If you were sexually abused as a child in Minnesota,

We want to help you

Diocese of Duluth

What it Means for Someone Who Has Been Abused

On December 7, 2015, the Diocese of Duluth filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. If you, or someone you know, were sexually abused by a priest, or any other person affiliated with the Diocese of Duluth, the Diocese’s bankruptcy filing provides an opportunity for you to file a claim for compensation—even if in the past you were told you couldn’t. We would like to help you.

In order to preserve your legal rights, you must file a claim by May 25, 2016.

Your Privacy Will be Protected

Be assured that your privacy will be respected and your identity can remain confidential. If a survivor joins this effort and wishes to remain anonymous we can take measures to assure your privacy. We will explain the process and handle your bankruptcy claim on your behalf with no out-of-pocket expense to you.

Our Experience

Jeff Anderson & Associates represents hundreds of survivors of childhood sexual abuse across Minnesota and has for almost 30 years. Having represented clergy abuse survivors in diocesan bankruptcies in states such as Wisconsin, California, Iowa, and Delaware, we bring valuable experience and understanding to the bankruptcy and can help support your claim.

Our lawyers are experienced Minnesota litigators who have had proven success in removing barriers that in the past prevented adult victims of childhood clergy abuse from seeking justice. Within the last several years under the Child Victims Act, Jeff Anderson & Associates, along with numerous courageous survivors, were able to force the Diocese of Duluth to publicly release the names of over 30 priests accused of child sexual abuse and release internal church documents; we were also able to obtain a jury verdict and judgment against the Diocese of Duluth at trial in October 2015.

Jeff Anderson & Associates has fought on behalf of courageous survivors against the Diocese of Duluth for decades. Jeff Anderson helped survivors file suits against the Diocese of Duluth as early as the 1980s. Since that time, Jeff Anderson has had the honor of working with hundreds of survivors in an effort to force the Diocese of Duluth to come clean.

Our Commitment

Jeff Anderson & Associates is recognized as the nation’s premier law firm to represent victims of childhood sexual abuse. We are smart, tough and relentless, but the virtue that ultimately sets us apart is our compassion. We are people who feel deeply and work tirelessly in response to an unjust world. We have a reputation for being the best at what we do, and that begins and ends with our ability to meet each client’s unique needs while we support, protect and guide survivors along their journey towards justice and healing.

Filing a Claim in the Duluth Bankruptcy Can Help You and Help Protect Children

Adding your voice as one of many survivors who have and will come forward in the Diocese of Duluth bankruptcy will not only enhance the effort to hold abusers and the institutions that protected them and covered up their crimes accountable, but just as importantly, will raise awareness and protect future generations of children from abuse.