Patrick Ferris

Patrick Ferris

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Douglas, GA

Patrick S. Ferris, LLC
 | 411 West Ward Street, Douglas, GA 31533
Phone: 912-384-1099
Fax: 912-384-1130
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (40%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Patrick Ferris began his career as a prosecutor, and now represents individuals throughout Georgia. He has been lead counsel in dozens of jury trials and hundreds of bench trials, and has been consistently recognized for his victories. Patrick is a member of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) and the elite Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers group (DODD). He has earned a "Superb" rating by Avvo and a "Preeminent" client rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

About Patrick Ferris

Admitted: 2000, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.ferris-legal.com

Honors/Awards:

  • Peer-reviewed and awarded highest possbile rating in both legal ability & ethical standards., AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
  • Peer-reviewed and awarded highest possbile rating in both legal ability & ethical standards., AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
  • Peer-reviewed and awarded highest possbile rating in both legal ability & ethical standards., AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
  • Peer-reviewed and awarded highest possbile rating in both legal ability & ethical standards., AV Rating , Martindale-Hubbell, 2016

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Instructor, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, IDS/NHTSA/IACP, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President, Douglas Bar Association, 2008
  • Vice-President, Douglas Bar Association, 2006
  • Fellow, Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, 2008

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Ramifications of Sexual Assault Allegations in Georgia", Speaker/Presenter, 27th Annual Tropical Seminar (Cartagena, Colombia), Georgia Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2017
  • "Regulatory Issues with Title I & Title II Firearms", Speaker/Lecturer, Gun Law, National Business Institute, 2017
  • "How We Can Make DUI Law Practice Better," a panel including lawyers on both sides of DUI law as well as trial and appellate judges, Speaker/Moderator, Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute, Georgia Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2015
  • 2013 Georgia DUI Update, Speaker, How The State & The Defense Can Ethically Do A Better Job, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2013
  • 2011 Georgia DUI Update, Speaker, Plea Negotiations, Trials, and Client Representation in DUI Cases, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2011
  • Georgia Crisis Intervention Mental Health Training, Instructor, Legal Aspects of Mental Health Law Enforcement, Peace Officer Standards Council (POST), 2010
  • DUI Investigations, Instructor, Academy Graduate Advanced Training, Athens-Clarke County Police Department, 2003
  • DUI Investigations, Instructor, Academy Graduate Advanced Training, Athens-Clarke County Police Department, 2002
  • DUI Investigations, Instructor, Academy Graduate Advanced Training, Athens-Clarke County Police Department, 2001

Industry Groups

  • DODD
  • GACDL
  • NCDD
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Office Location for Patrick Ferris

411 West Ward Street
Douglas, GA 31533

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Last Updated: 9/12/2019

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