I got the privilege of being awarded alongside Mr. Bauer.
Erik Bauer is a Tacoma Attorney with over 30 years of experience practicing law out of his home base in Tacoma, Washington. His practice has focused on representing abused children, and adults who were abused as children, in successful lawsuits against the perpetrators and other responsible entities. Mr. Bauer has tried a variety of cases in State and Federal Courts, ranging from death penalty murder cases to personal injury claims.
Mr. Bauer's work has assisted in the recent national public attention on child sex trafficking in America.
Recently, Mr. Bauer was highly focused on a series of cases involving minor plaintiffs in lawsuits against Backpage.com, a website devoted to prostitution advertisements. Backpage has enjoyed remarkable success in providing a nationwide forum for pimps to promote for sale, their victims of human sex trafficking. Backpage makes over 37 million dollars per year in revenue from their human trafficking website. Multiple state legislatures have passed laws attempting to stymie Backpage’s ability to advertise sex trafficking victims.
Backpage has successfully sued these states, thus preventing the enforcement of these laws claiming immunity under a Federal Statute. (CDA § 230)
We highly recommend you to watch the documentary I Am Jane Doe to see the tenacity of Eric and his team to continue fighting for justice!