Attorney for Cranbrook Sexual Abuse Claims


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Goodman Acker

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Cranbrook Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Recently, administrators at Cranbrook School admitted sexual abuse perpetrated by a past faculty member harmed young students from 1946 to 1961. If you’re a former student seeking to bring a Cranbrook sexual abuse claim, you will want the help of Goodman Acker because we handled similar cases. Attorney Jordan B. Acker has extensive experience in this area, currently serving as a Regent at the University of Michigan, and he has experience working on sexual abuse cases associated with UM. He will be a highly trusted attorney for your Cranbrook sexual abuse claim.

Why You Should Trust Our Attorney for Cranbrook Sexual Abuse Claims

Our Team Has Experience with Cases Involving Sexual Abuse at School

We Have a Proven Record

At Goodman Acker, our track record of helping victims harmed by negligence and recklessness of other people is well-known. We take pride in helping victims receive the justice and the financial awards they should have. Some items that show why our past clients trust us and recommend us so highly include:

  1. Our team has more than 150 years collectively of legal experience.
  2. For cases we conclude, we have a 99% success rate.
  3. Our clients collectively have won millions of dollars in judgments.
  4. We make ourselves available to our clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  5. We understand that complex cases, such as the Cranbrook sexual abuse lawsuit, generate a lot of questions. We always strive to answer questions and return phone calls from our clients as quickly as possible.
  6. We offer a free consultation.
  7. We treat our clients like we would treat our own family.
  8. Local news organizations routinely feature us and count on us for expert information about legal topics.

Don’t hesitate to call us about your Cranbrook sexual abuse case. Our compassionate team understands that survivors want to seek justice in this case. We are ready to pursue that justice for you, starting today.

Who Can Bring a Cranbrook Sexual Abuse Claim?

The former faculty member accused of the Cranbrook faculty sexual abuse is now deceased. However, any former student who suffered abuse while attending the then-all-boys’ school has opportunity to hold the school accountable for its role in the abuse. Goodman Acker is ready to represent these victims. Trust that we will work hard to help you receive damages related to the sexual abuse at the Cranbrook School that happened to you.

Damages for Cranbrook Sexual Abuse Claim Cases

Even though it can be emotionally challenging, sexual abuse victims of all ages have opportunity to hold accountable their abusers and the organizations that allowed the abuse to happen. With the recent admission from the Cranbrook School of Bloomfield Hills, MI, about the alleged sexual abuse by a teacher at Cranbrook from decades ago, survivors may feel they can pursue legal action. Survivors of that abuse at what was then known as Cranbrook Boys’ Academy can seek damages from the school.

Our attorney for Cranbrook sexual abuse claims is ready to give you the professional representation you deserve. The team at Goodman Acker understands how difficult it can be to relive the abuse. Trust that we will help to guide you through this process as compassionately as possible, all while protecting your rights to seek damages.

For help with your claim of sexual abuse by a teacher at Cranbrook School, please reach out to the team at Goodman Acker today. Call 248-286-8100 for a free consultation.

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Facts in the Cranbrook Faculty Sexual Abuse Case

The Bloomfield Hills’ Cranbrook School sent an email to alumnus of the school in April 2022 that spells out past allegations of sexual abuse at Cranbrook School from a now deceased faculty member. Victims cannot seek justice against the deceased abuser, but they do have the opportunity to file a Cranbrook sexual abuse lawsuit to seek damages.

Some of the facts in this case include:
  • A male alumnus of the school alerted the school to the alleged abuse.
  • The alleged abuse involved a faculty member who was at the school from 1946 to 1961.
  • In the email, the school did not identify the faculty member.
  • The school hired an outside investigator, who found another alumnus who also reported alleged abuse.
  • There could be more victims of this alleged sexual abuse, as the school’s investigation is continuing.
  • No one currently employed at the school is part of the allegations.

Cranbrook School was an all-boys’ school from 1922 to 1985, when it merged with Kingswood to serve both boys and girls. These sexual abuse allegations date back to the time when Cranbrook was an all-boys’ school.

Talk to our legal team and see why we have a 99% success rate on concluded cases. Call us at 248-286-8100 to speak with an attorney.

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Did the School Know About the Sexual Abuse by a Teacher at Cranbrook?

Your Options for Making a Legal Claim Related to Sexual Abuse at Cranbook

Because the people who worked at Cranbrook School during the time of the alleged abuse no longer work at the school or are deceased, it is difficult to know with certainty whether school officials knew about the abuse at the time it was allegedly occurring. In the email sent to alumni about the Cranbrook sexual abuse claim, school officials claim that they learned about the abuse when an alumnus reported it to them recently.

Rather than focusing on whether current school officials knew, our attorney for Cranbrook sexual abuse claims prefers to focus on why the school officials did not either know about or stop the abuse at the time. We prefer focusing on holding the school accountable for its inability to keep its students safe from this alleged sexual predator. The school had a duty to the students to protect them and to make sure such abuses would not happen. You can hold the school accountable for its inability to either discover or stop alleged abuse through your claim against the school now.

What Exactly Could Be Part of a Cranbrook Sexual Abuse Claim?

Sexual abuse can take on a number of different forms, leaving victims with years and decades of mental and physical suffering. You have the right to seek a financial settlement that compensates you for these years of suffering.

In its letter to alumni, the school did not detail what types of sexual abuse allegedly took place during the time in question. If you are unsure whether you suffered sexual abuse while attending Cranbrook School of Bloomfield Hills, MI, some of the actions that the state of Michigan defines as sexual abuse and assault include:

  • Touching of genitals
  • Touching in a sexual manner
  • Forcing students to touch the abuser in a sexual manner
  • Groping over or underneath clothing
  • Sexual penetration
  • Sexual misconduct against students
  • Engaging in sexual acts in front of students
  • Manipulation of students to cause a sexual encounter


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    Contact Our Attorney for Cranbrook Sexual Abuse Claims Today

    Talking about sexual abuse that occurred against you decades ago is not an easy process. We understand that. It is important that you find an attorney for Cranbrook sexual abuse claims who has the experience to help you receive the award you should have.

    Just as importantly, you must be able to trust your attorney. You will be discussing sensitive matters with your attorney in this case and having a high level of trust in your representative is a must. You can count on our compassion and depend on our experience with cases involving sexual abuse at a school.

    At Goodman Acker, the testimonials from our past clients show the success we have in fighting as hard as we can to win the settlement you deserve.

    Our testimonials also show we will give you the compassionate care you need to work through the emotional challenges in a sexual abuse case.

    Our team never backs down from a tough fight, not when we are defending victims.

    You need us to give you our best effort, and we can guarantee that we will stand by your side and support you every step of the way. We will work tirelessly for your best outcome.

    When you are seeking a trustworthy attorney for Cranbrook sexual abuse claims, the team at Goodman Acker is ready to represent you. Call us at 248-286-8100 for a free consultation today.