Fighting Internet Abuse Since 2005
Our law firm has been fighting abuse on the internet since 2005 when we began representing victims of child pornography and online exploitation. This led to major law reform in 2006 (Masha’s Law) and 2018 (Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act / Amy Vicky & Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act), as well as a groundbreaking case in the United States Supreme Court in 2014. In 2019, the New York Times ran a major story entitled Child Abusers Run Rampant as Tech Companies Look the Other Way featuring two of our clients. We have been active in pursuing reform of Section 230 and have assisted in lawsuits against Twitter, Omegle, and the mass online distribution of child sex abuse material.
The New York Child Victims Act is OverA-Preliminary-Report-on-the-New-York-Child-Victims-Act-update
Pennsylvania’s Ongoing Crucial Debate on the SOL Window
BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Pennsylvania’s long running effort to revise its outdated SOL for childhood sexual abuse FAILED again this session because State Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward REFUSED to send the SOL reform bill to the floor. Visit the United Front for PA SOL Reform for updated information.
Read Marci Hamilton’s piece: With HB951 Tabled for the Summer, There Is No Summer Vacation for the Victims of Child Sex Abuse in Pennsylvania
Anyone who was sexually abused as a child in Pennsylvania must take action now. Time is very limited.
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Marsh Law Firm is recognized worldwide as a premier law firm representing victims of
- claims for childhood sexual abuse in New York under the Child Victims Act (CVA) which extends the statute of limitations in civil and criminal cases to age 55
- lapsed claims for childhood sexual abuse in Pennsylvania after the shocking Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Diocese Victims Report
- claims for childhood sexual abuse in Michigan
- sex abuse in elementary and high schools, colleges and universities, religious organizations, foster care, camps and sports, and government and military institutions (including claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act)
- Title IX sexual assault and rape on campus including defamation
- rape and sexual harassment (including wrongful infection with STIs and other diseases)
- online sexual exploitation
- child pornography
- child trafficking
- revenge porn
We are among the few law firms in the country using innovative federal law approaches to help victims obtain justice nationwide.
The intersection of criminal law, federal civil statutory remedies, state law, Title IX, copyright, defamation, privacy rights, and criminal restitution makes this a challenging and unique area of the law requiring skilled litigators and creative thinkers.
Our founder, James R. Marsh, has over 30 years experience advocating for children, victims, and survivors in state and federal trial courts, federal circuit courts across the country, the United States Congress and state legislatures, and the United States Supreme Court. The organization he founded in Washington, DC—the Children’s Law Center—has helped over 40,000 at-risk and vulnerable children receive free legal advocacy over the past 25 years. James is also the board chair of Philadelphia based Child USA, a think tank headed by Marci Hamilton, which conducts research based public policy advocacy for children nationwide.
The Marsh Law Firm has been instrumental in passing major laws on behalf of victims and survivors of childhood sexual abuse including the federal Amy Vicky and Andy Act, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act, the States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), Masha’s Law, and New York’s Child Victim’s Act. Our firm created the Children’s Justice Fund to serve victims of child trafficking, child sex abuse, online child sexual exploitation, and child pornography.
All the lawyers at the Marsh Law Firm have the experience and skills necessary to help victims rebuild their lives with dignity and respect. We pride ourselves in representing one client at a time with personal service and the individual attention necessary to obtain justice.
April Every Month is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
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Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) Sexual Assault Hotline
Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.
Resources for Victims and Survivors