Diocese of Fresno

Fresno Chancery Horowitz Law

Have you been sexually abused by a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Fresno?  We can help.

If you have been sexually abused by a Catholic priest – or anyone else working in the Diocese of Fresno – you may have an opportunity to seek justice and compensation due to a new victim compensation fund created by the Diocese of Fresno.  Horowitz Law is now evaluating legal claims for anyone sexually abused by anyone associated with the Diocese of Fresno. Contact us today at (954) 641-2100 or at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to learn more.  You can also reach us toll-free at (888) 283-9922.

The Diocese of Fresno has established a voluntary compensation fund for survivors of sexual abuse, but you must act soon.

Recently, the Bishop of Fresno, Joseph Brennan, announced that the Diocese of Fresno will participate in a confidential, voluntary compensation settlement fund for victims of sexual abuse by clergy in the State of California.  The fund, which is modeled after similar funds in New York and Pennsylvania, will compensate victims in a shorter, more cursory process than full-blown litigation. Respected attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who administered the New York and Pennsylvania claims and other high profile, sensitive claims like the 9/11 Fund, and his business manager, Camille Biros, will review each claim as a neutral third party and award compensation.  We have extensive experience handling claims in the compensation funds and are very familiar with the process and expectations of Mr. Feinberg and Ms. Biros.

There will be a deadline by which all claims must be filed with the Diocese of Fresno, so it is important that you act today to protect your rights under the fund.  Contact us today to discuss your options.

Therefore, it is very important that you contact us today to determine your legal options against the Diocese of Fresno and anyone else who has hurt you.  

Through our own investigation, our team has identified 42 clergy in the Diocese of Fresno who have been publicly accused of sexually abusing minors.

Truth is power.  Through our own efforts, our lawyers have compiled what we believe is the most comprehensive list of priests and brothers accused of sexual abuse of minors who have worked in the Diocese of Fresno, and the list is expected to grow as more survivors come forward to speak their truth.  So far, we have identified a staggering 42 clergy who worked in the Diocese of Fresno who have been publicly accused of sexually abusing minors. In many cases, the men listed below were merely transferred from parish to parish after allegations arose, and left a long trail of victims across the Diocese of Fresno.  

The men we have identified are:

  • Fr. William Allison
  • Fr. Gaspar Bautista
  • Fr. Brian D. Bjorklund
  • Fr. John “Jack” Bradley (Jesuit)
  • Bishop Tod Brown
  • Br. Samuel Cabot (Franciscan Friar)
  • Fr. James Cairns (Vincentian)
  • Br. Felix Calonge (Franciscan Friar)
  • Fr. Stuart Campbell (Dominican)
  • Fr. David (Laurian) Carrier (Franciscan)
  • Fr. Hermy Dave Ceniza
  • Br. Gerald Chumik (Franciscan Friar)
  • Br. Mario Cimmarusti (Franciscan Friar)
  • Fr. Basil Peter Congro
  • Fr. Daniel DeDominicis (Holy Spirit Fathers)
  • Fr. Raul Diaz
  • Br. Dennis Duffy (Franciscan Friar)
  • Fr. Ted Feely (Franciscan)
  • Fr. Don Flickinger
  • Fr. Miguel Flores
  • Fr. Benjamin Gabriel
  • Fr. Robert Gamel
  • Fr. Louis Aloysius Garcia
  • Msgr. Craig Francis Harrison
  • Fr. Gerald Hartz
  • Msgr. Anthony Herdegen
  • Fr. Edgardo Arrunataegui Jimenez
  • Br. David Johnson (Franciscan Friar)
  • Fr. Stephen Kain (Franciscan)
  • Fr. Greg Kareta (Franciscan)
  • Fr. David LaPierre (Franciscan)
  • Fr. Cornelius P. Leehan (Redemptorist)
  • Fr. Mark Liening (Franciscan)
  • Br. Jorge Ortiz Lopez (Franciscan Friar)
  • Cardinal Roger Mahony
  • Fr. Michael McDonald
  • Fr. Vincent O’Connell (Marist)
  • Msgr. Joseph Pacheco
  • Fr. John Shepard (Jesuit)
  • Fr. Anthony Slane (Redemptorist)
  • Fr. Eric Swearingen
  • Br. Ramon Varela (Franciscan Friar)

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Fresno 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 Fresno now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Diocese of Fresno, 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 at (954) 641-2100 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today. You can also reach us toll-free at (888) 283-9922.