Helping Child Sexual Abuse Survivors of Delbarton School
If you were sexually abused by a priest, teacher, coach, staff, or trusted adult at Delbarton School or any other New Jersey school, we want to help you. It’s time to take your power back.
Delbarton School was established in 1939 and is a nationally renowned elite private boys’ Catholic school located in Morristown, New Jersey, educating 7th through 12th-grade students. Delbarton is an independent school operated by the Benedictine monks of St. Mary’s Abbey.
In 1984, William (Bill) Wolfe, a Delbarton student, was sexually abused by Father Timothy Brennan, who was a Benedictine monk, priest, teacher, and guidance counselor at Delbarton when the abuse occurred. Approximately two years later, Bill’s family contacted law enforcement and reported the abuse, which resulted in Fr. Timothy Brennan’s criminal convicted for aggravated criminal sexual contact. Following Brennan’s criminal conviction, Delbarton School and The Order of St. Benedict reached a settlement with Bill for an undisclosed amount, which contained a confidentiality clause within the settlement agreement.
Years later, despite Delbarton officials claiming to communicate with “openness and transparency” about the history of sexual abuse within their school, Bill’s prior requests to be permitted to discuss his abuse publicly were denied.
If you were sexually abused as a student at Delbarton School, contact us confidentially today. All claims must be filed by November 30, 2021. Time is limited.
After years of litigation, and despite tireless efforts to prevent Bill from being able to discuss his abuse, Bill prevailed and was finally able to publicly discuss his abuse by Fr. Timothy Brennan while he had been a student at Delbarton.
In years since, numerous other survivors who were abused at Delbarton came forward and took legal action. As a result of the litigation, Delbarton issued a letter on July 20, 2018, acknowledging that:
Since 1988, thirty individuals (former Delbarton students, sons of a former Delbarton School employee, a parishioner at St. James Church in Basking Ridge and former students of St. Elizabeth of Hungary School in Linden) have courageously stepped forward to say that between 1968 and 1999 they were sexually abused by thirteen present or former monks from St. Mary’s Abbey and one retired lay faculty member.
New Law, New Rights, Limited Time: The New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill
On May 13, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the Victims’ Rights Bill into law, effectively reforming the statute of limitations and opening a window for child sexual abuse survivors in New Jersey to bring civil claims against those who abused them. See how the New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill may help you.
In 2019, Jeff Anderson & Associates partnered with New Jersey child sexual abuse attorney and survivor advocate Greg Gianforcaro who, like us, has been working with survivors for more than three decades. Together, we have the trusted, knowledge, experience, passion, and tenacity to work with and fight for survivors of sexual abuse by clergy in New Jersey.
You Are Not Alone. We Are Here to Help You.
It’s time for justice. It’s time to bring the truth out into the light. It’s time for accountability and healing. If you were sexually abused as a child at Delbarton School or any other private school or institution in New Jersey, we may be able to help. Our law firm of attorneys, legal professionals and advocates has nearly four decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against perpetrators of sexual abuse and assault, and the institutions that protect them. When you contact us, we will keep your information completely confidential.
Clergy & Staff Accused of Child Sexual Abuse at Delbarton School
The list below contains the names of clergy who were assigned within or working at Delbarton School 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.