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San Diego Sex Trafficking Attorneys

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How Can a San Diego Human Trafficking Attorney Help You?

Sex trafficking survivors deserve justice and compensation. However, fear of retaliation and emotional trauma could prevent a victim from speaking up. But you are not alone this time. 

Human trafficking is an assault against our shared humanity. It involves the recruitment, transportation, harboring, or exploitation of individuals through force, fraud, or coercion. Usually these crimes are committed for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sex acts. Human trafficking is a serious violation of human rights.

At Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire in San Diego, our skilled attorneys help sexual abuse and sex trafficking survivors understand their rights and seek justice. Our law firm has a remarkable record of success in the cases we have taken. This includes a notoriously long and complex case against, where attorney John J. O'Brien obtained an award result of approximately $20 million for 22 young women deceived into participating in commercial sexual acts.

All of our hard work and actions are driven by the sole purpose of contributing to making the lives of our clients and community better. Our team of compassionate, experienced trial lawyers are ready to fight for you.

Contact us at (619) 236-9363 today for a free, fully confidential consultation. We know what it takes and the difficulties we will face, but we stand ready to assist you.

What Kinds of Cases Can San Diego Sex Trafficking Attorneys Handle?

San Diego sex trafficking attorneys are equipped to handle a range of cases related to sex trafficking. Here are some examples:

  • Victim Representation: Attorneys can represent victims of sex trafficking, offering legal support and advocacy throughout the legal process. This includes helping survivors of sex trafficking understand their rights, providing protection, and seeking compensation for damages.
  • Civil Litigation: Attorneys can file civil lawsuits on behalf of victims against traffickers, establishments that facilitate trafficking, or other parties involved in the exploitation. These lawsuits can seek damages for physical, emotional, and financial harm caused by trafficking.
  • Immigration Issues: In San Diego and other California border cities, many victims of sex trafficking are immigrants who may face immigration challenges. Contact a lawyer if you have any immigration questions or concerns.

Our attorneys at Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire in San Diego advocate for stronger anti-trafficking laws and policies. We participate in community outreach programs to raise awareness about sex trafficking, and collaborate with organizations fighting against human trafficking.

Our first priority, however, is in supporting our clients above all else. On your behalf, we will work to hold traffickers accountable, and work towards compensation and other legal outcomes that help improve your future.

What Does a San Diego Human Trafficking Lawyer Do For Your Case? (3 Key Tasks)

A San Diego human trafficking lawyer from Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire plays a vital role in advocating for victims and pursuing justice. 

Here are three key tasks we may undertake for your case:

  1. Case Investigation: We begin by conducting a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding your trafficking incident. This may involve gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and reviewing relevant documentation.
  2. Claim Filing: We next assist in filing legal claims against traffickers, businesses, or individuals involved in the human trafficking operation. This can include civil lawsuits seeking compensation for damages such as physical injuries, emotional trauma, and financial losses.
  3. Survivor Representation: Throughout the legal process, we act as your representative, advocating for your best interests during negotiations and court trial hearings (if trial is necessary).

Our San Diego human trafficking lawyers at Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire are dedicated to protecting your rights as a victim and survivor. 

In addition to our legal services, we can also help connect you with support services such as counseling, shelters, and community resources to address your physical and emotional well-being. Contact Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire at (619) 236-9363 to discuss what we can do to help you right away, and long-term.

What Good Can Come from a San Diego Human Trafficking Lawsuit?

In a San Diego human trafficking lawsuit, several types of compensation may be pursued to provide restitution and support for victims. 

Here are some common types of compensation sought in human trafficking lawsuits:

  • Economic Damages: This includes compensation for financial losses incurred as a result of trafficking. These may include lost wages, medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and any other out-of-pocket expenses directly related to the trafficking experience.
  • Non-Economic Damages: These are damages that do not have a direct monetary value but are intended to compensate for intangible losses. Examples include pain and suffering, emotional distress, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and trauma caused by the trafficking ordeal.
  • Punitive Damages: In cases where the trafficker's conduct was particularly egregious or malicious, punitive damages may be awarded. These damages are meant to punish the defendant and deter others from engaging in similar illegal activities.
  • Restitution: Victims may be entitled to restitution, which is a court-ordered payment by the defendant to cover the victim's financial losses or expenses directly resulting from the trafficking, such as medical treatment, counseling, or vocational training.
  • Attorney's Fees and Legal Costs: In some cases, victims may be awarded attorney's fees and litigation costs if they prevail in their lawsuit. This is intended to offset the expenses of legal representation and pursuing the case through the legal system.

It's important to note that the specific compensation awarded in a human trafficking lawsuit will depend on various factors, including the evidence presented, and the strength of the legal argument presented by your lawyer. 

Our experienced San Diego human trafficking attorney can help you understand your rights, and pursue the appropriate compensation based on your needs.

Contact Compassionate San Diego Human Trafficking Lawyers

Laws around sex trafficking are complex, which is why our priority is to learn about your case so we can assist you in understanding your rights and securing what you’re owed. The attorneys at Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire strive to become part of the solution to positively impact our community in California.

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Why Hire Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire 

We have years of experience in representing the rights of adults and children who have been sexually exploited for commercial purposes. Take the first step on the road to recovery, justice, and closure. Schedule a free consultation through our secure online form or call (619) 236-9363 to learn more about your options. We will be straightforward with the evaluation of your case, and you will owe us no upfront fees — we are only paid if we win compensation for you first.

As a survivor, you have the option to file a civil lawsuit against the perpetrators and those who assisted them. The choice to pursue legal action can help secure compensation for a better, safer future. Your lawsuit can also help save others from all that you have suffered. We at Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire are here to help.


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