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

If you have been sexually abused by a priest – or anyone else working in the Diocese of Albany – you may have a limited time to seek justice due to the recent passage of the Child Victims Act.  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 Albany. Contact us today at (954) 641-2100 or at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to learn more.

For the first time ever in New York State, people over the age of 25 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 the long-fought Child Victims Act in early 2019, people over the age of 25 now have the ability to file civil lawsuits for damages resulting from childhood sexual abuse in New York State.

A short “window” of time, as it is often called, will allow anyone sexually abused as a child in New York State 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.  The window is expected to open in the summer of 2019, but will only be open for a very limited time. Once the window has expired, many clergy sexual abuse claims will be forever barred.

Therefore, it is very important that you contact us today to determine your legal options against the Diocese of Albany 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 became 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 88 clergy in the Diocese of Albany 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 Albany, 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 Albany 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 Albany.  

The men we have identified are:

  • Fr. Anthony Adams
  • Fr. Francis Bell
  • Fr. David G. Bentley
  • Fr. John Patrick Bertolucci
  • Fr. Donald Bolton (Redemptorist)
  • Fr. Anthony Boucher
  • Fr. John W. Broderick
  • Fr. William Cahill (Jesuit priest)
  • Fr. George Callaghan (Augustinian)
  • Fr. Cornelius Carr (Jesuit priest)
  • Fr. Liam Casey
  • Fr. Neil Cawlings
  • Fr. Charles R. Celeste
  • Fr. John F. Connolly
  • Fr. Michael Cronin
  • Fr. Anthony Curran
  • Br. Fidelis DeBerardinis (Franciscan)
  • Fr. Raymond Devlin (Jesuit)
  • Fr. Almerico Dicerbo
  • Fr. Joseph DiMaggio
  • Fr. Ralph DiPasquale (Franciscan)
  • Fr. John Doolan (Jesuit priest)
  • Fr. Louis E. Douglas
  • Fr. John Duggan (Jesuit)
  • Fr. Ferdinand Ermlich
  • Fr. Raymond Ethier
  • Fr. Mark Finan (Jesuit)
  • Fr. Joseph Finch
  • Fr. John F. Fitzpatrick
  • Fr. Raymond Fullam (Jesuit priest)
  • Fr. John J. Gallagher (Augustinian)
  • Deacon Angel Garcia
  • Fr. Frank M. Genevive
  • Fr. Thomas George
  • Fr. Edward Gilmour
  • Fr. Anthony Gulley
  • Fr. Ladislaus Guzielek
  • Fr. Mark Haight
  • Br. James V. Hanney (Christian Brother)
  • Fr. WIlliam J. Heim
  • Bishop Howard J. Hubbard
  • Fr. Richard Jones
  • Fr. Alan D. Jupin
  • Fr. James E. Kelly
  • Fr. Joseph Keyrouze
  • Fr. John Klebauskas (a/k/a John Kelbie)
  • Fr. Peter Kranch
  • Fr. Robert J. LeFevre
  • Fr. Edward N. Leroux
  • Fr. Daniel J. Maher
  • Fr. Joseph A. Mancuso
  • Fr. Richard Mataconis (a/k/a Philip Mataconis)
  • Fr. Peter McCormick (Paraclete)
  • Fr. James McDermott
  • Fr. James J. McDevitt
  • Fr. Sean McMahon
  • Fr. James C. McNerney
  • Fr. John Mea
  • Fr. Francis Melfe
  • Fr. Gary J. Mercure
  • Fr. Michael J. Miller
  • Br. Edwin Modicowitz (Capuchin Friar)
  • Br. Clement Murphy (Christian Brother)
  • Fr. Cornelius Murphy (Jesuit)
  • Fr. Jeremiah Nunan (a/k/a Jeremiah Noonan)
  • Fr. John O’Connor
  • Fr. Donald J. Ophals
  • Fr. John Phillips
  • Fr. Lawrence Pizzutti
  • Br. Robert Post (Christian Brother)
  • Fr. Edward C. Pratt
  • Br. George Puello  (Salesian Brother)
  • Fr. Robert Purcell
  • Fr. Salvatore Rodino
  • Fr. Joseph R. Romano
  • Fr. James J. Rosch
  • Fr. Michael Santillo
  • Fr. Robert S. Shinos
  • Fr. WIlliam M. Slavin
  • Fr. Donald Starks
  • Fr. Mansfield Starks
  • Fr. Carl Stone
  • Fr. James M. Taylor
  • Fr. Michael Taylor
  • Fr. Carl A. Urban
  • Fr. William J. Walsh
  • Fr. William Wehrle (Jesuit)
  • Fr. Dozia Wilson

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Albany in New York.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in New York State, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Albany now have legal options, 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 New York and nationwide. We can help.

Contact us at (954) 641-2100 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.