My Life As A Litigator

As a litigator who has represented clients in an assortment of complex legal matters including but not limited to international family law matters including divorce or child abduction as well as other civil or criminal matters that require my skills as a litigator, my experience and insight has been invaluable to individuals in crisis. As a Board of Director of the I CARE Foundation, I take great pride in playing an important role in an organization that has helped reunite many children of abduction, protected many others from being kidnapped, and has created multiple outreach initiatives to stop abduction and trafficking.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Finding Your Voice In The Midst Of Adversity: The Story of Advocate, Author, and Radio Host Patricia McKnight

About a year ago I had the good fortune of coming into contact with social advocate, author, and radio host Patricia McKnight.

My first encounter came by reading the remarkable story 'My Justice' written by Ms. McKnight that dealt with how she survived a great deal of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse during her lifetime, beginning from when she was a child.

As I read about an incredible, brave journey of a women trying to break the chains of abuse, what I realized too was there was a women who was trying to grasp the understanding that she had a voice - an important voice - just like you and me.

Today, and after freeing herself from the type of abuse no person should ever face, Patricia McKnight has become a leading social advocate willing to help those less fortunate than herself, including the plight of victimized children.

There is a great lesson to the life and action of Ms. McKnight.  And that is if we find the courage to stand up to what we believe in - which must be ourselves - then life can and will come to you with all the beauty that it holds.

In Peter Thomas Senese's 'Heroes' series, there is a wonderful introspective about Patricia McKnight.  I think that many will benefit by reading about this woman of courage who is now living 'My Justice' by living in freedom.

Indeed, Patricia McKnight is a hero to many: she stood up to abuse, broke the chains that confined her, and then went back to the battleground to help others.

Surely, that is a hero.

Enjoy the read,

Joel Walter, Esq.

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