Few things are more powerful than faith. And few things are more devastating than when that faith is abused. On this episode of Thread of Evidence, Dr. Joni Johnston talks with John D. Winer, an attorney who has prosecuted numerous cases of sexual abuse by religious leaders. During the interview, they explore topics such as how victims typically come forward, how he evaluates the credibility of individuals who come forward, and how the legal process can help victims feel empowered after a life time of shame and suffering. Dr. Joni then talks to two victims of sexual abuse by a former church leader, who talk about their experiences and how they found the courage to speak out and to get justice.
John D. Winer is recognized statewide by his colleagues as an outstanding litigation and trial attorney. He has obtained record-setting verdicts and settlements over the last 34 years. Mr. Winer is frequently asked to lecture to other attorneys in his areas of specialty and emphasis including wrongful death, serious personal injury, psychological injury, employment litigation, psychotherapist malpractice, healthcare provider sexual abuse, workplace sexual harassment, elder abuse, traumatic brain injury and catastrophic injury cases. Image: NYT