Meet Our Legal Team

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Leander L. James IV

Lee’s efforts on behalf of sexual abuse victims resulted in the $166 million dollar Northwest Jesuit settlement, and his work has established institutional protections for children. He and his team members work closely with victims who are navigating the effects of child sex abuse as adults. A former teacher, Lee’s deep sense of commitment produces positive results for the victims with whom he’s worked, earning them justice and compensation.

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Craig K. Vernon

A former Boy Scout (obtained his Eagle), Craig has a deep commitment to protecting children’s safety in the BSA. Craig has represented hundreds of survivors in claims against the Catholic Church, LDS Church, Mennonites, Boys Scouts and other large institutions. Craig’s deep commitment to the cause of justice for survivors has sent him to all corners of the United States championing the rights of child sex abuse victims.

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Patrick Noaker

With decades of experience, Patrick has an expertise in bringing lawsuits on behalf of people who have been sexually abused. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, for his work in winning multiple jury trial verdicts exceeding $1 million, and for winning millions more in settlements. Patrick has a history of aggressively going after sexual abuse predators and the institutions that protect them.

Stephen J. Nemec

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Brianna M. Espeland

Brady L. Espeland, attorney at James, Vernon & Weeks, P.A.

Brady L. Espeland