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R.C., et. al. v. Seattle Archdiocese – $12,125,000 Settlement

About the case

At trial, Attorney Michael Pfau represented one of the several dozen plaintiffs who had, during their childhood, been sexually abused by the same pedophile priest employed by the Seattle Archdiocese. After the fourth day of trial and following an appeal to the Washington Court of Appeals and the Washington State Supreme Court, the case settled favorably for the plaintiff. The remaining plaintiffs settled at mediation prior to and after the trial. The total amount of the settlements was $12,250,000.


  • Settlement: $12,125,000

Cause Number

  • King County Superior Court, 02-2-22693-1 SEA


  • Seattle Archdiocese