How To Win Your Sexual Abuse Lawsuit (Paperback)
This manual for sexual abuse victims and their attorneys gives information on staying safe, investigating the case professionally, dealing with experts, defense traps, negotiating a settlement, and trial. Included is information on: --How to pull information on the perpetrator, his employer, or his school, that enables you to contact witnesses who are no longer associated with them; --How to interview witnesses so that their statements cannot be denied; --How to find expert witnesses; --How to research experts such as psychologists, and get information to be able to cross-examine or even disqualify them; --How to prevent the defense from using psychological tests such as the MMPI-2 and Rorschach to unfairly ruin your case; --How to negotiate a settlement; and --What you need to do to succeed at trial. Here you will learn: --How to force police to take your case seriously. --How to investigate areas of the Web the perpetrator thinks are secret, and find things he thinks are hidden. --How to find where Web photos of the perpetrator were taken, and when. --Why there are so many college rapes, and how to avoid them. --How to prevent unfair psychological testing. --How to preserve evidence. --How to negotiate a full settlement. --How to prepare for trial so effectively that the defendants want to settle. And much, much more.
MARK D. SWENDSEN, SR. has been a California lawyer for four decades, and is a former hostage negotiator and police lieutenant. He is the recipient of the Human Life Award for saving the life of a child through litigation (Derrick Poole v. Santa Clara County Kaiser Hospital, et al., Santa Clara County, CA, Superior Court No. 604575) for which his successful efforts received international publicity, and achieved a landmark $10.5 million dollar settlement in a molestation case (Does v. Roes, San Francisco CA Superior Court No. CGC-12-525623). He has taught many lawyers the techniques set forth in this book, including the Inner Circle of Advocates. His practice has a special emphasis on sexual abuse cases. He shows you how to use both legal and police investigative techniques to achieve victory against the perpetrators of sexual abuse and those who protect them.