Andy Freeman appeared with his client, Paul Jan Zdunek, in a Baltimore Sun article about online resources for child sexual abuse survivors of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

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Partner Andy Freeman appeared with his client, Paul Jan Zdunek, in a Baltimore Sun article about the Creditors’ Committee – which represents those with claims against the Archdiocese of Baltimore in the archdiocese’s bankruptcy – launching a website with information about the bankruptcy for child abuse survivors.

Mr. Zdunek, a survivor of child sexual abuse from the Archdiocese of Baltimore and an accomplished businessman and author, chairs the Creditors’ Committee.

On the Committee’s new website, survivors of abuse by clergymen, teachers, and others employed by the Archdiocese can view a news feed with case updates, an overview of the bankruptcy process, a page with “frequently asked questions,” and an inventory of resources for survivors. Among the online resources is a reminder that survivors of child sexual abuse have until May 31, 2024, to submit claims against the Archdiocese of Baltimore in bankruptcy court – claims that Brown, Goldstein & Levy is assisting its clients with completing in order to maximize their recovery. The Committee aims to add additional communication channels in the future, including town halls.

“Communication is vital,” said Mr. Zdunek in an email to The Sun. “As representatives of all survivors, the Creditors’ Committee wants to make sure there is a flow of information to all survivors during this lengthy and complicated bankruptcy process.”

Read the full story from The Baltimore Sun.

At Brown, Goldstein & Levy, we know it is difficult to recall traumatic memories, let alone discuss them. But even if the assault happened many years ago, you may be able to file a lawsuit for compensation now. Our attorneys have experience with difficult sexual assault cases and have won million-dollar and multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements in favor of survivors. We maintain absolute confidentiality and will only move forward if and when you are ready to do so. To learn more about our practice and how we help share your story and begin to right the decades of abuse you and others have faced, please contact us today for a confidential consultation.


Andy Freeman obtains justice for his clients. He has won numerous verdicts, judgments, and settlements of millions, tens of millions, and in one case over a billion dollars by mastering the relevant law and getting to know his clients, their problems, and the evidence in their cases. In one case, Andy won a verdict of $15 million for a survivor of child sexual abuse. In another trial, he secured a $1 million verdict in a counter-suit on behalf of a girl who was sexually abused by a lawyer, after the lawyer-abuser sued for defamation—a result that was recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the “Top Wins of 2000.” Andy has long been a tenacious advocate for the wellbeing of children, both inside and outside of court. He has served as a board member and board president of the Family Tree (formerly the Child Abuse Prevention Center of Maryland) and of the Family League of Baltimore City, and as a board member for Safe and Sound: Baltimore’s Campaign for Children, Youth and Families. Andy was also a volunteer with the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Baltimore, a nonprofit that fights for the best interests of abused and neglected children involved in Baltimore’s foster care system, which awarded him multiple CASA Recognition Awards, and he and his wife (the former Executive Director of the Baltimore Child Abuse Center) were Baltimore City foster parents.

Founded in 1982, Brown, Goldstein & Levy is a law firm based in Baltimore, Maryland, with an office in Washington, D.C. The firm is nationally recognized in a wide variety of practice areas, including complex civil and commercial litigation, civil rights, health care, family law, and criminal defense. Above all else, Brown, Goldstein & Levy is a client-centered law firm that brings decades of experience and passionate, effective advocacy to your fight for justice.