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New Mexico Clergy Sexual Abuse Lawyer

New Mexico Attorneys Investigating Sexual Assault Claims Against the Roman Catholic Church Archdioceses

For over seventy years, many Roman Catholic religious leaders throughout the United States, including in New Mexico, sexually abused innocent children and young adults. As these cases were uncovered, the local dioceses throughout the state responded by relocating the predatory priests instead of reporting the incidents to local law enforcement.

Without accountability, the sexual predators found new victims to molest. Only the most egregious cases have been prosecuted had county courthouses or resolved through out-of-court settlements and jury trial awards.

Speaking up and telling others about the deplorable sexual abuse experience usually happens after decades of suffering in silence. If you are a sexual assault survivor and want justice, the compassionate network of affiliate attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, can help.

Our caring team of legal representatives will fight on your behalf to protect your rights and provide a safe place to talk about what happened. Our clergy sexual abuse injury attorneys are here to listen to your story. We will use our comprehensive understanding of New Mexico tort law to win your case to ensure the sexual predator faces financial consequences.

Clergy Sexual Assault – Will It Continue?

In September 2019, the New Mexico courts sentenced a former priest to thirty years after being found guilty of sexually assaulting victims. The Reverend once served as an Albuquerque parish pastor and a Kirkland Air Force Base chaplain starting back in the 1960s.

The 81-one-year-old Reverend was charged with aggravated sexual abuse (six counts) and abuse of sexual misconduct with a minor under twelve (one count). The former Hartford Archdiocese priest had become a fugitive from justice decades ago and was extradited from Morocco back to the United States in 2017.

The Devastating Effects of Sexual Assault

The aftermath of being sexually assaulted can negatively alter the victim’s well-being. Sexual abuse survivors can suffer from problematic sleeping disorders, ongoing depression, substance abuse, self-injury, and suicide, including suicidal ideation (thinking about suicide). Young children and teenage victims might develop negative eating habits, begin living an over-sexualized lifestyle, or engage in any form of risky behavior.

Get Justice Now

In June 2019, over 300 individuals filed claims against the Roman Catholic Church in New Mexico, alleging sexual misconduct by seventy-eight clergy members. Most complaints that were filed involved accusations of inappropriate sexual molestation by religious leaders employed by the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.

Before the latest rounds of filed claims, attorneys throughout New Mexico had already settled thousands of claims with the Roman Catholic Church as far back as the 1990s. Church officials state that the Archdiocese may be seeking bankruptcy protection due to the financial devastation of paying out large sums of money to the victims.

New Mexico Roman Catholic Church Diocese

In New Mexico, the Catholic Church is the single largest religious group of all faiths statewide. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe, two dioceses, and their Bishops manage more than 225 parishes, and thirty-seven Catholic schools thought New Mexico (listed below). The Church provides services to thousands of registered Catholics living in thirty-three counties.

New Mexico Dioceses

Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces
1280 Med Park Dr
Las Cruces, NM 88005
(575) 523-7577

Roman Catholic Diocese of Gallup
503 Rte 66 B
Gallup, NM 87301
(505) 863-4406

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe
4000 St Josephs Pl NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
(505) 831-8100
Bishop: John Charles Wester
Cathedral: The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

New Mexico Clergy Sexual Abuse Attorneys Are Ready to Help

Our network of attorneys understands the difficulty it takes to speak out about the vile actions of what a despicable clergy member did to you. We know the power of the Catholic Church and how they tend to fight back saying nothing occurred.

However, with Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, on your side, you will never face them alone. We can assure you that your shocking story will be heard by all those responsible when settling your case or presenting evidence at trial.

Let us open your case today so we can start filing all the necessary paperwork. Your actions today can ensure that no one else will ever be sexually assaulted by the religious authority again.

We will protect your rights, successfully resolve your case, and obtain financial compensation. Contact us now at (888) 424-5757. All information you share during an initial, free consultation concerning your case will remain confidential.

All New Mexico Churches:

  • Aquinas Newman Center Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • Assumption Parish Catholic Parish, Roswell
  • Basilica of San Albino Catholic Parish, Mesilla
  • Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish, Santa Fe
  • Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Parish, Las Cruces
  • Christ the King Parish, Shiprock
  • Church of the Ascension Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • Church of the Incarnation Catholic Parish, Rio Rancho
  • Cristo Rey Catholic Parish, Santa Fe
  • Cristo Rey Mission Catholic Parish, Malaga
  • Cure of Ars House of Discernment, Gallup
  • Estancia Valley Catholic Parish Catholic Parish, Moriarty
  • Holy Child Catholic Parish, Tijeras
  • Holy Cross Catholic Parish, Las Cruces
  • Holy Cross Mission Catholic Parish, Pinos Altos
  • Holy Family Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • Holy Family Catholic Parish, Deming
  • Holy Family Mission Catholic Parish, Columbus
  • Holy Family Mission Catholic Parish, Hanover
  • Holy Family/St. Joseph Catholic Parish, Roy
  • Holy Ghost Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish, Alamogordo
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish, Cimarron
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish, Dexter
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish, Las Vegas
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish, Tomé
  • Immaculate Conception Mission Catholic Parish, Berino
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Parish, Los Alamos
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Page
  • Infant Jesus Catholic Parish, Hurley
  • John XXIII Catholic Community Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • La Santisima Trinidad Catholic Parish, Arroyo Seco
  • Madonna House, Winslow
  • Monastery of Our Lady of the Desert, Blanco
  • Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe del Valle de Pojoaque Catholic Parish, Pojoaque
  • Nuestra Señora de La Luz Catholic Parish, La Luz
  • Our Lady of All Nations Mission Catholic Parish, Rincon
  • Our Lady of Belen Catholic Parish, Belen
  • Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Parish, Bayard
  • Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Chinle
  • Our Lady of Grace Catholic Parish, Artesia
  • Our Lady of Grace Catholic Parish, Loving
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Parish, Clovis
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Parish, Hobbs
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Parish, Peña Blanca
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Parish, Peralta
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Parish, Santa Fe
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Parish, Taos
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Parish, Villanueva
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission Catholic Parish, Bent
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission Catholic Parish, Hillsboro
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission Catholic Parish, Lake Arthur
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe, Holbrook
  • Our Lady of Health Catholic Parish, Las Cruces
  • Our Lady of LaVang Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Parish, Truth or Consequences
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission Catholic Parish, Mesquite
  • Our Lady of Purification Catholic Parish, Doña Ana
  • Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Parish, La Union
  • Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Parish, Bernalillo
  • Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Parish, La Joya
  • Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Parish, Las Vegas
  • Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Parish, Jemez Springs
  • Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Overgaard
  • Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish, Ft. Defiance
  • Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • Our Lady of the Rosary Mission Catholic Parish, Tatum
  • Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Snowflake
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Chapel (Latin Mass) Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • Our Lord of Mercy Catholic Parish, Hatch
  • Prince of Peace Catholic Community Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • Queen of Heaven Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • Risen Savior Catholic Community Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • Sacred Heart Cathedral, Gallup
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Parish, Clovis
  • Sacred Heart Mission Catholic Parish, Capitan
  • Sacred Heart Mission Catholic Parish, Cloudcroft
  • Sacred Heart Mission Catholic Parish, Ft. Stanton
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Parish, Española
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Farmington
  • San Antonio de Padua Catholic Parish, Peñasco
  • San Clemente Catholic Parish, Los Lunas
  • San Diego Mission Catholic Parish, Jemez Pueblo
  • San Felipe de Neri Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • San Felipe de Neri Mission Catholic Parish, Rodeo
  • San Francisco de Asis Catholic Parish, Ranchos de Taos
  • San Ignacio (Latin Mass) Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • San Isidro Catholic Parish, Garfield
  • San Isidro Mission Catholic Parish, Las Palomas
  • San Isidro Mission Catholic Parish, San Isidro
  • San Isidro-San Jose Catholic Parish, Santa Fe
  • San Jose Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • San Jose Catholic Parish, Anton Chíco
  • San Jose Catholic Parish, Carlsbad
  • San José Catholic Parish, La Mesa
  • San Jose Catholic Parish, Los Ojos
  • San Jose Mission Catholic Parish, Arrey
  • San Jose Mission Catholic Parish, Faywood
  • San Jose Mission Catholic Parish, Picacho
  • San Juan Bautista & Tewa Missions Catholic Parish, Ohkay Owingeh
  • San Juan Mission Catholic Parish, San Juan
  • San Juan Nepomuceno Catholic Parish, El Rito
  • San Lorenzo Mission Catholic Parish, Mimbres
  • San Lorenzo Mission Catholic Parish, Placitas
  • San Luis Rey Catholic Parish, Chamberino
  • San Martin de Porres Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • San Martin de Porres Catholic Parish, Sunland Park
  • San Miguel Catholic Parish, San Miguel
  • San Miguel Catholic Parish, Socorro
  • San Miguel del Vado Catholic Parish, Ribera
  • San Miguel Mission Catholic Parish, Rancho San Miguel
  • San Patricio Mission Catholic Parish, San Patricio
  • San Pedro Mission Catholic Parish, Del Cerro
  • San Ysidro Catholic Parish, Corrales
  • San Ysidro Mission Catholic Parish, Glencoe
  • Sangre de Cristo Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • Santa Clara Catholic Parish, Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara Catholic Parish, Wagon Mound
  • Santa Cruz de la Canada Catholic Parish, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Parish, Santa Fe
  • Santa Rita Catholic Parish, Carrizozo
  • Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Parish, Las Cruces
  • Santo Nino Catholic Parish, Tierra Amarilla
  • Santo Niño de Atocha Mission Catholic Parish, Three Rivers
  • Santo Niño Parish, Aragon
  • Santuario de Chimayo-Holy Family Catholic Parish, Chimayo
  • Shrine & Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Parish, Mesilla Park
  • Shrine of St. Bernadette Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • Sierra Chapel Catholic Community Catholic Parish, WSMR
  • St. Albert the Great Newman Center Catholic Parish, Las Cruces
  • St. Alice Catholic Parish, Mountainair
  • St. Ann Catholic Parish, Deming
  • St. Anne Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • St. Anne Catholic Parish, Santa Fe
  • St. Anne Catholic Parish, Tucumcari
  • St. Anthony Catholic Parish, Anthony
  • St. Anthony Catholic Parish, Artesia
  • St. Anthony Catholic Parish, Questa
  • St. Anthony de Padua Catholic Parish, Dixon
  • St. Anthony Mission Catholic Parish, Fierro
  • St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Parish, Ft. Sumner
  • St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Parish, Pecos
  • St. Anthony Church, McNary
  • St. Anthony Parish, Zuni
  • St. Augustine Catholic Parish, Isleta Pueblo
  • St. Catherine Mission Catholic Parish, Hagerman
  • St. Catherine Parish, Whiteriver
  • St. Cecilia Catholic Parish
  • St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • St. Clare Mission Catholic Parish, Eunice
  • St. Edward Catholic Parish, Carlsbad
  • St. Edwin Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • St. Eleanor Catholic Parish, Ruidoso
  • St. Francis de Paula Catholic Parish, Tularosa
  • St. Francis Newman Center Catholic Parish, Silver City
  • St. Francis Church, Gallup
  • St. Francis Xavier Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • St. Francis Xavier Catholic Parish, Clayton
  • St. Genevieve Catholic Parish, Las Cruces
  • St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Parish, Mora
  • St. Gregory (Chapel) Catholic Parish, Chise
  • St. Helen Catholic Church, Portales
  • St. Helena Catholic Parish, Hobbs
  • St. Ignatius Catholic Parish, Monticello
  • St. Isidore Catholic Parish, Gila
  • St. James (Station) Catholic Parish, Engle
  • St. John Paul II Catholic Parish, Santa Teresa
  • St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish, Roswell
  • St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish, Santa Fe
  • St. John the Baptist Church, St. Johns
  • St. John Vianney Catholic Parish, Rio Rancho
  • St. John Vianney Parish, Gallup
  • St. Joseph Apache Mission Catholic Parish, Mescalero
  • St. Joseph Catholic Community Catholic Parish, Holloman AFB
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church, Cerrillos
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church, Lordsburg
  • St. Joseph Catholic Parish, Springer
  • St. Joseph Mission Catholic Parish, Cuchillo
  • St. Joseph Mission Catholic Parish, Fairacres
  • St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • St. Joseph Parish and Missions, Laguna
  • St. Joseph Church, Aztec
  • St. Jude (Station) Catholic Parish, Winston
  • St. Jude Catholic Parish, Alamogordo
  • St. Jude Mission Catholic Parish, Cotton City
  • St. Jude Mission Catholic Parish, San Patricio
  • St. Jude Parish, Tuba City
  • St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • St. Mary Catholic Church, Vaughn
  • St. Mary of the Angels Parish, Pinetop
  • St. Mary Church, Bloomfield
  • St. Mary Parish, Farmington
  • St. Mary Parish, Tohatchi
  • St. Michaels Church, St. Michaels
  • St. Patrick Catholic Parish, Chama
  • St. Patrick Mission Catholic Parish, Three Rivers
  • St. Patrick – St. Joseph Catholic Parish, Raton
  • St. Paul, Crownpoint
  • St. Peter Catholic Parish, Roswell
  • St. Rita Church, Show Low
  • St. Rose of Lima Catholic Parish, Santa Rosa
  • St. Teresa Parish, Grants
  • St. Therese of the Infant Jesus Catholic Parish, Albuquerque
  • St. Therese of the Little Flower Mission Catholic Parish, Corona
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Parish, Lovington
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Parish, Rio Rancho
  • St. Thomas More Catholic Parish, Chaparral
  • St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Parish, Abiquíu
  • St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Silver City

New Mexico Catholic Schools:

  • All Saints Catholic School, Rosewell
  • Annunciation Catholic School, Albuquerque
  • Holy Child Catholic School, Tijeras
  • Holy Cross Catholic School, Albuquerque
  • Holy Cross Catholic School, Santa Cruz
  • Holy Ghost Catholic School, Albuquerque
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Preschool, Page
  • Las Cruces Catholic School, Las Cruces
  • Our Lady of Assumption Catholic School, Albuquerque
  • Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School, Albuquerque
  • Sacred Heart School, Farmington
  • Sacred Heart School, Gallup
  • San Felipe Catholic School, Albuquerque
  • San Felipe De Neri Catholic School, Albuquerque
  • Santo Nino Regional Catholic School, Sante Fe
  • St. Anthony School, Show Low
  • St. Anthony School, Zuni
  • St. Bonaventure School, Thoreau
  • St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School, Albuquerque
  • St. Frances Cabrini Catholic School, Alamogordo
  • St. Francis of Assisi School, Lumberton
  • St. Francis Preschool, Sacred Heart School
  • St. Helena Catholic School, Hobbs
  • St. Joseph School, San Fidel
  • St. Mary Catholic School, Albuquerque
  • St. Mary Catholic School, Belen
  • St. Michaels High School, Sante Fe
  • St. Michaels Indian School, St. Michaels
  • St. Pius X High School, Albuquerque
  • St. Teresa of Avila School, Grants
  • St. Therese Catholic School, Albuquerque
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, Albuquerque
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, Rio Rancho
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