For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to help people.

Ever since middle school, I wanted to be a lawyer. When I was 13, I came home and found my mother using crutches and wearing a neck brace. She fell carrying a bag of mulch at a lawn and garden supply store when her feet became caught in metal strapping that was used to hold mulch bags on pallets. Weeks later she had a neck fusion and a back surgery. One careless mistake by a store forever changed her life. The mulch industry no longer uses metal straps with shipping pallets.

In college I majored in economics and philosophy. Philosophy, for me, is about understanding why something is right or wrong. Economics is the force that makes companies constantly improve their products and practices. Personal injury lawyers put the costs of bad conduct on the balance sheets of those responsible. If bad conduct costs more, you will get less of it.

I have a sincere belief that my work plays a part in improving the lives of my clients while inspiring people and companies to make changes for the better. Perhaps my mother’s lawyer was just trying to help her with her injuries but he also inspired an industry to make a change that has spared countless people from similar injuries.

You want a lawyer who cares about you and the dignified pursuit of your case and you want to know that your lawyer has the skill and experience to succeed.


MY EXPERIENCEAnnapolis Truck Accident Lawyer

George P. Patterson is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Truck Accident Attorney and Civil Pre-Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and a partner at the firm of Patterson Law, LLC. George Patterson has also been selected as a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Top 10 Truck Accident Attorney, Top 25 Medical Malpractice Attorney, and as a Top 100 Super Lawyer for the State of Maryland by Super Lawyers from 2013 to the present. The Super Lawyers list of the Best of the Best lawyers in Maryland covers all practice areas. He has also been recognized as a Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney for Maryland by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys and as Best in Personal Injury for Maryland by Acquisitions International. George Patterson has also been recognized as the best civil trial attorney in Maryland by Corporate America. He is also on the Board of Regents of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys.

George Patterson has lectured to national audiences on car accident litigation, truck accident law, trial skills, evidence and using technology in Court. He has likewise provided lectures to local legal groups in Maryland. He has been a guest lecturer at the Baltimore University School of Law and the American University School of Law.

George Patterson has been lead counsel on several hundred trials, recovering millions of dollars on behalf of his clients. He is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Approximately 4,000 lawyers in the United States are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum representing less than 1% of the lawyers in the United States. Lawyer George Patterson has successfully handled dozens of wrongful death cases along with hundreds of car accident cases involving permanent personal injuries. George Patterson is rated as a 10.0 attorney by Avvo, an attorney rating service. George Patterson has also obtained the best possible ratings from clients that have posted reviews on Avvo. Avvo has named George Patterson as a client’s choice lawyer for car accident, truck Accident, dog bite, wrongful death and motorcycle accident cases.

He presides over a diverse personal injury practice that not only focuses on litigation and medical malpractice, but on the investigation of complex medical conditions such as traumatic brain injuries, complex bone fractures, laminectomies, disc fusions, growth plate fractures, carpal tunnel surgeries, fibromyalgia and whiplash injuries. Personal injury lawyer George Patterson is widely recognized for his ability to obtain substantial settlements for his clients across a broad spectrum of practice areas. In cases where insurance companies have refused to offer their insurance policy limits, Annapolis lawyer George Patterson has obtained verdicts in excess of the insurance policy limits at trial.

Early in George Patterson’s career as an attorney hired by several major insurance companies, he obtained dozens of defense verdicts in personal injury jury trials. Annapolis lawyer George Patterson has built on this experience to properly present plaintiffs’ claims and to avoid tactical mistakes made by plaintiffs’ attorneys.

For a list of George Patterson’s more noteworthy car accident and personal injury cases please review the verdicts and settlements discussed on this site.

George Patterson graduated from DePauw University with a double major in economics and philosophy and magna cum laude from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. While attending Catholic University, George Patterson published an award winning legal analysis of a Supreme Court case. The publication has since been cited in several publications including the Yale Law Journal, Villanova Environmental Law Journal, the Virginia Tax Review and the book Bittker on the Regulation of Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

If you have been injured in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, attacked by a dog or injured in a fall please contact lawyer George Patterson for a free consultation. The Anne Arundel County personal injury lawyer may be reached at 301-888-4878 and his office is located in Annapolis near the Anne Arundel Medical Center, the Annapolis Mall and the Annapolis Towne Centre. The top rated Anne Arundel County car accident lawyer offers free consultations for car accident and personal injury cases.

“Winning cases and helping clients is rewarding whether the case is large or small.”

George Patterson

Attorney, Patterson Law



  • District of Columbia, 2005
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 2004
  • Maryland, 1996

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  • J.D. magna cum laude – 1996
  • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award for Contract Law
  • Law Review: Catholic University Law Review, Note and Comment Editor, 1994 – 1996


  • B.A. – 1993
  • Honors: Dean’s List (1990-1993)
  • Honors: Little 500 (1991-1992)
  • Major: Economics
  • Major: Philosophy

Published Works

  • Note, Does the Commerce Clause Value Public Goods, 44 Cath. U. Law Rev. 3, 1995


  • Investigating and Deposing Personal Injury Healthcare
  • Party Bus and Commercial Motor Vehicle Liability, Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys.
  • Tips and Insights from a CDL Class, Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
  • Using the latest Technology in Trial, Montgomery County Bar Association.
  • Auto Accident Litigation, National Business Institute
  • Auto Injury Litigation from Start to Finish, National Business Institute
  • Law Firm Marketing and Development of Legal Skills, University of Baltimore Law School 2022 and 2023
  • Developing Marketable Legal Skills – American University School of Law, 2023
  • Pain Explained: Attorneys’ Guide to CRPS, Fibromyalgia, and More, National Business Institute

Past Employment Positions

  • Patterson Law, Partner 2017 to present.
  • Reinstein, Glackin Patterson & Herriott, Partner 2011-2017
  • Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher, Associate & Partner 1996-2011
  • Conroy, Ballman & Dameron, Law Clerk, 1995 – 1996
  • Maryland Court of Appeals, Judge Irma Raker, Intern, 1995
  • Sussman & Simcox, Law Clerk, 1994 – 1995

Honors and Awards

  • AV peer review rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability by Lexis-Nexis and Martindale-Hubbell,
  • Presidents Award, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2023
  • Board Certified Truck Accident Attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocacy,
  • Top 10 Truck Accident Attorney by the National Trial Lawyers.
  • Top 25 Medical Malpractice Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers.
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the National
  • Board of Trial Advocacy, 2009
  • Board Certified Civil Pretrial Advocate by the National
  • Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy, 2012
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2010 – 2011
  • Award for the Best Catholic University Law Review Note of 1995
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Contract Law
  • Advanced Inflatable Safety Operations Certification
  • Basic Inflatable Safety Operations Certification
  • Top 100 Maryland Super Lawyers, 2013 – Present
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers, 2013 – Present
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum lifetime member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum lifetime member
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyer by the American Society of Legal Advocates in the State of Maryland for 2014
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2013
  • Best Attorney Lifetime Charter Member, Best Attorneys of America
  • Best in Personal Injury – Maryland, Acquisition International, 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maryland State Bar Association, Member
  • Maryland Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Board of Regents Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
  • Prince George’s County Bar Association, Member
  • National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, Board
  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Board Certified Truck
  • Accident Attorney and Board Certified Civil Pre-Trial Advocate.
  • Safe Inflatable Training Organization
  • Advocate by the American Association of Justice
  • Education Program, 2014
  • Maryland Association of Justice

Representative Clients

  • Kidsco Inc.
  • Metropolitan Towing, Inc.
  • Marlboro Towing, Inc.
  • ValuTeachers

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If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident or suffered a serious personal injury due to someone else’s negligence please contact the best personal injury lawyers at Patterson Law. George Patterson has been featured in an article published in the Best Lawyers in America. The “best” injury lawyers may be reached at their Annapolis or Bowie offices at 301-888-4878.

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