5.0 stars 67 totalReview Patrick Maher
Posted by Stephanie
A couple of years ago I got a DUI from the Baltimore Transit Police. I had no idea what to do or who to contact. My mailbox was flooded with "hire me" but I decided to do my own research and find a lawyer that I trusted to handle my case. This was my first and only DUI and I was so nervous. I found Pat Mayer and saw his reviews and thought they all displayed what a wonderful lawyer he was. I hired him to represent me. He did a wonderful job and I am so pleased at what the final result was. My case started out rough, and went forward, and things didn't work out the best the first time, although Mr. Mather fought very hard for me. He didn't accept the judgement and filed an appeal on my behalf. We would not stand for a guilty sentence (this was my first offense, blew a 0.12, went to alcohol classes, and to this day go to AA) Pat continued to work with me and fight for me and I was granted a PBJ and 1 year supervised probabtion. Recently I referred a relative to Pat Maher, this was her second DUI and she was so afraid of jail time. he counseled her so well on what to do and when in court, her weekend rehab stay counted as time served to the judge and she was given NO jail time. Amazing service from a very understanding and trustworthy person. I could not have asked for a better lawyer.
Posted by Bob
I am forever grateful for Pat Maher's incredible work with my case. He has my highest recommendation for anyone seeking representation for a DUI charge. He knew his stuff and it resulted in the best possible outcome - not guilty.
I consulted many lawyers and most wanted to go through the motions of a PBJ. Pat was willing to scrutinize my case and potentially take it to trial, if he believed it would be in my favor. (He ultimately did). Pat was expensive, but I felt not selecting him could end up in a missed oppritunity to make this go away. (I was right).
The prosecutor gave me a terrible plea bargain and we proceed with a trial. Pat was beyond prepared and had multiple points of conflict in my case. It was amazing to watch, the judge was even impressed, stating, "whatever you're paying him, it's not enough."
I am forever thankful for his service.
Posted by Tiffaney
My case was nothing short of circumstances and craziness. I had been traveling all day and had a drink in the airport early in the day. I finally returned home and had to pick up my car. I was pulled over for alleged swerving when I actually was not paying attention to the rode because I was trying to other things. It was the dead of winter and I was arrested for DUI near 295/695 by the state trooper. I was in shock. Luckily for me the interaction was recorded and I blew less than 0.07. I immediately search the net and came across Pat Maher. What a heaven sent. He is calm, knowledgeable, and ready for war. I had so much on the line with my professional licenses and personal life. We went to court for over a year due to Anne Arundel County courts not having it together. I learned quickly I was pulled over by the Batman and Robin of DUI arrest. The report written did not match the tape. I sounded like some raging drunk on paper. Pat Maher was able to challenge the arrest, he even had the weather details that day. In the end the case was thrown out completely and I am pretty sure they had an air solid case against me if it had not been for him. He is totally worth the money. He is the DUI King. Even judges defer to him for his knowledge. HE IS THE ONLY REASON MY CASE WAS DISMISSED. I had a friend with the same issue and he was sentenced to jail, rehab, and fines with his 500.00 lawyer. I am telling the process is difficult but he you follow his instructions, you will deserving of any outcome. I can not thank him enough !!!
Thank you again for giving me my life back
Posted by anonymous
Pat is an excellent attorney. I hired him for a DUI case. He was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and very sensitive to me needs. He thoroughly listened to me, guided me through the case and got me through a very difficult time in my life. I would highly and unequivocally hire Pat for any DUI or DWI related case.
Posted by Roger
I found out about Pat through the AVVO site, interviewed him and another lawyer I found here and selected him for my DUI defense. And boy am I glad I did! Pat knows all the ins and outs of DUI/DWI law, how to navigate the courts in the Baltimore area, and how to fight for your rights to the fullest extent of the law. I basically expected to eventually get probation before judgement as the best deal I could get, but after many months Pat was able to convince the state they had a marginal case and got them to agree not to prosecute my case at all. No points, no probation, nothing! An amazing and unexpected result. But when someone who knows what they are doing fights hard for you, sometimes great things happen. If you want someone who will do the best that can be done for your DUI/DWI situation, Pat's the lawyer for you. Would recommend him every time.
Posted by Erin
Pat was the first lawyer to get back to me after calling different law offices. He was very easy to get a long with and explained the process in a manner I could understand. He was excellent at responding to my emails in a timely manner and answered all of my questions with precision. I am extremely satisfied with how my circumstances turned out because of him. I highly recommend him to anyone for a DUI case.
Posted by George
I selected Mr. Maher based upon his reviews and am certainly glad I did. My case involved an accident with injuries in the early afternoon with a high BAC. This was also not my first offense and in the strictest county in MD (Harford). Mr. Maher is the type of person that gives it to you straight and doesn't sugar coat anything but he does it without talking down to you or with any form of contempt. You just get the feeling of compassion from him all the while he is telling you it's not going to be easy. As an attorney, he leaves no stone unturned and stays until the job is done. He has called me at all times of the day, to include late evenings and goes the extra mile to get the entire picture of your situation. He is very diligent in note keeping and has the ability to recall the smallest of details if the argument requires interjection. In the end, he argued my circumstances so effectively that the States Attorney's proposal was reduced 75% and everything financially that could be waived was done so. Everything that could be hoped for was granted; deferred detention, my choice of work release or weekends, no community service etc. His skill in arguing is summed up in the judges comment that "I had the most articulate attorney there is". His experience alone would be enough but he is by far better than someone who has simply been there and done that. My advice; retain this attorney for your case, listen to him with the understanding you are in the position to need him because of your choices and do what he says to prepare.
Posted by Brian
I was originally referred to Mr. Maher by a friend of the family, then decided to check this very website, Avvo, to read what others who were in my same situation had to say. I read all of the reviews and concluded that it was worth a try to go in for a consultation. I ended up just calling Mr. Maher and after a 30-45 minute conversation it was needless to say that I was blown away enough to hire him on the spot. Mr. Maher is VERY knowledgeable and has the experience to back it up. He represented me at both my MVA hearing and my court case (even though it was an hour and 45 minute drive from where he's located) and things couldn't have gone any better. I received the outcome I was hoping for, and Mr. Maher made sure to keep my expectations reasonable just in case things didn't go as planned. He had everything covered from all angles and I couldn't be happier with the final outcome. If anyone were to ask me for my recommendation, I would hands down mention Mr. Mahers name and insist that they seek his services. 5 stars aren't enough for his expertise.
Posted by Michelle
One of the best attorneys you can obtain! I was looking in the Baltimore area for a lawyer to help represent me for a 3 point traffic citation I received. I reached out to Pat via email in regards to my citation. He was very timely in his response, direct & thorough with what my options were, worst case scenario/best case scenario. Leading up to my trial date, Pat was sure to advise me of all documentation I would need to present the best defense case in my favor. If I ever had any questions, I gave Pat a call & he was able to answer any question/concerns. Just an overall quality, professional lawyer who I felt genuinely cared about my case & the outcome of it. I felt confident going into court with Pat representing me. You can tell he has the experience & expertise simply by speaking to him via phone/email. Pat exceeded my expectations. Highly recommended!
Posted by Casey
Patick Maher is by far the best choice for DUI/DWI defenses. After meeting with several other attorneys for consultations, Patrick certainly made me feel the most comfortable. As this was my first offense, I was nervous and scared as we went through all the possible penalties, but assured me that he'd do everything he could to get me the best possible outcome. At the end of the day I got PBJ and a few hours of community service! He had advised me from day one on the best course to get leniency from the court and it worked. As for price, it was extremely reasonable (I've always heard that DUI's are insanely expensive) and worth every penny for the attention to detail, and the knowledge of the court system he has. God forbid any of my friends get DUI's in the future, but if so I am certainly referring them to Mr. Maher.