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Maria Patterson has been litigating for 18 years.  She has tried over 100 jury trials and hundreds of bench trials.  Currently, she is accepting clients in all areas but concentrates in criminal defense, domestic violence, and personal injury.  This year, Maria was selected as a Top 100 "Super Lawyer" in Maryland, and a Top 50 Women "Super Lawyer" in Maryland.  In 2014, she was also recognized as a "Super Lawyer" and as a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" by The National Trial Lawyers.  She has been nominated as one of the "10 Best" Attorneys in client satisfaction for the State of Maryland by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys and the American Institute of Criminal Defense Attorneys.  If you are in need of legal representation and want an attorney who has a tremendous amount of compassion and trial experience, please contact Ms. Patterson.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 32%
    19 years, 500 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 32%
    7 years
  3. Domestic Violence: 31%
  4. Dog Bite: 5%



Contingent (33%), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

10 total 

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    I have known Maria for many years as a colleague and friend and she is top notch and a very good trial lawyer


    Shireen Jayatilaka Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Maria Patterson in the past and she is a very thorough and effictive litigator, both in criminal and civil matters, as well as representing both civil plaintiffs and defendants.


    Timothy Fitzmaurice Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC

17251 Melford Blvd.
Suite 101
Bowie, MD, 20715

Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC

11 North Washington Street
Suite 530
Rockville, MD, 20850



DCInactive 199807/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 Lawyers in MarylandSuper Lawyers2015
Top 50 Women Lawyers in MarylandSuper Lawyers2015
"10 Best" Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2014
10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys - Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Super Lawyer for Washington D.C.Washington Post Magazine2014
Top Attorneys in MarylandBaltimore Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Top Washington LawyersNewsweek Magazine2012
Top 1% Car Accident LawyerCar Accident Lawyer.Org2012
ADR FacilitatorDistrict Court of Marylad2005
Building trial skillsNational Institute for Trial Advocacy2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyReinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC2012 - Present
AttorneyMaria K. Patterson, Esquire2011 - 2012
Assistant County AttorneyOffice of Law, Prince George's County2009 - 2011
AttorneyLaw offices of Timothy S. Smith2001 - 2009
AttorneySasscer, Clagett & Bucher1998 - 2001
AttorneyMeng & Urey1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Anne Arundel County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Donald Berry v. State Farm Insurance Company$178,480.40 verdict for the Plaintiff, Donald Berry
Cheye Calvo, et al. v. State of Maryland, et al.N/A
Pedestrian hit and runMaria Patterson located an insurance policy for the pedestrian who did not own a car. $100,000 Policy limits settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of DelawareCrimal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Paralegals and Soft Tissue InjurySoft Tissue Injury2002