Wisconsin Clergy Sexual Abuse Attorneys

Jeff Anderson & Associates is recognized as one of the nation’s premier law firms 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.

Our law firm of attorneys, legal professionals and advocates has been working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against Catholic dioceses and religious orders nationwide for nearly 40 years. We will listen to your story and work tirelessly in response to the injustice you have suffered. Your identity and information will remain completely confidential.

Archdiocese of Milwaukee Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

In 2011, after being named as a defendant in dozens of clergy sexual abuse lawsuits, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. This expected and ill-fated decision by the diocese was 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.

Archdiocese of Milwaukee Bankruptcy Documents

Document: AD Ex. A

Document: Appeal Order

Document: Debtor Response

Document: Notice of Motion

Document: Proposed order

Document: Response by Debtor

Contact us confidentially If you were sexually abused in Wisconsin. We stand with you. We believe you.

Clergy Accused of Child Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee

The list below contains the names of clergy who were assigned within or working in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee 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, www.bishopaccountability.org, 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.