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

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

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

Recently, the Bishop of Orange, Kevin Vann, announced that the Diocese of Orange 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 Orange, 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 Orange and anyone else who has hurt you.  

Through our own investigation, our team has identified 76 clergy in the Diocese of Orange 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 Orange, and the list is expected to grow as more survivors come forward to speak their truth.  So far, we have identified a staggering 76 clergy who worked in the Diocese of Orange 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 Orange.  

The men we have identified are:

  • Fr. Andrew Christian Andersen
  • Fr. Sofronio (Pon) Aranda
  • Br. Gregory Atherton (Servite)
  • Msgr. Lawrence Baird
  • Fr. John Bradley (Franciscan)
  • Bishop Tod D. Brown
  • Fr. Michael Buckley
  • Fr. Franklin Buckman
  • Fr. Lynn Richard Caffoe
  • Fr. Stuart B. Campbell (Dominican)
  • Fr. Santino Casimano
  • Msgr. John Coffield
  • Fr. Richard Coughlin
  • Fr. Wallace Daley
  • Fr. Edito D’Amora
  • Fr. John P. Deady
  • Fr. Harold DeJonghe
  • Fr. Richard Delahunty
  • Msgr. John B. Doherty (Dougherty)
  • Fr. Albert J. Duggan
  • Fr. Donald Duplessius (Servite)
  • Msgr. Sinon Falvey
  • Fr. John J. Feeney
  • Fr. Arthur (Arturo) Fernando
  • Fr. Robert Foley
  • Fr. James M. Ford
  • Msgr. Peter E. Garcia
  • Fr. James Grimes
  • Fr. George Gunst
  • Msgr. Michael Harris
  • Fr. Richard Hartman
  • Fr. Jerome Henson (Dominican)
  • Fr. Patrick Hill
  • Fr. Bertrand Horvath (Franciscan Friars)
  • Fr. Edgardo Arrunataegui Jimenez
  • Fr. Steven Kain (Franciscan)
  • Fr. John Kenney
  • Fr. Bruce Klikunas (Servite)
  • Fr. John Knoernschild (Carmelite)
  • Fr. Gus Krumm (Franciscan)
  • Br. David LaPierre (Capuchin Friar)
  • Fr. John Peter Lenihan
  • Fr. Theodore Llanos
  • Fr. John “Jack” Lord
  • Fr. Denis Lyons
  • Fr. Alexander Manville (Franciscan)
  • Fr. Patrick McHugh
  • Fr. Jose J. Mendez (Augustinian Recollects)
  • Msgr. Thomas J. Mohan
  • Msgr. Daniel Murray
  • Fr. Dominic Nguyen
  • Fr. Donal O’Connor
  • Msgr. Patrick O’Dwyer
  • Msgr. Patrick O’Keefe
  • Fr. Gary Pacheco (Franciscan)
  • Fr. Michael Pecharich
  • Fr. Henry Perez (Marist Father)
  • Fr. Louis Pick
  • Fr. Gordon Pillon
  • Fr. Gerald Plesetz
  • Fr. Timothy Ramaekers
  • Fr. Luis Eduardo Ramirez (Augustinian Recollects)
  • Fr. Eleuterio Ramos
  • Fr. John Ruhl (Vincentian)
  • Fr. Cesar Salazar
  • Br. Joe Sharkey (Servite)
  • Fr. Joe Sharpe
  • Fr. John Sheahan
  • Fr. Louis Stallkamp
  • Msgr. Gerardo Jarencio Tanilong
  • Fr. Raymond Jose Tepe
  • Msgr. Chris Van Liefde
  • Fr. Ramon Varela (Franciscan)
  • Fr. Siegfried Widera
  • Fr. Philip Wolfe (Franciscan)
  • Bishop G. Patrick Ziemann

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Orange 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 Orange now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Diocese of Orange, 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.