Personal Injury Lawyer

maria patterson


For as long as I can remember, I've always been late

As a child, I watched LA law and wanted to be a lawyer. I loved the excitement of trial work and the thrill of fighting for people that needed help and had been ‘wronged’ in some way. With this inspiration, I started trying car accident cases. I tried these cases on behalf of many of the largest insurance companies. As a result of my success, these insurance companies entrusted me with bigger and bigger cases to try. After awhile, I realized that the idealized lawyer who I hoped to become was being stifled. I did not feel that my job for the insurance companies was to help people but, rather, was to minimize or attack their injury claims from car accidents. I often tried cases against plaintiffs’ lawyers that lacked my trial experience and I was able to obtain great results that deep down I considered unfair. Looking for more, I stopped working for insurance companies and became an attorney for Prince George’s County. Again, I was defending the County for injury claims made against the police and other County employees. I was frustrated. In 2012, I opened the law offices of Maria K. Patterson and began helping those who were injured. Finally, I was fighting for people and not governments or corporations. My very first jury trial as a plaintiff’s lawyer was against an insurance company that I had previously worked for. I knew what they would do and it was my job to stop them. I obtained a verdict over the policy limits for a client who was not credited by his insurance company. That thrill has stayed with me and is why I feel like I have become the lawyer that I always wanted to be as a child.

My Experience

Over 22 years of Trial Experience

Maria Patterson was recently listed in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers and she is a Top 100 Maryland Super Lawyer and a Top 50 Women Maryland Super Lawyer. She was nominated as one of the "10 Best" Attorneys for the State of Maryland by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.  Maria Patterson has tried approximately 100 jury trials and has cross examined hundreds of witnesses.  She is Of-Counsel at Patterson Law. Her extensive trial experience in adversarial cases makes her extremely effective at handling personal injury cases like car accident cases. Her success as a trial attorney earned lawyer, Maria Patterson the designation as a Top 1% Car Accident Attorney and a Maryland Super Lawyer. The Top 1% Car Accident Attorney award is bestowed upon car accident trial lawyers, largely based on their experience and results in car accident jury trials.

My Experience

Maria Patterson is a 1997 graduate of the Catholic University School of Law. Her legal career began as a trial lawyer at the oldest law firm in Prince George's County, Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher, located in Upper Marlboro. While at Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher, Maria Patterson worked with former prosecutors and tried many civil jury trials. Thereafter, she worked for the Law Offices of Timothy S. Smith & Associates in Greenbelt, Maryland where she routinely tried over a dozen jury trials per year. Prior to opening her own law firm, Maria Patterson worked as an Associate County Attorney for Prince George's County in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. During her tenure as an Associate County Attorney, Maria Patterson was involved in several high profile cases that were followed by local and national media outlets, including the Washington Post. Many of her high profile cases involved allegations of police misconduct, failure to follow police procedures, and malicious prosecutions. At Patterson Law, Maria Patterson represents individuals injured in accidents and individuals who are criminally charged with misdemeanors and felonies in Prince George's, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Montgomery, Howard, St. Mary's, and Charles Counties. Maria Patterson also handles criminal assault cases between couples and domestic violence protective order cases.

Personal Injury Trial Lawyer that formerly tried cases for several major Insurance companies.

Maria Patterson

Attorney, Patterson Law

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Our Successes

Patterson Law takes pride with every client that recovers. Recovery is more than the settlements and verdicts obtained for our clients. Each and every one of these clients had been shepherded through a process where powerful insurance companies fought to defeat or minimize their claims. Each result represents a client’s dignity being affirmed.

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If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident or suffered a serious personal injury due to someone else's negligence please contact the best personal injury lawyers at Patterson Law. George Patterson has been featured in an article published in the Best Lawyers in America. The "best" injury lawyers may be reached at their Bowie office at 301-383-1522 or on the 24 hour injury hotline at 240-893-7474.

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