Elected Member

Dr. Wendy L. Patrick

San Diego, CA
County of San Diego District Attorney's Office
University of California, Los Angeles, Psychology
University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Ph.D, Theology
California Western School of Law, PhD,JD,BA

Dr. Wendy Patrick is a San Diego County Deputy District Attorney, who has completed over 150 trials ranging from hate crimes, to domestic violence, to first-degree murder.

In her current assignment in the Special Operations Division she handles cases involving sensitive issues, including threat assessment. She is President of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals San Diego Chapter. In her previous assignment in the Sex Crimes and Human Trafficking Division, Dr. Patrick prosecuted sexually violent predators, human traffickers, stalkers, rapists, and child molesters. She is Co-Chair of the statewide California District Attorneys Association Human Trafficking Committee.

Dr. Patrick has lectured nationally and internationally on the topics of sexual abuse, human trafficking, domestic violence, and child molestation. She has taught human trafficking within the United States, as well as in Hong Kong and South Korea. She has been involved locally with the San Diego Domestic Violence Council, the San Diego Child Protection Team, and the Sexual Assault Response Team, from whom she received the SART Response with a Heart Award based on her significant contribution to the professional field of sexual assault prosecution. She is also a frequent media commentator who has appeared on a variety of both local and national stations including CNN, FOX, and many others as a topic area expert.

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Areas of Expertise
Internet Law (Science & Technology)
Criminal Law
Criminal Litigation (Criminal Law)
Criminal Procedure (Criminal Law)
Government Ethics (Government Law)
Trials (Litigation)
Sexual Assault (Criminal Law)
Sex-based Discrimination (Constitutional Law)
Constitutional Law
First Amendment (Constitutional Law)