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Pennsylvania Clergy Abuse Attorneys

Fighting for Sex Abuse Victims in Harrisburg, Erie, Scranton, Greensburg, Allentown & Pittsburgh

Ever since the grand jury released the comprehensive report on Catholic sex abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses, there’s has only been one appropriate answer to give to the Church: accountability. Accountability to the lives they destroyed, accountability for their role in giving abusers a haven against justice, accountability for rending the trust gifted to them by countless parents and children.

Our Pennsylvania clergy abuse lawyers refuse to allow these men and the institution that protects them to get away with what they’ve done. We refuse to allow the voices of their victims to go unheeded. Our firm is currently preparing litigation against the priests and bishops who allowed the abuse to continue in forced silence. If you’re one of the potentially thousands of children harmed by priests named by the grand jury report, your voice has a home here, and you have a place to turn for the legal help that you deserve.

Call (888) 498-3023 or contact us online to share your story and set up a time to speak with our institutional sex abuse attorneys. Together, we’ll review your options.

72 Priests Named from Harrisburg Alone

The grand jury report outlines a staggering number of instances of abuse going back decades. Their report found that 1,000+ children suffered abuse from 300+ priests—many of whom were allowed to continue operating in congregations uninhibited. “We believe the real number of children whose records were lost or who were afraid ever to come forward is in the thousands,” the report said.

The grand jury recommended four legal reforms in response to their findings:

  • Eliminate the statute of limitations for sex abuse of minors.
  • Create a window of time wherein all victims can sue the Church for damages, regardless of when the abuse took place.
  • Clarify the penalty for continuous failure to report child abuse.
  • Make police communication immune from civil confidentiality agreements (or NDAs).

Similar to the outcome of the Boston diocese investigation in 2002, more than 150 tips have been provided to investigators about cases that weren’t outlined in the report—and that’s just in 24 hours. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro calls the report the most comprehensive investigation of Catholic sex abuse in the United States.

The report includes stories of children being raped while recovering in the hospital, sisters from the same family being abused, and grooming middle-schoolers for sexual exploitation. At the press conference following the release of the grand jury’s report, one woman said her abuse began when she was 18 months old. Another man lived his entire life unable to show affection due to his trauma.

Holding Abusers Accountable in the Midst of Grief

Handler, Henning & Rosenberg has been fighting for the people of Pennsylvania since 1922. We’ve been here since the beginning, fighting for the families who needed a voice, giving them a chance to look their wrongdoers in the face and reclaim their stories. Wherever and however the law allows us, that’s what we want to provide for every single one of the abused children in the dioceses.

If you were sexually abused, our Pennsylvania clergy abuse attorneys want to help you hold the Church accountable—and make sure this never happens again.

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Managing Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC, David H Rosenberg is a dedicated legal professional who brings years of invaluable experience to our firm. He represents seriously injured individuals and their family members in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Meet David H Rosenberg
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Matthew P. Rosenberg is a Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg who contributes unrelenting passion for his clients and fearlessness when it comes to taking on big insurance companies and powerful employers. His primary areas of practice are motor vehicle accidents and wrongful death. Meet Matthew P. Rosenberg
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As a Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg, Attorney Crosby brings to the firm a meticulous approach to personal injury law – one obtained over more than 20 years in practice, and one diligently taught as a lecturer for the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Meet Matthew S. Crosby
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Attorney Anner is a Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg who contributes fresh and valuable knowledge from her past education in nursing and business school. Attorney Anner’s primary areas of focus include Social Security disability and worker’s compensation. Meet Carolyn Anner
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Attorney Reedy is a distinguished worker’s compensation attorney fighting for the rights of those injured on the job. He also contributes outstanding work in the representation of victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and pedestrian accidents. Meet Adam G. Reedy
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Attorney Spears brings more than 15 years of legal experience to the firm and to each and every one of the plaintiffs he represents. As a devoted advocate for the wrongfully injured, Attorney Spears primarily handles cases involved with negligence, motor vehicle accidents, and defective medical devices. Meet Andrew C. Spears
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Attorney Lutz’s decorated legal career is fueled by his Pennsylvania nativity and passion in fighting for the residents of his state when wrongfully injured. He has published several books on auto accident law and in his career has won millions of dollars for several individual plaintiffs. Meet David L. Lutz
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