Attorney at Law Features Patrick McNicholas as Attorney of the Month
In its October issue, Attorney at Law magazine spotlights Partner Patrick McNicholas as Attorney of the Month. In his featured profile, Pat discusses his motivation for becoming an attorney, his most rewarding case and continuing advocacy outside of the courtroom.
Pat notes that law is in his blood. His father, attorney John McNicholas, has been practicing for more than five decades, and following in his footsteps became natural. “There are seven of us siblings altogether,” said Pat. “Three of us became lawyers. I think it’s because we didn’t really know anything else.”
Although being a lawyer is filled with its own obstacles and difficulties, Pat finds it to be extremely rewarding. One case in particular encompassed all the factors that move an attorney to continue client advocacy. The case involved a sexual abuse accusation made by a boy against his former soccer coach and teacher. The jury returned a record-breaking verdict in the boy’s favor, which was not only a victory for Pat, but for the victim’s family as well.
Advocacy does not end in the courtroom. In 2005, Pat co-founded Urban Compass. Based in Watts, the organization provides youth with support and access to education systems to empower them and set them up for success. With all of his work in and out of the courtroom, it is no wonder why Pat is selected as Attorney of the Month.