Managing Attorney, Capital Litigation

Patrick Mulvaney is SCHR’s managing attorney for capital litigation.  He focuses primarily on capital appellate and post-conviction cases in Georgia and Alabama.  

Beyond his capital work, Patrick has been instrumental in establishing SCHR’s practice of challenging extreme sentences for nonviolent drug offenses in Georgia.  In 2015, he and SCHR attorney Atteeyah Hollie represented Wilmart Martin, who was resentenced to time served and released after serving 24 years of a life without parole sentence for possession of cocaine.  Patrick, Atteeyah, and other SCHR attorneys have since won the release of five other clients in similar circumstances.

Since joining SCHR in 2008, Patrick has published numerous articles and essays on criminal justice and the death penalty, including in the Stanford Law Review and the Yale Law Journal Forum.  He also frequently presents at conferences and trainings.    

Patrick earned his B.A. from Saint Joseph’s University in 2002, his M.A. from New York University in 2004, and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2008.  Upon graduating from Penn Law, he received the Summer Jackson-Healy Award for Public Service.  He then joined SCHR as a Reprieve Fellow, became a staff attorney a year later, and assumed his current role as managing attorney for capital litigation in 2013.  He was named an attorney “On the Rise” by the Daily Report, Atlanta’s legal newspaper, in 2016.  He is a member of the Georgia and Alabama bars.


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