Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. is a career trial attorney and an expert in criminal law. Named by her peers as one of the Top Ten criminal attorneys in San Diego by the San Diego Daily Transcript, she has completed more than 150 trials ranging from hate crimes, to domestic violence, to first-degree murder. In her current assignment as a deputy district attorney in the Sex Crimes and Human Trafficking Division, she prosecutes cases involving sexual assault, child molestation, human trafficking, and sexually violent predators.
She began her career as a criminal defense attorney and is well versed in criminal law and advocacy from both sides of the aisle.
Dr. Patrick also specializes in business ethics and teaches upper division courses at San Diego State University at the graduate and undergraduate level. She has had her own ethics column in the San Diego Daily Transcript for more than a decade, and teaches ethics nationally on a regular basis. She has been quoted in sources such as CSNBC, USA Today, and The Christian Science Monitor, and has appeared as an expert commentator on many media programs, locally and nationally, discussing issues concerning business ethics.
Bringing a well-rounded perspective to her commentary, Dr. Patrick also is co-author of the New York Times bestseller Reading People (revision, Random House 2008), has a Master of Divinity degree summa cum laude from Bethel Seminary, and a PhD in Theology from the University of Wales.