Diocese of San Diego Sexual Abuse Lawyer
Manly, Stewart & Finaldi know how to help survivors of clergy abuse in the Diocese of San Diego. Our lead lawyer has been doing so successfully for more than 20 years. In that time, he has achieved recognition from Super Lawyers and the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of California’s Top 100 Attorneys. If you or a loved one is a clergy abuse survivor in the Diocese of San Diego, please contact us immediately to schedule a free and confidential consultation.
Why Choose Manly Stewart Finaldi?
- We are a firm that exclusively accepts sexual abuse cases, giving us dedicated resources and in-depth knowledge on the subject.
- We have assisted over 150 survivors of clergy abuse with claims in the state of California alone.
- We do not give up; we are passionate about our work and never afraid to take powerful institutions to court.
- We understand the importance of feeling safe. We use the highest standards of client privacy, care, support and confidentiality.
- We are one of the nation’s leading law firms for representing sexual abuse and assault survivors. We have collected more than $2 billion in awards for all past clients.
Why You Need a Clergy Abuse Attorney
Going up against a diocese requires help from an attorney. At Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, we have been seeking justice from religious institutions for decades and know how to walk clients through the claims process. Hiring one of our attorneys can strengthen your case and give you the ability to take a diocese to court, if necessary, for full and fair compensation.
Clergy Abuse in the Diocese of San Diego
The Diocese of San Diego has a documented history of sexual abuse by members of the clergy. Recently, the Diocese made a list of 54 names public – all clergy members with credible allegations against them. Most of the accused offenders are priests or diocesans, along with a few bishops and one Sister. The crimes listed alongside the names range from child molestation and sexual abuse to rape and possession of child pornography.
|Luis Eugene||De Francisco||Arrested|
|Adalbert (Albert) J.||Kowalczyk||Sued|
If any of the names on the list sound familiar to you, contact our firm immediately to discuss a potential sex abuse case. If you wish to name another alleged offender, we can help you do so while remaining anonymous.
Compensation Available in the Diocese of San Diego
All clergy abuse survivors have the right to seek financial compensation and justice for their traumatic experiences. If your abuse occurred in the Diocese of San Diego or one of the five other dioceses involved in the program, you may have grounds to file a claim with the Independent Compensation Program (ICP). The Dioceses of San Diego, San Bernardino, Sacramento, Orange, Los Angeles and Fresno created the ICP to compensate abuse survivors who may have missed their statutes of limitations or who do not wish to file lawsuits. An approved claim can lead to a settlement check within two weeks.
It is important, however, to speak to a lawyer at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi about your options before filing a claim with the ICP. The ICP will not match the amount you potentially could receive through a civil lawsuit against the Diocese. Once you accept an ICP settlement, you cannot bring a claim against the Diocese. Before seeking compensation through the ICP, talk to an attorney about other outlets for financial recovery. We can help you choose the ideal route for your specific case and needs.
Contact a Diocese of San Diego Clergy Abuse Lawyer Today
John C. Manly and the other attorneys at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi have devoted their lives to helping survivors of abuse and assault. Clergy abuse is one of several types of abuse we focus our efforts on, as well as Boy Scout abuse, foster care abuse, sports coach abuse and workplace sexual harassment. If you or a loved one is a clergy abuse survivor, contact the award-winning Diocese of San Diego abuse attorneys at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi today. Call us at (855) 944-0710 or contact us online for a free and entirely confidential meeting.