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Sex Abuse Victims

Compassionate Honolulu Legal Team Representing Victims of Sexual Abuse

Recent news headlines have been about workers, students, and minors who have been sexually abused and molested by co-employees, supervisors, teachers, coaches and people in positions of trust.

While the perpetrators are often dealt with in the criminal system, the victims of these crimes are rarely compensated for the hurt, embarrassment, and trauma they have been made to bear, sometimes for years. But more importantly, the employers of these perpetrators have not been held accountable for their negligent hiring, supervision, and failure to take appropriate and timely action to prevent these abuses from happening. These abuses occur because of a system failure of the school, the church, or the place of employment. Such system failures need to be corrected to prevent future abuse and molestation.

Seek Advice From a Hawaii Sexual Abuse Lawyer

As a former deputy prosecuting attorney for the City and County of Honolulu, Roy Chang has had extensive experience in working with the victims of sexual assaults, and has tried and convicted the perpetrators of these crimes.

Shim & Chang has represented victims of school and workplace sexual abuse and molestation. Our experience and sensitivity to these issues can help you or your family during these difficult time. Call us for a free consultation.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an sexual abuse case, please contact our offices in Honolulu to schedule a free initial consultation at a time convenient for you. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

Please be advised that we do not handle workplace harassment or gender discrimination cases.

  • "Shim & Chang were committed to helping my son no matter how long it took. They got the settlement we needed to take care of him for the rest of his life."

Verdicts & Results

The Estate of Mark Tokuyama v. City and County of Honolulu Jury awarded $953,114.57, which at the time was the highest award ever for a drowning case.

  • Death of a mother due to a hospital error

    $7 Million medical malpractice settlement.

  • Brain injury suffered by a teenager in a motor vehicle crash

    $6.5 Million settlement.

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Roy K. S. Chang

With more than 30 years of practical and trial experience handling all types of personal injury cases, Roy K. S. Chang has molded Shim & Chang into a highly creative and innovative law firm that honors the Hawaiian spirit of aloha. He has achieved an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys, indicating…

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Harvey M. Demetrakopoulos

With his unique name and background, Harvey M. Demetrakopoulos' character and experience have greatly added to the creative and innovative approach of Shim & Chang. He has been with the firm since 1996, exclusively handling personal injury cases. Raised in Honolulu, Harvey graduated from Kaimuki High School and attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa…

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Alvin Tong Shim, Founder of Shim & Chang In Memoriam of Alvin Tong Shim, November 10, 1923 - June 24, 2006 The Spirit of Aloha Born in Wailuku, Maui on November 10, 1923, Alvin Tong Shim was the second child and first son of Henry and Helen Shim. As a young boy, he earned money…

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