2014 Public Lawyer of the Year: Wendy Patrick

San Diego County Deputy District Attorney Wendy Patrick has been named the 2014 Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year by the California State Bar’s Public Law Section.

The award was at a reception in September at the State Bar’s Annual Meeting in San Diego. The Public Lawyer of the Year Award recognizes Patrick as an exceptional lawyer who has dedicated her career to serving the public by prosecuting the most horrible types of crimes and to promoting legal ethics and improving the legal community.

“Wendy Patrick has spent her entire legal career serving the public, first as a Deputy Public Defender and then for the last 17 years as a Deputy District Attorney,” said David Hirsch, chair of the Public Law Section. “We received nominations of many truly exceptional public law attorneys this year. We are pleased and honored to name Wendy Patrick as California’s Public Lawyer of the Year.”