|Abuse Survivor and Family Will Speak Publicly for First Time
By Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson & Associates
August 30, 2011
Attorneys to Announce Archdiocese settlement with clergy abuse victim and new protocol for release of information on offenders
What: At a news conference on Monday in Chicago prominent clergy abuse attorney Jeff Anderson will:
· Announce the settlement of a lawsuit against the Chicago Archdiocese involving sexual abuse of Angel Santiago by Father Joseph Fitzharris while he was assigned to St. Francis Xavier Parish.
· Introduce Santiago and his family. Santiago, whose father was a janitor at St. Francis Xavier when Angel's abuse occurred, will speak publicly about his abuse for the time.
· In the interests of safety and the protection of children, discuss the successful negotiation with the Chicago Archdiocese for greater transparency and a new protocol to govern the release of names and information concerning offender priests.
· Discuss 11 additional cases settled and with the Archdiocese over the past two years.
WHEN: Monday, August 29 at 1 P.M.
WHERE: Law offices of Kerns, Frost & Pearlman
Three First National Plaza
70 West Madison, Suite 5350
WHO: Attorney Jeff Anderson, an internationally known trial lawyer widely recognized as a pioneer in sexual abuse litigation. Anderson has represented thousands of survivors of sexual abuse by authority figures and clergy. Attorney Marc Pearlman, Chicago-based attorney who has partnered with Jeff Anderson on numerous clergy abuse cases in Illinois.
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