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Bernard Allard

Cerri, Boskovich & Allard, LLP | San jose, California, United States

A lawyer since 1995


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Cerri, Boskovich & Allard, LLP
96 North Third Street #620, San jose, California, United States 95112-5572
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B. Robert Allard, an attorney in San Jose, California, dedicates his career to battling sexual abuse in youth organizations. His legal endeavors spotlight institutions failing to shield children from harm. Allard’s practice covers a range of abuse scenarios, including sports and educational settings, aiming to reform child protection standards.

His legal acumen has led to significant court victories and policy shifts, particularly in the realm of athlete safety within the Olympic Movement. Allard's influence extends beyond the courtroom, contributing to legislative advancements and policy reforms aimed at eradicating child abuse.

Esteemed for his advocacy, Allard has garnered recognition as an attorney of the year multiple times, reflecting his impact on public justice. His efforts have catalyzed change, prompting institutions to adopt stringent child protection measures.

Allard’s litigation against USA Swimming catalyzed nationwide reform in child protection protocols. His initiatives, like expanded background checks and mandatory abuse training, aim to forge safer environments for children.

Through his legal battles, Allard has championed the rights of abuse victims, challenging laws that hinder justice. His work with lawmakers has led to significant legal reforms, including the elimination of statute limitations for abuse cases and the enforcement of transparency in sexual abuse settlements.

Allard’s legal prowess has been instrumental in high-profile cases across various states, targeting institutions like Ohio State University and USA Taekwondo. His relentless pursuit of justice has brought accountability to organizations and relief to victims.

Local cases in California further illustrate Allard’s commitment to child safety, targeting school districts and private entities where abuse has occurred. His legal actions have not only secured compensation for victims but also prompted systemic changes in child protection practices.

Educated at the University of San Francisco Law School, Allard’s legal journey began in 1995. His professional affiliations with prominent legal organizations underscore his standing in the legal community, reinforced by a slew of accolades and an enduring commitment to justice and reform.


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Santa Clara County, Attorney of the Year, 2007-01-01Santa Clara County, Attorney of the Year, 2009-01-01 The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2010-01-01