Fr. James Wolfe – Diocese of Rochester

Father James Wolfe

Diocese of Rochester

James Wolfe Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1955

Retired: 1996

Died: 2002 

Assignment History:

  • St. Rita (Webster, NY)
  • Holy Spirit (Rochester, NY)
  • Our Lady of Lourdes (Brighton, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father James Wolfe:

Father James Wolfe served the Diocese of Rochester through his ministry at a number of parishes in Rochester, Corning, Canandaigua, Nunda, Greece, Pittsford, Avon, and Webster. In 2020, Fr. Wolfe was accused in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy while serving at Our Lady of Lourdes in Brighton, NY, in 1963. Fr. Wolfe retired in 1996. He died in 2002 at the age of 72.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Rochester.  The Diocese of Rochester in New York filed for bankruptcy protection in 2019.  Our lawyers are now offering free legal consultations to discuss a potential lawsuit and your other options as a survivor of sexual abuse by priests and other employees of the Rochester Diocese. Very strict filing deadlines have now been 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.   

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.