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Patrick J Hoover

About me

I have practiced over 28 years with a concentration in defense of juveniles in MD & D.C. and have had juvenile court appearances in hundreds of cases. I've appeared before virtually every school district within Maryland, most Maryland Circuit Court juvenile jurisdiction within the greater D.C. Metropolitan region and many others throughout the State. Adoption, guardianship, custody, school and community out-of-home private or public placements, civil and juvenile rights including free speech and assembly, residency and transfers, all disciplinary matters from suspension through expulsion and the appeals thereafter; Juvenile justice and police involvement, representation and the right to counsel. My practice involves global reach of legal issues impacting youth, students and their parents or guardians.


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Practice areas


  1. Education: 60%
    31 years, 100 cases
  2. Juvenile: 15%
    31 years, 100 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 15%
    31 years, 100 cases
  4. Litigation: 5%
    31 years, 50 cases
  5. Personal Injury: 5%
    31 years, 50 cases



Hourly ($300-350/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

401 N. Washington St.
Suite 900
Rockville, MD, 20850-1702


DCActive 198405/25/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Voted Best Overall Section Chair, Ed Law, BAMC MDMontgomery County Bar Association2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHooverLaw, LLC2010 - Present
AttorneyPatrick Hoover Law Offices1986 - 2009
AttorneyBoyland, Thompson, Schwedler & Hoover1985 - 1986
AttorneyBoyland, Thompson and Hoover1984 - 1985
AttorneyPatrick J. Hoover - Sole Practice1982 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bar Association of Montgomery CountyEducation Law Section Co-Chair2006 - Present
Montgomery County Bar AssociationChairman Education Law Section2006 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Fourth CircuitAttorney1996 - Present
United States District Court for the District of ColumbiaAttorney1985 - Present
District of Columbia BarAttorney1984 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationAttorney1982 - Present
United States District Court for MarylandAttorney1982 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationAttorney1982 - Present
Bar Association of Montgomery CountyJuvenile Law Section Member1982 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
McCorkle v. State of MarylandAll felony charges dismissed. No further prosecution.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Aquinas CollegeBiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
36th National Conference on Juvenile JusticeJuvenile Waiver2009