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Patrick Erney Maher

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  1. Good Lawyer, Good Guy

    Posted by a client,
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    • I recommend Patrick Maher.

    I refused the breathalizer when I was pulled over then failed the field sobriety test, which had been recorded and was not in my favor. Pat provided me advise on how to proactively seek treatment to show the court that I was interested in fixing the problem. Pat came prepared the day of the case with several approaches to defend me and only ended up needing the first. I was found not guilty on all charges.

    Additionally, I ended up in court two days before I was supposed to leave for Europe. Pat did a great job of explaining the potential outcomes of my case and the angles that he would take to defend me, which empowered me to help decide on what approach we would take given the level of risk I was willing to assume. One of the potential outcomes was weekend jail time, which would have cancelled my trip, costing me thousands of dollars, so it was very important for me to understand what could happen and how likely each outcome was.

    Besides being a great lawyer, I respect Pat for focusing on fixing the problem and not just getting out of the charges. He seemed to be genuinely interested in me seeking help and learning from my mistake. Because of Pat I was able to learn from my mistake without having to endure too much suffering, and my ability to continue having a successful career has not been obstructed.

  2. Glad I found Mr Maher

    Posted by John,
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    • I recommend Patrick Maher.

    I didn't know what to do when I got arrested for DUi. I searched Avvo for DUI attorneys and found Patrick Maher. He had great reviews, so I called him. He answered the phone himself and listened to my story and told me he could help me. I went in for a free consultation and we talked for well over an hour. He didn't sugar coat anything or make any promises he couldn't keep, but told me he thought we had a good case to get me off. He explained everything I needed to do before the trail and gave me the resources to make it easy for me to do. He kept in contact with me before the trail date and kept me informed of what was happening. On the day of the trail, I was offered a plea. He told me it was my choice to take it , but suggested we go to trail. That's what we did. he was very prepared for the trail and asked the right questions of the officers who arrested and tested me. In the end eh had proven there was reasonable doubt that I failed the roadside tests and that the breath test was accurate. He also got a lot of the other charges against me dropped and saved me a lot of money in fines. I would highly recommend Mr Maher for anyone going thru the process of a DUI trail.

  3. excellent lawyer!!!

    Posted by a client,
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    • I recommend Patrick Maher.

    I can not express enough gratitude to Mr.Maher for his help in my case.Mr . Maher is an excellent lawyer who took my case over and ensured me through out the process of the outcome. He stayed calm through out the whole process , I on the other hand had never been in this situation and was freaking out . The charges were dropped and I left with a speeding ticket . All I can say is if you have any concern , Mr. Maher with his skills will surely diminish any fears you have. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer working for your best outcome.

  4. Patrick Maher is the Best of the Best - Do everything in your power to retain his services

    Posted by Ryan,
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    • I recommend Patrick Maher.

    It's as simple as this. If you are charged with a DUI, retain the services of Patrick Maher. He is the best of the best.

    Being charged with a DUI is an extremely stressful experience. I know first hand. Very often, the circumstances don't seem fair and the odds appear to be against you. I was overwhelmed when it happened to me. I spent endless hours online looking for a lawyer who could help me. There is a sea of information out there and it can become mind boggling. There was one person that I kept coming back to time and time again. It was Pat Maher. I am so thankful that I made that decision.

    Pat Maher's professionalism is something to witness. He is a person of high integrity and is well respected among his colleagues. DUI law is his passion. In the hallways of the courthouse, many attorneys stopped to speak with him and get his take on his or her case. I was blown away! I've come to learn that Mr. Maher is sought out by many attorneys to seek his advise. He has a strong personal ethic and proud morals. And, I want to emphasize that. This is a man of high personal esteem.

    Upon our first meeting, Pat walked me through every step of my case and instantly put me at ease. He followed up with me regularly by phone and email. He did everything in his power to ensure that we were prepared for my day in court. It was as if I was his only client. Truly remarkable!

    When it came time for my day in court, Mr. Maher demonstrated a calm and collected manner. He told me that he was prepared to defend my case in a trial if I decided to go that route. He also explained every other option available to me. I decided to go to trial and I am so thankful that I did. When I say that Mr. Maher was prepared, that is an understatement. Pat Maher knows DUI law like he knows the back of his hand. He highlighted every fault in the State's case. He demonstrated their lack of understanding and poor judgement of the evidence that was presented. Law officials are not infallible. When it was said and done, there was no contest. I was found not guilty on all charges. It was as if I witnessed a legendary painter working on a masterpiece. What was so outstanding was that Mr. Maher truly does believe in the rights of his clients. He knows that DUI charges can be given very freely without the thought of truly evaluating if someone is impaired. It has become an epidemic of mindless convictions. Mr. Maher will fight for you.

    I can not say enough positive things about Patrick Maher and his legal counsel. If you find yourself in a situation where he may be available, run, do not walk to seek his assistance.

  5. Could not imagine using any other lawyer!

    Posted by a DUI client,
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    • I recommend Patrick Maher.
    • I hired Patrick 6-12 months ago.
    • Patrick handled my DUI & DWI matter.
    • I have previously worked with no lawyers.

    I was charged with a DUI, that with all of the circumstances associated with it, could have definitely given me some jail time. Pat Maher was very professional and knowledgeable. He was very up front and realistic, not wanting to sugarcoat my situation, but still made me feel very comfortable. Because of his great advise and referrals on what to do, along with all of the great work he did, I could not have been more happy with the outcome.

  6. Patrick Maher is a terrific lawyer !

    Posted by william, a Car Accident client,
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    • I recommend Patrick Maher.
    • I hired Patrick 6-12 months ago.
    • Patrick handled my Car Accidents matter.
    • I have previously worked with more than 10 lawyers.

    Patrick represented my sons in two traffic cases. He came prepared and won both.
    As the father, I am gratified he was on our side !
    R. William Fix

  7. 6/10/14 court date

    Posted by sunshine, a DUI client,
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    • I recommend Patrick Maher.
    • I hired Patrick 6-12 months ago.
    • Patrick handled my DUI & DWI matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    i was really impressed with patrick maher when we went to court this morning, he basically got all charges dropped and helped guide me before the court date with instruction in how to get prepared for court. he handled himself in a professional manner, wasnt pushy and worked with the DA to get me a get out of jail free card, i would highly recommend him to friends and family. he is a very likeable person and that helps with the prosecutor liking you too...worth every penny.

  8. Highly Reccommend

    Posted by a DUI client,
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    • I recommend Patrick Maher.
    • I hired Patrick 1-3 years ago.
    • Patrick handled my DUI & DWI matter.

    I highly recommend anyone in need of a legal services to give Patrick Maher a call. I cannot think of enough positive words to properly credit this man for his counsel and guidance. He handled my entire DUI situation flawlessly, worked with me every step of the way to make sure I was guided properly and kept me educated in all matters pertaining to my case. He worked extremely hard for me in what was a nerve-wracking situation and was always responsive to any questions or concerns I had to help ease my mind. I cannot thank him enough for all that he did for me as he achieved an extremely positive outcome in my case.

  9. Professional, knowledgeable and forthright!

    Posted by R., a DUI client,
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    • I recommend Patrick Maher.
    • I hired Patrick 1-3 years ago.
    • Patrick handled my DUI & DWI matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    Pa kept me informed regarding the possible outcomes including his assessment of my circumstances. He was knowledgeable and answered my questions promptly and forthrightly. On the day of trial, he negotiated a settlement which was better than I had expected. I would strongly recommend Pat if you are in need of a good attorney!

  10. Highly Recommend!!!

    Posted by Michael, a Criminal Defense client,
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    • I recommend Patrick Maher.
    • I hired Patrick 1-3 years ago.
    • Patrick handled my Criminal Defense matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    I retained Mr. Maher as my attorney for a criminal matter. I could have potentially have faced serious incarceration for this. He went above and beyond in my case and because of his extensive knowledge in criminal law, as well as how to navigate the Maryland legal system the outcome of my case was amazing. I was preparing for jail and am an out of state resident, throughout the entire time he was my lawyer he kept me up to date and informed every step of the way. He was always on top of my case and readily available if I ever had any questions or needed to talk. He made me feel comfortable as possible during that time and all said and done his attention to my case and myself as I client resulted in an outcome of zero jail time, when in fact thats exactly where I would be if I had not hired capable representation. If you are in a bind with the law you will find no better than Mr. Patrick Maher. He will fight for you and your rights every step of the way. I have not one complaint or issue that negatively reflects him as an attorney and highly regard him and his professional ability.

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