Michael J. Boni of Boni & Zack LLC in Bala Cynwyd, PA and Slade H. McLaughlin of McLaughlin & Lauricella, P.C. in Philadelphia have been retained to represent Victim 1 and his mother in connection with the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse matter.
“Victim 1” is so named in the Grand Jury Presentment in order to protect his identity and privacy interests, and we refer to him as such for the same reasons. Because this is a very difficult time for Victim 1 and his mother, we request that all Press and other inquiries be directed to us at the contact information below.
Michael Boni states, “We will represent our clients in connection with all phases of this tragic set of events. We will protect their interests as they assist the prosecution in the criminal proceeding; we will deflect attention away from them so that they can focus on school and work and go about their daily lives in privacy; and, when the time is right, we will represent them in a civil action against Sandusky and others.”
Slade McLaughlin states, “Mike Boni and I will draw on our experience representing victims of clergy abuse in the Philadelphia Catholic Archdiocese System. One of our clients there is also a witness for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office in connection with an ongoing criminal proceeding. These are very difficult cases because of the sensitive, gut wrenching subject matter, but Mike and I are equal to the task.”
Boni & Zack is a litigation boutique firm, practicing in the areas of class actions (antitrust, consumer protection, copyright), commercial litigation and other complex litigation, including sexual abuse.
McLaughlin & Lauricella, P.C. is a nationally recognized law firm specializing in catastrophic personal injury cases, including sexual abuse.
BALA CYNWYD, Pa., Nov. 28, 2011