Have You Been Sexually Abused By A Catholic Priest Of The Diocese Of Phoenix? We Can Help.
If you have been sexually abused by a priest – or anyone else working in the Diocese of Phoenix – you may have a limited time to seek justice due to the recent passage of a new statute of limitations law that will allow anyone to file a lawsuit against the Diocese of Phoenix for a very limited time. Horowitz Law is now evaluating legal claims for anyone sexually abused by a priest, brother, nun, teacher, coach, or other lay employee of the Diocese of Phoenix. Contact us today at 855-485-1673 or reach out online to learn more.
For a limited time, anyone harmed by an employee of the Diocese of Phoenix can file civil lawsuits seeking justice for the lifetime of hurt and shame that is caused by childhood sexual abuse.
Due to the recent passage of a new statute of limitations law in 2019, anyone sexually abused as a child in the Diocese of Phoenix can file a lawsuit against the Diocese for the harm they suffered.
For a short time, a “window” as it is often called, will allow anyone sexually abused as a child in Arizona to file lawsuits against their perpetrators and the institutions that protected and enabled the abusers, even if the statute of limitations had previously run out on your case. That second-chance window is now open, but will only be open for a very limited time so it is important that you act now to discuss your legal options.
Once the window has expired, many clergy sexual abuse claims will be forever time-barred, meaning you can never take action again. Therefore, it is very important that you contact us today to determine your legal options against the Diocese of Phoenix and anyone else who has hurt you.
Our lawyers are among the most experienced in the country in cases of clergy sexual abuse – and experience matters when bishops have the toughest lawyers in America working hard to protect their secrets.
Sexual abuse by any member of the clergy is an egregious breach of trust. Adam Horowitz is among the most experienced attorneys in the country in representing persons sexually abused by priests from the Catholic church and clergy of many other faiths. Since 2000, the lawyers of Horowitz Law have handled hundreds of clergy sexual abuse cases involving various religious institutions, including Roman Catholic dioceses and religious orders nationwide. These cases have arisen in religious school, churches/parishes, seminaries, religious counseling, retreats, schools and other activities sponsored by religious institutions.
In these cases, the lawyers of Horowitz Law have often prevailed on complex issues involving statutes of limitations, the First Amendment, and the discovery of “confidential” records that the Catholic Church has tried to conceal for nearly a century in some cases. In fighting these battles, our attorneys have become very familiar with the church’s unique hierarchy, record-keeping policies, terminology, and defense tactics, and are often called upon by colleagues to consult on these matters.
Most importantly, we have become familiar with the unique challenges and needs of survivors of clergy sexual abuse – and their families – during the legal process. Your safety and well-being are always our first priority.
Through our own investigation, our team has identified 56 clergy in the Diocese of Phoenix who have been publicly accused of sexually abusing minors.
Truth is power. Through our own efforts, our lawyers have compiled what we believe is the most comprehensive list of priests and other clergy accused of sexual abuse of minors who have worked in the Diocese of Phoenix, and the list is expected to grow as more survivors come forward to speak their truth. So far, we have identified a staggering 56 clergy who worked in the Diocese of Phoenix who have been publicly accused of sexually abusing minors. In many cases, the men listed below were merely transferred from parish to parish after allegations arose, and left a long trail of victims across the Diocese of Phoenix.
The men we have identified are:
- Fr. Solomon Bandiho
- Fr. Russell Banner
- Fr. George Bredemann
- Fr. James Bretl
- Fr. Joseph Briceno
- Fr. Patrick Colleary
- Fr. Tim Conlon (Crosier)
- Fr. Jorge Cordova
- Fr. Adrian Cristobal
- Fr. John P. Doran
- Br. Neil Emon (Crosier)
- Fr. Laurence Florez (aka Lawrence Flores)
- Fr. Dale Fushek
- Fr. John Giandelone
- Fr. Charles Gielow (Claretian)
- Deacon Ronald Gonzalez
- Fr. Harold Graf
- Fr. Gavin Griffith (Franciscan Friar)
- Fr. Steven Henrich (Crosier)
- Fr. Joseph Henn (Salvatorian)
- Fr. Edward Henriques
- Fr. Joseph (Jose) Hurtado
- Fr. Marvin Knighton
- Fr. Louis Ladenburger (Franciscan)
- Fr. Sung Lam
- Fr. Paul LeBrun (Holy Cross)
- Fr. Karl LeClaire (Salvatorian)
- Fr. Mark Lehman
- Fr. Mark Liening (Franciscan)
- Fr. Joseph Lessard
- Br. Jorge Ortiz Lopez (Franciscan)
- Fr. Lawrence Lovell (Claretian)
- Fr. Saul Madrid
- Fr. Robert Marsicek (Salvatorian)
- Fr. Gates Martin
- Fr. Donald McGuire (Jesuit)
- Fr. Michael Minogue
- Fr. Harry Morgan
- Bishop Thomas O’Brien
- Fr. Richard Ohlemacher (Crosier)
- Fr. Thomas O’Rourke (Jesuit)
- Fr. Dennis Pecore (Salvatorian)
- Deacon Maxwell “Ron” Pelton
- Fr. Henry Perez (Marist)
- Fr. George Pirrung
- Bishop James Rausch
- Fr. Loren Riebe (aka Lawrence “Larry” Riebe)
- Fr. Wilputte Alanson “Lan” Sherwood
- Fr. John “Jack” Spaulding
- Fr. John T. Sullivan
- Fr. Philip Sunseri (Jesuit)
- Br. Richard Suttle (Claretian)
- Fr. Kenneth Van de Ven
- Fr. Donald Verhagen
- Fr. Carlton Whitten (Jesuit)
- Fr. Francis Zappitelli
Horowitz Law represents victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Phoenix in Arizona. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Arizona, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Phoenix now have legal options, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Arizona and nationwide. We can help.
Contact us at 855-485-1673 to discuss your options today.