Our Attorneys Provide Confidential, Free, Consultations for Clergy Abuse Victims in Kentucky
First and foremost, all consultations are strictly confidential. We respect and value your trust.
Our firm has been involved in priest sexual abuse cases since the early 2000’s. We have successfully represented numerous clients that suffered abuse by members of religious organizations and other positions of power. We have a team of attorneys and an on-staff nurse that can help answer any questions you may have concerning the process of filing a lawsuit against these predators.
We are able to come to you, if you desire, to discuss your case. Some clients feel more comfortable initially discussing their situation with our nurse. Others prefer to meet with our whole team. Whatever your preference we can make it happen, confidentially.
Examples of Priest/Clergy Sexual Abuse Cases in Kentucky
- Report: 2 Priests in Louisville Archdiocese Penalized for Sexual Abuse Allegations
- Victims of Louisville Priest Abuse Dismiss Church Report Touting Reforms
- Pennsylvania Investigated Catholic Church Sex Abuse. Why Can’t Kentucky?
- Owensboro Catholic Diocese Confirms Two Sex Abuse Victims Have Come Forward
- Diocese of Owensboro Releases Sexual Abuse Allegation Stats
- Daviess Co., KY Priest Permanently Suspended from Public Ministry
Lawyers Dedicated to Protecting Kentucky Sexual Abuse Victims
Sexual abuse cases are among the most egregious cases we handle. They often involve years of abuse methodically perpetrated by the abusers. In the context of religious organizations, the abuse is often known and ignored or, in the most horrendous cases, hidden. Thankfully, more brave individuals are coming forward every day to expose these heinous acts.
At Gray & White Law our team is dedicated to exposing the abuse and corruption involved in priest sexual abuse cases and forcing those responsible to be held accountable for their actions.
Initiating a lawsuit for priest sexual abuse is not a decision to be taken lightly. We are here to help answer your questions and provide you with the necessary information so you can decide if you want to move forward.
There are many questions involved when suing a priest or the Catholic Church for abuse. Some of the most common questions are addressed below. Again, we will answer any question you have particular to your situation.
Are Cases Against Priests for Sexual Abuse Confidential?
Unfortunately, it depends. We will bring your cases as an alias such as John or Jane Doe for purposes of filing the lawsuit. It is often up to the trial court judge, however, to respect the confidentiality of the process and protect your identity. We will do everything within our power to protect your confidentiality.
Also, historically, most cases against priests currently settle out of court before trial. This, of course, doesn’t guarantee your case will resolve without a trial. Also, you are entitled to your day in court so no defendant priest or the church can force you to settle if you don’t want to.
Why Haven’t More Cases Been Brought Against Pedophile Priests?
There are many cases brought each year against priests for rape, sodomy, and all types of sexual abuse and misconduct. Most of the public, however, never hears of these cases because they are generally quietly settled. The Catholic Church has been methodically keeping these cases hidden from the public and, unfortunately, has done a masterful job.
In addition, many states have very strict timelines for when a lawsuit against a priest can be filed. In many cases, the time has run out to file a case against a priest for sexual abuse, rape or sodomy. Thankfully, this is currently changing. Many states, including, Kentucky, are reviewing, and hopefully passing, laws that will allow abuse victims to now sue priests whose claims were previously time-barred.
This is the right thing to do and we are thankful to see states correcting these laws that were so unfair to children of priest sexual abuse. The priest and church relied on these laws to protect them from civil lawsuits. If these laws get overturned, they will no longer be able to hide.
What Information Will You Need From Me?
Each case is different. In order to best represent you, we will need to conduct a free, confidential, consultation to determine if a case can be pursed and what that will mean for you if you decide to pursue it. Some clients have many documents and names of witnesses to share with us. Others have only their own memories. We have successfully handled cases in both scenarios and many in between. Whatever your circumstance, we can help determine the best plan to bring your lawsuit.
Who Will Handle My Case?
Mark Gray and Matt White work each case in the firm together. As a local Kentucky firm, you will not be handed off to an associate attorney. Your case will be handled by our partners from start to finish.
Our Attorneys Are Accepting Cases Across all Catholic Parishes in Kentucky
We are currently investigating cases in Kentucky as well as several other states regarding priest sexual misconduct. In Kentucky, our firm is investigating cases against all Catholic parishes including, but not limited to:
Emmanuel Catholic Parish St. Mary of The Assumption Parish Knights of Columbus St. Gregory Church Basilica of St. Joseph St. Monica Parish St. Thomas Parish St. Charles Parish Holy Redeemer Church Holy Family Church Holy Family School St. Augustine Parish St. Henry Parish Divine Mercy & St. Bernard Parishes St. John The Apostle Parish Holy Cross Parish St. James Church Immaculate Heat of Mary Parish St. Stephen Parish SS Peter and Paul St. Sebastian Parish Holy Name of Mary St. Pius Tenth Parish St. Joseph St. Joseph Camp Springs School Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Church of The Good Shepherd Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe St. John The Evangelist Parish St. Ambrose St. Jospeh Parish St. Anthony Parish St. Augustine Parish St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish St. Jude Parish St. Rose Parish Young Adult Ministry Sacred Heart Catholic Church St. Camillus Academy Good Shepherd Parish Alliance for Catholic Urban Education Cathedral Basilica of The Assumption Diocese of Covington Franciscan Daughters of Mary Holy Cross Parish Mother of God Parish Our Savior Parish St. Ann Mission St. Augustine Church St. Benedict St. John The Evangelist Parish – St. Ann Church St. Gregory Parish St. Joseph Church Mary Seat of Wisdom Chapel Immaculate Conception Church of The Resurrection St. Stephen Church St. Elizabeth Parish St. Edward Parish Ministry for Persons with Disabilities SS Peter and Paul Church Resurrection Parish St. John Mission Bishop William T. Mulloy Council St. Bernard Parish College Daughters of Isabella St. Sylvester Oratory St. Pius X Parish St. Mark Paris Christ The Healer Parish St. Ignatius St. Jospeh the Worker Mission St. Susan Church St. Henry Church St. John Chrysostom Bishop Flaget Assembly Knights of St. John Mary Queen of Heaven Council Knights of Columbus Mary Queen of Heaven Parish Mary dale Retreat Center St. Barbara Blessed Teresa of Calcutta St. Michael Parish St. Francis Xavier Parish St. Denis Parish St. Jerome Parish St. Martin of Tours Parish Our Lady of The Hills Parish St. Charles Borromeo Cristo Rey Parish Diocese of Covington St. Paul Parish St. John The Baptist Sacred Heart Catholic Community Ft. Knox St. Patrick’s Catholic Community Blessed Sacrament Church St. Catherine of Siena Parish St. Thomas Church St. Agnes Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church Good Shepherd School St. Edward Parish St. Mary Catholic Church Regina Pacis Chaplaincy SS Francis and John Catholic Parish St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church St. John Catholic Elementary and Middle School St. Helen Parish St. Anthony of Padua Parish SS John and Elizabeth Church Holy Redeemer Parish St. Lawrence Mission SS Mary and James Church St. Anthony the Abbot St. Romuald Catholic Church Holy Trinity St. Andrew Church Hancock County Catholic Churches Immaculate Conception Churches Mother of Good Counsel Holy Name of Jesus Parish St. Therese Mission Sacred Heart Parish Our Lady of Mercy Parish Our Lady of The Caves Parish SS Peter and Paul Parish St. Ann Parish Holy Guardian Angels Parish Holy Cross Holy Spirit Catholic Church St. Edward Church St. Edward Youth Ministry Holy Angels St. George Church St. William Parish Cliffview Retreat and Conference Center St. Lawrence Church Holy Name of Mary Parish St. Augustine Church St. Benedict Parish St. Paul St. Columba Parish Cathedral of Christ The King Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Lexington Catholic Scouting Christ The King School Lexington Catholic High School Mary Queen Homilies Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Church Mary Queen School Template Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary School Pax Christi Catholic School Sacramental Formation Seton Catholic School St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church St. Peter Claver Church Summer Vacation Bible School Transylvania Catholic Organization Sacred Heart St. Charles Parish St. William Roman Catholic Church St. Francis of Assisi And Holy Cross Churches Father Kehoe SS Boniface & James Parish Cathedral of The Assumption Archdiocese of Louisville Church of the Ascension Church of the Holy Spirit Epiphany Catholic Church Guardian Angels Holy Family Church Holy Name Holy Trinity Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Incarnation Parish Mary Queen of Peace Most Blessed Sacrament Our Lady of Consolation School Our Lady of Lourdes Church Our Lady of Mount Carmel Pilgrimage fo the Holy Family Sacred Heart Schools SS Simon and Jude St. Agnes Church St. Albert The Great Church St. Andrew Academy St. Anthony St. Athanasius Church St. Augustine Catholic Church St. Barnabas Church St. Bartholomew Catholic Church St. Bernard St. Boniface St. Brigid St. Edward St. Frances of Rome and St. Leonard St. Francis of Assisi St. Gabriel the Archangel Church St. Ignatius Martyr St. James Catholic Church St. John Vianney St. Joseph / San Jose St. Lawrence St. Leonard and St. Frances of Rome St. Louis Bertrand St. Luke St. Margaret Mary St. Martha St. Martin De Porres St. Martin of Tours St. Michael St. Patrick St. Paul St. Peter the Apostle St. Pius X St. Raphael St. Rita St. Stephen Martyr St. Thomas More St. William Ursuline Sisters Mount St. Joseph The Piarist School St. Rose of Lima St. Mary of the Woods St. Philip St. Julian St. Julian School St. Peter Pilgrims of Hope St. Ambrose St. Ann Interparochial Jesus Our Savior Church St. Matthew Our Lady of Mount Vernon St. Leo St. Vincent De Paul Parish Holy Spirit St. Michael The Archangel Blessed Mother Diocese of Owensboro Glenmary Sisters Precious Blood St. Alphonsus St. Mary Magdalene St. Peter of Alcantara St. Pius Tenth St. Stephen Cathedral The Immaculate Parish St. Julie Rosary Chapel St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church St. Thomas More Church of the Annunciation Transfiguration of Our Lord St. Aloysius Church Jesus of the Mountain Church Our Lady of Fatima St. Anthony St. Martha St. Bernadette Holy Cross All Saints Catholic Church St. Alphonsus St. Aloysius St. Mildred St. Dominic St. Rose St. Francis Borgia St. Timothy Sisters of St. Jospeh The Worker St. John Neumann Prince of Peace Our Lady of Perpetual Help St. Agatha
If you or a loved one suffered sexual abuse by a priest contact us today for a CONFIDENTIAL FREE CONSULTATION.