Maria Patterson Bowie Lawyer

Personal Injury Lawyer

The art of persuasion is critical to practicing law and a trial lawyer must persuade a judge, jury or claim representative to see their client's point of view.

Maria Patterson, Trial Lawyer

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 15 years of trial experience

Maria Patterson has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2014 and as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers since 2014.  She is a 1996 graduate of the Catholic University School of Law with 17 years of trial experience. Early in her career, at Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher in Upper Marlboro, Maryland she honed her skills as a trial attorney. Thereafter, Maria Patterson worked as a trial lawyer for State Farm Insurance Company at the Law Offices of Timothy S. Smith in Greenbelt, Maryland. Before starting in private practice, Maria Patterson worked as an Associate County Attorney for Prince George's County in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, handling numerous high profile jury trial cases. These cases frequently involved allegations of police misconduct and abuse. Some of these cases were chronicled in the Washington Post and other national media outlets.Lawyer Maria Patterson has tried over 100 jury trials and has cross examined hundreds of witnesses. Her extensive trial experience in adversarial cases makes her extremely effective at handling Protective Order cases. Her success as a trial attorney while at State Farm Insurance Company earned lawyer Maria Patterson the designation as a Top 1% Car Accident Attorney.Lawyer Maria Patterson also has extensive experience as a Maryland personal injury attorney.  She has tried over 100 personal injury jury trials.  Lawyer Maria Patterson has handled dog bite, car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident and premises liability cases.Maria Patterson frequently receives referrals from past clients and attorneys to handle complicated personal injury cases.If you need a personal injury lawyer please contact lawyer Maria Patterson at 301-888-4878 to arrange a consultation at her Prince George's County offices in Bowie, Maryland.   Patterson Law has offices in the Omni Medical Building, 4000 Mitchellville Road, Suite A202, Bowie Maryland and she also sees clients at her offices in Annapolis. The Patterson Law building is located at 1 Willow Street, Annapolis Maryland close to the Anne Arundel Medical Center, the Annapolis Town Center and the Annapolis Mall.  Attorney Maria Patterson handles personal injury cases in Anne Arundel, Prince George's, Charles, Calvert and Montgomery Counties.

"The most rewarding practice of law is making a judge, jury or claim representative see my clients’ cases for the reason I was hired to represent them."

Maria Patterson

Attorney, Patterson Law

Honors and Awards

  • 2020 Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2020 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers
  • 2019 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers
  • 2019 Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2018 Washington DC Super Lawyers
  • 2018 Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2017 Washington DC Super Lawyers
  • 2017 Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2016 Washington DC Super Lawyers
  • 2016 Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2015 Washington DC Super Lawyers
  • 2015 Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2014 Washington DC Super Lawyers
  • 2014 Maryland Super Lawyers
  • Top 100: 2016 Maryland Super Lawyers
  • Top 50: 2016 Women Maryland Super Lawyers
  • Top 50: 2016 Women Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers
  • Top 100: 2015 Maryland Super Lawyers
  • Top 50: 2015 Women Maryland Super Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers for Civil Plaintiff law in Maryland.  , Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers, 2014-2017
  • 2016 Global Directory of Who's Who, Who's Who (Top Lawyer), 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers for Civil Plaintiff law in Maryland.  , Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • "10 Best Attorneys" for the State of Maryland by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.  2014
  • 10 Best Attorneys for the State of Maryland by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA), 2014


Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia

University of Delaware

  • B.A.
  • Major: Criminal Justice
  • Minor: Psychology

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 or Annapolis offices at 301-888-4878.

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