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Cases at Patterson law are all handled by George Patterson and 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 case will be handled by a lawyer that has been recognized among the “best of the best” by Super Lawyers.
Annapolis trial lawyers George and Maria Patterson have 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. George Patterson was named to the Top 100 Super Lawyers list for Maryland and Washington D.C. in 2013. Maria Patterson has been recognized as a Top 100 Super Lawyer and Top 50 Female Super Lawyer for Maryland and Washington D.C. Maria Patterson has also received a Ten Best award for client satisfaction for personal injury cases. Super Lawyers uses a patented multi-phase 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. George 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. George Patterson has also been selected as a Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in the State of Maryland by the American Society of Legal Advocates. George Patterson was also selected as a Best Attorney Lifetime Charter Member of Best Attorneys of America.
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.. She has also been selected as a Top 10 lawyer based on client satisfaction by The American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers.
Martindale Hubbell has reviewed and rated lawyers for decades. The Martindale Hubbell rating system has been the industry standard for identifying the best lawyers with the highest legal ability and ethical standards. The highest rating offered by Martindale Hubbell is the AV rating which has been bestowed on lawyer George Patterson. The AV rating is based on reviews from judges and lawyers in the community. The AV Preeminent rating indicates that the lawyer’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. George Patterson has also been board certified as a Truck Accident Attorney and a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and as a Civil Pretrial Advocate by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification. Admission into these boards also required endorsements from lawyers and judges in the community. The board certification process requires the lawyer to document extensive trial experience and to pass a written examination. George Patterson was selected as Best in Personal Injury for Maryland by Acquisition International. He has also been named to the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys for Maryland by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.