Patricia Fullinwider is a Senior Deputy Alternate Public Defender at the Los Angeles Alternate Public Defender’s Office. In this capacity, she defends the rights of indigent Angelenos in criminal matters and litigates the most serious cases. Prior to joining the Alternate Public Defender’s Office in 2008, Ms. Fullinwider worked at the Los Angeles Public Defender’s Office, the Georgia Justice Project, and the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center.
In addition to her professional dedication to indigent criminal defense, Ms. Fullinwider strongly believes in the advancement of underserved communities. She is a proud high school mentor, and member of the California Lawyers Association Litigation Section, Access to Justice Executive Committee.
Ms. Fullinwider has previously served on WLALA’s Criminal Justice Committee and volunteers annually to the Food From The Bar campaign to raise funds for local food banks.
Ms. Fullinwider received her Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco, School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from University of California, Los Angeles.