Pro Bono Spotlight

McGuireWoods Secures $8M Award In Human Trafficking Case

By Sam Reisman (June 12, 2018, 10:10 AM EDT) -- A woman who spent virtually her entire life under the control of a cult that trafficked her from city to city and forced her to work without pay for a decade secured an almost $8 million judgment in Kansas federal court in May, thanks to the pro bono representation of McGuireWoods LLP.

Kendra Ross, 27, was indoctrinated into the United Nation of Islam, now known as The Value Creators, as a 2-year-old girl and spent her teenage and young adult years working for no wages in a variety of roles at businesses controlled by the organization and its leader, a man...

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