In 2022, the Attorney General included Father Mark McQueston, an active priest and senior member of the Diocese of Marquette, on its list of credibly accused sexual offender clergy members. Father McQueston’s alleged abuses date back to the 1980s—when he was still in seminary—and include the following misconduct:

  • Having choir boys sleep overnight in the rectory with him.
  • Writing “love letters” to young boys.
  • Disrobing and exposing himself in front of minors.

The Diocese of Marquette investigated these claims and other allegations internally. However, investigators found witness testimony vague and could not find any corroborating evidence to support the claims against Father McQueston.

Although Father McQueston’s actions were inappropriate, the diocese lacked substantive evidence to hold him accountable for any crimes. To date, they fully support his continued leadership in the church.

At Sommers Schwartz, personal injury attorneys Lisa Esser-Weidenfeller, Matthew Curtis, and Jay Yasso have a proven track record of fighting for sexual abuse survivors. Our firm has recovered millions from high-profile predators such as Dr. Larry Nassar—Michigan State University and USAG team physician—and Dr. Robert Anderson, who sexually abused students, athletes, and other patients for over thirty-five years at the University of Michigan.

Today, we want to fight for you, too.

If Father McQueston or another ecclesiastical leader has sexually abused you, don’t wait. Contact Sommers Schwartz for a free consultation, and let our experienced attorneys help pursue your case with the compassion, empathy, and sensitivity your story deserves.

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Jay Yasso focuses his practice on medical malpractice, automobile negligence, and personal injury. He has litigated, mediated and facilitated numerous multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of injured victims for over two decades.



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