not consent to the sexual act or contact, then the person carrying out that nonconsensual act or contact is considered guilty of a sex crime.

Several examples of sexual abuse and assault include:

  • Unwanted sexual contact, such as fondling, kissing, etc.
  • Forced masturbation or oral copulation
  • Sexual contact/acts achieved through violence, the threat of violence, or coercion
  • Forced penetration using a body part or foreign object
  • Sexual contact/acts with a person who cannot consent to or appraise the act

It is important to note that per law, persons under the age of consent or under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs cannot consent to any sexual contact or act.

Seeking Justice After Abuse or Assault

Survivors have three legal options available to them: a criminal lawsuit, a civil lawsuit, or both.

A criminal lawsuit is achieved through filing a report with your local police department or district attorney. These authorities will be the ones to prosecute your abuser in criminal court. You will have the option to share your story by testifying in court, but this tends to be the extent of the survivor’s involvement in a criminal case. The point of a criminal case is for the state to hold abusers accountable in the interest of public safety; thus, a criminal case will end in either the abuser being convicted or acquitted.

A civil lawsuit offers you the opportunity to pursue your full and fair compensation for the losses, or damages, you suffered as a result of the abuse/assault. That said, you will need to be more involved in the civil case than you would in the criminal case, as you will either need to represent yourself in court or hire a sexual assault lawyer to advocate for you. If you win your civil case, you could recover monies for medical expenses, therapy bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, or any other damages you have incurred from the traumatic experience you went through.

Start the Healing Process with a Colorado Trial Lawyer

Taking the first step toward justice may seem intimidating or frighteningly impossible, but you do not have to go at it alone. At The Zalkin Law Firm, our notable work in holding abusers accountable has resulted in a track record of success and national acclaim. We will stand by your side at every step of the way because we genuinely care about you and your well-being. Put our years of experience on your side of the court.

Call (800) 477-2989 to speak with a Colorado sexual abuse and assault attorney in a free consultation. Everything discussed in your consultation will be held strictly confidential, and there is zero obligation to move forward with our firm.

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Helping Our Clients Get Closure

Millions Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Clergy Sexual Abuse - Multi-Victim $660,000,000

    Irwin Zalkin was one of the lead trial lawyers and part of the trial team prepared to commence a 14 victim trial against the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles, the day a global settlement was reached in the amount of $660,000,000.

  • Clergy Sexual Abuse - Multi-Victim $198,500,000

    Irwin Zalkin was appointed Mediation Liaison Counsel and a lead negotiator by United States Magistrate Judge Leo S. Papas on behalf of over 144 victims of childhood sexual abuse against the Roman Catholic Bishop of San Diego.

  • Clergy Sexual Abuse - Multi-Victim $100,000,000

    Irwin Zalkin was part of the team of lawyers representing clergy sexual abuse survivors in the Diocese of Orange, California who recently helped to negotiate the first $100,000,000 global settlement in the country involving childhood sexual abuse by members of the Catholic clergy.

  • Clergy Sexual Abuse - Multi-Victim $10,500,000

    Multi-victim case against religious group home.

  • Clergy Sexual Abuse - Multi-Victim $8,000,000

    Multi-victim case against a religious leader and institution.

  • Lohse v. Lakeland Village HOA (Oakland, CA) $8,000,000

    An $8 Million judgment against a resort facility after a six-week jury trial for a woman who was rendered a paraplegic following a fall off of an unguarded pier.

  • Child Sexual Abuse - Single Victim $4,250,000

    $4.25 Million paid to single sexual abuse Plaintiff.

  • Clergy Sexual Abuse - Multi-Victim $4,200,000

    Three survivors abused as minors by priests associated with a Northern California Diocese.

  • Child Sexual Abuse - Single Victim $4,150,000

    $4.15 Million paid to single sexual abuse Plaintiff.

  • Child Sexual Abuse - Single Victim $4,000,000

    $4 Million paid to single sexual abuse Plaintiff.

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