Jeff Herman is a dedicated civil lawyer who represents the interest of survivors of sex crimes. But he did not view himself committing his professional life to his career path. He went to law school to study commercial law, but Jeff neither had the rewards and satisfaction he hoped for in representing the interests of businesses.
It all changed twenty years ago when the parents of a four-year-old came to him for help after alleging their child claimed that Mr. Dan had inappropriately touched the child. Mr. Dan served as a volunteer in a pre-school that catered for autistic children.
It was this case that moved him to start helping children by holding institutions accountable for those they are mandated to serve. Often, these institutions have regional oversights that lack the framework of hiring professional personnel who are in frequent contact with children. By revealing such crimes, Jeff Herman voices the cry of vulnerable children. Since then, he has never had a better way of using his professional training.
According to Jeff, there are some ways that parents can prevent the occurrence of sex crimes against children:
• Talking to the child about sex crimes and the likely predators
• Speaking to the child on the internet and how it’s a haven for sex predators
• Knowing how to protect the child when away from home (theme parks and cruise ships)
• Taking immediate action when they [parents] suspect an adult is inappropriately touching their child
About Jeff Herman
He is a nationally-recognized advocate and lawyer who represents sex crime victims and survivors of sexual exploitation. He operates from Herman Law, his Boca Raton-based legal firm.
Jeff is particularly known for unveiling the clergymen involved in a sexual abuse case at the Archdiocese of Miami, as well as many other dioceses in the country. In 2011, he was awarded the $100 million-verdict landmark by a client whom he represented after being sexually abused by a clergyman.
Jeff Herman is a law graduate student who attended the University of Arizona where he obtained a Bachelor of Science. Between 1983 and 1985, he went to the Case Western Reserve University (Law School) where he got his Doctorate of Law certificate.