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Patrick Hanifin

DUI and DWI Attorney at Rockville, MD

5.0   105 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2014
    Status
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About Patrick

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Patrick Hanifin has been practicing law for 7 years in the State of Maryland. Patrick begin his legal career working as a legal intern with the Pennsylvania Innocent Project located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He then clerked for the Honorable Judge Jane Cairns Murray in the Circuit Court for Cecil County, Maryland. Currently he focuses on criminal, traffic, juvenile, landlord and tenant and personal injury law.

Patrick graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2011 as a double major with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science with a minor in Environmental Inquiry. He received his Juris Doctor Degree in 2014 from the Widener University Delaware Law School with Cum Laude honors.

Location

Patrick Hanifin
200A Monroe St.
STE 310
Rockville, MD, 20850

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Reviews

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Posted by Praveen | February 6, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Mr. Hanifin is a great attorney, he is very well organized, knows all the details and laws, takes time to prep you, very pleasant, and professional. He knows his business; he got us a more than fair court judgement. I highly recommend him without any reservations. If I ever need legal help again, Mr. Hanifin will be my attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2024
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Very impressed and happy
Patrick Hanifin did an outstanding job resolving my issue. Great negotiator. I got what I wanted. He is knowledgeable, competent, responsive, and very caring. He is a five-star Attorney!!
Posted by Kelly | December 6, 2023
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Fantastic Lawyer!
Pat was incredible. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal services. Very communicative and went above and beyond for me. I got the best possible outcome in my case because of his hard work. I will be calling him anytime I need help with legal work!
Posted by Damon | October 6, 2023
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Landlord Tenant Disputes
This was not my first hire of Legal Counsel, this was perhaps one of my best. Since I am from out of State, my son and I read many reviews . We both settled on Attorney Hanifin. Wise choice, he was prepared and he asked pointed questions of the plaintiff. The case proceeded along very well and the results, (case dismissed) was the outcome that we desired. Knowledgeable and professional , Highly recommend Attorney Hanifin!
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Posted by Dennis Jarman | August 18, 2023
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SATISFIED CLIENT
I had the misfortune of hiring a attorney that was truly incompetent and had a lack of professional experience. I fired her and hired Patrick Hanifin. He made me feel comfortable and at ease on our first meeting. He handled 2 of my cases an unjust Peace Order and Tenant Failure to Pay. We were successful in both judgements and Patrick was, is well known throughout the judicial system. Please don't make my first mistake and let Patrick be your first call.
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Posted by Talia | July 31, 2023
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Helpful, knowledgeable, and personable!
Patrick took the time to answer my Landlord Tenant question in detail, and was extremely helpful and personable. Very much appreciated! Would highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2023
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5 Star Lawyer
Mr. Patrick Hanifin did a marvelous job defending my daughter during her case. His voice in the courtroom is demanding and powerful. I was astonished with the final results as her case got dismissed. I will surely recommend Mr. Patrick Hanifin to anyone in need of a great lawyer!
Posted by SJ | June 29, 2023
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EXCEPTIONAL LAWYER!
I recently had the privilege of working with Mr. Patrick Hanifan, an exceptional DUI lawyer who went above and beyond my expectations. His courtroom presence and convincing logic were truly impressive, leaving a lasting impression on myself, the judge, and everyone else in the courtroom. Mr. Hanifan's ability to construct a strong defense strategy, highlighting relevant legal precedents and presenting a compelling argument on my behalf, was outstanding. Through Mr, Hanifan’s persuassive reasoning, I am thrilled to say that he successfully dismissed my 3rd DUI case, along with all 13 associated charges, with no jail time or probation. This remarkable outcome is a testament to his expertise and dedication to his clients. If you find yourself in need of an excellent DUI lawyer, I highly recommend Mr. Patrick Hanifan. With Mr. Hanifan by your side, you can trust that your case will be handled with the utmost care and proficiency.
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Posted by Jeff | June 12, 2023
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FIVE STAR Lawyer
I want to thank Patrick for his outstanding service. I am having a long running dispute with a mentally ill neighbor. He helped me defeat a peace order filed against me. He got a property damage claim settled and expunged. Partrick was able to get a judge to approve two peace orders on mentally ill neighbor for both me and my wife. We now have 6 months of peace. Patrick is an outstanding lawyer and I recommend him with FIVE STARS
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Posted by Mitchell | June 7, 2023
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Trustworthy
Mr. Hanifin is a great Attorney. He is very trustworthy and honest with the information provided and listened to my issues. He is outstanding in the courtroom pays attention to detail and cares about his clients.
Posted by Brady | May 26, 2023
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Highly Recommended
Patrick was easy to work with, very knowledgeable and helps us resolve our issue quickly. Could not be happier.
Posted by Matthew | May 4, 2023
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Exceptional Service
Patrick assisted me by facilitating the return of my security deposit for an apartment that I had rented at. He was very professional and competent. I would not hesitate to seek his assistance again in the future, if required, and I would certainly recommend him to anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation.
Posted by Jose | April 13, 2023
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Great Lawyer
Attorney, Mr. Patrick I am extremely grateful for all of your help and Trustworthiness. I write today to express my gratitude for your help- thank you. You gave me the needed confidence to stay focused and positive. I truly appreciate you.
Posted by Olasunkanmi | April 13, 2023
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DUI
Patrick Hanifin was able to beat my case and it got dismissed. I strongly recommend him and his firm. They are great!!!
Posted by Johanna | April 5, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Worth every penny
I hired Patrick to represent me in a stressful and high-tempered dispute with a former landlord that dragged on for nearly a year. He dealt with a lot of hostility so that I didn't have to, and in the end he helped negotiate a fair solution that kept us all out of court. I can't imagine how many other cases he must have been juggling at the same time, but I was very happy with the time and attention he spent on mine.
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Posted by John | April 4, 2023
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Very friendly and highly recommended
I want to commend Patrick from the law firm Gritz, Hanifin & Shih, LLC for his professionalism and expertise in handling my case. From the initial consultation to the final settlement, he provided me with top-notch legal representation and made the entire process seamless. Patrick is extremely knowledgeable and skilled in the area of debt settlement. He took the time to review my financial situation and walked me through a plan to help me overcome my credit card debt. Throughout the process, he kept me informed and provided me with updates on the progress of my case. Most importantly, Patrick was successful in settling my credit card debt for less than what I owed. This was a tremendous relief to me and my family, and it would not have been possible without his expertise and hard work. Thank you, Patrick!
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Posted by Brian | March 1, 2023
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Great Lawyer
Patrick was hired into a tough situation two months ago. It was a year long family dispute over landlord and tenant situation. He was able to work out a settlement so we did not have to go to court. I would highly recommend him and would hire him again.
Posted by Francisco | February 9, 2023
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Excellence & Professionalism
Patrick Hanifin was very professional and was able to get my traffic violation dismissed. This my first time hiring a lawyer and didn’t know what to expect or how the process will turn out, but Patrick was very honest and upfront with everything and answer all my questions. Highly Recommend him and definitely will contact him again if needed with no hesitation.
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Posted by Jill | February 1, 2023
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Highly competent and recommend
Patrick did a superb job handling a court appearance for a traffic violation. He's highly competent, honest and was very responsive to my questions since I was a newby at all of this. Highly professional and really great attention to detail. Very grateful for his support and the outcome. Highly recommend his services!
Posted by Kianta | January 20, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
He got my case dismissed. Patrick was very helpful in answering all of my questions throughout the process
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner/ Owner
  • Gritz, Hanifin & Shih, LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law offices of Bell, P.A.
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Circuit Court for Cecil County, Maryland
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Clerk
  • Pennsylvania Innocence Project
  • 2012 - 2013
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Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Double major in English and Political Science
  • 2011
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Double Major in English and Political Science
  • 2011

Associations

  • Animal Review Board
  • Judge
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • N/A
  • Maryland Bar Association
  • N/A

Honors and Awards

  • Criminal Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Criminal Defense Top 10 Award
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • Litigator of the Year
  • American Institute of Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star of Criminal Defense
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (10)
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Domestic violence Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Patrick and I were opposing counsel on a contested protective order case, and Patrick was very reasonable, very approachable, prompt with all replies and we were able to reach a fair resolution for our clients. I would certainly recommend Patrick as an attorney and would enjoy working with him in the future."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Patrick Hanifin as a lawyer throughout Maryland on criminal and traffic matters. His knowledge and work ethic and involvement in our defense attorney listserv is always valued in our community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Patrick is efficient, fights for his clients, and delivers results. I’d endorse him all day every day."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hanifin is very knowledgeable in the field of criminal defense. He is very communicative and I have no doubt he works very hard for his clients!"
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Having Pat on your side should make anyone confident. He is smart, knowledgeable about the law, and works hard to achieve your desired results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Hanifin was opposing counsel on a serious felony criminal matter involving a juvenile when I was an Assistant State's Attorney. Mr. Hanifin is a true professional and a skilled negotiator. He was able to negotiable a plea bargain for his that included no jail time and a short period of probation. His client pled to charges that will eventually be sealed. On such a serious case Mr. Hanifin was able to pull out all the stops to the tremendous advantage of his client. I highly endorse him to handle all types of serious criminal cases."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hanifin is an exceptional attorney. Not only does he have a true passion for the law, but he genuinely cares about the well-being of his clients. I have routinely referred clients to him and have always heard wonderful things - not only with respect to his manner, but the results obtained for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Patrick is a fine attorney. He has a keen legal mind and zealously represents his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Patrick is a zealous advocate for his clients and is always striving to provide the best services possible."
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Rockville DUI and DWI Lawyer Patrick Hanifin
Patrick Hanifin
DUI and DWI Attorney
Rockville, MD
Licensed for 9 years
Free Consultation