Sexual Abuse Within the Catholic Church

Historic Day!!  New Law for Abuse Survivors Regardless of Current Age!!  On October 13, 2019, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 218, a new law that gives all survivors of childhood sexual abuse, regardless of their current age, a three year “window” to file a civil lawsuit for the abuse they suffered.  This “window” could be significantly shortened if a defendant files for bankruptcy, so please contact us right away for a free, confidential consultation to learn your options under this new law!!

The Associated Press published a story on the new law that features one of our attorneys, Michael T. Pfau, and one of our clients who survived abused in the Boy Scouts (he decided to speak out and be interviewed).  You can read the story by clicking here.

We represent dozens of people who survived sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in California.  The attorneys listed on this website have a significant amount of experience helping survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and we currently represent dozens of people who will be filing claims against the Catholic Church in California under the new law.  If you or someone you love was sexually abused by a priest or someone else associated with the Catholic Church, please contact us to learn about the new law and to ensure your rights are protected.  We provide a free, confidential legal consultation.

Below is a list of the Dioceses and Archdioceses of California.  If you click on their name you will be taken to a new page that has a list of priests and others who the Diocese or Archdiocese has identified as “credibly accused” of child sexual abuse.  We have represented dozens of people who were sexually abused by priests who were not identified as “credibly accused,” so do not be discouraged if the priest who abused you is not on one of these lists.  You should contact us and learn your legal options.

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