Diocese of Rockville Centre

Have you been sexually abused by a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Rockville Centre?

We can help.

If you have been sexually abused by a priest – or anyone else working in the Diocese of Rockville Centre – 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 Rockville Centre. Contact us today at (888) 283-9922 or at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to learn more.

In October 2020, the Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre filed for Chapter 11 federal bankruptcy protection.  Do not miss your last chance for justice.

On October 1, 2020, the Diocese of Rockville Centre joined four other New York Catholic Dioceses in filing for Chapter 11 federal bankruptcy protection, citing the number of sexual abuse lawsuits filed against it.

It is a common misconception that a bankruptcy filing means that sexual abuse survivors have no recourse for what happened to them, but that is not true.  The bankruptcy court will be asked to divide up the Diocese’s assets – including its insurance coverage for sexual abuse claims – and the largest share will be allocated to survivors of sexual abuse.

Very strict filing deadlines will be set by the Court and any sexual abuse claims not filed by that date will be forever barred – despite any changes in New York law that otherwise allow cases to be filed in court.  Do not miss your last chance for justice and accountability before the courthouse doors slam shut on you forever. Contact us today.  

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 94 clergy in the Diocese of Rockville Centre 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 Rockville Centre, and the list is expected to grow as more survivors come forward to speak their truth.  So far, we have identified a shocking 94 clergy who worked in the Diocese of Rockville Centre 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 Rockville Centre.

The men we have identified are:

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Rockville Centre in New York.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in New York, contact our office today. In October 2020, the Rockville Centre Diocese filed for federal bankruptcy protection.  The Court will resolve all claims of sexual abuse in this process but strict filing deadlines will apply and no late claims will be considered, so contact us today.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New York and nationwide. We can help.

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