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May 3, 2024
AB 933: Championing Survivor Rights in California
Learn about the groundbreaking AB 933 bill signed by Governor Newsom, designed to protect survivors from baseless defamation lawsuits.
April 1, 2024
Celebrities Accused of Sexual Assault
When a celebrity is accused of sexual assault, victims are maligned and survivors re-traumatized. A sexual assault lawyer can help survivors seek justice.
December 18, 2023
Spot the Signs Early: Things You Should Not Allow a Teacher or Coach to Do With Your Child
Protect your child from grooming behaviors from teachers or coaches. Recognize signs, report concerns, and consult a child sexual assault attorney for legal support.
October 13, 2023
Can You Charge Someone With Molestation Years Later in California?
If you're a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, the new California sexual assault statute of limitations has increased the time for you to bring legal action.
July 18, 2023
How to Recognize Grooming
Monitoring your child’s online activity is an important step that you can take to protect your family from online groomers.
June 29, 2023
Summer Camp Sexual Assault: Are Your Kids Safe?
Summer camp sexual assault affects a child's physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. A child sexual abuse attorney can help your family secure justice.
May 26, 2023
Sexual Abuse in California Prisons: Statistics and Facts
Sexual assault in prison statistics, facts, and what you can do to take back your power with the help of personal injury attorney Jessica Pride.
March 15, 2023
Jessica Pride Weighs in on National City Teacher Jacqueline Ma’s Re-Arrest
Attorney Jessica Pride weighs in on the re-arrest of National City teacher Jacqueline Ma regarding felony sex crime charges.
December 4, 2022
Victims No Longer by Mike Lew
Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse
November 21, 2022
Are Children at Increased Risk of Online Sexual Abuse?
Children may be at risk of online sexual abuse as they use the internet more. Contact us for legal representation if your family has been affected by.
November 9, 2022
What Do I Need to Know About Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes?
If you or an elderly family member have experienced sexual assault, abuse, or harassment in a nursing home or care facility, you have the right to seek justice.
October 27, 2022
California’s Lookback Window for Survivors of Child Sexual Assault Is Closing Soon
The lookback window in California that allows child sexual assault survivors the opportunity for justice is closing soon. Contact Jessica Pride before time runs out.
September 7, 2022
How to Recognize Sexual Abuse in Mental Health Facilities
Learn how to recognize sexual abuse in psychiatric facilities in Part 2 of our blog installment on the topic. Contact Jessica Pride for legal representation.
August 24, 2022
Jessica Pride Representing Multiple Survivors of Sexual Assault at FCI Dublin
Jessica Pride is representing several survivors of sexual assault at FCI Dublin. Contact Pride Law Firm for legal representation if you or a loved one were affected.
August 18, 2022
Sexual Assault in Psychiatric Facilities: Why Is It So Common?
Sexual assault in psychiatric facilities is rampant, but few know about it due to underreporting. Contact The Pride Law Firm if you need representation.
March 15, 2022
Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021
Learn more about the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 and what changes this brings for sexual assault survivors.
March 11, 2022
Crime Stories With Nancy Grace, Featuring: Jessica Pride
Attorney Jessica Pride joins the Crime Stories with Nancy Grace podcast. She discusses the Virginia Giuffre and Prince Andrew statutory rape accusation settlement.
February 25, 2022
Dr. Ranganath Pathak Charged With Sexual Misconduct
Dr. Ranganath Pathak is charged with sexual misconduct and gross negligence. If you were mistreated by Dr. Pathak or any other physician, contact The Pride Law Firm.
November 19, 2021
New Revelations in the Activision Blizzard Sexual Assault and Harassment Case
Legal action beginning in July of 2021 against the video game company Activision Blizzard has uncovered serious instances of abuse, rape, and suicide. Documents show that CEO Bobby Kotick knew about this mistreatment, and that the Human Resources department at Activision did nothing about numerous complaints for years.
November 19, 2021
Minors Cannot Consent
Minors cannot consent properly when it comes to sexual abuse and advances. Contact The Pride Law Firm for representation if you or a loved one were sexually assaulted.
September 17, 2021
Lawsuit Filed Over Sexual Abuse and Negligent Supervision at the Prestigious Francis Parker School
Pride Law Firm has filed a complaint against Francis Parker School regarding alleged sexual abuse of a student by former teacher and basketball coach, Miguel Cembrano.
August 3, 2021
The Activision Blizzard Games Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
The employee walkout at Activision Blizzard over harassment and racist abuse shows worker solidarity. Call the Pride Law Firm for legal advocacy in the workplace.
June 25, 2021
Ojai Boarding School Acknowledges Decades of Sexual Abuse Allegations
An Ojai boarding school acknowledged decades of sexual abuse allegations its adminstration covered up. Read our blog and contact us if you need representation.
May 18, 2021
5 Long-Term Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse can take many forms and may persist well into adulthood. Contact us for legal representation if you have a claim.
April 2, 2021
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) 2021
April 2021 is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and focuses on building safer online environments. Read our blog post to learn how you can participate.
September 10, 2020
Full-Circle: How I Became a Survivor Advocate
Christy Heiskala of The Pride Law Firm shares how she became the first survivor advocate at a civil law firm in this personal blog.
July 28, 2020
Attorney Jessica Pride Takes on CYT San Diego in Child Molestation Lawsuit
Sexual assault attorney Jessica Pride is set to face CYT San Diego for multiple allegations of child sexual abuse at the youth theater organization.
June 10, 2020
Every Survivor’s Story Makes a Difference
Christy Heiskala is a Survivor Advocate for The Pride Law Firm. After her experience with the civil litigation process, she decided to dedicate her life to helping victims and their families seeking civil justice.
May 22, 2020
FBI Warns of Child Sexual Abuse Material Displayed in “Zoom Hack” Incidents
The FBI warns of child sexual abuse material displayed in Zoom hack incidents. Contact The Pride Law Firm for representation for child sexual abuse matters.
February 27, 2020
The Pride Law Firm Adds the First In-House Survivor Advocate in the Country
Sexual abuse cases can be daunting to go through. The Pride Law Firm has hired the nation's first in-house survivor advocate to support and guide our clients.
December 20, 2019
Man Posing as a Del Mar Plastic Surgeon Charged with Sexual Battery
A sexual battery case was filed against a man posing as a Del Mar plastic surgeon. Contact Jessica Pride if you or a loved one were affected by this crime.
December 11, 2019
Mandatory Reporting and Child Sexual Abuse: Frequently Asked Questions
Mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse can help authorities investigate claims and prevent future assaults. Contact Jessica Pride for help filing a case.
November 20, 2019
California Expands Child Sexual Abuse Statute of Limitations Along With Other States
A child sexual abuse statute of limitations creates barriers for survivors to file suit. Read Jessica Pride's blog post to see how states are changing this.
October 24, 2019
When a Massage Becomes an Assault
Know the difference between appropriate conduct and massage sexual assault. The Pride Law Firm has helped countless survivors get justice.
October 15, 2019
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2019: Get Involved
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). If you are a domestic violence survivor, Jessica Pride can help you reclaim your voice.
October 2, 2019
Jessica Pride at the 20th Annual Tea & Tonic Fundraiser
Join Jessica Pride and the Center for Community Solutions at the 20th annual Tea & Tonic fundraiser event, featuring keynote speaker Zainab Salbi.
July 31, 2019
'What Were You Wearing' Display Comes to San Diego
A clothing exhibit showcases what sexual assault victims were wearing when they were attacked. See powerful images from the San Diego display in this blog.
June 3, 2019
California Statute of Limitations for Sexual Assault Could Change with New Bill
California Assembly Bill 1510 will extend the statute of limitations for survivors within a particular time frame. Read more about it here.
January 21, 2019
Multiple Leaders Arrested for Child Molestation in Youth Organizations
Arrests for child molestation have been made in Boy Scouts of America, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the YMCA among others. Get help if you know a victim.
January 20, 2019
Pride Law Firm Brings Civil Lawsuit Against Doctor
A disgraced doctor who escaped jail time in criminal court will now face sexual assault attorney Jessica Pride in civil court on behalf of his victims.
December 20, 2018
Doctor Sexual Assault: A New Bill to End Secrecy
Were you a victim of doctor sexual assault? You are not alone. Learn how attorney Jessica Pride can help you reclaim your life after an attack.
December 17, 2018
Acosta Helps Pedophile Epstein Escape Jail Time
US Attorney and Trump's Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta helps billionaire Epstein convicted of child sex crimes escape jail time. Read more here.
November 14, 2018
Google Meets Protest Demands to End Sexual Harassment Arbitration
Google is now promising to reform its processes for cases of harassment and discrimination. Click here to read the details.
September 27, 2018
Trial Lawyer Care - Lip Sync Challenge
The Pride Law Firm was proud to participate in the Trial Lawyer Care Lip Sync Challenge with a fun dance and lip-syncing routine. Watch the video here!
September 12, 2018
Thousands of Migrants Report Sexual Abuse While in Custody
Migrant sexual abuse in immigration detention centers is illegal and highly common. You have rights as a migrant. Learn how we can help you get justice.
September 4, 2018
Sexual Assault on Airplanes
Reports of sexual assaults on airplanes are rising. Contact Jessica Pride for representation if you or a loved one have been affected by airplane sexual assault.
August 21, 2018
Sexual Assault Rampant at Music Festivals
Sexual assault at music festivals is a serious problem worldwide. If you've been sexually assaulted at a music event, contact our attorneys for free legal advice.
July 27, 2018
Center for Community Solutions Inducts Jessica Pride as Board President
Sexual Assault Attorney Jessica Pride was recently inducted as board member of Center for Community Solutions (CCS). Learn about her contribution to sexual assault victims here.
April 12, 2018
'What Were You Wearing' Exhibit Addresses Myth Behind Sexual Assault
The 'What Were You Wearing?' exhibit shows the outfits several sexual assault surivors were wearing at the time of their attack to address a popular myth.
March 30, 2018
Woman Alleges Rape by La Jolla Restaurant Owner
A woman claimed she was drugged and raped during a job interview on the night of April 27, 2015 by a La Jolla, CA restaurant owner.
February 16, 2018
Jessica Pride Forms AAJ Sexual Assault Litigation Group
Read about how attorney Jessica Pride formed the Sexual Assault Litigation Group through the AAJ to help equip other attorneys in sexual assault cases.
December 21, 2017
Male Figures Accused of Sexual Assault in 2017: A Timeline
In 2017 we heard the voices of women who had suffered harassment, abuse and sexual assault at the hands of predators who would finally face justice.
December 19, 2017
TIME Names The Silence Breakers as 2017's Person of the Year
This year a group of women have been nominated by TIME magazine for the 2017 person of the year award after breaking their silence on sexual harassment.
December 2, 2017
#MeToo - My Story of Sexual Harassment
In the wake of the #metoo movement, Jessica Pride opens up about her story of sexual harassment. Click here to read more.
November 28, 2017
Massage Envy Faces Sexual Assault Claims From More Than 180 Women
Popular massage chain, Massage Envy stands accused of more than 180 claims of sexual assault, groping and sexual abuse by its therapists.
October 18, 2017
The Weinstein Scandal: Breaking the Silence Over Sexual Assault
The New York Times publicly announced that it found three decades worth of other undisclosed allegations against Mr. Weinstein. Read more here.
August 17, 2017
What The Taylor Swift Lawsuit Means for You
Taylor Swift sued her perpetrator for $1 after he touched her inappropriately. Read about why her case was symbolic and what it means for survivors.
July 12, 2017
What You Need to Know About Uber & Lyft Sexual Assaults
The experienced sexual assault team of Jessica Pride in San Diego, CA is dedicated to helping those who have been violated and wronged by ride share drivers.
March 24, 2017
Jessica Pride at the 18th Annual Tea & Tonic Fundraiser Featuring Terry Crews
As the event co-chair, Jessica Pride was amongst several sponsors, volunteers and community leaders at the Center for Community Solutions San Diego’s 18th annual Tea & Tonic.
December 12, 2016
Powerful 'It's On Us' Video Reveals How We Unintentionally Teach Rape Culture
Common sayings such as, "Boys will be boys" or, "He's just doing it because he likes you" are unintentionally spreading rape culture to our youth.
December 9, 2016
Safety For Undocumented Victims Of Sexual Assault
Are you an undocumented person who has suffered from harassment or assault? You have a right to seek justice. Contact The Pride Law Firm today.
November 16, 2016
What is Consent?
Consent is a hot topic this year, and people want to know how consent applies to physical relationships.
November 9, 2016
Sexual Assault on College Campuses
Learn more about sexual assault on college campuses and how you can stay safe or keep your child safe as they transition to college life.
August 23, 2016
Sexual Assault Education in California Schools
A new California law will require 7th and 12th graders to learn about sexual assault and sexual harassment during their sexual education classes.
July 14, 2016
14 Myths About Rape
There are many common myths about sexual assault and rape that we must work to dispel and help rape survivors overcome their assault.
June 16, 2016
One Victim's Story Brings A Rapist To Justice
The deeply personal words of one rape victim have stirred the nation and shined the spotlight on sexual assault, an issue often kept in the dark.
May 21, 2016
Yes Means Yes
Under California's Yes Means Yes Law each person is to get clear affirmative consent before sexual activity, and silence does not qualify as consent.
April 8, 2016
Understanding Your Rights: Criminal vs. Civil Law
Jessica Pride is a sexual assault attorney who wants all women to know their rights under the law. Read our blog for information that could help you.
March 18, 2016
A Patient’s Right to Privacy Violated
Patients have a right to privacy when it comes to doctors recording videos of any kind. Learn more about your rights as a patient in this blog.
March 6, 2016
Dental Assistant Charged with Oral Copulation and Sexual Battery
Dental assistant charged with oral copulation and sexual battery. Click to read the details here.
March 3, 2016
Uber Unsafe: The Hidden Dangers of Ride-Sharing
Consider the safety of your ride-share program. The Pride Law Firm works diligently to raise awareness and protect women who have been sexually assaulted.
February 26, 2016
Breaking the Silence on Abuse
We are proud to stand with pop superstar Kesha, who revealed years of abuse at the hands of her producer. Read more about her story in this blog.
January 21, 2016
5 Best Apps for Campus Safety
There are plenty of apps that can help in keeping you safe on and off campus. Here are 5 amazing apps designed to increase personal safety. Click for details.
December 9, 2015
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Disclosure Laws: How Do They Affect You?
The California code concerning STD laws is extensive. Health and Safety Code 120600 specifically states, “Any person who refuses to provide information, or who knowingly exposes a sex partner with an STD is guilty of a misdemeanor.”
October 29, 2014
Sexual Assault at the Hands of Your Doctor?
San Diego sexual assault attorney Jessica Pride writes about the rights of patients after a local doctor who allegedly sexually abused patients.
August 16, 2014
California Lawmakers Consider “Yes Means Yes” Law
California lawmakers are considering a bill to require affirmative consent before sexual activity on college campuses. Jessica Pride offers her take.
June 17, 2014
Resources for Sexual Assault Victims
San Diego attorney Jessica Pride shares a number of resources available locally to women who have been the victim of a sexual assault.
May 27, 2014
Jessica Pride on Campus Rape Myths at UCSD Campus
Over the course of the past year, “sexual assault” has become an all-too-familiar phrase on college and university campuses.
April 15, 2014
Riverside Third-Grader Accused of Sexual Assault
Alleged sexual assaults in a Riverside elementary school raise the touchy subject of charging a child criminally, as well as how schools can keep kids safe.
March 21, 2014
Immigrant Workers Take a Stand Against Workplace Assault
Immigrant workers in San Diego are especially helpless when sexually assaulted on the job. Many don't speak English and fear deportation if they speak up.
February 17, 2014
New White House Task Force on Campus Sexual Assault
President Barack Obama signed a memo to create a task force to address the staggering number of rapes that occur on college campuses across America. Read more here.
January 13, 2014
Three Years Later, High School Rape Victim Is Vindicated
In December 2010, during her senior year at Henderson High School, Rachel Bradshaw-Bean was raped. Three years following this incident, Rachel told her story to NBC News.
December 30, 2013
Military Sexual Assault Reports Rising
More military sexual assaults are being reported, as survivors are becoming less hesitant to come forward. Read on to learn more.
October 31, 2013
'Red' My Lips: It’s Not Your Fault
"Did you see what she was wearing? She flirted with him all night. She was wasted. She asked for it." We’ve heard it before -- and it’s all wrong. Rape is not about anything a survivor did or said. It’s about power, violence and domination.
September 20, 2013
'Filner Made it Very Clear How Powerful He Thought He Was'
Sexual assault allegations were brought against former San Diego mayor Bob Filner. Read our post to learn more.
August 8, 2013
You are not alone.
I believe you. I want to help you get justice. I care about and believe in my clients and am dedicated to fighting to end sexual violence.