Wendy Patrick

Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D., is a career prosecutor, recognized by her peers as one of the Top Ten criminal attorneys in San Diego by the San Diego Daily Transcript, and named the Public Lawyer of the Year by the California State Bar Public Law Section. Dr. Patrick has completed over 165 trials ranging from hate crimes, to domestic violence, to first-degree murder. She moonlights as an educator, teaching a variety of business courses at SDSU, both on campus and abroad. She lectures nationally and internationally on topics of reading credibility, threat assessment, sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking, in locales ranging from Hong Kong, to South Korea, to South Africa. She teaches sexual assault prevention for the Army, having presented programs domestically as well as in Bavaria and Wiesbaden, Germany. She is the author of Red Flags: How to Spot Frenemies, Underminers, and Other Toxic People in Every Area of Your Life (St. Martin´s Press), and co-author of The New York Times best-seller Reading People (revision) (Random House). On a personal note, Dr. Patrick holds a purple belt in Shorin-Ryu karate, is a concert violinist with the La Jolla Symphony, and plays the electric violin professionally with a rock band.