W. Patrick Mobley is a staff attorney in the St. Louis office.
Prior to joining the MacArthur Justice Center in Spring 2020, Pat spent several years with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM). He was awarded a 2011 Skadden Fellowship to provide direct representation to LSEM’s low-income clients in primary and secondary education-related matters including special education, school discipline, disability accommodation, and homeless enrollment. Pat’s Skadden project allowed him to build off his experience providing Special Education instruction for two years in St. Louis Public Schools as a Teach for America Corps Member. After teaching, Pat graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 2010. During law school, he participated in the Pediatric Advocacy Clinic, where he worked in a medical-legal partnership to provide holistic legal support to children, and was a member of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law.
At the completion of his Skadden project, Pat stayed at LSEM to create the Legal Advocates for Adults with Mental Illness (LAAMI) program to direct, holistic representation to low-income adults with mental illness in a wide range of civil legal matters to eliminate barriers to recovery and stability. The program service clients in administrative hearings, state, and federal court. He was later named LAAMI’s program manager.
Pat graduated with a bachelor’s degree and high honors in history and political science from the University of Michigan in 2005.