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Patrick Shane Preller

Criminal defense Attorney at BALTIMORE, MD

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  • Licensed for 25 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found

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About Patrick

Learn Patrick’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    With 17 years of criminal law experience (4 years of which as a former State’s Attorney), I will build an aggressive legal strategy that is designed to succeed. I provide a dedicated defense against both misdemeanor and felony charges, including: DUI/DWI Computer crimes Domestic violence and Protective Orders Dr

    26 years

  2. Personal injury
    We handle a wide variety of personal injury and accident cases. Examples of personal injury cases we handle include, but are not limited to: Motor Vehicle AccidentsTraumatic Brain Injuries Car Accidents Motorcycle Accidents Truck Accidents Workplace Injuries Pedestrian Incidents Wrongful Death Catastrophic Personal Injury Issues of Permanent Disability Dog Bites and Animal Attacks

    26 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    Are facing jail time as the result of multiple drunk driving convictions? Did you lose your license after being charged with DUI? Attorney Preller will work hard to help you avoid jail, keep your license and keep all charges off your record.

    26 years

  4. Admiralty and maritime

    26 years

  5. Animal and dog bites

    26 years

  6. Animal law

    26 years

  7. Consumer protection

    26 years

  8. Domestic violence
    If you are the victim of domestic violence, you may be hurt and confused right now. If someone that shares a residence with you assaulted you, it is paramount you talk to an attorney to advocate for you while you handle your emotional trauma.

    26 years

  9. Health care

    26 years

  10. Lemon law

    26 years

  11. Sexual harassment
    Are the victim of unwelcome and inappropriate sexual remarks or physical advances in a workplace or other professional or social situation?

    26 years

  12. Workers compensation

    26 years


Patrick S. Preller is the managing partner of the firm with over fifteen years of litigation experience in federal and state courts throughout the region. Mr. Preller is recognized as one of the most able trial lawyers in Maryland, and has enjoyed an extraordinary record of success.


In 1998, Mr. Preller graduated with honors from the University of Baltimore School of Law where he served as an associate editor on Law Review. Following graduation, Mr. Preller clerked for the Honorable Maurice W. Baldwin on the Circuit Court of Maryland for Harford County.  He then accepted an appointment as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Baltimore City, where he prosecuted thousands of felony narcotic, general felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile cases.  Since 2004, Mr. Preller has worked in private practice at the law firms of Rosen and Esterson and the Preller Glass Law Firm, LLC.  

His principal areas of practice include complex civil as well as criminal litigation and appeals. As a prosecutor and in private practice, Mr. Preller has tried hundreds of criminal and civil cases.  He has not lost a jury trial in any criminal matter in over a decade. 


Mr. Preller also teaches Fourth Amendment and Criminal Procedure as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Baltimore.


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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Preller was the only attorney I consulted with that had a through understand of my legal issues and how to best address the situation professional, ethical, while providing guidance with realistic expectations. Mr. Preller's confidence and knowledge was extremely reassuring.
Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal Defence
Mr. Preller was fantastic. He was effective, knowledgeable, efficient and gave a personal touch. He got me out of an expensive traffic court situation and I couldn't be happier.
Posted by Lauren | December 10, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Helped avoid costly legal battle!!!
Consulted with Mr. Preller and his advice helped me avoid a long drawn out legal battle. He was critical in acting quickly and early with good advice. I would highly recommend Mr. Preller to anyone.
Posted by Nancy | November 23, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
The Breath of Fresh Air that I prayed for came @ the Initial Interview
Mr. Preller cares about his clients lives. He takes the time needed to have a complete understanding of the entire case and the surrounding circumstances. His fee's are most fair but his sincerity is priceless. If you have been praying for a compassionate reasonably priced Attorney, I say give him a call and see what I am saying to be true for yourself.
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Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • Preller Law Firm, LLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of Baltimore Law School
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Honorable Maurice W. Baldwin on the Circuit Court of Maryland for Hartford County
  • 1999 - 2000
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  • University of Baltimore Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Frostburg State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991


  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Executive Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City, Lawyer Referral and Information Service Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Baltimore
  • 2016
  • Top Attorney
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • School of Criminal Justice
  • Fourth Amendment
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
Endorse Patrick
Car accident Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick is a very effective attorney that gets proven results and does so with compassion and integrity for his clients. We share these common traits and I would enthusiastically recommend him for your legal needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Preller is quick-witted, detailed oriented, and willing to go the extra mile for clients. He will not give up until the matter is resolved and achieves the best results."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Patrick to be a creative and detail oriented attorney. His unique approaches to resolving difficult legal issues is something that you do not experience much anymore. I am glad to have someone like Patrick that I can refer clients to."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Preller's ability to convince stubborn prosecutors to nolle pros serious cases is second to none. Mr. Preller excels at winning the difficult cases, the fact that virtually none of his clients are sentenced to serve time is a testament to that."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
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BALTIMORE Criminal defense Lawyer Patrick Shane Preller
Patrick Shane Preller
Criminal defense Attorney
Licensed for 25 years
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