Maine

Were you sexually abused by a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Portland in Maine?  We can help.

If you have been sexually abused by a priest – or anyone else working in the Diocese of Portland in Maine – you may have a new opportunity to seek justice due to the recent passage of a new statute of limitations law that will allow those abused even decades ago to file a lawsuit against the Diocese of Portland.  Horowitz Law is now evaluating legal claims for anyone sexually abused by a priest, brother, nun, teacher, coach, or other lay employee of the Diocese of Portland. Contact us today at (888) 283-9922 or at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to learn more.

Due to a new statute of limitations law, those harmed by an employee of the Diocese of Portland can file civil lawsuits seeking justice for the lifetime of hurt and shame that is caused by childhood sexual abuse.

Due to the recent passage of a new statute of limitations law in 2021, those sexually abused as a child in the Diocese of Portland can file a lawsuit against the Portland Diocese for the harm they suffered.  This is true even if the abuse happened decades ago.

The new law will allow people sexually abused as kids in Maine to file lawsuits against their perpetrators and the institutions that protected and enabled the abusers, even if the statute of limitations had previously run out on your case.  That second-chance opportunity starts in the second half of 2021. 

Contact us today to determine your legal options against the Diocese of Portland and anyone else who has hurt you.  

Our lawyers are among the most experienced in the country in cases of clergy sexual abuse – and experience matters when bishops have the toughest lawyers in America working hard to protect their secrets.

Sexual abuse by any member of the clergy is an egregious breach of trust.   Adam Horowitz is among the most experienced attorneys in the country in representing persons sexually abused by priests from the Catholic church and clergy of many other faiths.  Since 2000, the lawyers of Horowitz Law have handled hundreds of clergy sexual abuse cases involving various religious institutions, including Roman Catholic dioceses and religious orders nationwide. These cases have arisen in religious school, churches/parishes, seminaries, religious counseling, retreats, schools and other activities sponsored by religious institutions.

In these cases, the lawyers of Horowitz Law have often prevailed on complex issues involving statutes of limitations, the First Amendment, and the discovery of “confidential” records that the Catholic Church has tried to conceal for nearly a century in some cases.  In fighting these battles, our attorneys have become very familiar with the church’s unique hierarchy, record-keeping policies, terminology, and defense tactics, and are often called upon by colleagues to consult on these matters. 

Most importantly, we have become familiar with the unique challenges and needs of survivors of clergy sexual abuse – and their families – during the legal process.  Your safety and well-being are always our first priority. 

Through our own investigation, our team has identified 50 clergy in the Diocese of Portland 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 other clergy accused of sexual abuse of minors who have worked in the Diocese of Portland, and the list is expected to grow as more survivors come forward to speak their truth.  So far, we have identified a staggering 50 clergy who worked in the Diocese of Portland 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 Portland.  

The clergy we have identified are:

  • Sr. Alexis du Sacre Coeur (Sisters of the Presentation of the BVM)
  • Fr. John Audibert
  • Fr. George Beaudet
  • Fr. Louis F. Berube
  • Fr. Charles Bigelin
  • Fr. Phillip Bolvin
  • Fr. Henry Boltz
  • Fr. William Cahill (Jesuit)
  • Fr. Antonin Caron
  • Fr. Herve Carrier
  • Fr. Frederick Carrigan
  • Fr. Ralph Corbell
  • Fr. Peter Coughlin
  • Br. Marcel Crete (Brothers of Christian Instruction)
  • Fr. John Crozier
  • Fr. John Curran
  • Fr. Armand Cyr
  • Fr. Joseph Dooley (Jesuit)
  • Fr. Michael Doucette
  • Fr. Dominique Doyon (Dominican)
  • Fr. Louis Fiset (Dominican)
  • Br. Paul Gauvin (Brothers of the Sacred Heart)
  • Fr. Antonio Girardin
  • Fr. Peter Gorham
  • Fr. Renald Hallee
  • Fr. John E. Harris
  • Fr. Thomas Henderson
  • Fr. Ernest Hill (Servants of the Most Holy Trinity)
  • Fr. Francis Kane
  • Fr. Laurent Laplante
  • Fr. Raymond Lauzon
  • Fr. Thomas Lee
  • Fr. Lucien Mandeville
  • Br. Shawn McEnany (Sacred Heart)
  • Fr. Joseph McGowan
  • Fr. Lucien McKeone
  • Fr. Raymond Melville
  • Fr. Leo Michaud
  • Fr. Ronald Michaud
  • Fr. Rosario Ouellette
  • Br. Albert Pellerin
  • Fr. Michael Plourde
  • Fr. Marcel Robitaille
  • Fr. Joseph Romani
  • Fr. Christian Roy
  • Fr. Lawrence Sabatino
  • Fr. John Shorty
  • Fr. Armand Thibault (a/k/a Br. Raymond) (Marist)
  • Fr. James Vallely
  • Fr. Robert Vaillancourt

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Portland in Maine.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Maine, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Portland now have legal options, but filing deadlines may apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Maine and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.