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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    39 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    39 years
  3. Federal Crime: 10%
    36 years
  4. Speeding Ticket: 10%
    39 years
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



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    An exceptional litigator with experience resolving complex criminal matters, I would recommend Chris to anyone in need of criminal defense representation.


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Contact info

Law Office of Christopher M. Patterson

134 North Lime Street
Lancaster, PA, 17602


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Public Accounting CertificateUniversity of Illinois-State of Ilinois1975
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPatterson and Cody2011 - 2013
PartnerPatterson, Cody & Winters2008 - 2011
PartnerPatterson, Cody, Taylor & Winters2005 - 2008
PartnerGray, Patterson, Cody and Taylor1993 - 2005
AssociateWindolph Burkholder Stainton & Gray1985 - 1993
Adjunct ProfessorPennsylvania State University1980 - 1981
AssociateGoing and Wiker1978 - 1984
ClerkU.S. Department Of Justice Tax Division1977 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors2001 - Present
American Radio Relay LeagueVolunteer Counsel1990 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1988 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1986 - Present
Lancaster County Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Com v. Ault (Captial Murder)Acquittal
Com. v. Herman (Vehicular Homicide)Acquittal
Com v. Esbenshade (Animal Cruelty)Acquittal on all counts
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of Notre DameAccountingB.B.A1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
PBI Fundamentals of Criminal Law PracticePreliminary Hearings2005
Lancaster County Bar Ass'nNew Pa. DAI Law2004
Pennsylvania Ass'n of Criminal Defense LawyersFrom the Pedal to the Metal New PA DUI Law2003
PACDL Motor Vehicle UpdateSerious Motor Vehicle Offenses1998
Meeting of the MindsHow to Handle a Traffic Ticket1995