Maria Patterson

Patterson Law, LLC
17251 Melford Blvd Ste 108
Bowie, MD 20715-4440
(301) 383-1522

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 1997 graduate of the Catholic University School of Law with 21 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 attorney 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.

Attorney 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 litigating civil personal injury cases and criminal defense cases. Her success as a trial attorney while at State Farm Insurance Company earned Maria Patterson the designation as a Top 1% Car Accident Attorney. With over a decade of insurance defense litigation experience, Maria Patterson has the inside knowledge and experience that many personal injury attorneys do not have.  Anticipating, and almost knowing, the defense is an invaluable tool when representing an individual who is injured in an accident.  Please visit for an explanation of the selection process for some of the awards Maria Patterson has Received as a top litigator.

Lawyer Maria Patterson has handled dozens of criminal cases, many of which resulted in not guilty verdicts in Maryland Courts.  She enjoys handling district court cases involving allegations of assault, theft, drug possession, DUIs, stalking, harassment, telephone misuse, criminal trespass, etc.  For more information about the crimes Maria Patterson defends and the elements of these crimes under Maryland law, please visit

If you need an experienced litigator to represent you in a civil or criminal case, please contact attorney Maria Patterson at 301-850-7349 to arrange a consultation at her Prince George's County offices in Bowie, Maryland or visit


  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
  • University of Delaware
    • B.A.

  • Major: Criminal Justice
    • Minor: Psychology

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