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George Pittman Patterson

also known as George Patterson

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Bowie, car accident lawyer, George P. Patterson is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney and Civil Pre-Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and a partner at the firm of Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC.  Car accident lawyer, George Patterson has been recognized as one of the best lawyers in Maryland  and Nationally by being selected to the Top 100 Maryland Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers and the The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers.  He has also been recognized as a Top 10 Personal Injury attorney by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.   This list is refered to as the "Best of the Best" lawyers for Maryland. He has also been honored as the best civil attorney in Maryland by Corporate America and the best in Personal Injury for Maryland by Acquisition International.    Mr. Patterson has been lead counsel on several hundred trials,  recovering millions of dollars on behalf of his clients. He has successfully handled over a dozen wrongful death cases along with hundreds of cases involving permanent personal injuries.  The Bowie car accident lawyer's results are reflected by his lifetime memberships in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.  He has also lectured to national forums on auto accident litigation and the use of technology in the courtroom. 


Mr. Patterson does not shy away from cases that require industry knowledge that is not readily available.  Confronted by such a case involving paralysis after a fall from an inflatable slide, he became certified as an advanced operator by a respected inflatable safety industry organization to learn the standards and practices that rental operators and owners of inflatable slides should adhere to.   The certification applies to inflatable boxing rings, slides, water slides, sumo wrestling games, moon bounces, jousting and other inflatable interactive games.  Most of these inflatables should be set up and attended to by trained supervisors to minimize the risk of serious injuries.

Bowie lawyer, George Patterson presides over a diverse personal injury practice that not only focuses on litigation and medical malpractice, but on the investigation of complex medical conditions such as traumatic brain injuries, complex bone fractures, laminectomies, disc fusions, growth plate fractures, carpal tunnel surgeries, fibromyalgia and whiplash injuries. He is widely recognized for his ability to obtain substantial settlements for his clients across a broad spectrum of practice areas.

Early in Mr. Patterson's career, he obtained dozens of defense verdicts in personal injury jury trials. He has built on this experience to properly present plaintiffs' claims and to avoid tactical mistakes made by plaintiffs' attorneys.

Some of his more noteworthy cases include:

A 1.7 million dollar judgment in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County in 2012 for injuries sustained in a head-on collision.

Collected a Million Dollar single limits insurance policy excluding a property damage payment for a rear-end collision that resulted in the death of a lady from Lothian, Maryland. 

A $1,250,000.00 recovery for a motorcyclist that suffered severe injuries near deep creek lake. 

In a Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) case, Mr. Patterson was able to obtain a resolution in the case in Federal Court for $587,500. The defense questioned the seriousness of the disorder but was persuaded by a report from an internationally renowned expert on (RSD) hired by Mr. Patterson.

In a wrongful death case, Mr. Patterson was hired by a family who lost their son in a tragic single car accident. The son was a passenger in the car that had only $20,000 in coverage. The family's insurance company then refused to honor a claim for underinsured motorist benefits, claiming the family had only purchased minimum coverage. Mr. Patterson investigated the insurance records and discovered the company had failed to obtain a signed waiver for the reduced coverage. As a result, Mr. Patterson obtained a $500,000 recovery.

Mr. Patterson obtained a $310,000 settlement on behalf of a client who sustained a neck injury requiring surgery. The settlement was obtained after the defendant retained a medical expert to argue that the neck surgery was due to a pre-existing condition.

Mr. Patterson resolved a fall case for $140,000. The client fell at a grocery store and broke her knee cap. The client had medical bills of approximately $14,000. There was no offer prior to filing suit.

Mr. Patterson represented a client who suffered a facial laceration in an automobile accident. The insurance company offered the uncompensated man a final settlement of $20,000.  Mr. Patterson was hired to take over the case and received a settlement of $75,000 for his client.

Mr. Patterson represented a client who checked into a hotel only to be awakened in the middle of the night by an intruder who had previously worked for the hotel and entered with a room key.  His client successfully attacked the intruder without sustaining any injury other than some sore knuckles.  Mr. Patterson obtained a $75,000 settlement on behalf of his client.

Mr. Patterson represented a client who initially tried to settle the case on his own and was offered final settlement of $10,000 with less than one week before the statute of limitations was set to expire. Upon being retained, the insurance company increased the offer to $25,000. Mr. Patterson filed suit and attained an agreement by which an arbitrator could award up to $60,000 to the client.

Mr. Patterson represented a client in a low-impact crash with minimal damage. The insurance company offered the client $181.50 to settle the case. Mr. Patterson took the case to trial and his client was awarded $18,000.

Mr. Patterson graduated from DePauw University with a double major in economics and philosophy and magna cum laude from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 55%
    20 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Motorcycle Accident: 10%
    19 years, 50 cases
  3. Trucking Accident: 10%
    20 years, 60 cases
  4. Medical Malpractice: 7%
    13 years, 40 cases
  5. Other: 18%
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Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have had cases against and with Mr. Patterson in the past. I find him very ethical, diligent and a very good trial lawyer. I have referred cases to Mr. Patterson in the past and the clients have been very impressed with his results.


    Andrea Peters Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Jason Alan Deloach

    George is an outstanding lawyer. He is always prepared in Court and works dilligently to get the best result for his clients.


    Jason Deloach Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC

17251 Melford Boulevard
Suite 108
Bowie, MD, 20715

Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC

11 North Washington Street
Suite 530
Rockville, MD, 20850



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Elite LawyerElite Lawyers of America2016
Top 100 Washington D.C. Super LawyerWashington Post Magazine2016
Distinguished LawyerExpert Network2016
Top 100 Maryland Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Top 100 Maryland Super LawyerMaryland Super Lawyers2015
FellowLitigation Counsel of America2015
Top 100 Washington DC Super LawyerWashington DC Super Lawyers2015
Best Civil Trial Attorney - MarylandLegal Elite - Corporate America2015
Top 100 Maryland Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Top 100 Attorneys in MarylandBaltimore Magazine2014
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 100 LawyerWashington Post Magazine2014
Top 100 Lifetime Charter Member Best AttorneysBest Attorneys of America2014
Recertification for Board Certified Civil Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocacy2014
Best in Personal Injury - MarylandAcquisition International2014
Top 100 LawyerWashington Post Magazine2013
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Top 100 Maryland LawyerBaltimore Magazine2013
Top 100 Maryland Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Top 10 Personal Injury LawyerNational Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys2013
Board Certified Civil Pretrial Practice AdvocateNational Board of Legal Specialty Certification2012
Super LawyerMaryland Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerDistrict of Columbia Super Lawyers2012
Top Attorneys in MarylandBaltimore Magazine2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Who's Who in American LawSutton Who's Who2011
State's Outstanding Young LawyersBaltimore Magazine2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
State's Outstanding Young LawyersBaltimore Magazine2010
Board Certified Civil Trial LawyerNational Board of Trial Advocacy2009
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Moot Court JudgeCatholic Univeristy of America1999
Magna Cum LaudeCatholic University Of America, Columbus School of Law1996
Best Law Review NoteCatholic University Law Review1995
American Jurisprudence Award for Contract LawLawyers Cooperative Publishing1994
Deans ListDePauw University1993
Deans ListDePauw Univeristy1992
Deans ListDePauw University1991
Deans ListDePauw University1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerReinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC2012 - Present
PartnerSasscer, Clagett & Bucher1996 - 2012
InternMaryland Court of Appeals - Judge Irma Raker1995 - 1995
Law ClerkConroy, Ballman & Dameron1994 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Board of Trial AdvocacyState Coordinator for DC Region of Maryland2012 - Present
Super LawyersBlue Ribbon Panel - Personal Injury2012 - Present
Maryland Bar FoundationLifetime Fellow2008 - Present
Maryland Association for JusticeMember2005 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Prince George's County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Safe Inflatable Operators Training OrganizationBasic Inflatables Safety Operation Certification2010 - 2011
Safe Inflatable Operators Training OrganizationAdvanced Inflatable Operations Certification2010 - 2011
Defense Research InstituteMember1998 - 2003
J. Dudley Digges Inn of CourtAssociate1996 - 1997
Catholic University Law ReviewNote & Comment Editor1995 - 1996
Catholic University Law ReviewAssociate1994 - 1995
Catholic University Moot CourtAssociate1993 - 1995
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
$1,250,000.00 Motorcycle Accident Recovery$1,250,000.00 Recovery
Disputed Chronic Neck Strain from Car Accident$46,055.33 jury verdict ($10,727.33 medical bills, $5,376.00 lost wages and $29,952.00 non-economic damages).
Oswald v. FriedelJury verdict of $60,790.55.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Cath. U. Law Rev.Note, Does the Commerce Clause Value Public Goods1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American Association of JusticeN/AAdvocate2014
Law ProseThe Winning BriefCertificate of Attendance2009
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
DePauw UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
DePauw UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Auto Injury From A to ZConcussions and Accident Reconstructions2016
National Business InstituteUsing Evidence in Auto Injury Litigation2015
Montgomery County Bar AssociationHow to use Trial Pad2014
Rockingham Counsel MeetingInnovative Trial Tactics2011
Prince Georges County Moot CourtTrial Skills and Techniques2006
Allstate Insurance CompanyInvestigating and Deposing Personal Injury Healthcare Providers2000