Tag: Diocese of San Jose

Fr. Gary Uhlenkott – Diocese of San Jose

Father Gary Uhlenkott

Diocese of San Jose (Jesuits)

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Ordained: 1980

Jail: 2018

Assignment History:

  • 1975-1977: Matteo Ricci College (Seattle, WA)
  • 1977-1980: Jesuit School of Theology (Berkeley, CA)
  • 1980-1982: St. Francis Xavier Church (Missoula, MT)
  • 1982-1986: St. Andrew House (Boston, MA)
  • 1986-2013: Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA)
  • 2013- Sacred Heart Jesuit Center (Los Gatos, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Gary Uhlenkott:

Fr. Gary Uhlenkott was ordained a priest in 1980. He was a professor of music at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, and also served in the Diocese of San Jose. According to media reports, in April 2013, Uhlenkott’s apartment was raided by federal agents with a warrant showing that he spent over $1600 over the span of 3 years on child pornography. He was removed from his job at Gonzaga University and sent to Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California.

In addition, documents say Uhlenkott admitted to receiving/downloading hundreds of child pornographic images of young boys from the Toronto Film Company but said he had never made any actual sexual contact with a minor child.

In February 2018, Uhlenkott pleaded guilty to child pornography in the 2nd degree. In May 2018, he was sentenced to 6 months in jail.  That same year, his name was included on the Jesuits West Province list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. It noted allegations of child sexual abuse related to child pornography reported in 2013.

Uhlenkott’s current whereabouts and whether he has access to children are unknown.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of San Jose in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of San Jose now have legal options due to a temporary change in the law, 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 California and nationwide. We can help. 

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Fr. Theodore St. Hilaire – Diocese of San Jose

Father Theodore St. Hilaire

Diocese of San Jose (Jesuits)

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Ordained: 1967

Dismissed: 1974

Assignment History:

  • 1967-1968: Alma College (Los Gatos, CA)
  • 1968-1969: Manresa Tertian House (Seattle, WA)
  • 1969-1972: St. Mary’s Mission Church (Omak, WA)
  • 1972-1973: Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA)
  • 1973-1974: St. Mary’s Mission Church (Omak, WA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Theodore St. Hilaire:

Fr. Theodore St. Hilaire was ordained a priest of the Oregon Province in 1967, who served in the Diocese of San Jose. He was also an assistant for Indian missions in Omak and East Omak, WA for many years. He left the order in the mid-1970s. According to media reports, in 2011, St. Hilaire’s name was included on the Oregon Province’s list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse.

In 2018, St. Hilaire was also included on the Jesuits West Province list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. It noted allegations reported in 2009 in reference to abuse of a minor that took place in 1971-1972. Information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims or the nature of the alleged sexual abuse is unknown.

Fr. St. Hilaire was dismissed in 1974. His current whereabouts and whether he has/had access to children are unknown.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of San Jose in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of San Jose now have legal options due to a temporary change in the law, 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 California and nationwide. We can help. 

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Fr. Charles A. Saalfeld – Diocese of San Jose

Father Charles Saalfeld

Diocese of San Jose (Jesuits)

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Ordained: 1946

Dead: 1978

Assignment History:

  • 1946-1947: Alma College (Alma, CA)
  • 1947-1948: Bellarmine Preparatory High School (Tacoma, WA)
  • 1948-1949: Manresa Hall (Port Townsend, WA)
  • 1949-1956: Marquette High School (Yakima, WA)
  • 1956-1957: St. Joseph’s (Italian) (Madison, WI)
  • 1957-1966: Monroe Catholic High School (Fairbanks, AK)
  • 1966-1973: St. Aloysius (Tanana, AK)
  • 1973-1974: Jesuit School of Theology (Berkeley, CA)
  • 1974-1978: Our Lady of the Snows (Nulato, AK)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Charles Saalfeld:

Fr. Charles Saalfeld  was ordained a priest of the Oregon Province in 1946, who served as a teacher in multiple parishes in Washington, Alaska and in the Diocese of San Jose. According to media reports, in the 2010 bankruptcy reorganization documents for Diocese of Fairbanks, there was one pending child sexual abuse claim against him. His name was included on the Diocese of Fairbanks list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse.

In 2018, Saalfeld’s name was included on the Jesuits West Province list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. It noted allegations reported in 2009 in reference to abuse of a minor that took place in 1974-1978. At the time of the abuse, he was assigned to Our Lady of the Snows in Nulato, Alaska. Information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims or the nature of the alleged sexual abuse is unknown.

Fr. Saalfeld died in 1978.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of San Jose in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of San Jose now have legal options due to a temporary change in the law, 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 California and nationwide. We can help. 

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

Fr. Edmund J. Robinson – Diocese of San Jose

Father Edmund Robinson 

Diocese of San Jose (Jesuits)

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Ordained: 1955

Dead: 2014

Assignment History:

  • 1955: Alma College (Los Gatos, CA)
  • 1955-1958: St. Paul’s Indian Mission (Hays, MT)
  • 1958-1959: Manresa Hall (Port Townsend, WA)
  • 1959-1962: St. Paul’s Indian Mission (Hays, MT)
  • 1962-1964: St. Ignatius (St. Ignatius, MT)
  • 1964-1966: St. Mary’s Indian Mission (Omak, WA)
  • 1966-1968: St. Paul’s Indian Mission (Hays, MT)
  • 1968-1972: St. Ignatius (St. Ignatius, MT)
  • 1972-1973: St. Mary’s Mission (Omak, WA)
  • 1973-1981: St. Ignatius (St. Ignatius, MT)
  • 1981-1984: Sacred Heart (DeSmet, ID)
  • 1985-1986: St. Luke’s (Woodburn, OR)
  • 1986-1988: St. Thomas the Apostle (Harlem, MT)
  • Unknown: St. Jude (Havre, MT)
  • 1988-1993: St. Joseph Regional Medical Center (Lewiston, ID)
  • 1993-2014: Regis Jesuit Community (Spokane, WA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Edmund Robinson:

Fr. Edmund Robinson was ordained a priest of the Oregon Province in 1955, who spent most of his career working at Indian Missions in Montana, Washington, Idaho, and in the Diocese of San Jose. According to media reports, in 2011, Robinson was accused of raping a 5-year-old girl in 1963 in St. Ignatius Mission, while he was serving in the Diocese of Helena. According to media reports, at least one of the plaintiffs in the civil suit filed by ten accusers alleged child sexual abuse by Robinson when he was assigned to St. Paul’s Mission Indian reservations in the 1950s and 1960s in Hays, Montana.

Robinson’s name was included on the Diocese of Helena 2015 list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. As of 2017, a total of 9 people, both men, and women have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse against Robinson.

In 2018, his name was also included on the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings list, as well as on the Jesuits West Province list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. It noted allegations reported in 2008 in reference to abuse of a minor that took place from 1959-1964, 1963-1965, 1966-1968, 1968-1972. 

Robinson died in 2014.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of San Jose in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of San Jose now have legal options due to a temporary change in the law, 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 California and nationwide. We can help. 

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

Fr. James E. Poole – Diocese of San Jose

Father James Poole

Diocese of San Jose (Jesuits)

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Ordained: 1953

Dead: 2018

Assignment History:

  • 1953-1954: Alma College (Los Gatos, CA)
  • 1954-1955: Seattle University (Seattle, WA)
  • 1955-1956: Manresa Hall (Port Townsend, WA)
  • 1956-1959: St. Lawrence (Mountain Village, AK)
  • 1959-1964: St. Mary’s Mission (St. Mary’s, AK)
  • 1964-1965: Jesuit High School (Portland, OR)
  • 1965-1966: St. Patrick’s (Barrow, AK)
  • 1966-1979: St. Joseph’s (Nome, AK)
  • The 1970s:  Peter the Apostle Retreat House
  • 1979-1980: Jesuit School of Theology (Berkeley, CA)
  • 1980-1988: St. Peter’s (Nome, AK)
  • 1980-1987: KNOM Radio (Nome, AK)
  • 1988-1989: Bellarmine High School (Tacoma, WA)
  • 1988-1989: St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Care Center (Tacoma, WA)
  • 1990-2003: Bellarmine High School (Tacoma, WA)
  • 1990-2003: St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Care Center (Tacoma, WA)
  • 2003-2014: Retired/Regis community (Spokane, WA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father James Poole:

Fr. James Poole was ordained a priest of the Oregon Province in 1953. He spent most of priesthood in Alaska, but also served in multiple parishes on the west coast including in the Diocese of San Jose. According to media reports, Fr. Poole has been accused of sexually abusing young girls throughout his career, beginning in 1948. Poole was removed from KNOM Radio Station which is a radio station he founded in 1988 in Nome, Alaska. Personnel files show the Jesuits knew of his behavioral issues as early as 1960.

In 2003, Poole retired to the Regis Community in Spokane. In 2005, he was named in a lawsuit alleging he sexually abused a 10-year-old girl in 1978 until she was 19. He admitted to sexual abuse of a minor and the claim settled for $1 million that same year.

Later in 2005, a victim came forward accusing Poole of sexually abusing her in approximately 1968 when she was 7-years-old. He allegedly had her sit on his lap and he proceeded to expose his private area.

Poole’s name was included on the Diocese of Fairbanks 2010 list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse, as well as on the Archdiocese of Seattle 2016 list. In 2018, Poole’s name was also included on the Jesuits West Province list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. It noted allegations reported in 2004-2006 and 2009 in reference to abuse of a minor that took place in 1948-1953, 1956-1957, 1959-1963, 1967-1968, 1970, 1975-1977, 1979-1980. 

He died in 2018.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of San Jose in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of San Jose now have legal options due to a temporary change in the law, 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 California and nationwide. We can help. 

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

Fr. Eugene E. Pierre – Diocese of San Jose

Father Eugene Pierre

Diocese of San Jose (Jesuits)

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Ordained: 1959

Dead: 1979

Assignment History:

  • 1956-1960: Alma College (Los Gatos, CA)
  • 1961-1962: Manresa Hall (Port Townsend, WA)
  • 1962-1965: Mt. St. Michael’s Scholasticate (Spokane, WA)
  • 1965-1968: Seattle University (Seattle, WA)
  • 1968-1973: Sacred Heart Church (Kabwe, Zambia)
  • 1973-1974: Jesuit Provincial House (Portland, OR)
  • 1974-1977: St. Mary’s Mission (Omak, WA)
  • 1977-1979: St. Francis Xavier’s mission (Missoula, MT)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Eugene Pierre:

Fr. Eugene Pierre was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1959, who spent six years on a Jesuit Mission in Zambia, Africa. He also served in multiple parishes on the west coast including in the Diocese of San Jose. According to media reports, in 2011, his name was included on the Oregon Province’s list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse.

In 2018, Fr. Pierre’s name was also included on the Jesuits West Province list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. It noted allegations that took place in 1962-1965, were reported in 2009. During the time of the alleged abuse, Fr. Pierre was assigned to Mount St. Michael’s in Spokane, Washington. 

Fr. Pierre died in 1979.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of San Jose in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of San Jose now have legal options due to a temporary change in the law, 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 California and nationwide. We can help. 

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

Fr. Sylvester D. Penna – Diocese of San Jose

Father Sylvester Penna

Diocese of San Jose (Jesuits)

Sylvester Penna Diocese of San Jose Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1948

Dead: 1974

Assignment History:

  • 1948-1949: Alma College (Alma, CA)
  • 1949-1950: Manresa Hall (Port Townsend, WA)
  • 1950-1952: Bellarmine High School (Seattle, WA)
  • 1952-1953: St. Patrick’s (Spokane, WA)
  • 1953-1960: St. Jude Thaddeus’ (Havre, MT)
  • 1960-1961: St. Stanislaus’ (Lewiston, ID)
  • 1961-1963: St. Patrick’s (Spokane, WA)
  • 1963-1966: Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA)
  • 1966-1967: Loyola High School (Missoula, MT)
  • 1966-1967: St. Francis Xavier (Missoula, MT)
  • 1967-1968: St. Jude Thaddeus’ (Havre, MT)
  • 1967-1968: St. John’s (Cottonwood, MT)
  • 1968-1972: St. Thomas the Apostle (Harlem, MT)
  • 1968-1972: St. Thomas (Hogeland, MT)
  • 1972-1973: St. Katherine’s (Enterprise, OR)
  • 1973-1974: St. Vincent de Paul (Salem, OR)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Sylvester Penna:

Fr. Sylvester Penna was ordained a priest of the Oregon Province in 1948, who also served in the Diocese of San Jose. According to media reportsPenna’s name was included on the Oregon Province’s 2011 list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. In 2018, his name was also included on the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings list, as well as on the Jesuits West Province list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. It noted allegations reported in 2009 in reference to abuse that is believed to have taken place in 1951-1957. Information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims or the nature of the alleged sexual abuse is unknown.

Fr. Penna died in 1974.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of San Jose in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of San Jose now have legal options due to a temporary change in the law, 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 California and nationwide. We can help. 

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

Fr. Richard J. Pauson – Diocese of San Jose

Father Richard Pauson

Diocese of San Jose (Jesuits)

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Ordained: 1957

Dead: 1971

Assignment History:

  • 1955-1956: Alma College (Los Gatos, CA)
  • 1957-1958: St. Mary’s College (St. Mary’s, KS)
  • 1958-1959: St. Paul’s Mission (Hays, MT)
  • 1959-1960: Manresa Hall (Port Townsend, WA)
  • 1960-1963: St. Thomas the Apostle (Harlem, MT)
  • 1963-1965: St. Xavier’s Mission (St. Xavier, Crow Indian Reservation, MT)
  • 1965-1968: St. Joseph Children’s Home (Culdesac, ID)
  • 1965-1971: Sacred Heart (Lapwai, ID)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Richard Pauson:

Fr. Richard Pauson was ordained a Jesuit priest of the Oregon Province in 1957, who also served in the Diocese of San Jose. According to media reports, in 2011, his name was included on the Oregon Province’s list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. In 2018, his name was also included on the Jesuits West Province list. It noted allegations reported in 2009 in reference to abuse that took place in 1967-1968, while he was assigned to Sacred Heart in Idaho. Information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims or the nature of the alleged sexual abuse is unknown.

Fr. Pauson died in 1971.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of San Jose in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of San Jose now have legal options due to a temporary change in the law, 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 California and nationwide. We can help. 

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

Fr. Thomas E. O’Rourke – Diocese of San Jose

Father Thomas O’Rourke

Diocese of San Jose (Jesuits)

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Ordained: 1943

Dead: 1993

Assignment History:

  • 1943-1944: Alma College (Alma, CA)
  • 1944-1945: Manresa Hall (Port Townsend, WA)
  • 1945-1949: Sacred Heart Novitiate (Los Gatos, CA)
  • 1949-1956: Loyola University (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1956-1961: St. Ignatius (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1961-1969: Loyola High School (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1969-1970: Sacred Heart Novitiate (Los Gatos, CA)
  • 1970-1975: Jesuit Community at the University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1975-1993: Brophy College Preparatory School (Phoenix, AZ)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Thomas O’Rourke:

Fr. Thomas O’Rourke was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1943, who served in the Diocese of San Jose. According to media reports, he was accused of sexually abusing a minor in 1968 in Los Angeles, California while assigned to Loyola High School.

In 2018, O’Rourke was included on the Jesuits West Province list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. It noted allegations reported in 2003 in reference to abuse of a minor that took place in 1969. Information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims or the nature of the alleged sexual abuse is unknown.

In 2019, O’Rourke was also included on the Diocese of Phoenix list of priests who have been laicized and/or removed from ministry by their communities due to sexual misconduct with a minor.

O’Rourke died in 1993.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of San Jose in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of San Jose now have legal options due to a temporary change in the law, 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 California and nationwide. We can help. 

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

Fr. Joseph Obersinner – Diocese of San Jose

Father Joseph Obersinner

Diocese of San Jose (Jesuits)

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Ordained: 1957

Dead: 2018

Assignment History:

  • 1957-1958: Alma College (Los Gatos, CA)
  • 1958-1959: Manresa Hall (Port Townsend, WA)
  • 1959-1971: St. Mary Indian Mission (Omak, WA)
  • 1971-1981: St. Ignatius Mission (St. Ignatius, MT)
  • 1982-1984: St. Joseph (Omak, WA)
  • 1984-1989: St. Luke (Woodburn, OR)
  • 1989-1991: St. Francis Xavier (Missoula, MT)
  • 1992-1997: Sacred Heart (Tillamook, OR)
  • 1997-1998: Sacred Heart (DeSmet, ID)
  • 2001-2015: Spokane Regis Community (Spokane, WA)
  • 2015-2018: Sacred Heart Jesuit Center (Los Gatos, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Joseph Obersinner:

Fr. Joseph Obersinner was ordained a priest of the Oregon Province in 1957, who served in multiple dioceses, including in the Diocese of San Jose. According to media reports, in 2015, Obersinner’s name was included on the Diocese of Helena list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. It noted that he was accused of sexual abuse of at least one minor. In 2001, Obersinner retired to the Spokane Regis Community in Spokane, Washington until 2015. He then moved to the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California until his death in 2018.

In 2018, Obersinner was also included on the Jesuits West Province list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. Information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims, the nature of the alleged sexual abuse, or Obersinner’s assignments at the time of the alleged abuse is unknown. The year the accusation was reported or when the abuse took place is not listed.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of San Jose in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of San Jose now have legal options due to a temporary change in the law, 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 California and nationwide. We can help. 

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