The Supreme Court of Maryland will decide upon the constitutionality of the Maryland Child Victim’s Act in the coming days impacting numerous child sex abuse lawsuits across the state.

  • The Baltimore Sun’s Alex Mann spoke with Jonathan Schochor about what to possibly expect from the state’s highest court as victims continue to seek justice from their abusers. Read the article here.
  • NBC 4 in Washington DC picked up Jonathan Schochor’s quote. Read the article here.

Baltimore Sun – As the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s bankruptcy moves forward, sex abuse survivors in Maryland may finally have their long-awaited opportunity to have their painful testimonies heard in court. A bankruptcy judge will decide if the victims’ stories may be heard in court during the proceedings as Jonathan Schochor describes the expected testimony to be extraordinarily emotional and unburdening for the victims. Read more.

Sex abuse survivors across Maryland are celebrating a major legal victory as a Prince George’s County Circuit Court judge ruled that a class action lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Washington can move forward. The court upheld the constitutionality of Maryland’s Child Victims Act allowing victims to come forward and seek justice against their abusers. Media outlets across Maryland turned to Jonathan Schochor from Schochor, Staton, Godberg and Cardea, P.A. to help explain what the victory means for victims and their fight for justice.  

Jonathan Schochor offers his expertise on what we may expect from the first hearing in the Archdiocese of Washington litigation regarding the Maryland Child Victims Act. Read more

Schochor, Staton, Goldberg and Cardea, P.A. and Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC to Oppose the Archdiocese of Washington’s Motion to Dismiss its Class Action Lawsuit in Upcoming Hearing. Read More

The Maryland Federal Bankruptcy Court has set a deadline of May 31, 2024 for survivors of Sexual Abuse to file their claims. Contact us so we may assist you in filing your claim properly!

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Jonathan Schochor, founding partner and chairman of Schochor, Staton, Goldberg and Cardea, P.A. joined Today with Dr. Kaye on WEAA-FM to discuss the new Maryland law that eliminates statute of limitations for sex abuse civil lawsuits.

Lawyers for church abuse survivors set to defend Maryland’s Child Victims Act….
“We fervently believe that it’s not a statute of repose, that it’s a statute of limitations,” said Jonathan Schochor, whose firm represents the plaintiffs in the Prince George’s County lawsuit. “The legislature on numerous occasions has retroactively changed the statute of limitations, which this clearly is. Therefore, the Archdiocese of Washington has no constitutionally protected interest.” Read the story here.

As the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s bankruptcy navigates through the legal process, the court has selected a group of sexual abuse victims who will negotiate a settlement for hundreds of fellow victims as part of a creditors committee. Schochor, Staton, Goldberg and Cardea’s Jonathan Schochor is one of the few attorneys assisting in the process. He spoke with The Baltimore Sun to explain how the creditors committee will work to seek justice for victims. Read the story here

We are proud to share that our client has been appointed to the Creditors’ Committee, in the bankruptcy proceedings involving the Archdiocese of Baltimore, representing one of only seven survivors from a pool of hundreds. Our Firm is one of only six Firms to provide legal counsel to the Committee as we work toward resolving the Baltimore Archdiocese Bankruptcy for the collective benefit of all survivors. We are honored to provide counsel to our client on the Committee and extend our encouragement to all survivors to step forward and contact us for representation in this tragic matter.

As hundreds of sex abuse victims across Maryland try to repair their lives and seek justice in court from their abusers in the clergy, what does the Archdiocese of Baltimore filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection now mean to those abuse survivors? Jonathan Schochor from Schochor, Staton, Goldberg and Cardea, and Andrew Janet from Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC share their expertise in a powerful co-authored op-ed in The Baltimore Sun entitled, The Hypocrisy of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
Read the full commentary here.