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Clergy Sexual Abuse Attorneys in Phoenix

Seeking Justice for Victims of Sexual Assault by Religious Leaders & Volunteers

Unfortunately, the rate at which sexual abuse occurs within clergy, churches, and other religious organizations is startlingly high. Recent, high-profile cases—such as the exposé of rampant sexual abuse in the Catholic Church by The Boston Globe—have brought new light to this alarming issue.

In any religious organization, the church has a duty to properly supervise its clergy. When it fails to do so, or simply turns a blind eye to the actions of its religious leaders, sexual abuse can occur.

At Montoya, Lucero & Pastor, P.A., we have more than 60 years of legal experience standing up for the rights of injured and assaulted victims. If you or your child has suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a religious worker or volunteer, our Phoenix clergy sexual abuse attorneys can help you fight for justice.

Contact us by phone at (602) 483-6869 to learn more about how we can help you. We offer confidential initial consultations and are available on weekends by appointment.

What Are the Effects of Sexual Abuse?

All sexual violence and abuse can have serious, lifelong effects for victims. Clergy sexual abuse can be particularly scarring, as priests, pastors, and other religious workers and volunteers are often regarded with trust. Unfortunately, some clergy members use this trust to “groom” victims. The violation of this trust can severely compound the trauma of abuse.

Some of the effects of sexual abuse include:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts/suicide
  • Drug use
  • Problems with work or school
  • Relationship issues
  • Moderate to severe distress
  • Inability to trust others
  • Unintended pregnancy
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STI)

All of these and other effects can make it extremely difficult for victims of clergy abuse to move forward with their lives. At Montoya, Lucero & Pastor, P.A., we thoroughly investigate the details of your case in order to determine who was negligent and which parties are at-fault. We then work to hold these parties accountable for their crimes and the harm they have caused.

Names of Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Phoenix

  • Solomon Bandiho

  • George V. Bredemann

  • Joseph Cervantez Briceno

  • Patrick J. Colleary

  • Laurence Florez

  • Dale J. Fushek

  • John Maurice Giandelone

  • Charles Gielow

  • Harold P. Graf

  • Joseph John Henn

  • Jose Hurtado

  • Sung Lam

  • Karl LeClaire

  • Mark Allen Lehman

  • Joseph Marcel Lassard

  • Jorge Ortiz Lopez

  • Saul Madrid

  • Michael Minogue

  • Harry R. Morgan

  • Thomas J. O’Brien

  • Maxwell Pelton

  • Henry Perez

  • James S. Rausch

  • Marcel Salinas

  • Waliputte Alanson Sherwood

  • John D. Spaulding

  • Richard Allen Suttle

  • Kenneth A. Van de Ven

  • John William Vovko

Offering Compassionate, Personalized Representation

At Montoya, Lucero & Pastor, P.A., we know that no two cases are the same. Our team of dedicated Phoenix sexual abuse attorneys takes the time to meet with you and listen to your story.

We are here to answer your questions and address your concerns as we advocate for you throughout the legal process. Whether you are a victim of sexual abuse yourself, or your loved one has suffered at the hands of a trusted clergy member, our firm can fight for you.

Schedule a confidential initial consultation with us when you call (602) 483-6869 or contact us online.