Patrick Newman


Patrick Newman jokes that his very first job ever was as a lawyer, but it's actually true.


Before becoming a lawyer, Patrick never had a job and rather focused all of his energy on completing his degree at Campbell Law School in Raleigh, NC.


Five years later, Patrick says there's no shortage of people who need lawyers, so he’s working hard to build his practice in a smart, deliberate way.


He jokes again, "I don't need to be Bill Gates, but I would like to go to Disney World." Currently, Patrick does predominantly court-appointed work as a criminal defense trial lawyer in Morehead City, NC.


Born without arms, Patrick uses his feet to control his wheelchair and going to trial for him is the same as for any other lawyer.


One of the barriers Patrick has had to overcome is that many court houses are historic and not required to be fully accessible. Despite such challenges, Patrick continues to build a very successful practice as criminal defense attorney, including recently trying a case in North Carolina Superior Court.

Patrick reads over numerous documents and precedents a day. As a criminal defense lawyer, it is vital he has all the information available to him for his clients.

Patrick reads over numerous documents and precedents a day. As a criminal defense lawyer, it is vital he has all the information available to him for his clients.

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Patrick reviews legal documents with his assistant, Mason Miller, in preparation for a court hearing. ​

Patrick reviews legal documents with his assistant, Mason Miller, in preparation for a court hearing.

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Having passed the North Carolina State Bar exam on the first try, Patrick’s law certification hangs proudly on the wall of his Morehead City office.

Having passed the North Carolina State Bar exam on the first try, Patrick’s law certification hangs proudly on the wall of his Morehead City office.

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Patrick Newman works like any other lawyer and puts in countless hours getting ready for court, and representing clients across the city and surrounding areas.

Like any other lawyer, Patrick Newman puts in countless hours getting ready for court to represent clients in the city and surrounding areas.

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