Khadijah’s professional career started in 2008 when she began an AmeriCorps Member and started working at Women in Distress. There she did community education and advocacy in schools, universities and with community partners. Additionally she worked with people who were seeking injunctions for protection from domestic violence. That experience prompted her to complete a Masters in Social Work where she was able to hone my interpersonal and therapeutic skill set. Upon completing her Masters program she worked in school based non profits and schools in New York and South Florida before attending law school. During her time in law school she was awarded a summer fellowship and worked for Coast to Coast Legal Aid where she did initial client consultations and drafted petitions for divorce and paternity cases. It was there that she built a foundation in family law. After graduating law school she worked for the 11th Judicial Circuit in the family division. There she was assigned several family law judges and their caseloads. It was her job to make sure that attorneys and litigants had everything they needed to move their family law cases to completion. That included making sure things were in on time, supporting judges or filing defaults if needed because the requisite time to respond had passed. Additionally she would review petitions and orders from attorneys as well as pro se litigants prior to them being submitted to the court and worked with the judges at final judgement hearings to ensure that the docket ran smoothly. Khadijah then worked as a prosecutor in the 15th Judicial Circuit before returning to family law and joining McKinnon Legal.