SEXUAL ABUSE LAWYERS AND LAWSUITS

The Neuberger Firm, P.A. prides itself on fighting for the little guy, and helping the weak and helpless stand up to the strong and powerful.

Law partners and father/son duo Thomas S. Neuberger and Stephen J. Neuberger have dedicated their professional lives to living the words of the Old Testament prophet Isaiah, “seek justice, correct oppression.”

Navy SurvivorFighting for Abuse Survivors

The Firm represents abuse survivors in Delaware, New Jersey, as well as Pennsylvania where the Philadelphia Inquirer has called Tom one of the “harshest critics” of the powerful Pennsylvania politician who actively sought to continue the cover up of decades of sexual crimes against young innocents.

In the words of the Wilmington News Journal’s Editorial Board, “Mr. Neuberger never gave up on his fight to receive justice for his abused clients” in the Diocese of Wilmington bankruptcy case.  There the Firm successfully represented the “vast majority” of childhood sexual abuse survivors in the recovery of over $108,000,000 and numerous non-monetary terms against the Diocese of Wilmington and later the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales and others.

The Firm fought for nearly four years to defend and uphold the constitutionality of the landmark Delaware Child Victim’s Act of 2007, 10 Del.C. § 8145, which allowed childhood sexual abuse survivors to finally hold accountable those who abused them and their enablers.

Tom also is the author of the book, When Priests Become Predators: Profiles of Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors (2012), which uses sworn testimony given in jury trials and documents taken from the public court docket to tell the stories of a number of brave abuse survivors in Delaware who for many years battled the Diocese, the Oblates and the Norbertines in an attempt to protect children today by exposing the institutional cover ups of the past and present.  In the words of one interviewer, “Tom wanted to tell the stories of several of these survivors and memorialize what they went through so their experiences are not forgotten in a dusty court file and otherwise lost to history.”  Prior to the release of the 2018 Pennsylvania Grand Jury report, this was the most comprehensive study of the scope and tactics of the world-wide cover up of child rape within the Roman Catholic Church.

The Neuberger Firm is teaming up with the experienced and successful Pennsylvania and New Jersey mass tort attorneys of the Duffy + Fulginiti law firm to work with survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New Jersey.  We will file timely lawsuits under the two year window recently enacted into law in New Jersey on May 13, 2019, in its Child Victims Act (Senate Bill 477), and put survivors in the strongest legal position possible against the Church and its eventual bankruptcy attorneys.  By combining law firm resources we will –

You may contact the Neuberger Firm by calling Tom or Steve at 302-655-0582, or by writing to Tom at tsn@neubergerlaw.com or to ProtectKids@NeubergerLaw.com,  and please visit our website at www.neubergerlaw.com.  The website of Duffy + Fulginiti is found at www.Duffyfirm.com.

Exposing Government Wrongdoing

The Firm also has a long history of representing private citizens and public employees in exposing public sector wrongdoing in order to hold the government accountable for its misdeeds.  Clients have included Correctional Officers and union leaders within the Delaware Department of Correction, Troopers within the Delaware State Police and physicians at the Delaware Psychiatric Center, among others.  As a then member of the Wilmington News Journal Editorial Board once wrote, “attorneys Tom and Stephen Neuberger of Wilmington are flirting with becoming the first Delaware attorneys to sue every state agency and employee who works there.” (Ron Williams, Wilmington News Journal, May 14, 2004).  The Firm’s most recent case against the State of Delaware resulted in what the Delaware State News has called a “historic, record-breaking $7.55 million” settlement which is believed to be “the largest state-paid settlement in Delaware’s 230 year history.