Diocese of San Bernardino

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Have you been sexually abused by a Catholic priest of the Diocese of San Bernardino?  

We can help.

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

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

Recently, the Bishop of San Bernardino, Gerald Barnes, announced that the Diocese of San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino, 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 San Bernardino and anyone else who has hurt you.  

Through our own investigation, our team has identified 88 clergy in the Diocese of San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino, and the list is expected to grow as more survivors come forward to speak their truth.  So far, we have identified a staggering 88 clergy who worked in the Diocese of San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino.  

The men we have identified are:

  • Fr. Edito Amora
  • Fr. Saul Ayala
  • Br. Felipe Baldonado (Franciscan Friar)
  • Fr. Edward Ball (Missionaries of the Sacred Heart)
  • Fr. Roberto Barco
  • Fr. John Beatty
  • Fr. Joseph Bell (Benedictine)
  • Fr. Gustavo Benson
  • Fr. James Booth
  • Fr. Peadar “Peter” Brennan
  • Fr. Michael Bucaro
  • Fr. Robert Buchanan
  • Fr. Stuart Campbell (Dominincan)
  • Fr. Alejandro Jose Castillo
  • Fr. Peter Covas
  • Fr. James Creaton
  • Fr. John Joseph Daly
  • Fr. Daniel DeDominicis (Redemptorist)
  • Fr. Luis Eugene DeFrancisco
  • Fr. Robert DeOtero
  • Fr. Owen DeSilva (Franciscan)
  • Fr. Jesus Dominguez
  • Fr. Robert Donat
  • Fr. Donald Doxie
  • Br. Kevin Dunne (Franciscan Friar)
  • Fr. Brent Eagan
  • Fr. Raymond Clifton Etienne (Society of the Divine Word)
  • Fr. Ted Feely (Franciscan)
  • Fr. Joseph Fertal (Society of the Divine Word)
  • Fr. Herman F. Flynn (Redemptorist)
  • Fr. Dominic Gaioni (Society of the Divine Word)
  • Fr. Rudolph Galindo
  • Fr. James Ganahl
  • Fr. Ruben Garcia
  • Fr. Anthony Martinez Garduno
  • Fr. Rudi Gil (Trinitarian)
  • Fr. Paul Gill
  • Fr. John Haberthier
  • Fr. J. Ernest Hayes
  • Fr. Michael Higgins
  • Fr. Joseph Jablonski (Missionary of the Sacred Heart)
  • Fr. Dennis R. Jost
  • Fr. Gregory Kareta (Franciscan)
  • Fr. Patrick Kearney
  • Fr. John Charles Keith
  • Fr. Timothy Keppel (Theatines)
  • Fr. Adalbert J. Kowalczyk (Theatines)
  • Fr. William A. Kraft
  • Fr. Robert Kurilec (Sacred Heart)
  • Fr. Lawrence Kurlandski (Theatines)
  • Fr. Peter Luque
  • Fr. Maximilian Gomez Macouzet
  • Fr. Michael Victor Marron
  • Fr. Peter McCormick (Servants of the Paraclete)
  • Fr. Malachy McGinn
  • Fr. Paul McLaughlin
  • Fr. Mark Medaer (Immaculate Heart of Mary)
  • Fr. Howard Melzer (Sacred Heart)
  • Fr. Thomas Moloney
  • Fr. Paul Nguyen
  • Fr. Robert Daniel Nikliborc
  • Fr. Joseph R. Nunez
  • Fr. Michael O’Connor
  • Fr. Micahel Raymond O’Donohoe
  • Fr. Patrick O’Keefe
  • Fr. Louis Perreault (Spiritan)
  • Fr. Daniel Polizzi
  • Fr. Ponciano Ramos (Divine Word)
  • Fr. Terrence Reilly (Dominicans)
  • Fr. Franz Robier
  • Fr. Anthony Edward Rodrigue
  • Fr. Carlos Rene Rodriguez (Carmelite)
  • Fr. Joseph Rossell
  • Fr. Charles Rourke
  • Fr. William Savord
  • Fr. John Schmitz
  • Fr. Paul Shanley
  • Fr. Gregory Sierra
  • Fr. Frank A. Sierra (Sons of the Holy Family)
  • Fr. Fidencio Silva-Flores (Holy Spirit)
  • Fr. William Spain
  • Fr. James Stauber
  • Fr. Matthew Thompson
  • Fr. Esteban Trujillo (Augustinian)
  • Fr. Victor Ubaldi
  • Fr. William Valverde
  • Fr. Barry Vinyard
  • Fr. Bernard Waltos (Franciscan)

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