Jeff Herman is a nationally-recognized trial lawyer and advocate for survivors of rape, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. Jeff is aggressive, passionate and skilled. If you have a civil sexual abuse case, Jeff is the attorney you want representing you. He is a trailblazer in the representation of victims of sexual abuse, devoting 100% of his practice to the cause. Over his career he has represented one thousand brave men, women and children. Over the past two decades, Jeff has built a national practice and has become one of the nation’s leading childhood sexual abuse attorneys and pioneers, a true champion of his clients’ rights. Jeff is the founding and managing partner of Herman Law.

In November, 2011, Jeff won a landmark $100 million verdict on behalf of a client who was sexually abused by Father Neil Doherty, a Roman Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Miami.

For more than 25 years, Jeff has enjoyed a reputation for aggressive and tireless advocacy on behalf of his clients. He understands the unique issues involved in the representation of survivors of rape and sexual abuse. His clients come to him with different needs, which is why he is committed to helping them navigate the other issues that may arise for survivors, such as developing a support system of counselors and advocates, or participating in the criminal prosecution of the perpetrator. Jeff knows that healing from sexual abuse is a complex, multi-dimensional journey and that a civil lawsuit is only one part of that journey, albeit an important one. He believes that empowering abuse victims is the most important part of representing them. Victims of rape, sexual abuse, and sexual exploitation from all over the United States seek Jeff out to represent them in civil lawsuits.

He represents clients of all ages, and prides himself on being able to develop a rapport with young children in particular. To that end, Jeff is trained in forensic interviewing techniques that minimize the trauma and anxiety that child victims can experience when reporting their abuse while maintaining the integrity of the disclosure.

Jeff knows that community advocacy is vital to the prevention of childhood sexual abuse. Jeff participates in community based organizations dedicated to preventing the sexual abuse of children through various educational programs. He has also appeared as a featured speaker at community programs involving preventing sexual abuse. Given his knowledge and reputation in the legal community, Jeff has taught Continuing Legal Education classes for other attorneys on litigating sexual abuse cases and trial techniques. He has also trained law enforcement, victim-witness liaisons, and other attorneys in cooperation with the National Crime Victim Bar Association.

Over the course of his career, Jeff has appeared in national and international media hundreds of times. Jeff’s work has been featured on CNN, Fox News, and in pages of the New York Times. In recent years, Jeff has been a regular guest on The O’Reilly Factor, Dr. Drew, CNN, and Nancy Grace to offer commentary and insight on various sexual abuse topics, including protecting children and healing from abuse.

Jeff is admitted to practice in Florida and New York. He has been admitted pro hac vice in cases across the United States, including California, Colorado, Indiana, Massachusetts, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Jeff is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Law, earning his Juris Doctorate in 1985. During that time, he served as the Editor of the Journal of International Law and President of the International Law Society. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona in 1982. Jeff is the proud father of four children.

Publications

See Jeff Herman in Action

Sex Abuse Attorney Jeff Herman Discusses Sandusky Verdict on MSNBC

Jeff Herman in Front of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Herman Law Closing Argument Highlights

Jury awards $5.25 million in Downtown Miami Charter School Sexual Assault Case

New York Clergy Abuse – Now is Your Time to Act

New York Child Victims Act

WCAX Ch. 3 News Vermont – Morrissey v. Norwich University

Jeff Herman on the Wren & Roch show – 95.3 FM 1470 AM – August 17, 2017

What to do if you suspect your child was sexually abused

The benefits to suing in a sexual abuse case

How to protect a victims identity during trial

Experience against the Catholic church in sex abuse cases

Are you willing to take any case?

Can I keep my sexual abuse case from becoming public?

How are you different than other lawyers?

How can you recognize sexual abuse predators and red flags?

Do you handle sexual abuse cases across the US?

What motivates Jeff Herman to fight for victims of sexual abuse?

Why hire a law firm that specializes in defending victims of sexual abuse?

How long will my civil case take?

I was abused by a Scoutmaster as a child, what do I do?

I was raped in school, is the school responsible?

If I was sexually abused years ago can I bring a suit for damages?

My child was abused in daycare where do I start?

How much does Herman Law charge to represent victims of sexual abuse?

What are the statute of limitations in a sexual abuse case?

What can I expect once I hire you?

Message to families of sexually abused children

What is sovereign immunity?

What should I do if my priest sexually abused me?

Who do you represent?

What should I expect from religious community if I file a lawsuit?

Do you enjoy what you do?

When are institutions responsible for sexual abuse?

How do you support your client during a sexual abuse case?

Who is protecting my child during a deposition?

Why do victims wait to come forward about their sexual abuse?

What motivates you to represent victims of sexual abuse?

Why is sexual abuse so common in daycares?

Why is there more sexual abuse today?

Why is your team important?

Why it’s important to come forward if your child was sexually abused

MSNBC: Sex Abuse Attorney Jeff Herman on Sandusky Interview: Classic ‘Pedophile Speak’

Jeff Herman, Attorney for Third Kevin Clash Accuser Files Suit

Lawsuit alleges autistic students sexually assaulted at Seagull Academy for Independent Living

Sexual Assault Lawsuit against Courtyard by Marriott–Jeff Herman

Jeff Herman Files Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Against Archdiocese of Miami

Jeff Herman Speaks with Media Regarding New Allegations Against Father Jeff Herman discusses Kevin Clash lawsuits on HLN’s Evening Express

Jeff Herman and Cecil Singleton Discuss Sexual Abuse Lawsuit against Kevin Clash on Dr. Drew

Jeff Herman on South Florida Priest’s 15-year Sentence

Sixth Sexual Assault Filed Against Doral Golf Resort & Spa

Voice of Elmo Resigns Amid Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Filed by Jeff Herman

Father Neil Doherty Named in Another Child Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Filed by Jeff Herman

Three former Boy Scouts leaders named in sexual abuse lawsuit

Jeff Herman files sexual assault lawsuit against owner of La Dorada Restaurant in Coral Gables

Interviewing Children

Jeff Herman, attorney for victims of sexual abuse, discusses Sandusky sex abuse case on MSNBC

Meet Jeff Herman

Jeff Herman Talks with ARNN on the Sandusky Interview and the Overarching Scandal

What should a victim of Jerry Sandusky do now?

New Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against Blackplanet.com

News Conference to Announce New Suit Against ASA Homecare

New Lawsuit Against Archdiocese of Miami for Abuse by O’Farrill

Press Conference to Announce 3 New Suits Against Archdiocese of Miami

Press Conference to Announce Second Suit Against Henderson Mental Health

Broward School Board settlement press conference

Sexual Abuse & Clergy Abuse Attorneys – Meet The Team

Press Conference to Announce New Lawsuit Against 3ABN Network and Tommy Shelton

Statute Of Limitations – Sex Abuse & Clergy Abuse Lawyers

Jeff Herman – Sexual Abuse & Clergy Abuse Attorney

Sex Abuse Victims Equal Rights (SAVER) Foundation

Revealing Sexual Abuse – Sex Abuse & Clergy Abuse Attorneys

Filing a Civil Lawsuit – Child Sex Abuse Lawyers

Adult Survivors of Childhood Sex Abuse — Sex Abuse Lawyers

Coping With Abuse – Sex Abuse & Clergy Abuse Lawyers

Identifying Sexual Abuse — Sex Abuse & Clergy Abuse Attorneys

Recognizing Predators – Sexual Abuse & Clergy Abuse

Message To Families – Child Sexual Abuse Lawyers

Jeff Herman Discusses Kevin Clash Lawsuits in HLN’s Evening Express

Herman Law Referring Attorney Testimonial

Herman Law Client Testimonial 2

Herman Law Client Testimonial

The Herman Law Team