Attorney Gerald J. Williams Secures Victory in Scranton Diocese Case
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Attorney Gerald J. Williams Secures Victory in Scranton Diocese Case

Attorney Williams Secures Victory in Scranton Diocese CaseAttorney Gerald J.Williams from Williams Cedar secured a victory in the litigation of the clergy abuse case against the Scranton Diocese, an allegedly abusive former priest, and current and former bishops. The case, which was filed on behalf of the abuse survivor in November 2018 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, accused the former priest of allegedly abusing the individual as a child. Williams requested that the lawsuit remain sealed to avoid leaking the name or identifying characteristics of the plaintiff who wished to remain anonymous. Although the former priest’s attorney disputed the request, the Lackawanna County Judge Margaret Bisignani Moyle ruled on Thursday that the plaintiff will continue to remain anonymous in any future filings or proceedings regarding the case.

The ruling is not only a victory for the firm, but for the plaintiff and other abuse survivors who file claims against their abusers and wish to retain their anonymity. If you require counsel regarding a clergy abuse matter, our Pennsylvania clergy abuse lawyers at Williams Cedar will offer you the advice you need to move forward. To schedule a free and confidential consultation, please call us today at 215-557-0099 or contact us online. We represent clients throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and nationwide from our offices located in Philadelphia and Haddonfield, New Jersey.

WILLIAMS CEDAR PHYSICAL LOCATIONS: NOTICE TO OUR CLIENTS, COLLEAGUES AND VENDORS: CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

WILLIAMS CEDAR PHYSICAL LOCATIONS: NOTICE TO OUR CLIENTS, COLLEAGUES AND VENDORS: CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

In order to protect the health and safety of our staff and clients, and in compliance with directives from the governors of New Jersey and Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia, our physical offices in Philadelphia and Haddonfield will be closed for an indeterminate time, in an effort to help halt the spread of the corona virus.

Please be assured that, during our physical absence, our team will remain working remotely (at home) and “virtually” on behalf of our clients, and will keep them informed of any developments in their cases. We will return phone calls as quickly as possible. Clients, co-counsel, referral counsel and opposing counsel can also communicate with our attorneys through email:

Samuel Abloeser : sabloeser@williamscedar.com | David Cedar : dcedar@williamscedar.com
Beth Cole : bcole@williamscedar.com | Diane Fenner : dfenner@williamscedar.com
Shauna Friedman : sfriedman@williamscedar.com | Kevin Haverty : khaverty@williamscedar.com
Chris Markos : cmarkos@williamscedar.com | Alan Sklarsky : asklarsky@williamscedar.com
Jerry Williams : gwilliams@williamscedar.com

We will notify you when we are able to return to our physical offices. In the meantime, feel free to contact us. We remain on the job! We wish you the best of Health as we weather this crisis together.

THE LAWYERS AND STAFF OF WILLIAMS CEDAR