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Fr. John J. Sheehan (Marianist) – Archdiocese of New York

Father John J. Sheehan  

Archdiocese of New York

Ordained: 1961

Laicized: 1997

Assigned as follows:

  • 1968-1974      Cardinal Gibbons High School (Baltimore, MD)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father John J. Sheehan:

According to media reports, Father John J. Sheehan professed religious vows as a Marianist in 1950. He was ordained as a priest in 1961. He worked in multiple parishes in Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania. In 1997, he was laicized. In June 2020, his name appeared on the Marianists’ list of clergy “found to have sexually abused a minor.”  His current whereabouts are unknown. 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of New York.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy in New York State, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of New York now have legal options, 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 New York and nationwide. We can help.

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Fr. John P. McDonagh – Archdiocese of New York

Father John McDonagh

Archdiocese of New York

Ordained: 1981

Removed: Unknown

Assigned as follows:

  • SS. Peter and Paul (Mount Vernon, NY)
  • Our Lady of Victory (Mount Vernon, NY)
  • St. Sylvester’s (Staten Island, NY)
  • St. Margaret of Cortona (Bronx, NY)
  • St. Thomas of Canterbury (Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY)
  • St. Teresa of Avila (Sleepy Hollow, NY)
  • St. Anthony’s (West Harrison, NY) 
  • Blessed Sacrament (New Rochelle, NY)
  • St. Anthony’s (Nanuet, NY)
  • St. Ann’s (Yonkers, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father John P. McDonagh:

Father John P. McDonagh served in multiple parishes in New York as an administrator and parochial vicar. In 2015, he celebrated his 75th birthday, and by archdiocesan policy that means mandatory retirement for active priests.  According to media reports he was removed from ministry after a child sexual abuse allegation was found credible and substantiated by the archdiocesan Review Board. The canonical process of laicization is pending. His current whereabouts are unknown.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of New York.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy in New York State, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of New York now have legal options, 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 New York and nationwide. We can help.

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Fr. Francis Stinner – Archdiocese of New York

Father Francis Stinner

Archdiocese of New York

Ordained: 1967

Removed: 1997 

Laicized:  2005

Died: 2017 

Assigned as follows:

  • 1967-1972      Immaculate Conception (Port Jervis, NY)
  • 1972-1980      John S. Burke Catholic High School (Goshen, NY)
  • 1980-1989      John F. Kennedy Catholic High School (Somers, NY)
  • 1991-1997      St. Joseph’s (Bronxville, NY)
  • 1997-2002      Saint John and St. Mary (Chappaqua, NY)
  • 2003-2004      Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Francis Stinner: 

Father Francis Stinner spent most of his career as an educator. He was initially assigned to Immaculate Conception in Port Jervis as Associate Pastor. According to media reports, while there, he sexually abused multiple children. He remained in ministry and went on to teach at two high schools, where he also coached soccer at John F. Kennedy High. He then went on to serve at St. Joseph’s in Bronxville and St. John and St. Mary in Chappaqua.

In 1988, the Archdiocese received a letter from the parents of a child sexual abuse survivor alleging that Father Stinner had abused their son in the early 1980s. Father Stinner denied the allegations and he remained in ministry. However, the Archdiocese assured the survivor’s parents that he would get treatment. In 1995, though, the survivor learned that Father Stinner was still active and working at St. Joseph’s Church in Bronxville, and complained to Archdiocese officials again. The survivor settled with the Archdiocese for $35,000 and signed a release, but church officials never turned over the investigative report to police. 

In 1997, three men accused Father Stinner of sexually abusing them in the 1960s and 1970s in Orange County, New York. The Archdiocese bought one of the alleged survivors a car and paid for a semester of school and two months of therapy, but denied that this represented an admission of the priest’s guilt. Father Stinner was then removed from his position at St. Joseph’s. The Archdiocese hired a firm to investigate the allegations, which subsequently confirmed that Father Stinner had sexually abused the men. 

In 2002, Father Stinner’s name was included on the Archdiocese list of priests accused of abuse. The list was turned over to prosecutors in Orange County, but again not the investigative firm’s report confirming the priest’s abuse. In 2005, Father Stinner was laicized. He died in August 2017.

In May and October 2017, settlements with alleged victims were reached as part of the archdiocese’s Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP). In April 2019, Father Stinner’s name appeared on the Archdiocese of New York’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. It noted he abused at least 10 victims, with the abuse to have included rape. 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of New York.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy in New York State, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of New York now have legal options, 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 New York and nationwide. We can help.

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Fr. George Rienheimer – Archdiocese of New York

Father George Rienheimer

Archdiocese of New York

Ordained: 1950

Died: 2010

Assigned as follows:

  • 1951-1956      Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Tuxedo, NY)
  • 1957                St. John the Baptist (Yonkers, NY)
  • 1958-1959      St. Joseph’s (New Paltz, NY)
  • 1960-1965      St. Jerome’s (New York, NY)
  • 1966-1969      Our Lady of Refuge (New York, NY)
  • 1970-1973      St. Valentine’s (Bronx, NY)
  • 1974                Unknown
  • 1975-1979      Lavelle School for the Blind (New York, NY)
  • 1980-1985      St. Ann’s (Nyack, NY)
  • 1986                Unknown
  • 1987                Holy Name of Mary (Croton-on-Hudson, NY)
  • 1988                Unknown
  • 1989-1990      St. Dominic (Bronx, NY)
  • 1991-1999      Director of Family Consultation Service (New York, NY) 
  • 2000                Unknown
  • 2001                St. Bernard (New York, NY)
  • 2002-2009      Retired; Our Lady of Consolation Residence (Bronx, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father George Rienheimer:

According to media reports, in April 2019, Father George Rienheimer’s name appeared on the Archdiocese of New York’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors.The details of the allegations, including when and where the abuse occurred, are unknown. Claims against him are eligible to be settled through the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP). He died in 2010.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of New York.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy in New York State, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of New York now have legal options, 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 New York and nationwide. We can help.

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

Fr. Edmond Parrakow – Archdiocese of New York

Father Edmond Parrakow

Archdiocese of New York

Ordained: 1968

Laicized: 2004

Assigned as follows:

  • 1968-1969      Assumption (Tuckahoe, NY) 
  • 1969-1973      St. Peter’s (Yonkers, NY)
  • 1973-1985      St. Martin of Tours (Bronx, NY) 
  • 1970s              Aquinas High School (for girls) (Bronx, NY
  • 1985-1986      Unknown 
  • 1986-1988      St. Pius X (Mt. Pleasant, PA) 
  • 1988-1994      Absent on Sick Leave 
  • 1992-1993      Green Haven Correctional Facility (Stormville, NY) 
  • 1994-2019      Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Edmond Parrakow:

According to media reports, in 1985, Father Edmond Parrakow was accused of sexually abusing a minor boy in the early 1970s. He was sent for treatment at the Foundation House, operated by the Servants of the Paraclete, in Jemez Springs, New Mexico. While in treatment, he admitted to molesting approximately 35 male children during his 17 years as a priest and was diagnosed with pedophilia. The doctor who conducted the July 22, 1985, interview with Parrakow reached the following conclusion:

“My impression is that he [Parrakow] certainly has pedophilia. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind. The real issue with treating him is going to be giving him insight and helping to motivate him to change his behavior. I am not sure the level of motivation that is within him right now [sic]. Basically if he had not got caught he would be continuing the behavior without really thinking that it was really not that harmful [sic]. “

In 1986, at the request of the Archdiocese of New York, Father Parrakow was transferred without restrictions, to the Diocese of Greensburg. In January 1989, a second allegation of child sexual abuse was made against him, and he returned to New York that February. 

In February 2004, a lawsuit alleged he sexually abused two brothers at St. Peter’s in the early 1970s, when one of the boys was 10 years old. The suit said that Father Parrakow plied them with alcohol and porn and the abuse included oral rape. It also accused him of transporting a third boy to Pennsylvania in 1975 and abusing him there. He was laicized in 2004. 

In August 2018, Father Parrakow’s name was Included in the PA Grand Jury report. In April 2019, his name appeared on the Archdiocese of New York’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. Claims against him are eligible to be settled through the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP). His current whereabouts are unknown.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of New York.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy in New York State, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of New York now have legal options, 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 New York and nationwide. We can help.

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

Fr. Donald G.Timone – Archdiocese of New York

Father Donald G. Timone

Archdiocese of New York

 

Ordained: 1960

Removed: 2018

Assigned as follows:

  • 1961-1965      Holy Rosary (New York, NY)
  • 1966-1970      St. Joseph’s (Millbrook, NY) 
  • 1971-1974      Our Lady of Lourdes High School (Poughkeepsie, NY) 
  • 1975-1976      Regina Coeli (Hyde-Park-on-Hudson, NY)
  • 1977-1982      St. Mary Church (Newburgh, NY)
  • 1983                Mt. St. Mary College (Newburgh, NY) 
  • 1984                Regina Coeli Church (Hyde Park-on-Hudson, NY) 
  • 1985                Mount St. Alphonsus (Esopus, NY)
  • 1986                Department of Education (New York, NY)
  • 1987                Regina Coeli (Hyde-Park-on-Hudson, NY)
  • 1988                Unknown
  • 1989-2001      Sacred Heart (Newburgh, NY) 
  • 2002-2004      Unknown
  • 2005-2009      St. Joseph (Middletown, NY)
  • 2010-2014      Unknown
  • 2015-2018      Retired; St. Joseph (Middletown, NY) 
  • 2019-2020      Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Donald G.Timone:

Father Donald G.Timone was a longtime chaplain for Courage and Encourage International, an apostolate to help homosexuals “live chaste lives.” He had also worked at times as a chaplain, spiritual advisor and teacher at John Paul the Great Catholic University in California, and assisted at a Rancho Santa Fe parish. 

According to media reports, in 2003, he was accused of sexually abusing a minor teen boy he was counseling from 1966 to 1970. This was similar to an allegation that had been reported in 2002. Father Timone was suspended. After an internal investigation, he was cleared to return to work. He served until his retirement in 2015.

In 2015, one of Father Timone’s alleged victims died by suicide. In 2017, at least two settlements were awarded through the Archdiocese’s compensation program (IRCP). Despite this knowledge, Father Timone remained in his assignment at St. Joseph in Middletown. 

On December 4, 2018, the Archdiocese certified in a letter to the Diocese of San Diego that Father Timone had never been accused of child sexual abuse, and that he was fit to work in the Diocese of San Diego. Father Timone worked there until December 20, 2018, when Diocesan authorities learned about his history of sexually abusing minors from a news article. Father Timone was once again suspended by the Archdiocese of New York, and its review board is set to revisit the case. 

In April 2019, Father Timone’s name appeared on the Archdiocese of New York’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. Claims against him are eligible to be settled through the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP).

In July 2019, Father Timone was named in a lawsuit filed by a man claiming the church had covered up the child sexual abuse histories of Father Timone and Monsignor John Paddack while keeping them in ministry.

Father Timone’s current whereabouts are unknown. 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of New York.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy in New York State, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of New York now have legal options, 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 New York and nationwide. We can help.

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

Msgr. John N. Paddack – Archdiocese of New York

Monsignor John N. Paddack

Archdiocese of New York

Ordained: 1984 

Removed: 2019

Assigned as follows:

  • 1985-2002      Incarnation (New York, NY) 
  • 1993-1998      Cardinal Hayes High School (New York, NY)
  • 1999-2003      St. Joseph by the Sea High School (New York, NY) 
  • 2004-2010      Monsignor Farrell High School (Staten Island, NY) 
  • 2011-2012      Church of Notre Dame (New York, NY) 
  • 2013                St. Vincent de Paul (New York, NY) 
  • 2014-2020      Church of Notre Dame (New York, NY) 

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Monsignor John N. Paddack:

According to media reports, in 2012, the Archdiocese of New York received a report that Monsignor John N. Paddack sexually abused a minor child. Following an investigation, the Archdiocese’s Lay Review Board deemed the accusation as unsubstantiated. 

In March 2019, he was publicly accused by one of five men who alleged that he abused them as children in churches and schools in the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island between 1988 and 2002. The man said he was a 14-year-old freshman at Cardinal Hayes High School in 1996 when Monsignor Paddack repeatedly molested him during counseling sessions. 

“He took advantage of me when I was at my weakest point,” the alleged victim said. “I believe he should be removed. I don’t know if he is still [abusing] anyone else or any kids out there.”

Monsignor Paddack denied all allegations. No action was taken and he was allowed to remain in ministry. 

In early July 2019, after at least eight survivors accused Monsignor Paddack of child sexual abuse, he “resigned” from his position at the Church of Notre Dame in New York. One week later a public nuisance lawsuit was filed alleging the Archdiocese of New York had knowledge of and concealed a public hazard by keeping Monsignor Paddack in ministry despite multiple allegations of child sexual abuse.

In August 2019, he was accused in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act, of sexually abusing a 16-year-old male student of St. Joseph by-the Sea High School on Staten Island from 2001 to 2002. 

In July 2020, Monsignor Paddack was accused of child sexual abuse in four new lawsuits filed under the NY Child Victims Act. One suit alleges abuse at Monsignor Farrell High School in Oakwood on Staten Island from 2002 to 2003, when the accuser was about 14 to 15 years old. A second suit alleges abuse at Incarnation School in Washington Heights from 1995 to 1997, when the plaintiff was 13 to 14 years old. A third suit alleges abuse at both Incarnation and Cardinal Hayes High School in Concourse Village in The Bronx from 1990 to 1993, when the student was 13 to 16 years old. A fourth suit alleges abuse at Incarnation from about 1987 to 1990, when the plaintiff was 11 to 14 years old.

As of August 2020, Monsignor Paddack is still pastor of Notre Dame Church in Morningside Heights.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of New York.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy in New York State, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of New York now have legal options, 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 New York and nationwide. We can help.

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Msgr. John J. O’Keefe – Archdiocese of New York

Monsignor John J. O’Keefe

Archdiocese of New York

Ordained: 1972

Removed: 2015

Laicized: 2016

Assigned as follows:

  • 1972-1974      St. Thomas Aquinas (New York, NY) 
  • 1974-1979      Christ the King (New York, NY)
  • 1979-1980      St. Thomas Aquinas (Bronx, NY) 
  • 1977-1993      Cardinal Hayes High School (New York, NY)
  • 1993-2004      Archbishop Stepinac High School (White Plains, NY)
  • 2004-2015      St. Margaret of Antioch (Pearl River, NY)
  • 2016-2020      Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Monsignor John J. O’Keefe:

Monsignor John J. O’Keefe was an educator for most of his career. He was named president of Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains in 1982. According to media reports, in 2015, he was accused of sexually abusing a minor Cardinal Hayes High School student between 1981 and 1983. The alleged abuse occurred in a Virginia hotel room during a school trip to Washington D.C., and during a weekend leadership training program at the Irish Christian Brothers’ retreat house in Esopus, New York. The allegations were deemed ‘credible’ by Rockland and Bronx county district attorneys and the district attorney in Virginia. He denied them.

Monsignor O’Keefe was laicized in 2016. By September 2017, two more male accusers had come forward with credible allegations. Charges weren’t brought due to the statute of limitations, but in 2017 settlements with the alleged victims were reached. 

In April 2019, Monsignor O’Keefe’s name appeared on the Archdiocese of New York’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. Claims against him are eligible to be settled through the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP).

His current whereabouts are unknown. 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of New York.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy in New York State, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of New York now have legal options, 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 New York and nationwide. We can help.

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

Fr. Bruce N. Ritter (Conventual Franciscan) – Archdiocese of New York

Father Bruce N. Ritter 

Archdiocese of New York

Ordained: 1956

Died: 1999

Assigned as follows:

  • 1957-1959      Unknown 
  • 1960-1961      St. Anthony on Hudson (Rensselaer, NY)
  • 1962                St. Hyacinth (Granby, MA) 
  • 1963                St. Francis of Assisi (Pittsburgh, PA) 
  • 1964-1977      Manhattan College (New York, NY) 
  • 1978-1990      Covenant House (New York, NY)
  • 1983                Mission of the Immaculate Virgin (New York, NY)
  • 1984-1989      Covenant House (Houston, TX) 
  • 1990-1992      Covenant House (Anchorage, AK) 

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Bruce N. Ritter:

Father Bruce N. Ritter, born John Ritter, was ordained a priest for the Order of Friars of Minor Conventual (“Conventual Franciscans”). He served in New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania in the early years of his career. In 1968, he founded the Covenant House in Greenwich Village as a shelter and foundation for homeless and troubled youth. By 1990, he had expanded the Covenant House to sixteen cities in North and South America. He became a well known and admired public figure, earning praise from Presidents Reagan and Bush, Sr.

According to media reports, in December 1989, a man reported that Father Ritter had sexually abused him when he was a teenager in 1973. That same month, a 26-year-old former male prostitute accused Father Ritter of paying for their recent eight-month affair with Covenant House money. 

In February 1990, another alleged victim brought a lawsuit alleging Father Ritter abused him as a young teen seeking help from the Covenant House.

“At 14, what was I to do? Was I to say no? Was I to be put back on the streets?” the man said. “I stayed, and I endured until I could go someplace else.”

The suit was later dismissed in 1991 due to the statute of limitations. Father Ritter denied the allegations, but resigned under pressure from his Franciscan superiors in 1990. He went on to live a quiet life in a farmhouse in rural Otsego County. He died in October 1999.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of New York.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy in New York State, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of New York now have legal options, 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 New York and nationwide. We can help.

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

Fr. James Tamburrino (Carmelites) – Archdiocese of New York

Father James Tamburrino

Archdiocese of New York

Ordained: 1998

Removed: 2001

Assigned as follows:

  • 1999-2001      Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center (Middletown, NY) 
  • 1999-2002      Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Middletown, NY) 
  • 2003-2005      Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father James Tamburrino:

Father James Tamburrino was ordained a Carmelite priest. According to media reports, in March 2000, he was one of four priests named in a lawsuit alleging that he repeatedly sexually abused a teenage boy from 1996 to 1998 while he was working in the rectory as a secretary at St. Simon Stock in the Bronx. The suit stated the priests plied him with alcohol and “gay child pornography,” offered him money for sex, had him watch them group masturbate and then threatened him with harm if he told. 

All four priests were transferred out of St. Simon Stock in 1999, after the boy and his family reported the alleged abuse to the archdiocese and the Carmelites. The lawsuit also alleged that Father Tamburrino had alsosexually abused an underage parishioner while working in Peru. He was removed from ministry in 2001. 

In 2002, Father Tamburrino was arrested for harassing and stalking a young man he met at NYC gay bar. In July 2005, he was arrested again in Rome, New York for taking sexually explicit photos of a 15-year-old boy at a hotel and approaching another teenage boy for the same purpose. He said he was a modeling agent and told the boys they had a “pretty face.” He was convicted in June 2006 and sentenced to five to fifteen years in a state prison. He was reportedly released from Gowanda Correctional Facility in Gowanda, New York, and is registered as a level two sex offender living in Lee Center, New York. 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of New York.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy in New York State, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of New York now have legal options, 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 New York and nationwide. We can help.

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