Patrick J Mckenna

Virginia Managing Attorney

Patrick is one of the co-founders and is the President of the nonprofit organization, Human Trafficking Justice & Freedom International (HTJFI). In his role, Patrick works to increase the legal partnerships and resources, both locally and abroad, to address the legal needs of trafficking survivors beyond criminal defense. He also co-founded and is a Director of the Virginia Coalition Against Human Trafficking (VCAHT), an alliance of service providers, attorneys, survivor-advocates, and community members on a mission to remove barriers preventing survivors from achieving a full and healthy life through public awareness campaigns, policy reform and enacting survivor-centered human trafficking legislation.
Patrick has helped with the enactment of over 40 pieces of legislation in Virginia impacting human trafficking and those victimized by it. He is also a Co-Founder and former Executive Director of the Virginia Beach Justice Initiative, now known as Freekind, a faith-based non-profit organization founded in 2011, dedicated to ending human trafficking and restoring those victimized by it throughout southeastern Virginia.

Patrick has practiced law for over 32 years and is a member of the Virginia State Bar. He earned his B.A. and B. Mus. Degrees cum laude from S.U.N.Y. at Potsdam and his J.D. degree from Regent University School of Law. He has been happily married to Lori for over 32 years and is the proud father of three adult children.

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