Sexual Assault: Healing the Pain

Many survivors of sexual assault are seeking closure, a way to heal, a way to move forward — often years after the abuse. They need a safe place where they can discuss their legal options with lawyers who have a special expertise in, and understanding of, their situation.

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Sexual Assault: Healing the Pain

Many survivors of sexual assault are seeking closure, a way to heal, a way to move forward — often years after the abuse. They need a safe place where they can discuss their legal options with lawyers who have a special expertise in, and understanding of, their situation.

 Read More >

Sexual Assault: Healing the Pain

Many survivors of sexual assault are seeking closure, a way to heal, a way to move forward — often years after the abuse. They need a safe place where they can discuss their legal options with lawyers who have a special expertise in, and understanding of, their situation.

 Read More >

Sexual Assault: Healing the Pain

Many survivors of sexual assault are seeking closure, a way to heal, a way to move forward — often years after the abuse. They need a safe place where they can discuss their legal options with lawyers who have a special expertise in, and understanding of, their situation.

 Read More >

Grenville Christian College Class Proceeding
Our firm and McKenzie Lake are co-counselling this class action by former students, against the Grenville Christian College. For more information, please click here.

Cases to Watch

Jul 10, 2019

Former TVDSB vice principal Michael George Dennis accused of sexual relationship with student

The Ontario College of Teachers is moving forward with a disciplinary hearing for a former St. Thomas vice principal whom they accuse of having a romantic relationship with a female student.  The professional misconduct allegations again...

Jun 27, 2019

Charges against Prince Edward County Children’s Aid Society executive director Bill Sweet regarding sexual abuse in foster homes he was responsible for.

Sweet is currently facing 10 counts of criminal negligence causing bodily harm and 10 counts of failing to provide the necessities of life. Sgt. Carolle Dionne, provincial media relations co-ordinator for the OPP, said his charges stemmed not because he fostered any children of his own but because he oversaw a Children’s Aid Society where several foster children were abused.

News & Media

Jun 04, 2019

Loretta Merritt quoted in the Law Times about mediations being the best way to respond to allegations of sexual misconduct

Mediation and other less adversarial methods continue to be the best ways to respond to allegations of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual abuse, say lawyers.

Apr 17, 2019

Former Kingsville fire chief Robert Kissner convicted of nine sex-related charges- Kissner used his position as fire chief to groom subordinates, some of whom were high school co-op students

A former local fire chief is likely facing some jail time after being convicted of sex-related offences. Former Kingsville Fire Chief Robert Kissner was found guilty of five counts of sexual assault and four counts of sexual exploitation, in a jud...

Loretta Merritt

Loretta Merritt is one of the few lawyers in Ontario who has more than 25 years of  experience representing men, women and children in sexual assault and abuse lawsuits. She has obtained settlements for hundreds of clients and has received recognition and awards including Best Lawyers in Canada and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal, in recognition of her contributions to Canada and work in representing abuse survivors. Read more