Practice Area | Sexual Abuse

Lyndsay A. Markley and her associates represent survivors of sexual abuse in civil cases against the individual and, often, the institution responsible for inadequate policies and procedures for preventing, detecting and reporting abuse, concealing abuse, or hiding sexual abusers.

​LAMLAW​ works to empower survivors of sexual abuse, to seek justice for the terrible harm done to them, and to create institutional change in organizations across the country that prevent future instances of sexual abuse. The survivors of Sexual abuse are often hesitant to come forward and hold their abusers accountable due to a sense of shame, fear and self-blame. Lyndsay A. Markley understands these fears and concerns and offers compassionate legal counsel in a confidential setting where the individual’s confidentiality is of the utmost importance throughout and after the case.

If you have been the victim of sexual abuse, exploitation or assault, you need a lawyer with experience handling these highly sensitive and emotional cases. Contact Lyndsay by phone at 312-523-2158 or email at for your free consultation

Program Abuse

Over the past several decades much has come to light about sexual abuse of the child participants of programs including the Boys and Girl Scouts, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of America and many other institutions. Currently, Lyndsay represents a number of victims of sexual abuse that occurred during their participation in the United Airlines Believers Program, a scholarship and activity program run by several corporations for at-risk youth in Chicago during the 1990s. If you or your child was sexually abused during a program, contact LAM LAW to discuss your rights.

Clerical Sexual Abuse

For many years religious institutions have protected pastors, priests and clerics who have sexually abused innocent children and minors by failing to have in place or failing to follow policies and procedures to prevent, detect and report sexual abuse. Lyndsay Markley currently represents a number of victims of sexual abuse against the Archdiocese of Chicago for sexual abuse committed by priests.

Archdiocese of Chicago- Daniel McCormack (former priest)

In August of 2005, former Catholic priest, Daniel McCormack was arrested for sexually abusing a young boy during his tenure as priest of St. Agatha’s Parish in the North Lawndale Area of Chicago, a post that included coaching a basketball team and teaching students in the classroom. Both before and after this arrest, the Archdiocese of Chicago’s failure to implement effective policies and procedures resulted in the sexual molestation of many children. Lyndsay Markley is proud to represent many of these victims who are coming forward to hold this institution accountable and demand change once and for all.

Day Care or Nanny Abuse

It is every parent’s worst nightmare: the person or institution you entrusted to protect your child is harming them in some way. If your child was physically or sexual abused while at a day care center or by a nanny or sitter who is employed by an institution you may be able to successfully pursue a financial claim against them.

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Lyndsay A. Markley

Lyndsay’s career is dedicated to protecting the rights of victims. To date, Lyndsay has obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of her clients.

Lyndsay has handled cases involving sexual abuse, medical negligence, automobile/bicycle/trucking collisions, defective products and slips and falls.  To find out more about my current cases, please go to “News & Publications”

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Lyndsay A. Markley, Ltd.
150 N. Michigan Avenue Suite 800
Chicago, Illinois 60601
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