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Childhood Sexual Assault Statute of Limitations in California

Guidance from California Childhood Sexual Assault Lawyers

On October 13, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed California Assembly Bill 218, which significantly expanded the legal rights of survivors of childhood sexual assault. This is a historic time for the legal rights of courageous survivors of childhood sexual assault and provides a unique opportunity for survivors to seek justice and accountability through the civil justice system.

Statute of Limitations for Childhood Sexual Assault Civil Claims

California Assembly Bill 218 suspended the statute of limitation for three calendar years (January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2022) and allows a survivor of childhood sexual assault, regardless of their age, to file a civil complaint against the perpetrator of the childhood sexual assault and the perpetrator’s employer.

After December 31, 2022, survivors of childhood sexual assault must file their civil complaint before their 40th birthday or within five years of the date the survivor discovers or reasonably should have discovered that psychology injury or illness was caused by the childhood sexual assault.

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At the Law Offices of Joseph C. George, Ph.D., we focus all of our efforts on helping survivors of childhood sexual assault primarily in the state of California.

You can trust our childhood sexual assault lawyers in California to provide you with the strong representation you deserve. Don't risk losing your legal right to seek compensation from your abuser, from the institution that allowed the childhood sexual assault to happen, or from those who covered up the childhood sexual assault or could have prevented the childhood sexual assault. Servicios de Traducción en Español Disponibles.


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  • Ph.D in Psychology

    Joseph C. George earned a Ph.D. in psychology and was an active duty clinical psychologist in the United States Air Force for 12 years.

  • Decades of Experience

    Collectively, our legal team has more than 30 years of trial experience in fighting for the rights of Californians.

  • Well-Rounded Team

    Attorney Joseph George Jr. is a former deputy district attorney; Attorney Maricar Pascual was the national champion in appellate advocacy

  • Honest Communication

    We value each of our clients; everyone deserves respect and clear communication. We never leave our clients in the dark.