5.0 stars 62 totalReview Patrick Maher
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.
Posted by Robyn
I was pulled over in Cumberland Maryland when police saw me talking on my cell phone (bad choice), and unknown to me my WV license was suspended due to a speeding ticket I forgot about and not receiving the court notice to appear for driving on out of state license. An attorney friend highly recommended him. Long story short, There was a warrant out for my arrest, Pat got the judge to quash the warrant and talked to the prosecuting attorney who dismissed the charges. I didn't have to appear in court either! Lesson well learned but I'm sooooo very thankful Pat was my attorney! Put your trust in HIM!
Posted by Kelsey
Patrick Maher does not play around when it comes to business. He will fight tooth and nail for you tirelessly until he reaches the best outcome possible. He has the logic, expertise and experience to best serve you. There are no if ands or but's about it. Pat Maher is the top of the top.
Posted by Kimberly
I was charged with a DUI and a DWI. I found Mr. Maher on this site. I went to his office he made me feel so comfortable and I have bad anxiety with new settings and people but through the whole process he put my mind at ease and is very intelligent with the laws and is also very thorough with your case. He doesn't miss anything at all! He knew his judges well and in the end we got the best judge to pass judgement on my case. I really should of gotten the worse punishment because I blew a .24 but with Mr. Mahers help I got 18 months supervised probation and nothing else. He is really amazing and is affordable. He worked with me with his price and gave me a flat rate and that's all I had to pay. You really can't do better than this lawyer! I encourage anyone dealing with what I had to deal with to really think about hiring his services to help you get through it. I promise you won't regret it.
Posted by MNG
I was recently at a conference where Mr. Maher presented on DUI defense, and I am so grateful I went. I didn't realize how much I didn't know about DUI Defense until I heard Mr. Maher talking about all these different issues he presents in his cases. I was blown away by how knowledgeable and helpful he was. If I lived in that area or knew anyone in the area with a DUI I would definitely recommend Mr. Maher!
Anonymous review posted on
I was pulled over for a speeding violation in May of 2014 and in the process was charged with a DWI @ a 0.07. It was a borderline case, but most lawyers out there would tell you to "Just take the PBJ, you'll probably get unsupervised probation" and then collect a fee for "walking you through" the process. Not Pat. After conducting an in-depth interview, Pat explained that this is a very defensible case and that we should absolutely go for an acquittal rather than just the "get you off" quickie path of a PBJ. He advised on proactive actions to take before the court date to maximize a beneficial (unsupervised) outcome should we lose the case. I highly advise anyone to heed this advice as other defendants didn't seem to get the same and were dealt much harsher penalties than the few that did. But, luckily this was all unnecessary. After 3 delays, once at our request because of an unfavorable judge & mistaken identity and TWICE because the State couldn't get their act together, we had the trial. Once the State's Attorney was done with the police officer, who was quite "Gung Ho" I might add, Pat methodically picked apart their case line by line, pulling out official procedures & statutes that both the officer and even the State's Attorney were ignorant of. The Judge without hesitation said "not guilty" as soon as Pat finished presenting his case. Even the speeding ticket ended up as a PBJ. I can't recommend Pat enough if you find yourself in a similar situation.