Tag: Rochester sexual abuse attorney

Mr. Ted Russell – Diocese of Rochester

Mr. Ted Russell

Diocese of Rochester / Lay Teacher

Assignment History:

  • 1970 – 1995: St. Michael School and Church (Penn Yan, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Ted Russell:

Mr. Ted Russell was a lay teacher at St. Michael’s Church and School for 25 years. According to a letter sent to parents and church members in 2003 from the Diocese of Rochester, Russell left St. Michael’s in 1995 after he was accused of sexual abuse.  As a result of the allegation, Russell’s teaching license was revoked by the State of New York.

The letter says that Russell, who has since died, was accused again in 2003 of abusing a second former student.  According to media reports, the second allegation involved a junior-high age student at St. Michael’s who says Russell abused him in the late 1980s.

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.    Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an e-mail to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com.

 

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.

Fr. Norbert Nolan – Diocese of Rochester

Father Norbert Nolan

Diocese of Rochester

Norbert Nolan Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1951

Retired: 1992

Died: 2007

Assignment History:

  • 1951-1953: Holy Cross Parish (Rochester, NY)
  • 1953-1959: St. Ignatius Parish (Hornell, NY)
  • 1959-1963: Church of the Assumption (Fairport, NY)
  • 1963-1967: St. Mary Parish (Dansville, NY)
  • 1967-1971: Our Lady of Lourdes Parish (Brighton, NY)
  • 1971-1982: St. Theresa Parish (Stanley, NY)
  • 1982- 1992: St. Patrick Parish (Mount Morris, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Norbert Nolan:

In 2020, Fr. Norbert Nolan was accused in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing an 11-year-old boy while serving at St. Mary Church in Rushville, NY, in the late 60s or early 1970s. The suit states that the child’s mother complained to Bishop Joseph Hogan about Nolan, but nothing was done. He remained in the ministry until his removal from St. Patrick’s in Mount Morris 1991 for reasons the diocese never spelled out. Fr. Nolan retired in 1992. He died in 2007at the age of 81.

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.

Fr. Mark Miller – Diocese of Rochester

Father Mark Miller

Diocese of Rochester

Mark Miller Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1969

Assignment History:

  • St. Helen’s (Gates, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Mark Miller:

In 2020, Fr. Mark A. Miller was accused in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing an 11-year-old child while serving at St. Helen’s church in Gates, NY, in 1976.

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.

Fr. David Heinsler – Diocese of Rochester

Father David Heinsler

Diocese of Rochester

David Heinsler Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1967

Assignment History:

  • Bridget’s (Rochester, NY)
  • Holy Redeemer Church (Rochester, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father David Heinsler:

In 2020, Fr. David Heinsler was accused in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing an 8-year-old child while serving at St. Bridget’s in Rochester, NY, between 1967 and 1968.   No other details have been released.

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.

Fr. Richard Hart – Diocese of Rochester

Father Richard Hart

Diocese of Rochester

Richard Hart Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1955

Died: 1994

Assignment History:

  • Guardian Angels (Rochester, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Richard Hart:

In 2020, Fr. Richard Hart was accused in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a 12-year-old child while serving at Guardian Angels School in Henrietta, NY, beginning in 1977. Fr. Hart died in 1994 at the age of 64.

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.

Msgr. George Eckl – Diocese of Rochester

Monsignor George Eckl

Diocese of Rochester

George Eckl Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1901

Died: 1977

Assignment History:

  • 1902-1907: Immaculate Conception (Rochester, NY)
  • 1907-1914: St. John’s (Greece, NY)
  • 1914-1964: St. Andrew’s Church (Rochester, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Monsignor George Eckl:

Monsignor George Eckl celebrated his Golden Anniversary while serving 50 years at St. Andrew’s in Rochester, NY. In 2020, Msgr. Eckl was accused in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a 12-year-old child while serving at his longtime church, beginning in 1951. Fr. Eckl died in 1977 at the age of 99.

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.

Fr. Emmett Davis – Diocese of Rochester

Father Emmett Davis

Diocese of Rochester

Emmett Davis Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1936

Died: 1985

Assignment History:

  • Margaret Mary Church (Irondequoit, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Emmett Davis:

In 2020, Fr. Emmett Davis was accused in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing an 8-year-old child while serving at St. Margaret Mary Church in Irondequoit between 1939 and 1940. Fr. Davis died in 1985.

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.

Fr. Joseph D’Aurizio – Diocese of Rochester

Father Joseph D’Aurizio

Diocese of Rochester

Joseph D'Aurizio Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1956

Died: 2009

Assignment History:

  • Leo Church (Hilton, NY)
  • 1977-2000: St. John the Evangelist (Greece, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Joseph D’Aurizio:

Father Joseph D’Aurizio was a longtime pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Greece, NY. In 2020, D’Aurizio was accused in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a five-year-old child while serving at the parish from 1982 and 1984. Fr. D’Aurizio died in 2009 at the age of 79.

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.

Fr. Benedict Ehmann – Diocese of Rochester

Father Benedict Ehmann  

Diocese of Rochester

Ordained: 1929

Died: 2002

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Michael (Rochester, NY)
  • St. Mary of the Lake (Watkins Glen, NY)
  • St. Bernard’s Seminary (Rochester, NY)
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral (Rochester, NY)
  • St. Andrew’s Seminary (Rochester, NY)
  • St. Benedict’s (Odessa, NY)
  • Holy Apostles Parish (Rochester, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Benedict Ehmann:

Father Benedict Ehmann served in the priesthood for 65 years. He was a professor of sacred music and a nationally recognized writer and speaker on issues of liturgy and church music, who spoke often on the character of the social church. He retired in 1994 and died in 2002. 

According to media reports, in February 2020, he was named in a lawsuit filed under the Child Victims Act as a serial pedophile that alleged he sexually abused a man when he was an 8-year-old altar boy in 1969, while he served St. Michael’s in Rochester. The lawsuit stated that Father Ehman introduced the boy to another priest affiliated with St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish who also repeatedly abused him. It stated he was sexually assaulted by both priests at the same time on the premises of St. Michael’s and St. Frances.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Rochester.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Rochester, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Rochester now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims.  Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.