Supervising Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
Joyce Kendrick received her J.D from Touro Law School in 1995. While attending Touro, she served as the BALSA President and received awards recognizing her extraordinary services to the Council on Legal Education Opportunity and various school service awards. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science and a Minor in Child in Family Studies from Stony Brook University. In February of 2011, she graduated with high honors from Ashford University with a Master of Arts in Education. Her specialization is Higher Education. She was inducted into the Golden Key International Honour Society in November of 2010 because of her outstanding academic achievements.
Joyce began her career as a Defense Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Legal Aid Society in Manhattan. She joined BDS in 1997 as a Staff Attorney. Since 2004, she has served as the primary attorney responsible for the legal representation of Brooklyn Defender Service clients in Brooklyn Mental Health Court. These are clients that have been charged with felonies and suffer from a serious and persistent mental illness.
In addition to her position as a Senior Trial Attorney at Brooklyn Defender Services, Joyce also serves as an adjunct for Touro Law Center and has taught Trial Advocacy in the New York Corporation Counsel Training Program. In July of 2007, she received the Kevin M. Anderson Award from the Genesee County Public Defenders’ Office in Saratoga Springs, New York for the outstanding and compassionate representation of her clients.