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J.H. v. Seattle Archdiocese – $1,200,000 Settlement

About the case

Attorney Michael Pfau represented an adult female victim of child sexual abuse which occurred in the 1960s at the hands of a Catholic pedophile priest. The case was tried for three weeks to a jury. On the Sunday before closing arguments, defense counsel offered $1,200,000 to settle the case.


  • Settlement: $1,200,000

Cause Number

  • Whatcom County Superior Court, 12-2-03295-5


  • Seattle Archdiocese


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