Wendy Patrick Mazzarella
Wendy Patrick Mazzarella will provide intriguing insight into how to read juror
behavior. Ms. Mazzarella received her Law Degree from California Western School
of Law. She is currently a San
Diego County Deputy District Attorney in the Sex Crimes and Stalking Division
prosecuting cases involving sexual assault and sexually violent predators.
She began her legal career as a trial attorney with the San Diego County Deputy
Public Defender's Office. She has completed approximately 135 trials, including
86 criminal jury trials ranging from stalking, to torture, and first-degree murder.
Ms. Mazzarella is admitted to practice in California, the United States District
Court in the Southern District of California, the United States Court of Appeals
for the Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ms. Mazzarella is four-time Chair of the San Diego County Bar Association's
Ethics Committee, a member of the California State Bar Committee on Professional
Responsibility and Conduct, and an Institute of Criminal Investigation certified
instructor for law enforcement. Ms. Mazzarella also sits on the Executive Committee
of the California State Bar Criminal Law Section and is a Master in the Louis
M. Welsh American Inn of Court.
Ms. Mazzarella was a contributing author to the Encyclopedia of Race and
Racism and Hate Crimes: Causes, Controls, and Controversies. She has
her own ethics column in the San Diego Daily Transcript, a regular column
in Law Enforcement Quarterly, and is a columnist and editorial Board member
for San Diego Lawyer. She has been published in the California District
Attorneys Association publications, the California State Bar Criminal Law Journal,
the Los Angeles Daily Journal, and The Professional Lawyer. She
has contributed several MCLE ethics articles for the California Bar Journal
and is a contributing ethics author for Doing Justice and The Practical
Books:Reading People, September 2008