Colorado Catholic Priest, Clergy, and Diocese Abuse Lawyers

Were you or a loved one sexually abused by a Catholic Priest, Clergy, or member of the Diocese? 

If so, we can help. We offer free, confidential evaluations of Clergy sexual abuse claims, regardless of when the abuse occurred.

Contact us today at 303-536-5996 or to better understand your legal rights. 

Do you have information about sexual abuse by a Catholic priest?

Submit the short form below to set up a consultation with an attorney from Wahlberg, Woodruff, Nimmo & Sloane, LLP.

Colorado Attorneys Protecting Colorado Survivors of Sexual Abuse:

We Know the Laws in Colorado, We Know the Courts in Colorado, We Know How to Seek Justice in Colorado

Our Denver-based attorneys have national litigation experience representing survivors of sexual abuse, and have been involved in some of the largest sexual abuse settlements in Colorado and the United States. 

We have the knowledge and persistence to fight for justice for such victims, and we approach these cases with sensitivity and compassion. 

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Attorneys Michael Nimmo & Parker Stinar currently represent more than 150 survivors of sexual abuse against the now deceased Dr. Robert Anderson and the University of Michigan.

Attorney Stinar was appointed to the Executive Committee and Negotiation Committee, seeking justice and compensation for more than 800 survivors of sexual abuse.

Attorneys Nimmo & Stinar have been featured in national and international news outlets, including CNN, Yahoo News, Fox News, ABC News, NBC News, New York Times, The Denver Post, and The United Kingdom’s Daily Mail, about their fight for justice on behalf of abuse survivors. 

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In 2019-2020, Nimmo served as the President of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the largest specialty Colorado bar association with over 1,300 attorney members across Colorado. 

Michael continues to serve as an officer of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association as the Immediate Past-President.

Stinar was previously a shareholder at a firm involved in representing survivors of sexual abuse by Larry Nassar, which settled for $500 million dollars.

They are both members of the American Association of Justice Sexual Assault Litiation Group. 

Our firm has also obtained the largest known single-plaintiff Title IV sexual abuse settlement in Colorado history. 

Colorado Attorney General Investigation 

On December 1, 2020, the Colorado Attorney General’s office released a Special Master’s Supplemental Report: Roman Catholic Clergy Sexual Abuse of Children in Colorado from 1950 to 2020. The report findings included 212 children who were sexually abused by 52 diocean priest.

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Among the priests listed in the supplemental report was Father Charles Woodrich, known as Father Woody to his congregation.

The Attorney General’s office stated that Father Woodrich sexually molested three boys in the 1970s and 1980s.

The Attorney General’s office has identified the following priest:

  • Father Kenneth Funk,
  • Father Daniel Kelleher, 
  • Father James Moreno, 
  • Father Gregory Smith,
  • Father Charles Woodrich (Father Woody),
  • Monsignor Marvin Kapushion, 
  • Father Duane Repola, 
  • Father Carlos Trujillo, and 
  • Father Joseph Walsh.

Colorado Catholic Priest Recent Arrests

On February 24, the Colorado Springs Police Department arrested a Catholic priest on a sexual assault charge.

Vincent Stites, a 49-year-old youth pastor, is accused of engaging in a consensual sexual relationship with an underage female youth group member in the mid-2000s. Stites was a priest at the Friendship Assembly of God church during the relationship.

The CSPD received a report of the inappropriate relationship last September. The department conducted a thorough investigation and officially charged Stites with one count of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust. 

Source: The Denver Channel

Contact Our Colorado Sexual Abuse Lawyers Today

The Colorado Attorney General’s investigation of sexual abuse among Catholic priests continues to develop. If you or someone you care about was sexually abused by a priest or clergy member in Colorado, contact us at 303-536-5996 to discuss your case.

No matter when the abuse happened, victims are encouraged to contact Denver Trial Lawyers ®. Our attorneys have the expertise and sensitivity to help you navigate your case.

Sources: 9News, ABC News