Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Paterson

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

It’s time for your voice to be heard. It’s time to hold institutions accountable for covering up decades of sexual abuse. Whether you require assistance in understanding your rights, bringing a lawsuit, or simply need someone to listen to your story without judgment, we are ready to help child sexual abuse survivors like you find justice, healing, compensation, and accountability in the Diocese of Paterson.

All claims under the New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill must be filed by November 30, 2021. Time is limited. Contact us confidentially today.

In 2019, we partnered with New Jersey child sexual abuse attorney and survivor advocate Greg Gianforcaro who, like us, has been working in this space for more than three decades and are currently working with dozens of clergy abuse survivors in the Diocese of Paterson – and hundreds in dioceses across the state. Together, we have the trusted, proven knowledge, experience, passion, and tenacity to work with and fight for survivors of sexual abuse by clergy in New Jersey.

Our advocates in New Jersey are dedicated to helping survivors of child sexual abuse. It’s more than our jobs—it’s our mission. We will listen to your story and work tirelessly in response to the injustice you have suffered. We will support, protect and guide you along your journey toward justice and healing. Contact us today. Your information will always remain completely confidential.

New Rights for Survivors: 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 for child sexual abuse survivors in New Jersey. See how the New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill may help you.

The Anderson Report: Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese and Dioceses of New Jersey

This report contains the names of diocesan priests, religious order priests, deacons, nuns, and religious brothers and sisters associated with Catholic Dioceses in the State of New Jersey, including those of whom were assigned within, working in, or living within the Archdiocese and Dioceses in New Jersey who have been accused of sexual misconduct. The information in this Anderson Report is derived from publicly available sources. Download the report

If you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy, teacher or coach, we want to help. Contact us confidentially today. 

Clergy Accused of Child Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Paterson

The list below contain the names of clergy who were assigned within or working in the New Jersey Diocese of Paterson 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.