Buffalo Diocese Sexual Abuse
First Lawsuit Filed Against the Diocese of Buffalo: On August 14, 2019, thirteen of our clients filed one of the first lawsuits against the Diocese of Buffalo under the Child Victims Act. You can read our clients’ lawsuit by clicking this link: Heldwein et al. v. Diocese of Buffalo et al. You can also read one of our client’s stories by clicking this link: Child Victims Act Lawsuits to Peel Open Decades of Secrecy in Clergy Sex Abuse.
We represent many people who were sexually abused by priests who worked in the Diocese of Buffalo. More than 60 priests who served in the Diocese have been accused of sexual abuse, but many of the allegations were not investigated because of New York’s outdated statute of limitations for abuse survivors.
The following list of priests who have faced abuse allegations was compiled from different sources, including news reports. Please know some of the allegations are disputed by the individuals listed below. Where possible we have provided a summary of the allegations and a list of the individual’s known assignments.
By default the list below is sorted by the priest’s last name. You can also sort the list by first name.
Please know the list is not intended to be exhaustive — there are likely priests and others in the Diocese of Buffalo who abused children but who are not listed below.
If you or someone you love was sexually abused by a priest within the Diocese of Buffalo, please contact us for a free, confidential consultation to learn your legal options.