The Illinois Attorney General released a scathing report this week that claims the Archdiocese of Chicago withheld the names of more than 500 priests who have been accused of sexually abusing minors. We have represented more than 30 survivors of childhood sexual abuse who brought claims against the Archdiocese of Chicago for the abuse they suffered as children. If you or someone you know was sexually abused by a priest in the Archdiocese, or another Diocese, please contact us to ...Read More ->
CHICAGO, April 14, 2015 – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet has agreed to pay $4,137,500 to resolve the claims of fourteen (14) men who were the victims of abuse by priests of the Diocese from the 1960’s through the 1980’s. The men are represented by the Chicago-based law firm of Hurley McKenna & Mertz, PC., and the Seattle-based firm of Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC.
Four of the men had previously filed suit in the Will County Circuit Court. The ...Read More ->
Seven men have come forward and brought new suits against the Chicago Presbyterian Church, the Archdiocese of Chicago and related organizations due to the harm caused by the sexual abuse they endured at the hands of Presbyterian minister Douglas Mason of Chicago. Mason was previously accused of sexually abusing boys in the 1990s. Four of those plaintiffs settled for a confidential amount, believed to be $11 million.
In the new lawsuits, plaintiffs allege that Mason met, groomed and abused the boys ...Read More ->
Today our attorneys filed three new claims against the Archdiocese of Chicago on behalf of three men who survived abuse by Father Norbert Maday. Notably, two of the men were also abused by former Scout leader Thomas Hacker on church retreats with Maday. Click here to read more about the new cases.Read More ->
The Archdiocese of Chicago has released “documents relating to the sexual misconduct of thirty priests of the Archdiocese.” We have made them available for you to read. Click here to read the files on each priest, including Fr. Norbert Maday, Fr. Kenneth Brigham, Fr. William O’Brien, Fr. Fr. Robert mayer, Fr. Henry Swider, Fr. John Curran, Fr. Raymond Skriba, Fr. William Cloutier, Fr. James Hagan, Fr. Joseph Fitzharris, Fr. Thomas Job, Fr. Robert Becker, Fr. ...Read More ->