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Hawaii Sexual Abuse Lawyers

The reputation of Jeff Anderson & Associates as the nation’s premier law firm to represent victims of childhood sexual abuse was earned by teaming with local attorneys to represent thousands of victims of childhood sexual abuse in cases against individual offenders and the institutions that harbor them. Engaging with attorneys who share our mission has led us to be successful in filing claims against hundreds of religious institutions and priests in the United States, including Hawaii and California.

Reaching Across Time and the Nation for Justice

In most cases, childhood sexual abuse goes unreported or victims break silence many years after the abuse occurs. While there are many legal barriers to prosecuting those responsible for abuse, our firm has worked to overcome these barriers for more than 25 years. As pioneers of child protection through civil litigation, we are aggressively committed to this cause and capable of handling the most complex legal problems in courts across the United States. To begin your journey of healing and justice call us today and we will provide you with a free and private consultation. And be assured, if you decide to file a claim your privacy will be respected and your identity can remain confidential throughout the entire process.

We Don’t Just Handle Clients, We Empower Survivors of Sexual Abuse

estimated 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse exist in the United States today. One in four girls and one in six boys experience some form of sexual abuse before the age of 18, and one in five children will be solicited sexually on the internet. We are people who feel deeply and work tirelessly in response to an unjust world. We have a reputation for being the best at what we do, and that begins and ends with our ability to support, protect and guide survivors along their journey towards justice and healing.

Jeff Anderson & Associates Hawaii Sexual Abuse Lawyers

Jeff Anderson Jeff Anderson, is widely recognized as a pioneer sexual abuse attorney and a champion of survivors of childhood sexual abuse. In nearly four decades as a litigator Jeff has represented thousands of clients and has tried over two hundred and fifty jury trials to verdict. Known for his optimism, energy and compassion for clients, Jeff is credited with being instrumental in exposing the large scale cover-up of pedophile priests in the early 1980's.

His actions have resulted in numerous punitive damage verdicts that not only help bring victims to a path of healing, but also serve to punish and deter the institutions and leaders who protect abusers. An indicator of the great impact Jeff’s work has had in the effort to seek justice for children who have been sexually abused is the number of national and international media outlets that have featured his work. Jeff’s work has resulted in major stories on CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, BBC, and Italian Public Television. In addition Jeff has been featured in articles and profiles in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Minneapolis Star Tribune, People Magazine, the ABA Journal and numerous other publications.

While Jeff has received many awards and recognitions, he was most honored, in 2009, to receive the National Crime Victim Bar Association’s Frank Carrington Champion of Civil Justice Award for his extraordinary efforts to pursue justice for victims of crime through civil litigation.

Contact Jeff: 888.567.5557

Mark Gallagher Mark Gallagher, is the principal of the Law Office of Mark Gallagher on Oahu and he associates with Jeff Anderson & Associates on Hawaii cases. Mark has over 15 years experience as an attorney successfully seeking justice and compensation for the people of Hawaii injured through no fault of their own. An experienced litigator in state courts on Oahu, the Big Island, Kauai and Maui, Mark has also practiced in federal court. A graduate of Boston University School of Law, Mark is a member of the Hawaii Association for Justice and has served as its Treasurer, Vice President and as a member of its Board of Governors. He is also a member and past director of the Hawaii State Bar Association and gives service to his community as a volunteer attorney for Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii. Mark’s experience as a Hawaii sexual abuse attorney gives comfort and hope to those seeking help and justice.

Contact Mark: 808.535.1500

Mike Mike Reck, a seasoned trial attorney in some of the most meaningful sexual abuse litigation in the country, Mike vigorously advocates on behalf of survivors of childhood sexual abuse perpetrated by those in a position of power. Mike’s work is a prominent force on behalf of victims’ rights. His practice forces accountability upon the individuals and institutions responsible for harming children.

Mike is instrumental in cases against the Catholic Church, Boy Scouts, camps, private schools and other powerful institutions and individuals. His cases have forced disclosure of the identities of previously secret pedophiles and led to criminal prosecutions. The public release of thousands of previously secret documents about clergy sex abuse was a result of Mike’s tireless work. As a caring advocate, Mike stands with survivors of abuse against powerful and prominent defendants including a great many Archdioceses and Dioceses throughout the country.

Known for his individual attention and positivity, Mike draws strength from the survivors he works with. Numerous national publications and television stations have interviewed him. He works on behalf of victims’ organizations and trains other advocates through the National Crime Victim Bar Association.

Mike has represented hundreds of survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Prominent recent cases include:

  • Settlement with the Diocese of Wilmington and several independent religious orders.
  • Settlement with the Diocese of Honolulu and several independent religious orders.
  • Settlement on behalf of hundreds of survivors with the Irish Christian Brothers who were forced into bankruptcy.
  • Cases and/or settlements involving major dioceses and churches including: the Archdiocese of New York; Diocese of Brooklyn; Diocese of Syracuse; Diocese of Newark; Archdiocese of Los Angeles; Diocese of Bridgeport; Archdiocese of Philadelphia; Diocese of Providence and others.
  • Cutting-edge litigation seeking to inhibit institutions from keeping the identities and whereabouts of pedophiles secret.

Mike attended the University of California at Irvine where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1997. Michael’s Juris Doctorate was awarded cum laude from Whittier Law School in 2000. During law school he was a member of the law review and his work was published. Michael is a member of the State Bar of California since 2000. He is also a member of the state bars of New York, Pennsylvania and Texas. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

Mike was raised in southern California and has been a long time resident of New York. As an avid environmentalist, Mike spends much of his free time outside with his family.

Mike Reck Bar Admissions:
  • California, 2000
  • Texas, 2006
  • New York, 2007
  • Pennsylvania, 2014
  • United States Supreme Court
Stacey Benson

Stacey Benson has an extensive background in the legal and investigative fields, and having worked as a field investigator and as an assistant to a California county coroner, Stacey adds great value to our firm. She brings compassion and understanding to her work having volunteered at CornerHouse, a child abuse evaluation and training center in Hennepin County, Minnesota as well as the internationally recognized Innocence Project. Stacey joined the firm in 2011 as a paralegal and also works as the firm's Communications Director.

In 2018, Stacey graduated cum laude from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. During law school, Stacey and her partner won the Rosalie Wahl Mock Trial competition and participated in the regional mock trial competition in 2017. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven and completed her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, along with a certificate of Forensic Science, at Hamline University.

Stacey has dedicated her career to advocating on behalf of survivors of child sexual abuse and will do everything she can to bring attention and awareness to the prevention of child sexual abuse and sexual assault. Stacey resides in St. Paul and spends her free time traveling.

Parker Theuninck

Parker Thuenick brings several years of civil litigation experience to our firm. Parker’s success as a paralegal can be attributed to his previous experience in law enforcement, accounting, and private investigation. In addition to his paralegal certificate, Parker completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. His compassion for survivors and intolerance for injustice drives him to help our clients find a path to healing and closure. Parker epitomizes a phrase commonly heard around our firm, “We lead with our hearts and steer with our heads.” Outside of work, Parker stays active playing golf, hiking, working out, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Erin Erin Dalluge is the legal and executive assistant to attorneys Mike Reck, Trusha Patel, Josh Peck, Molly Burke and Jeff Anderson. Erin has been with the firm since 1993, making her the longest tenured employee at Jeff Anderson & Associates. She brings a calm demeanor and historical perspective that are invaluable to the day-to-day work of the firm.


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