Maria K. Patterson

Maria K. Patterson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Bowie, MD

Patterson Law, LLC
 | 17251 Melford Blvd., Suite 101
Bowie, MD 20715
Phone: 301-383-0212
Fax: 240-206-8309
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1997
Education: Columbia Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Criminal Defense (50%)
Attorney Profile

A client of Maria Patterson's recently wrote, "Maria is one of those people that you meet in life that I will never forget. I cannot express how good of an attorney she is...Her level of preparedness was unbelievable,. . ."  This is what is most important to Maria, making sure her clients are happy and that she gets the best possible result for them.  

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 Criminal Law Attorneys as well as the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.  

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. 

About Maria Patterson

Admitted: 1997, Maryland

Professional Webpage: http://pginjurylawyers.com/maria-patterson-lawyer-bowie/

Honors/Awards:

  • Maria Patterson was selected as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers for Civil Plaintiff law in Maryland.  , Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • 2016 Global Directory of Who's Who, Who's Who (Top Lawyer), 2016
  • Maria Patterson was selected as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers for Civil Plaintiff law in Maryland.  , Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Maria Patterson was nominated as one of the "10 Best Attorneys" for the State of Maryland by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.  Each attorney must be formally nominated by a fellow attorney; have attained the highest degree of professional achievement in his or her field of law; and have an impeccable client satisfaction rating., 10 Best, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2014
  • Maria Patterson was nominated as one of the 10 Best Attorneys for the State of Maryland by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA).  AIOPIA is an impartial third-party attorney rating service recognizing excellence of fellow practitioners in the field.  Each attorney must be formally nominated by a fellow attorney; have attained the highest degree of professional achievement in his or her field of law; and have an impeccable client satisfaction rating., 10 Best Attorneys for the State of Maryland, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2014
  • Maria Patterson was selected as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers for Civil Plaintiff law in Maryland.  , Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Anne Arundel Bar Association, member

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Maria Patterson obtained a Not Guilty verdict for a woman charged with 2nd degree assault by her ex-husband who had visible scratch marks to his body, which were portrayed during the trial., 2017
  • Maria Patterson obtained a Not Guilty verdict for a woman charged with fraud identity/theft by her soon-to-be ex-husband.  , 2016
  • Maria Patterson obtained a policy limits settlement for a woman involved in two MVAs within a year of each other.  Furthermore, the subject UIM policy was an out of state policy which allowed Ms. Patterson to stack the UIM limits instead of using MD's set-off formula.  This resulted in an additional $30,000 settlment to the case.   The other mva was settled for only slightly under the policy limits (<10%)due to causation agruments the same carrier was making due to the accidents occurring somewhat close in time. Total settlements were just over $120,000.00., 2016
  • Maria Patterson obtained a verdict just over $100,000 for a woman bitten by a dog roaming loose in her neighborhood.  A Prince George's County jury deliberated less than 45 minutes and awarded the Plaintiff her medical bills of $10,000, minimal lost wages, and pain and suffering of $90,000., 2016
  • Maria Patterson obtained a Not Guilty verdict for a man charged with 2 counts of 2nd Degree Assault (against 2 Prince George's County police officers) and telephone misuse.  The Defendant called the police on the police, after they came to his residence and forcefully took him to the ground.  After his 911 calls, the police came to his home and arrested him for 2 counts of 2nd Degree Assault and telephone misuse.  During the trial, the 2 police officers' testimony was contradictory to each other. , 2015
  • Maria Patterson obtained a Not Guilty verdict for a man charged with 2nd degree assault by his soon-to-be ex-wife who had visible injuries to her, which were portrayed during the trial., 2015
  • Maria Patterson reached a $30,000 settlement for a man who was rear-ended in his SUV and had on and off treatment for low back injuries that came and went, even after taking trips involving a tremendous amount of hiking and strenuous activities., 2014
  • A woman was rear-ended by a vehicle and suffered soft tissue injuries to her neck.  A $45,000 settlement was reached after days of negotiating with a tough claim representative., 2014
  • Maria Patterson obtained a Not Guilty verdict for a woman charged with a DWI and DUI in Montgomery County.   , 2013
  • Maria Patterson obtained a $100,000 policy limits settlement for a woman who was struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian.  The vehicle fled the scene without identification or apprehension. The plaintiff did not own a vehcile and lived with her parents.  Her parents had a policy of insurance with Nationwide.  , 2013
  • Donald Berry v. State Farm Insurance Company, Prince George's County Circuit Court. 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 the plaintiff.  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 of the client's medical bills, lost wages, plus $150,000 in pain and suffering.  Maria Patterson cross-examined the orthopedeic surgeon hired by State Farm, Richard Wells, M.D.  Dr. Wells explained to the 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, werre rejected.    , 2012
  • Maria Patterson obtained a judgment of acquittal, for a man charged with Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol, after successfully suppressing a Calvert County police officer's stop for an alleged unlit rear license plate.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Maria Patterson attended the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) in 2003 for their Building Trial Skills program.  This is a one week intensive program where lawyers are eventually filmed and given feedback to make them successful trial lawyers., 2004
  • Maria Patterson has tried over 100 civil jury trials in the State of Maryland.
Office Location for Maria K. Patterson

17251 Melford Blvd.
Suite 101
Bowie, MD 20715

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Last Updated: 11/16/2018

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