Arizona Catholic Abuse

Arizona's Catholic Dioceses, like so many around the United States, covered up sexual abuse by its clergy members. As a result, Arizona recognized the state's civil statute of limitations was too short, and that survivors of clergy sex abuse needed more time to come forward and hold the Church accountable in court.

Legal Changes Mean The Time To Act Is Now

On May 27, 2019, Arizona's governor signed a bill that opens a 19-month revival window against sexual abuse perpetrators and responsible institutions, including the Catholic Church. Specifically, victims of childhood sexual abuse will have until December 31, 2020 to bring claims. These claims can be brought against persons, like Catholic bishops, who were not the perpetrator of the abuse "if that person knew or otherwise had actual notice of any misconduct that created an unreasonable risk of sexual conduct or sexual contact."

The time to pursue these cases is very limited, so survivors are encouraged to promptly contact us for a no-fee consultation to discuss their legal options.

Learn About Your Rights And Options

Our lawyers currently represent Arizona Catholic Church sexual abuse victims. If you or a loved one is a victim of childhood sexual abuse in the Catholic Church set up a free case assessment to learn about your options.

Looking For Information About Your Abuser?

We have compiled information on Arizona clergy alleged to have perpetrated abuse. You can learn more about them by following the links below. If your abuser is not on this list, you still have legal options. Call 877-214-3238 to set up a free and confidential consultation.