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McLaughlin & Lauricella attorneys have represented clients who were sexually abused, molested, or raped by: Coaches, daycare providers, teachers, priests, clergy, ministers or religious leaders and volunteers, nursing home staff or residents, therapists, counselors, physicians, and other professionals.

Will Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report on Church Sex Abuse Lead to New Suits?

Article Reprint - Legal Intelligencer By Max Mitchell - Of the Legal Stuff August 15, 2018 Read Comments to this Report by attorney, Slade McLaughlin According to a high-profile grand jury report the state Supreme Court released Tuesday, thousands of children were sexually assaulted at Catholic dioceses across Pennsylvania. The report documented cover-up efforts [...]

Prison for Graham Spanier, Former President of Penn State

Graham Spanier, 68, was recently sentenced for covering up a 2001 complaint filed by a graduate student who allegedly witnessed Jerry Sandusky having sex with a boy in the campus football showers. Spanier was President of Penn State during the Sandusky scandal. Along with two other former Penn State administrators, Spanier was found guilty of child [...]

Former Youth Wrestling Coach in Pennsylvania to Face Child Sex Abuse Charges

A former Pennsylvania youth wrestling coach was extradited from Georgia after he was accused of numerous counts of child sex abuse in Monroe County. Ron Gorman ran Stroudsburg Area Youth Wresting until 2009. Police troopers say that, earlier this year, two of Gorman’s former wrestling students came forward with accusations that Gorman sexually abused them while [...]

Bucks County Sexual Abuse School Cover-Up – Pennsylvania Grand Jury Details

A Bucks County Grand Jury Just Found That the Solebury School Outside New Hope Had Been Covering up Sexual Relationships Between Faculty and Students for More Than Half a Century. Bucks County District Attorney, Matt Weintraub, said that, although Solebury is a “progressive” school, this was “child predation under the guise of progressive education.” Weintraub went [...]

SPOTLIGHT the Movie – Slade & Paul Moderate A Philadelphia National Crime Victims Conference

At the 2016 meeting of the National Crime Victims Bar Association, Slade McLaughlin (far left) and Paul Lauricella (far right) moderated a discussion on the Boston Archdiocese sex scandal depicted in the Oscar winning movie, Spotlight, with the reporter, attorney, and victims depicted in the film. The conference was held in conjunction with the National Center [...]

CNN Interview of Paul Lauricella on Reversal of Philadelphia Priest Conviction

A CNN Interview with Attorney Paul Lauricella Regarding the Appeals Court Reversal of Monsignor William Lynn's Conviction See ABC - Channel 6 Interview with Slade McLaughlin See CBS - Channel 3 Interview with Paul Lauricella See ABC News - Slade McLaughlin on Monsignor William Lynn Sentencing Reprint Credits: By Steve Almasy, CNN - updated 8:35 AM [...]