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Patrick J Hoover

About me

I have practiced over 28 years with a concentration in defense of juveniles in MD & D.C. and have had juvenile court appearances in hundreds of cases. I've appeared before virtually every school district within Maryland, most Maryland Circuit Court juvenile jurisdiction within the greater D.C. Metropolitan region and many others throughout the State. Adoption, guardianship, custody, school and community out-of-home private or public placements, civil and juvenile rights including free speech and assembly, residency and transfers, all disciplinary matters from suspension through expulsion and the appeals thereafter; Juvenile justice and police involvement, representation and the right to counsel. My practice involves global reach of legal issues impacting youth, students and their parents or guardians.


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Practice areas


  1. Education: 60%
    32 years, 100 cases
  2. Juvenile: 15%
    32 years, 100 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 15%
    32 years, 100 cases
  4. Litigation: 5%
    32 years, 50 cases
  5. Personal Injury: 5%
    32 years, 50 cases



Hourly ($300-350/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

401 N. Washington St.
Suite 900
Rockville, MD, 20850-1702


DCActive 198407/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Voted Best Overall Section Chair, Ed Law, BAMC MDMontgomery County Bar Association2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHooverLaw, LLC2010 - Present
AttorneyPatrick Hoover Law Offices1986 - 2009
AttorneyBoyland, Thompson, Schwedler & Hoover1985 - 1986
AttorneyBoyland, Thompson and Hoover1984 - 1985
AttorneyPatrick J. Hoover - Sole Practice1982 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bar Association of Montgomery County, Technology SectionChair2008 - Present
Bar Association of Montgomery County, Elections and Nominating CommitteeChair2008 - Present
Bar Association of Montgomery County, Education Law SectionChair2006 - Present
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Technology CommitteeMember1996 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Fourth CircuitAttorney1996 - Present
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' AssociationMember1995 - Present
Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law SectionMember1991 - Present
Maryland State Bar Association, Law Practice Management SectionMember1990 - Present
United States District Court for the District of ColumbiaAttorney1985 - Present
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaMember1984 - Present
Maryland Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1983 - Present
United States District Court for MarylandAttorney1982 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Bar Association of Montgomery County, Juvenile Law SectionChair2002 - 2003
Bar Association of Montgomery County, Judicial Selections CommitteeMember1995 - 1998
Bar Association of Montgomery County, Law Practice Management SectionChair1995 - 1995
Maryland State Bar Association, Litigation District Court Sub-CommitteeMember1994 - 1996
Bar Association of Montgomery County, Juvenile Law SectionChair1984 - 1985
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
McCorkle v. State of MarylandAll felony charges dismissed. No further prosecution.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Aquinas College (Grand Rapids, MI)BiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Montgomery County Bar AssociationWhat's New in Education Law - Emerging Trends in MD Student Discipline2013
Bar Association of Montgomery County Maryland CLECyber Abuse2011
36th National Conference on Juvenile JusticeJuvenile Waiver2009

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