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