Patrick Mulvaney is the Director of Capital Litigation at SCHR. Along with other SCHR attorneys, he represented the petitioners in Foster v. Chatman (2016) and McWilliams v. Dunn (2017), both of which were capital cases reversed by the United States Supreme Court.
Beyond his capital work, Patrick has teamed up with other SCHR attorneys to establish the office’s practice of challenging extreme prison sentences. Since 2015, SCHR has won resentencing and release for more than fifty clients in such cases.
Patrick serves on the faculty for several public defender and capital defense training programs, and he has published articles on criminal justice issues in the Stanford Law Review and the Yale Law Journal Forum. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2008.