Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of San Diego

If you are a survivor of child sexual abuse by a priest, teacher, or coach you are not alone. Our attorneys & advocates are here to help you.

If you were sexually abused as a child by a priest, brother, teacher, coach, volunteer, or another Church employee in California, we want to help. The Jeff Anderson & Associates team of lawyers, legal professionals, and trauma-informed advocates has spent over 30 years helping survivors reclaim the power taken from them as children, expose perpetrators and cover-ups, and obtain justice, accountability, and compensation from Catholic dioceses and religious orders across the country.

Diocese of San Diego Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

On March 8, 2023, the Diocese of San Diego filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.  This expected, and ill-fated decision by the diocese is a shallow attempt by the bishop to harbor perpetrators, conceal assets, and shield the truth from survivors of sexual abuse.

Historically, organizations such as Catholic dioceses and religious orders have used Chapter 11 Bankruptcy as a shield to prevent embarrassing jury trials, allowing the institution to continue “business as usual” while continuing to hide its secrets. Bishops use this legal tactic to prevent survivors of child sexual abuse from pursuing legal action, exposing predators, and holding the Diocese accountable. However, you still have legal rights. Please visit our Chapter 11 bankruptcy FAQ page for more details about this process.

You Are Not Alone. We Are Here to Help.

It’s time for justice. It’s time for you to share your story, safely and confidentially. It’s time to lay down your burden and reclaim some of your power. It’s time to expose those who hurt you and make sure what happened to you never happens to another kid. It’s time to take action under the California Child Victims Act. Before making a decision concerning such serious and sensitive matters, we encourage all survivors of child sexual abuse to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim. We want to help you find accountability and healing. We will stand by you. We will fight for you.

Clergy Accused of Child Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of San Diego

The list below contains the names of clergy who were assigned within or working in the California Diocese of San Diego who have been accused of sexual misconduct. While lawsuits were filed involving many of these alleged perpetrators, the vast majority of the claims against these individuals have been settled or have not been fully evaluated in a civil or criminal court. Accordingly, the allegations should be considered just allegations and should not be considered proved or substantiated in a court of law.

All individuals should be considered innocent until proven guilty. In some situations, the statute of limitations has expired preventing cases from being heard in a court of law. The information contained herein is an attempt to compile information already available to the public including information obtained from the media,, the Diocese’s public statements, lists and reports that were released to the public, and other sources that have attempted to chronicle this information for public use.