Many people have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in California. To acknowledge the wrongs committed against victims and the failure of various Dioceses in Southern California to prevent harm and provide support for survivors abused as minors, the Independent Compensation Program was established. If you have been a victim of Catholic Church sexual abuse in Fullerton, contact the Fullerton clergy abuse lawyers at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo today. You may have a claim for compensation through the program.
Why Choose Us?
Our firm has been earning the respect of the legal community and building a reputation for excellence since 1979.
We have the knowledge, skills, and resources to fully investigate and substantiate your claim and to help maximize your recovery.
Our Fullerton priest abuse attorneys have extensive trial experience and are not intimidated by large organizations. We will not hesitate to take your case to court if it means recovering the compensation you deserve.
What Is the Independent Compensation Program?
The Independent Compensation Program is a settlement program independent of the Dioceses established to compensate victims of Catholic Church sexual abuse. Its goal is to acknowledge the harm done to victims by priests of several Southern California Dioceses, regardless of when the sexual abuse occurred, and to acknowledge the failure of the Dioceses to prevent the harm and provide support for survivors. The program is administered by two nationally recognized administration experts who have complete autonomy to determine eligibility as well as the amount of compensation for victims who come forward with a claim.
Who Is Eligible for Compensation Under the Program?
To be eligible to participate in the Independent Compensation Program, you must allege being sexually abused as a minor by a priest of any of the following Dioceses:
Which Diocese of Orange Clergy Have Been Accused of Sexual Abuse in Fullerton?
Numerous clergy in the Diocese of Orange have been accused of sexual abuse. Clergy in Fullerton against whom sexual abuse allegations have been made include:
Donald Duplessis (Duplessius), O.S.M. – California State University Fullerton (1974-1976); St Philip Benizi Church (1976, 1979, 1992-1993); St. Julia Falconieri Church (1994-2000, 2002)
James Grimes – St. Mary’s (1960)
Edgardo (Edgar) Arrunataegui Jimenez – St. Mary’s (1988-1989)
Michael P. Pecharich – St. Juliana Falconieri Church (1984-1989)
John Gordon Pillon (a.k.a. Gordon J. Pillon) – St Juliana Falconieri Church (1984-1987)
Louis G. Stallkamp – St. Juliana Falconieri (1972-1975)
Raymond (Jose) Tepe – St. Mary’s (1938-1939)
Why You Need a Clergy Abuse Lawyer in Fullerton
It is in your best interest to be represented by an experienced Fullerton clergy abuse attorney in a claim for compensation for Catholic Church sexual abuse. Our Orange County personal injury lawyers can thoroughly investigate and help substantiate your claim, ensure your paperwork is in order, protect your interests, and advise you on whether to accept a settlement offered by the Independent Compensation Program before you sign a release and accept payment.
Contact Our Fullerton Clergy Abuse Lawyers Today For a Free Consultation
At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, we have been dedicated advocates for injured people with a history of success for more than three decades. Our clergy abuse attorneys in Fullerton have the legal skills and resources to help maximize your compensation. Call us today at (714) 783-2205 to schedule a free consultation if you are a survivor of Catholic Church sexual abuse in Fullerton, CA.