Every Child Deserves A Meaningful Education

Patrice M. Darlin-Mulvaney Esq.

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. Mulvaney taught special education and AVID in the Los Angeles Unified School District at Manual Arts High School. During her time at Manual Arts, Mrs. Mulvaney served as Chair of the Special Education Department. While teaching, Mrs. Mulvaney 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. Mulvaney 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. Mulvaney fervently believes that all children should have access to an excellent education.

Practice Areas

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


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

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2017

Past Positions

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


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

Classes & Seminars

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 to 2017
  • Advocates for Children and Education, President, 2016 to 2017
  • Mrs. Darlin-Mulvaney Actively Advocates for Youth in Foster Care

Published Works

Fraternities or Sororities

Representative Clients

Representative Cases

Certified Legal Specialties

Professional Associations

Current Employment Positions

  • Associate Attorney

Ancillary Businesses