Alumni Law Career Panel

On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Bishop Dunne will be hosting its first segment of the Alumni Career Panel Series, a series of career-specific panels led by Bishop Dunne graduates. Students who are interested in pursuing a career in law are invited to hear from alums Jessica Lynn Sepulveda '02 and Patrick Kirlin '76 as they share their academic and professional experiences. Students are required to RSVP and complete a permission slip form.

If you have any questions, please contact Director of Alumni Relations, Liz Hernandez '11, at or 214 339 6561 ext. 4005.

Featured Panelists

Jessica Lynn Sepulveda '02

After graduating from Bishop Dunne in 2002, Jessica Lynn Sepulveda, went on to attain her bachelor's degree in political science and English from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating cum laude from St. Mary's University, Jessica proceeded to attain her law degree from Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University in 2009. She has worked for the Attorney General's Office and Federal Trade Commission. She is very active in local politics and has been appointed to numerous boards including the Dallas Automated Red Light Commission and the West Dallas Coalition for Environmental Justice. Within her first year of practicing, she negotiated a settlement in the amount of $1 million, and was published in Verdict Search for a remarkable verdict awarded in Tarrant County Court at Law No. 1.

Patrick Kirlin '76

Patrick Kirlin is the Chief of Division C of the Dallas District Attorney’s Office. Division C includes the Organized Crime Division, the Specialized Crime Division, the Gang Unit, and The Community Response Team. As Chief of Division C Pat supervises twenty six attorneys, eleven investigators, and three support staff.

After graduating from Bishop Dunne in 1976, Patrick went on to attain a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Texas at Arlington. He then pursued a master's degree in political science from the University of Texas at Arlington before graduating from St. Mary's University School of Law in 1987.

Pat has been with the Dallas District Attorney’s Office for twenty-seven years. During his years with the DA’s office, Mr. Kirlin has worked in the Child Abuse Division (1989-1990), the Organized Crime Division (1990-1993), and as a felony chief prosecutor in District Court for 10 years (1993-2003). During his career at the DA’s office, Pat has tried, among others, capital murder, murder, manslaughter, aggravated sexual assault, aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, organized crime, child abuse, burglary, drug and theft cases.

Pat is the most experienced attorney within the office regarding death penalty cases and leads many of the trainings for young prosecutors.