George P. Patterson

George P. Patterson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Bowie, MD

Patterson Law, LLC
 | 17251 Melford Blvd., Suite 101
Bowie, MD 20715
Phone: 301-383-1522
Fax: 240-206-9398
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile


George P. Patterson has practiced personal injury law since 1996. Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a truck accident attorney, civil trial attorney and civil pretrial advocate, Mr. Patterson has achieved significant successes on behalf of medical malpractice, car accident, truck accident and wrongful death plaintiffs in Maryland.  He has also been recognized  as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers.  He is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar advocates forum and of Elite Lawyers of America.

Mr. Patterson is a founding partner at the Bowie law firm of Patterson Law, LLC., where his entire law practice focuses on personal injury litigation including car accidents, truck accidents, dog bites, medical malpractice, motorcycle accidents and wrongful death cases.

Bowie lawyer, George Patterson has litigated hundreds of personal injury case.  He lectures nationally on trial skills for personal injury lawyers.  The extensive trial experience that attorney George Patterson obtained litigating car accident, truck accident and wrongful death cases qualified him for Board Certification as a Civil Trial Advocate and honors such as being named to the Top 100 list of Maryland Super Lawyers that recognizes the "Best of the Best" lawyers in Maryland.

The hallmarks of Mr. Patterson’s personal injury law practice include frank case assessment, diligent investigation and a willingness to seek success where others see little hope.  He is a client choice award winner by Avvo.

White Papers

  • Does the Commerce Clause Value Public Goods (1995) - The law review note published in the Catholic Univerity Law Review addressed the limits of federal commerce clause power to benefit the public good.  The note addressed the limitations on Congress to try and use the Commerce Clause for purposes beyond the regulation of trade.  The relevance of the note was highlighted by the recent passage of Obamacare.

  • Certificates and Credentials

    • National Board of Trial Advocacy

    About George Patterson

    Admitted: 1996, Maryland

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    • An award issued by the editorial board of the Catholic Univeristy Law Review for the best published Note of the year., Award for the Best Catholic University Law Review Note of 1995
    • An advocate membership requires the applicant to pass a truck accident law exam that demonstrates proficiency as a truck accident attorney. , Advocate member, Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, 2019
    • Members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum are admitted after a review process that verifies the lawyer achieved a multi-million dollar verdict or settlement., Multi-Million Dollar Advocate, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2013
    • In 2015, George Patterson was selected as the top civil trial attorney in Maryland by Corporate America., Top Civil Attorney - Maryland, Corporate America, 2015
    • Magna Cum Laude Graduate, Catholic University, Columbus School of Law, 1996
    • The National Trial Lawyers honors the top 100 trial lawyers for Maryland., Top 100 Trial Lawyer, The National Trial Lawyers, 2013
    • George Patterson was selected as a lifetime charter member of this organization in 2014. , Best Attorney - Lifetime Charter Member, Best Attorneys of America, 2014
    • American Jurisprudence Award for Contract Law
    • An award issued to recognize leaders in the legal field., Who's Who in American Law, Sutton's Who's Who, 2012
    • An award bestowed on the top 10 personal injury attorneys by state., Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2014
    • Lifetime Member, Elite Lawyers of America, 2017

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified Truck Accident Attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocacy., 2019
    • Recertified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy., 2015
    • Board Certfied as a Civil Pretrial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2012
    • Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the National Board for Trial Advocacy, 2009

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 2018
    • Member, District of Columbia Bar, 2005
    • Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation, 2009
    • Member, Maryland Association of Justice
    • Member, Maryland Bar, 1996
    • Member, Prince Georges County Bar Association
    • Member, U.S. District Court District of Maryland Bar, 2004
    • State coordinator for the Maryland Washington D.C. metropolitan area for the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification., 2012

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Lectured to an insurance company about discovery methods to uncover information about healthcare providers in personal injury cases., Lecturer, Investigating and Deposing Personal Injury Healthcare Providers, Allstate Insurance Company, 2000
    • Note, Does the Commerce Clause Value Public Goods, 44 Cath. U. Law Rev. 3, 1995
    • George Patterson was selected as a faculty member to conduct a national presentation on the use of evidence and technology in auto accident litigation by the National Business Institute., Faculty, Using Evidence in Auto Accident Litigation, National Buisness Institute, 2015


    • $1,250,000 resolution of a wrongful death claim., 2018
    • $1,000,000 settlement for a premises liability claim that resulted in the client developing complex regional pain syndrome., 2018
    • A $185,300.00 recovery for a client that sustained a heel fracture in a car accident., 2016
    • Bowie, wrongful death lawyer, George Patterson represented the family of a lady that was killed in a car accident involving a commercial vehicle.  He was able to recover $997,500 representing the remaining insurance coverage from a One Million Dollar single limits liability policy. She was stopped in her car waiting to turn left when a heavy duty tow truck struck her from behind in Anne Arundel County near Deale, Maryland., 2010, 2010
    • A $194,000.00 recovery for a client that developed compartment syndrome in his forearm due to a medical error., 2015
    • Mr. Patterson settled a claim against the federal government for $525,000 for an independent contractor that was injured when a vehicle barrier was accidentally raised as he drove into a facility., 2012
    • Premises liability lawyer, George Patterson resolved a fall case for $140,000. The client fell at a North Potomac grocery store and broke her knee cap. The Client had medical bills of approximately $14,000. There was no offer prior to filing suit., 2008
    • Baltimore car accident lawyer, George Patterson obtained a car accident Jury verdict of $60,790.55 in Baltimore County in 2012. The verdict was for a rear end car accident that caused a chronic lumbar strain. The Baltimore City client incurred medical bills of $12,200.00. The Baltimore County jury awarded the medical bills plus lost income and other business losses in the amount of $2,672.00 plus $45,900.00 in pain and suffering. The pre-suit offer from the insurance company for the car accident client was $12,100.00. The offer issued the day before the trial was $25,000.00. The defendant disputed that the plaintiff sustained a chronic back strain in the car accident.  The Baltimore County jury was persuaded by the Board Certified Orthopedist that testified that chronic back strains can occur and did occur as a result of this rear-end car accident., 2012
    • George Patterson obtained a $150,000 recovery for a lady that sustained an ankle injury in a fall in a parking lot., 2015
    • An arbitration award of over $425,000 for a client that sustained a herniated disc in his low back that required surgery from a car accident that occurred in Anne Arundel County. The client had incurred medical bills of just over $26,000 but was unable to work as a bridge welder following the surgery., 2007
    • George Patterson obtained a $1,250,000.00 resolution of a wrongful death claim arising from a car accident., 2018
    • In 2005 a settlement of $75,000 from a hotel after the client checked into the Hotel and was awoken by an intruder who was looking through the client's wallet. The client successfully fought the intruder and left copious amounts of the intruder's DNA in the hotel room. While fighting the intruder the client sustained minor injuries to his knuckles that did not require treatment. An investigation revealed that the intruder was hired by the hotel and given a master pass key despite having several felony convictions., 2005
    • A $300,000.00 recovery for a client that required neck surgery after a car accident., 2017
    • Bowie car accident lawyer, George Patterson obtained a $75,000 settlement for an elderly gentleman that suffered a scalp laceration in a car accident.  The client tried to settle the case on his own but sought counsel after receiving a "final" offer of $25,000 from the car insurance company., 2009
    • A $150,000.00 recovery for a client that sustained a hip fracture as a result of a fall in a store., 2016
    • Bowie truck accident lawyer, George Patterson represented a lady from Waldorf who was involved in a lane change accident with a tractor trailer on the beltway in Prince George's County, near the exit for Landover, road. Each driver involved in the truck accident accused the other of making an unsafe lane change. One independent witness indicated that he never saw the truck leave its lane before the accident. Mr. Patterson through his investigator(s) was able to identify another witness from a photograph taken at the scene who observed the truck changing lanes and striking the car. By tracking down this witness, Mr. Patterson was able to recover $55,000 on behalf of his client in a case where liability was denied by the trucking company., 2010
    • George Patterson obtained a $310,000 settlement on behalf of client who sustained a neck injury requiring surgery from a car accident. The settlement was obtained after the defendant retained a medical expert to argue that the neck surgery was due to a pre-existing condition., 2008
    • Laurel, car accident lawyer, George Patterson obtained a $46,055.33 car accident jury verdict ($10,727.33 medical bills, $5,376.00 lost wages and $29,952.00 non-economic damages) in Prince George’s County in 2012. The client from Laurel, Maryland sustained a chronic neck strain and a mild head injury in a car accident that occurred in Howard County. The defendant's insurance company hired a doctor to claim that the client had mild muscle strains and should have recovered within several weeks. The offer to settle the car accident case before suit was filed was just over $18,000.00. The offer was increased to $32,500.00 after the video depositions of the plaintiff's and the defendant's doctors were taken for use at trial. The trial testimony of the defense doctor established that his opinions were biased and not consistent with the medical records., 2012
    • George Patterson obtained a $500,000 recovery for two people that sustained burn injuries in an explosion., 2014
    • A combined settlement of $150,000 for the passenger of a car driven by an intoxicated driver who drove into the side of a tractor trailer that was illegally parked on the highway. The driver of the car only had $50,000 of insurance and a settlement was reached for an additional $100,000 from the trucking company., 2007
    • A $1,000,000.00 resolution of a premises liability case where the client developed complex regional pain syndrome as a result of a foot contusion., 2018
    • A wrongful death case resolved for $500,000 policy limits of an uninsured policy that had stated limits of $20,000. The recovery greatly exceeded the stated policy limits because the insurer had failed to obtain a signed waiver required for uninsured limits to be lower than the bodily injury coverage available on the policy., 2006
    • A $250,000.00 recovery for a client that sustained a traumatic brain injury in a low property damage car accident., 2018
    • A client fell on a single step in a parking garage that was not marked with a contrasting color. The client sustained foot, ankle and wrist injuries that required surgery. An arbitrator awarded the client $200,000. The client had incurred medical bills of over $50,000., 2005
    • A $100,000.00 recovery for a client that fell on ice and sustained a shoulder injury., 2017
    • On February 16, 2011, Bowie, car accident lawyer, George Patterson obtained a judgment for $1,576,747.00 in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County located in Rockville, Maryland. The award represented the maximum amount allowed by law for non-economic damages plus the complete medical bills for the survivor of a severe head-on collision. The client sustained fractures to his leg, pelvis, neck, back and elbow. The client, a resident of Damascus, Maryland battled severe infections from the surgical wounds to repair his badly fractured leg. The antibiotics he was given resulted in a Clostridium difficile (C-diff) infection of his colon that necessitated the removal of his large intestine. Mr. Patterson also recovered $150,000 for the passenger that had less than $8,000 in medical bills. The unusually high award was based on the pre-impact fright of the passenger plus being trapped upside down in a van next to her critically injured husband for over 30 minutes., 2011
    • A confidential recovery for a client that sustained a shoulder injury as a result of a violation of fall risk protocols by a healthcare facility., 2016
    • Maria Patterson and George Patterson co-tried a pedestrian case in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County in Upper Marlboro. The accident occurred in Upper Marlboro, where a man pumping gas was struck by a car. The driver of the car was involved in a car accident on Route 301 and lost control of her van before hitting Mr. Patterson's client. The client had a knee surgery and his insurance company, State Farm, refused to tender $50,000 of available underinsured motorist coverage. Shortly before trial, State Farm offered $15,000 to settle the case. The 3 day jury trial resulted in an award of all the client’s medical bills, lost wages, plus $150,000 in pain and suffering damages. Maria Patterson cross-examined the orthopedic surgeon hired by State Farm, Richard Wells M.D.. Doctor Wells explained to the Prince George’s County jury that the knee surgery performed on the client was unrelated to the impact that broke his leg, just below the knee surgery site. Instead, Dr. Wells relied on pre-existing complaints of knee pain to claim that the knee surgery was the result of pre-existing degenerative changes. The verdict award suggests that Dr. Wells’ allegations, among others, were rejected., 2012
    • Bowie truck accident lawyer George Patterson obtained a settlement of over $575,000 for a client that sustained Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) to his hands and arms following a motor vehicle accident. The client had incurred less than $20,000 of medical bills and was unable to continue working as a truck driver.  The case was resolved in federal court., 2007
    • George Patterson obtained a $1,250,000 recovery for a man that sustained serious injuries in a motorcycle accident. , 2015
    • George Patterson obtained a $200,000 recovery for a lady that fell on ice while leaving her apartment., 2014
    • A verdict of $17,982.20 for a client who suffered soft tissue injuries to her neck and back in a low property damage car accident. The insurance company had offered $181.50 before suit was filed because they questioned whether someone could be injured in a little to no property damage accident., 2007
    • George Patterson obtained a $100,000.00 recovery for a child with a known nut allergy that sustained an allergic reaction as a result of a teacher feeding the child a nut., 2018
    • While driving on an industrial road at night, Mr. Patterson's client ran into a pile of dirt that had been left by a landscaper for a construction project. The pile of dirt extended beyond street parking and into the travel lane. The landscaper failed to mark the dirt pile with traffic cones. As a result of running into the pile of dirt the client required a minor shoulder surgery. She incurred over $11,000 of medicals and obtained a $40,000 settlement., 2005


    • Assisted 2 dentists in the purchase of a successful dental practice in the Washington area. 

    Representative Clients:

    • ValuTeachers

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • "Superb" 10.0 rating by AVVO an attorney rating service., 2009


    • George P. Patterson is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and a partner at the firm of Patterson Law, LLC. Mr. Patterson has been lead counsel on hundreds of trials, recovering millions of dollars on behalf of his clients. He has successfully handled over a dozen wrongful death cases along with hundreds of cases involving permanent personal injuries. He is rated as a "superb" attorney by Avvo, an attorney rating service. "Superb" is the highest rating issued by Avvo., Maryland Auto Accident Lawyer, 2009

    Educational Background:

    • DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, 1993B.A.Honors: Dean's List (1990-1993)Honors: Little 500 (1991-1992)Major:  Economics Major:  Philosophy
    • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia, 1996 J.D.Honors: Magna Cum Laude

    Industry Groups

    • Maryland Association Of Justice
    • Maryland Bar Foundation
    • National Board Of Legal Specialty Certification
    • National Board Of Trial Advocacy
    Office Location for George P. Patterson

    17251 Melford Blvd.
    Suite 101
    Bowie, MD 20715

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    Last Updated: 1/24/2019

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