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Patrick Erney Maher
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Patrick Erney Maher

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

I have been practicing criminal defense, with a focus on DUI law, for over 20 years. Several years ago, I realized that while experience is important, comprehensive training is what separates attorneys who defend DUI cases as part of their criminal law practice and those who excell in DUI defense. The field of DUI law is complex and challenging and I was determined to learn more.


In 2003, I joined the National College for DUI Defense and have attended their intensive Summer Session curriculum every year.


I have received extensive training in the administration of standardized field sobriety tests (SFST's) and I am currently certified as a SFST practitioner and instructor. I have also completed the advanced SFST course and the refresher course. I am the only attorney in the State of Maryland, and one of a handful in the country, who obtained specialized training at the factory where the breath test machine is manufactured in St. Louis, Missouri. I am factory trained and certfied as a breath test operator, calibration technician and instructor. I am also am the only attorney in Maryland who is the sole owner of of the breath test device (Intox EC/IR) used in Maryland State courts up until 2011. Maryland is now using the EC/IR II.


I regularly attend national and state DUI seminars to stay abreast of cutting edge defenses. In addition, I have been invited to speak throughout Maryland and other states about DUI related issues.


I genuinely care about my clients' welfare, and I am committed to a thorough investigation of your case and obtaining the best possible results.


In my free time, I am a dedicated husband and father, avid sports and music fan, and I enjoy the outdoors with my friends and family. I am involved in the Boy Scouts of America through the Dulaney District of the Baltimore Area Council.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. DUI & DWI: 70%
    25 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    25 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Arya Saleh

    Patrick is an outstanding litigator, who is well-respected in the legal community. He has advanced knowledge in criminal law and DUI defense. He leverages his experience and knowledge of the MD system to consistently deliver fantastic results for his clients. I strongly recommend him.

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    Arya Saleh DUI & DWI Attorney
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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Patrick. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
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Contact Info

Patrick E. Maher, P.A.

409 Washington Avenue
Suite 300
Towson, MD, 21204

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MDActive198807/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyersThompson Reuters2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentPatrick E. Maher, P.A.1990 - Present
Law ClerkHonorable William R. Buchanan, Sr.1988 - 1989

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2003 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1992 - Present
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' AssociationBoard of Directors1991 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Baltimore County Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Ferris v. State, 355 Md 356Evidence supressed, conviction reversed

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Lorman Education Services publicationA Guide to Challenge the DUI Accusation2008
Lorman Education Services publicationA Guide to Challenge the DUI Accusation2007

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
National College for DUI Defense, Inc., Summer Session presented at Harvard Law SchoolDUI DefenseCertificate of Completion2013
National College for DUI Defense, Inc., Summer Session presented at Harvard Law SchoolDUI DefenseCertificate of Completion2012
Axion Training Institute, Inc.; Analytical Laboratories, Inc. Chicago, IllinoisForensic Chromatography VI: Theory and PracticeCertificate of Recognition - 40 hour training course2012
National College of DUI Defense, Inc. Summer Session presented at Harvard Law SchoolDUI DefenseCertificate of Completion2011
National College for DUI Defense, Inc., Summer Session presented at the Harvard Law SchoolDUI DefenseCertificate of Completion2010
National College for DUI Defense, Inc., Summer Session presented at the Harvard Law SchoolDUI DefenseCertificate of Completion2009
NHTSA/IACP DRE (Drug Recognition Expert) Advanced Course, Harrisburg, PennsylvaniaN/ACertificate of Completion2009
Forensic Blood & Urine Testing Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia28 Hour Intensive SeminarCertificate of Completion2008
National College for DUI Defense, Inc., Summer Session presented at the Harvard Law SchoolDUI DefenseCertificate of Completion2008
Walden, Platt & Associates, Atlanta, GeorgiaNHTSA/IACP SFST Instructor CourseCertificate of Completion2007
National College for DUI Defense, Inc., Summer Session presented at the Harvard Law SchoolDUI DefenseCertificate of Completion2007
National College for DUI Defense, Inc., Summer Session presented at the Harvard Law SchoolDUI DefenseCertificate of Completion2006
National College for DUI Defense, Inc., Summer Session presented at the Harvard Law SchoolDUI DefenseCertificate of Completion2005
Intoximeters, Inc., St. Louis, MissouriBreath Test InstructorCertificate of Completion2005
Intoximeters, Inc., St. Louis, MissouriBreath Test TechnicianCertificate of Completion2005
Intoximeters, Inc., St. Louis, MissouriCalibration TechnicianCertificate of Completion2005
Walden,Platt & Associates, Atlanta, GeorgiaAdvanced SFST CourseCertificate of Completion2005
National College for DUI Defense, Inc., Summer Session presented at the Harvard Law SchoolDUI DefenseCertificate of Completion2004
LaPier & Associates, Baltimore, MarylandNHTSA/IACP SFST Student CourseCertificate of Completion2003
National College for DUI Defense, Inc., Summer Session presented at the Harvard Law SchoolDUI DefenseCertificate of Completion2003
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Frostburg State UniversityEconomics/Business AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts, with honors1982

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Advanced DUI SeminarMVA Hearings2013
Strategies in Handling DUI CasesSFST's & Breath Test Litigation2012
Handling Drinking & Driving Cases in MarylandBreath Test Regulations & Litigation2011
Cocktails to Cuffs to the CourtroomDUI from a defense perspective2010
Intoximeter EC/IR SeminarUnderstanding the EC/IR & Breath Test Litigation2009
Handling DUI Cases in MarylandBreath Test Litigation & Automobile Stops2009
Worcester County Bar Association Fall ConferenceMysteries of the Intoximeter Machine Revealed2008
Strategies in Handling DUI CasesSFST's & Breath Test Litigation2008
Strategies in Defending DUI CasesSFST's & Breath Test Litigation2007
How to Handle a DUI Case from A-ZThe Maryland Breath Test Program2007