Patricia-Joy Mpasi received her J.D. from William and Mary Law School. She then received her LL.M, from the Washington College of Law. She holds a B.A. from the University of Maryland. She is licensed to practice in Maryland and D.C.
Patricia-Joy has a passion for assisting disadvantaged people in the community. She is enthusiastic about protecting children who are abused and neglected. She currently serves as an Assistant Attorney General, in the Child Protection Section, Family Services Division, for the Attorney General’s Office in Washington D.C., where she represents the Child and Family Services Agency, in litigation proceedings, involving child abuse and neglect cases. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, she worked at Maryland Legal Aid, where she advocated for children who were abused or neglected, who had developmental disabilities, or who had behavioral issues. Before that, Patricia-Joy, worked for a social security disability law firm, where she represented claimants with physical and mental disabilities at the appellate level, and she helped the claimants who were previously denied social security disability benefits.
Patricia-Joy began her career as a legal fellow for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office in Maryland. While in the Domestic Violence section, she enjoyed assisting domestic violence victims get justice. She also spent some time in District Court, where she handled a District Court docket consisting of criminal and traffic offenses. Patricia-Joy enjoyed her time in the Juvenile section the most. Not only did she handle a Juvenile docket, but she also participated in community projects, such as the Truancy Court program that then First Lady of Maryland, Catherine O’Malley, implemented. She was thrilled to instill in the mind of at-risk juveniles, who were suffering from trauma and poverty, that education was vital. She was touched to see that the juveniles she worked with improved their grades and attendance tremendously. Due to her dedication and success in Truancy Court, she paved the way for incoming fellows, as the State’s Attorney made it mandatory for all fellows to participate in Truancy Court.