Outstanding New Defender

Outstanding New Defender – Patricia Poe

After graduation from St. Joseph’s Academy in St. Louis, Missouri, Patricia earned a BA in political science and her JD from the University of Missouri.

As a Mizzou undergraduate, Patricia served as a legislative intern in Jefferson City for two legislative sessions, and was active with her sorority, Sigma Sigma Sigma. While in law school, she competed on the trial team, served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), and clerked for a local law firm.

Patricia has been an Assistant Public Defender in the Springfield Trial Office since August 2016. She appreciates being part of such a dedicated team and the mentoring received from the Missouri State Public Defender System.

Patricia enjoys reading, her music collection, and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals.