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Ashley Pileika & Darren Wolf Represent Survivors in Lawsuit vs. Former LAUSD Teacher Michael Guzman

The Law Office of Darren Wolf, P.C. represents survivors Maria Barajas and Clarissa Vizcaino in a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Unified School District and former teacher and coach, Michael Guzman. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, Guzman was arrested earlier this month.

“An overarching objective of Maria and Clarissa in coming forward is to ensure what happened to them does not happen to others. The grooming, the trauma — the lifelong impact of child sexual abuse is real, and victims deserve justice,” said Ashley Pileika, an attorney for Barajas and Vizcaino. “We are grateful to the LAPD and [the L.A. County district attorney’s] office for prioritizing this case and the safety of children in the greater Los Angeles community.”

Prior to his arrest, Guzman taught for over thirty years in the greater Los Angeles area, including Woodrow Wilson High School in El Sereno; Torres High School - Social Justice Leadership Academy in East Los Angeles; Victor Valley High School; Victor Valley High School in Victorville; and Gabrielino High School in San Gabriel.


Our attorneys are committed to helping survivors of sexual abuse and holding school districts accountable for their negligence. We support survivors as they speak truth to power and seek to reclaim their story and right the injustices they have experienced. If you or a loved one is a survivor of sexual abuse, please call us anytime at 214-346-5355 or schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.


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