March 20, 2009
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Pamela Walker Makowski
Why did you decide to become an attorney?
I have always been committed to seeking justice on behalf of others. My commitment to family law is based on my strong commitment to family, with special support for what is often called non-traditional families, but which is more and more the typical family situation. My father thinks I became a lawyer because I like to argue, and that might be true, too.
What made you choose your primary area of law?
I am deeply committed to children's causes. I believe every child should be given every opportunity to succeed. By working in this area, I can help parents and those who have assumed a parental role accomplish this for their children. This can be demanding, but also challenging.
What makes your law firm unique?
A lot of my experience (the past 15 years) has involved working with victims of domestic violence. I understand the dynamics of that situation and have been able to help victims effectively through this situation. I also work closely with counselors and therapists and I am familiar with special needs children and the accommodations that may be needed for them. In addition, I have a number of years of experience as a litigator, so I am not afraid to take a case to trial if that is necessary.
Describe your personal interests and hobbies.
My personal interests are diverse. I am interested in history, particularly Lincoln. I am involved in theater from the production end. I enjoy reading biographies, historical novels, and good fiction. We have two dogs, and I am keenly interested in dog behavior. I enjoy cooking, cross-stitching and bicycling. I am also interested in working toward making Columbus an even more wonderful place to live.
Describe your charitable activities.
Most of my charitable work is focused on children's issues, the plight of the poor, and AIDS. Now that my son is older, I find that I have more time to get involved in these issues. Before my son was born, I was actively involved in these issues as well as other social justice issues. My major involvement has been through my Kiwanis membership.
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