Bowie Personal Injury Lawyer

George Patterson, Truck Accident Lawyer


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 Hechinger’s 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.  While, 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.Although, you want a lawyer who cares about you and the dignified pursuit of your case you want to know that your lawyer has the skill and experience to succeed.

My Experience

Over twenty years of personal injury trial experience.

George P. Patterson is a Board-Certified Truck Accident Attorney, Board-Certified Civil Trial Attorney and Civil Pre-Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the founder of Patterson Law LLC.  He is passionate about commercial motor vehicle accidents.  This is reflected by the extraordinary work, studying and experience that the National Board of Trial Advocacy demands of applicants for Truck Accident Attorney Board.  This is an American Bar Association credited program. He is also been selected as Top 10 Trucking Accident Attorney by the National Trial Lawyers.  After passing a rigorous exam he was admitted as an advocate member of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys.  This is the highest level of membership for the organization.  George Patterson has also been selected as a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers and as a Top 100 Super Lawyer for the State of Maryland and for Washington D.C. 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.  In 2015, George Patterson was recognized as the best civil trial attorney in Maryland by Corporate America.George Patterson has lectured to national audiences on Truck accident litigation, evidence and using technology in Court.  He has likewise provided lectures to local legal groups in Maryland.  He was invited to give a presentation to the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys about novel approaches to establish liability in Party Bus cases.Bowie and Annapolis truck accident lawyer 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 truck Accident, wrongful death and motorcycle accident cases.Commercial truck accident 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, Bowie 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.  As a young lawyer a National Trucking company hired George Patterson to immediately go to the scene of a trucking accident involving multiple fatalities.  On the eastern shore of Maryland an 80,000-pound truck proceeded through heavy fog crashing at full speed into dozens of cars that had safely stopped for a red light.  The injuries and property damage were catastrophic.  My job was to investigate the accident and to look for any liability issues to assist the trucking company with the inevitable suits.  The trucking company knew it was critical to get to the evidence quickly, in most car accidents this is far less important.  Lawyer George Patterson has built on this experience to properly present plaintiffs' claims and to avoid tactical mistakes made by plaintiffs' attorneys.  George Patterson knows there are a different set of rules, tactics and approaches that must be taken in a commercial motor vehicle accident.For a list of George Patterson's more noteworthy truck, vehicle accidents 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 truck accident, Bus accident, Limousine accident, or commercial motor vehicle accident please contact lawyer George Patterson for a free consultation.  The Bowie and Annapolis truck accident lawyer may be reached at 301-888-4878 and his offices are in Bowie and Annapolis just off Route 50.  The truck accident lawyer offers free consultations.

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

George Patterson

Attorney, Patterson Law


Education

Bar Admissions

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

Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia

  • 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

DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana

  • 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

Classes/Seminars

  • Investigating and Deposing Personal Injury Healthcare Providers, Allstate Insurance Company, 2000
  • Using the latest Technology in Trial, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2015
  • Auto Injury From A to Z, National Business Institute, 2016
  • Using Evidence in Auto Injury Litigation, National Business Institute, 2017
  • Advanced Auto Injury Litigation, National Business Institute, 2018

Past Employment Positions

  • Conroy, Ballman & Dameron, Law Clerk, 1995 - 1996
  • Maryland Court of Appeals, Judge Irma Raker, Intern, 1995
  • Sussman & Simcox, Law Clerk, 1994 - 1995

Representative Clients

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

Honors and Awards

  • AV peer review rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability by Lexis-Nexis and Martindale-Hubbell, 2011
  • 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
  • Americas Top 100 Attorneys, Lifetime Member

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maryland State Bar Association, Member
  • Maryland Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Prince George's County Bar Association, Member
  • National Board of Legal Specialty Certification , Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney
  • Safe Inflatable Training Organization
  • Advocate by the American Association of Justice Education Program, 2014
  • Maryland Association of Justice

Our Successes

Patterson Law takes pride with every client that recovers. Recovery is more than the settlements and verdicts obtained for our clients. Each and every one of these clients had been shepherded through a process where powerful insurance companies fought to defeat or minimize their claims. Each result represents a client’s dignity being affirmed.

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If you are looking for an experienced trial attorney that knows truck accident law, please contact the law office of Patterson for a free consultation at 301-888-4878.

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