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Top Rated Bowie Criminal Lawyer

Best Criminal Lawyer

Patterson Law offers a top rated criminal lawyer with the highest possible ratings from clients, peers, third-party organizations and judges.

Big Firm Credentials with Small Firm Customer Service

Top Rated Criminal Lawyer Serving Prince George’s County

The top rated Prince George’s County criminal lawyer at the Bowie law firm of Patterson Law has been recognized by judges, lawyers, clients and independent legal rating organizations for excellent legal work and customer service. The criminal lawyer has been labeled as the “best” lawyer by numerous independent legal rating organizations that have stringent and formal requirements for these designations and honors. The top rated criminal lawyer at the firm has tried over 100 jury trials and over 500 judge trials. Maria Patterson during her career has worked with hundreds of lawyers and has appeared in most of the Courts in the State of Maryland. Maria Patterson has been recognized as a Top 100 criminal lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers.

Have the Lawyer You Hired!

Avoid having your case passed off to a junior lawyer.

The criminal law cases at Patterson law are all handled by Maria Patterson. At other firms you may be enticed by a lawyer’s impressive resume only to find out that an inexperienced lawyer is handling your case. At Patterson Law your criminal case will be handled by a lawyer that has been recognized among the “best of the best” by Super Lawyers.

Criminal lawyer Maria Patterson has been recognized as Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers. Membership is by invitation only to civil plaintiffs and criminal defense lawyers based on superior qualifications, leadership, reputation, influence, stature and profile in the trial lawyer community. Super Lawyers also recognizes the Top 100 lawyers in the state.  Maria Patterson has been recognized as a Top 100 Super Lawyer and Top 50 Female Super Lawyer for Maryland. Maria Patterson has also received a Ten Best award for client satisfaction for Maryland Criminal Defense attorneys. Super Lawyers uses a patented multiphase selection process. Each candidate is ranked on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The process begins with the lawyer being nominated by other attorneys. The Super Lawyers’ staff then researches the lawyer’s honors, credentials and results. The lawyers that make it through this process are then reviewed by a “blue ribbon” panel of highly respected attorneys in the relevant practice area. Maria Patterson serves on the Super Lawyers blue ribbon panel. The Top 100 list is described as the Best of the Best and includes the best lawyers that achieve the highest ratings through this process. Maria Patterson was also selected as an America’s Top 100 Attorney lifetime achievement award.

Maria Patterson was recognized as a Top 1% car accident lawyer by Car Accident Lawyer.Org. This recognition is principally based on an objective view of published car accident trial results. The Top 1% car accident lawyer recognition is based on a review that is initiated by the organization and not the lawyer. Maria Patterson has also been selected as a Super Lawyer for Maryland and Washington D.C.. In 2015 and 2016 she was selected as a Top 100 Maryland Super Lawyer and a Top 50 female Maryland Super Lawyer.


Maria Patterson previously worked as a assistant county attorney for Prince George's County.

Satisfied Clients

Criminal Clients Return to Patterson Law

Maria Patterson is most proud of the ratings that she receives from clients. These ratings may be found on an independent attorney rating site known as Avvo.com. Maria Patterson has received the best possible client ratings on this site. Avvo.com also rates lawyers on a scale of 1 to 10. Criminal Defense Lawyer Maria Patterson have received the highest rating by Avvo of 10.0. Maria Patterson has received Avvo’s client choice designation for criminal cases. The client choice designation is based on the criminal defense lawyers obtaining the best possible reviews from their clients. The criminal defense practice at Patterson Law values being recognized as providing the best criminal defense by their clients.

George Patterson is one of the best attorneys that I have ever worked with!!!!! I found him on AVVO and the reviews are so true about him. I am very pleased to have worked with him!! I would recommend him to anyone that needs a great attorney!!! He will work for you and with you!!! Thank you George so much for all that you have done.

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A car accident client.

Great criminal defense results are a product of careful planning, good advice and hard work. It is a common misconception that a charismatic lawyer leads to noteworthy results.

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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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Selected as Best in Personal Injury Litigation in Maryland.

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If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense please contact a Top Rated Criminal Defense lawyer at Patterson Law. Maria Patterson may be reached at her Bowie office at 301-383-1522.

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