Father Linus Kopczewski
Diocese of Buffalo
Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father Linus Kopczewski:
Father Linus Kopczewski was ordained a priest of the Franciscan order in 1965. According to media reports, in November 2018, his name was included in the Diocese of Buffalo’s updated list of priests with substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor. The Diocese added 36 additional names including 20 diocesan priests and 16 religious order priests, who have at least two substantiated complaints against them. The original list was published in March 2018.
Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo and throughout New York. The Diocese of Buffalo filed for federal bankruptcy protection in February 2020. Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Buffalo may be entitled to file a claim against the Diocese in these bankruptcy proceedings, but very strict filing deadlines apply. Most victims of abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo will never be able to take action against the Diocese of Buffalo if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.