Br. Robert Gandara – Archdiocese of New Orleans

| Jun 4, 2020 | Abuser Profiles

Br. Robert Gandara

Archdiocese of New Orleans


Assigned as Follows:

  • St. Paul School (Covington, LA)
  • Kirwin High School (Galveston, TX)


Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Br. Robert Gandara:

According to a personnel file held by the Brothers of the Christian Schools order and several news articles, Robert Gandara was a counselor at a private high school and was accused of sexual misconduct in 1989. It was also reported that Brother Gandara worked in Galveston, Texas as a teacher at Kirwin High School during his career as well.

According to the lawsuit that was filed in 1989, he was accused of performing sexual acts on a boy who lived at St. Paul School in Covington. The police also filed their own charges and Gandara spent 9 months in jail. He was also placed on probation until 1995.

Robert Gandara left the Christian Brothers in March of 1994. He reportedly died in Maryland in 1996 at age 53.

In April of 2020, the Archdiocese of New Orleans filed for bankruptcy protection. As part of its bankruptcy, the Archdiocese of New Orleans will be reviewing and paying claims for anyone sexually abused by diocesan priests and lay employees. This will likely include claims filed on behalf of anyone whose case may be beyond the statute of limitations.


Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. The Archdiocese of New Orleans filed for federal bankruptcy protection in April 2020.  Our lawyers are now offering free legal consultations to discuss your legal options as a survivor of sexual abuse by priests and other employees of the New Orleans Archdiocese. Very strict filing deadlines will soon be set by the Bankruptcy Court. Most victims of abuse will never be able to recover damages if they miss this deadline, so please contact us to discuss your case today. Call us at 888-283-9922 or send an e-mail to [email protected]