Professional Abuse


When you entrusted your well-being to a professional such as a psychiatrist, a doctor, a therapist or a counselor, you no doubt did so because you were seeking help for a condition or problem such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic pain
  • Post-traumatic stress syndrome
  • Marital or family relationship challenges
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Any type of phobia

You may have sought help from a behavioral therapist or a marriage counselor in order to address a situation in your life that was causing instability and disturbance. What you did not want, need, expect or deserve was to suffer abuse from the professional who was supposed to help you get better or meet your special challenges.

Were you seduced, sexually attacked, physically abused, emotionally abused or otherwise taken advantage of in a harmful way through your relationship with a helping professional? Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard, P.C., can help you uncover and expose the truth. For many people who have been abused by a professional such as a therapist or a leader such as a teacher or coach, bringing legal action can be part of an important healing process.

Founded in 1976, our plaintiffs’ firm combines the talents of four highly skilled trial lawyers, each of whom has received the highest possible AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. Our attorneys handle professional abuse and neglect cases throughout Missouri and southern Illinois.

Missouri Professional Abuse Lawyer · Call 314-433-9131

Whatever harm you experienced by way of Missouri or Illinois therapist abuse, law firm Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard offers help to address the wrongdoing from our law offices in St. Louis. Doctor abuse? Lawyers at our law firm help the abused seek and recover compensation. Se habla español.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

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