Diocese of San Diego

San Diego Diocese Horowitz Law

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

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 San Diego.  Horowitz Law is now evaluating legal claims for anyone sexually abused by anyone associated with the Diocese of San Diego. Contact us today at (954) 641-2100 (toll-free (888) 283-9922) or at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to learn more.

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

Recently, the Bishop of San Diego, Robert McElroy, announced that the Diocese of San Diego 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 Diego, 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 Diego and anyone else who has hurt you.  

Through our own investigation, our team has identified 64 clergy in the Diocese of San Diego 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 Diego, and the list is expected to grow as more survivors come forward to speak their truth.  So far, we have identified a staggering 64 clergy who worked in the Diocese of San Diego 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 Diego.  

The men we have identified are:

  • Fr. Carmelo Baltazar 
  • Fr. John Beatty
  • Fr. Franklyn Becker
  • Fr. Gustavo Benson
  • Fr. James Booth
  • Sr. Bridget (Little Sisters of the Poor)
  • Fr. Arthur Carillo (Passionist)
  • Fr. Jose Chavarin
  • Fr. James Cotter
  • Fr. Peter Covas
  • Fr. John J. Daly
  • Fr. Nelson Damasco
  • Fr. Edito D’Amora
  • Fr. Luis Eugene De Francisco
  • Msgr. Donald Doxie
  • Fr. I. Brent Eagen
  • Fr. Simeon (Samuel) Engl
  • Fr. Raymond Etienne (Divine Word)
  • Fr. Herman Flynn (Holy Ghost Fathers)
  • Fr. James Patrick Foley
  • Fr. Michael French
  • Msgr. Rudy Galindo
  • Fr. James Ganahi
  • Fr. Paul Gill
  • Fr. Maximilliano Gomez
  • Fr. Michael Higgins
  • Fr. Gary Holtey
  • Fr. Richard Houck
  • Fr. Patrick Hughes
  • Fr. John Charles Keith
  • Fr. Robert Koerner (Oblates)
  • Fr. Adalbert Kowalczyk (Resurrectionist)
  • Fr. Lawrence Kurlandski (Resurrectionist)
  • Fr. William Kraft
  • Fr. George Lally
  • Fr. Justin Langille
  • Fr. Peter Luque
  • Fr. Michael Marron
  • Fr. Peter Marron (Augustinian)
  • Fr. Victor Marron 
  • Fr. Malachy McGinn
  • Fr. Patrick McNamara
  • Msgr. Mark Medaer
  • Fr. Ricardo Mejia
  • Msgr. Thomas Moloney
  • Fr. Paolino Montagna
  • Fr. Robert Nikliborc
  • Msgr. Patrick O’Keeffe
  • Fr. Emmanuel Omemaga
  • Fr. Daniel Polizzi
  • Fr. Nicholas Reveles
  • Fr. Franz Robler
  • Fr. Anthony Rodrigue
  • Fr. David Roll
  • Fr. Joseph Rossell
  • Fr. William Savord
  • Fr. Edward Sheehy (Paulist)
  • Msgr. Gregory Sheridan
  • Fr. Frank Sierra
  • Msgr. William Spain
  • Fr. Matthew Thompson
  • Fr. Victor Uboldi
  • Fr. William Valverde
  • Fr. Barry Vinyard

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