Patrice M. Darlin-Mulvaney Esq.

Patrice M. Darlin-Mulvaney Esq.

Associate Attorney
San Diego, California
Patrice has been an associate attorney at our office for nearly three years. She has personally handled over 200 special education cases and has played a key role in cases that have gone to hearing. After graduating from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, Mrs. Darlin taught special education and AVID in the Los Angeles Unified School District at Manual Arts High School. During her time at Manual Arts, Mrs. Darlin served as Chair of the Special Education Department. While teaching, Mrs. Darlin earned her Master's Degree in Special Education from Loyola Marymount University. After teaching for two years, she attended the University of San Diego - School of Law. In her time as a law student, Mrs. Darlin interned at the ACLU, the Alliance for Children's Rights, the juvenile division of the Public Defender's Office, and more. As a former teacher, Mrs. Darlin fervently believes that all children should have access to an excellent education.

Areas of Practice

  • Special Education
  • Regional Center
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Special Needs Trusts

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2017


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D.
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. - 2012
    • Major: Political Science
  • Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California
    • M.A.
    • Major: Special Education

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Child Advocate Award - USD Children's Advocacy Institute, 2017
  • Outstanding Clinic Intern Award for USD's Education and Disability Clinic, 2016 - 2017
  • USD Dean’s Honor Scholarship , 2014 - 2017
  • USD Law Student Leader Scholarship , 2016 - 2017
  • CALI Excellence Award (highest grade) in Education Law and Child Rights and Remedies

Past Employment Positions

  • Los Angeles Unified School District, Special Education Teacher, 2012 - 2014

Pro Bono Activities

  • Alliance for Children's Rights - Intern, Education Department, 2015
  • San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program - Intern, Guardianship Program, 2015
  • Public Defender’s Office, Juvenile Delinquency Division, Intern, 2016
  • American Civil Liberties Union, Intern, Legal Department, 2016
  • USD Education and Disability Clinic, Intern, 2016 - 2017
  • Advocates for Children and Education, President, 2016 - 2017
  • Mrs. Darlin-Mulvaney Actively Advocates for Youth in Foster Care