Can you file a lawsuit and still remain anonymous?January 3, 2022
Attorneys are often asked if it is possible to file a lawsuit and remain anonymous.
The short answer is likely yes. Often persons who have been victims of sexual abuse or other cases where mentioning their names may potentially cause them more harm are allowed to proceed under fictitious names, such as Jane Doe or John Doe.
In some cases the court may grant privacy or protective orders, even going so far as to issue a gag order, which prohibits the parties from talking about it to the media. Preventing attorneys and other parties from sharing what they learned in the case with others.