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Burg Simpson Seeks Justice for Victims of Sexual Abuse by Catholic Church

By Burg Simpson
January 14, 2022
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By Burg Simpson Trial Lawyer Christopher Post:

Burg Simpson Seeking Justice for Three Victims of Sexual Abuse by the Catholic Church in Arizona

The Arizona office of Burg Simpson is representing three victims of sexual abuse against the Roman Catholic Church. Burg Simpson attorneys Paul Friedman, Ty Taber, and Chris Post of Burg Simpson’s Arizona office represent all three victims in separate civil actions filed in Maricopa County (Arizona) Superior Court.

In the first case, Jane Doe No. 1 was sexually abused when she was 12 years old by a priest.  This priest was a known serial pedophile who preyed on young girls in a half-dozen states, including Arizona.  For at least three decades, the dioceses of Manchester, NH, Grand Rapids, MI, and Phoenix, AZ, conspired to coverup the priest’s history of sexual abuse, shield him from criminal and civil liability, and moved him from parish to parish where he had unfettered access to child victims like Jane Doe.

In the second case, Jane Doe No. 2 was sexually abused when she was 10 years old by another priest.  This priest was also a known serial pedophile who preyed on young girls in various parishes throughout Arizona.

In the third case, Jane Doe No. 3 was sexually abused at multiple churches in the Phoenix area by several clergy members.  One of the accused priests fathered a child with one of his victims and was previously jailed for sexually abusing a young man.  He was indicted on a separate charge of molestation and another warrant was issued for his arrest in 2003.  The priest absconded to his native country soon thereafter and has fought extradition to Arizona ever since.

There are certain time limitations in Arizona in which to file a sexual abuse lawsuit.  If you or a loved one are the victim of sexual abuse at the hands of the Catholic Church or other organization in Arizona, please call attorney Paul Friedman or Chris Post of Burg Simpson’s Arizona office at (602) 777-7000 for a free case evaluation.

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One of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, has a longstanding and nationwide reputation for fighting relentlessly and successfully for victims of negligence, malfeasance, malpractice, and abuse. Our attorneys have never hesitated to fight for our client’s rights and consistently face and defeat formidable adversaries, including big insurance companies, banks, and pharma. As a result, Burg Simpson has secured more than $1 billion in verdicts, settlements, and judgments in practice areas spanning catastrophic personal injury, mass tort and class actions regarding gas explosions, dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and devices, medical malpractice, complex commercial and business litigation, construction defects, and workers’ compensation. The firm’s success has also included more than 200 recoveries in excess of $1 million.




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