I was upset and sad about the article involving attorney Kendra Allen-Grant (“An open secret,” Jan. 21). As Kendra’s co-worker and friend, I know that Kendra cared about her clients and worked very hard to get them the best resolution possible, whether it involved trial or something short of trial.
I am saddened that the article exploited Kendra’s struggles with addiction and mental health issues. If there had to be an article about this, then I wish it would have focused on how addiction can impact anyone and what resources are available to help. Kendra voluntarily asked for help and sought treatment. She also voluntarily resigned when she realized that she was still struggling. Blaming her doesn’t help anything or anyone.
And the allegation that this was an open secret or that we were ignoring the issue is blatantly false and does a disservice to everything we work for in our profession.
Andrea D. Crumpler