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Mr. Mahaney is a retired Alabama state trooper, a graduate of the FBI National Academy, and served over 22 years with the Alabama Department of Public Safety prior to retirement in 2000. After retiring from state service, Mr. Mahaney served over five years as a civilian police advisor for the U.S. State Department in Kosovo, Jordan, and Iraq. Mr. Mahaney served 18 months in Iraq as the executive officer for the U.S. police advisory mission (2005 - 2006).


After completion of the Iraq tour of duty, Mr. Mahaney established his law practice in Montgomery, Alabama in July 2006, concentrating in the areas of DUI defense, driver license law, drug crimes and offenses, and general criminal practice. As of 2015, Mr. Mahaney had successfully defended hundreds of clients charged with DUI, drug crimes, and other felony or misdemeanors. He has also represented many clients needing legal assistance in the area of driver license suspension or revocation cases and petition for driver license reinstatement. 


Mr. Mahaney has been licensed to practice law for 26 years and has been a member of the Alabama state bar since May 1989. He is licensed to practice in both state and federal court. Mr. Mahaney is also a retired commissioned officer, having served 28 years military service with the U.S. Army. During his 28 years of military service, he served as an infantry officer, military police officer, and as a military intelligence officer. He was airborne and ranger qualified and served in light infantry and Army special operations units, including Special Forces.


Mr. Mahaney previously served as an assistant attorney general for the Department of Public Safety, as a municipal court prosecutor for the City of Montgomery, and since 2006, as an attorney in private practice.


Mr. Mahaney is the author of the treatise Alabama DUI, Traffic, and Driver License Law Handbook, 3rd Edition. He is a frequent lecturer and trainer in the area of DUI law and criminal procedure. In 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014,  and again in 2015, Mr. Mahaney was selected by the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association to recieve the 'President's Award' for outstanding contributions to the ACDLA and superior advocacy in criminal defense. Mr. Mahaney is also a member of the prestigious National College for DUI Defense and currently serves as the state delegate for the NCDD. 


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 60%
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
  3. Administrative Law: 10%
  4. Speeding Ticket: 10%



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  • H. Scott Aalsberg

    Patrick is a Superb Criminal and DWI Lawyer. If your in trouble with the law Patrick is the one to call. I'm just glad his office is not near mine! I endorse him!


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  • David William Johnson

    I endorse Mr. Mahaney enthusiastically. He is a very learned counselor with the ability to make complex matters simple. In front of a jury, that is a powerful thing.


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Contact info

Law Office of Patrick Mahaney
8191 Seaton Place
Montgomery, AL, 36116


ALAuthorized to practice law198901/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's AwardAlabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2015
President's AwardAlabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Patrick Mahaney2006 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationGeneral Member2014 - Present
National College for DUI DefenseGeneral Member2006 - Present
Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationGeneral Member2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Alabama's 'Arrest at the Scene' RequirementDUI Case Dismissed
Criminal Procedure - Warrant RequirementsCase dismissed - client acquitted
Implied Consent requirementAcquitted of all charges
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Publication nameTitleDate
Understanding Blood Analysis in DUI and Traffic Homicide CasesForensic Blood Analysis2011
Alabama DUI, Traffic, and Driver License Law Handbook, 3rd Ed.A Comprehensive Review of Alabama DUI and Traffic Law2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
CitadelPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DUI/Traffic Homicide SeminarDUI Defense Law Update2015
Practical Criminal Defense SeminarAlabama's New DUI Laws2014
DUI Defense SeminarIgnition Interlock and DUI2014
Continuing Legal EducationDUI Law Update2013
'Four-Corners' Training SeminarTraffic Law Update2011
'DUI Boot Camp'Alabama DUI and Traffic Law2011
DUI Defense: A Day with the ExpertsDUI Defense2009