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The News Journal Story on Ebony DuPont’s Custody Battle Mentions Gretchen Knight’s Six-Year Effort as a Pro Bono Attorney
Morris James Partner Gretchen Knight was referenced in the story posted on Delaware Online titled, “Boy returns from Puerto Rico after an 8-year custody battle.” In 2011, Ms. Knight was asked to accept a pro bono case for Ebony Dupont, a Delaware mother fighting a custody battle for her son, Omar, who was being held in Puerto Rico by his grandmother, Maria Pacheco Albino. Delaware Online wrote, “Knight's firepower helped get a court order from a judge in Delaware directing Pacheco Albino to return Omar to his mother. But the order could never be successfully registered in Puerto Rico, because a judge denied its validity, saying Pacheco Albino was not properly served.” Ms. Knight continued to work on Ms. Dupont’s case for the next six years, and after the eight-year custody battle, Omar is now back in the custody of his mother. To read the full story on Delaware Online, please click here.
Morris James is pleased to announce Wilson A. Gualpa has joined the firm as an associate in its Personal Injury Practice. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Mr. Gualpa will focus on plaintiffs’ personal injury cases, including automobile accidents and workers’ compensation.
He is a current member of the Randy J. Holland Delaware Workers’ Compensation Inn of Court, the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, and is the Vice-Chair of Law School Outreach for the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section of the Delaware State Bar Association.
Mr. Gualpa is a graduate of Widener University School of Law and received his B.S.A. from the University of Delaware. He was admitted to practice law in 2015 in Delaware and New Jersey. Wilson can be contacted at 302.651.3582 or firstname.lastname@example.org