Practice Areas

Child Sexual Abuse

I use the skills and experience I have developed in almost three decades of advocating for children to hold accountable in a court of law not only the individuals who have perpetrated these horrific acts of abuse, but also the organizations and institutions who have employed them. A civil lawsuit will not erase the chronic emotional pain caused by molestation, however it is the best method our society has chosen to redress the injury caused by sexual abuse.

Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America have provided a valuable experience to generations of boys, however during this same period of time, the Boy Scouts of America have had a continuous problem with child molesters infiltrating their ranks of adult volunteers and scoutmasters.

I have  represented numerous young and older men who were sexually abused as Boy Scouts. Through my work, I have developed a thorough understanding of the Boy Scouts of America as an organization, its national structure and its history in addressing sexual abuse.

Religious Institutions

Sexual abuse by a religious leader represents an exploitation of the sacred trust and respect a child—and the child’s parents—has for both the leader and the religion itself. While there has been well-deserved media scrutiny concerning sexual abuse of youth by Roman Catholic priests over the last few years, it is critical to realize that the molestation o is also perpetrated by leaders in many other religious groups.

In addition to representing numerous victims of Catholic priest abuse as well as victims Catholic lay ministers, I have  worked on behalf of abuse victims in the Orthodox Jewish community, Jehovahs Witnesses, the Mormon Church  and those in various Protestant churches.

Schools and Teachers

Teachers wield tremendous power and control over their students. While the vast majority do a good job in educating and guiding children, there are some who exploit the trust they’re placed in and they sexually abuse their students.

I have represented sexually abused students and their parents throughout the nation and to redress the wrongs done to them by their teachers and schools.

Criminal Defense Work

Patricide and Matricide Cases

When a child is charged with killing a parent, it is a profound family tragedy of unimaginable proportions.  The sad reality is that the overwhelming majority of children, teenagers and young adults who kill their mothers or fathers do so as a direct response to extreme family dysfunction which usually manifests itself in the form of the child being sexually, physically or psychologically abused.  Because patricides and matricides occur so infrequently in the U.S, it is important to have an attorney who has experience in understanding and defending these cases. To the best of my knowledge, I have worked on more patricide and matricide cases than any other attorney in the United States.

If you are a loved one, relative, friend or associated in any other way with a person has been charged with killing their mother, father or guardian, please contact m. The first consultation is free and confidential.


Domestic Violence and Battered Persons Homicides

These cases include battered or abused women charged with killing their husbands or partners, elderly persons charged with killing those who have abused them, and teenagers and young adults charged with killing those who have sexually or physically assaulted them.

Paul Mones understands that at the heart of defending these homicides is a thorough understanding of the complex emotional and psychological dynamics that lead to these homicides. If you have been charged with killing someone who has physically or sexually abused you, please contact Paul Mones. The first consultation is free and confidential.

Paul Mones serves clients in Oregon, Massachusetts and California where he is admitted to practice law. He also has cooperative relationships with other attorneys around the nation and through pro hac vice admissions, can provide assistance to victims and accused persons in other states. For more information, please contact Paul using his online contact form.