For top-notch, discreet representation, people who know call Patrick Ferris.For top-notch, discreet criminal defense, people who know call Patrick Ferris.For top-notch, discreet DUI defense, people who know call Patrick Ferris.For top-notch, discreet representation, people who know call Patrick Ferris.
Patrick Ferris is a member of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) and the elite Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers group (DODD). He primarily focuses on defending clients accused of alcohol-related and drug-related offenses, and also handles all types of felonies and misdemeanors, including vehicular homicide and serious injury by vehicle charges.
Mr. Ferris has been lead counsel in dozens of jury trials and hundreds of bench trials during his career, and has won acquittals in countless cases.
Mr. Ferris regularly speaks at legal seminars. As a continuing legal education speaker, Mr. Ferris teaches lawyers winning techniques for DUI cases. He has also spoken to law enforcement agencies, covering subjects from DUI case investigation to officer safety when investigating mentally ill suspects.
Unlike so many attorneys who claim to be "DUI defense specialists," Mr. Ferris is not a plea lawyer. Although he charges a reasonable fee for representation, he thoroughly investigates and fights for his clients, because he is dedicated to the ideal of providing his clients with the best defense for a realistic fee.
Every case is unique. Schedule a consultation with Patrick if you need to discuss the facts of your case with him.
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Patrick is an outstanding attorney. I have had the opportunity to work with Patrick and have witnessed his knowledge of the law, his hard work and his compassion for representing his clients. He is a tremendous advocate who gets results for his clients.
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2000||08/30/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Rated Lawyer in Litigation||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Super Lawyers Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Super Lawyer Rising Star||Atlanta Magazine||2015|
|Super Lawyers Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Super Lawyer Rising Star||Atlanta Magazine||2014|
|Super Lawyer Rising Star||Atlanta Magazine||2013|
|Super Lawyers Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Pharmacology & Toxicology in DUID and Drug Cases||Scientific Law Forums/GACDL||2012|
|Summer Session at Harvard Law School||National College for DUI Defense||2012|
|Mastering Scientific Evidence||Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||2010|
|Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor||IDS/NHTSA/IACP||2009|
|Summer Session at Harvard Law School||National College for DUI Defense||2009|
|Police Instructor, 2003 AGAT Class||Athens-Clarke County Police Dept.||2003|
|Police Instructor, 2002 AGAT Class||Athens-Clarke County Police Dept.||2002|
|Police Instructor, 2001 AGAT Class||Athens-Clarke County Police Dept.||2001|
|ABA National Trial Competition Team||University of Georgia School of Law||2000|
|Georgetown University Invitational Trial Competition||University of Georgia School of Law||1999|
|Partner||Patrick S. Ferris, LLC||2007 - Present|
|Partner||Ferris & Lott LLC||2005 - 2007|
|Associate||Austin & Sparks, PC||2003 - 2004|
|Assistant Solicitor||Athens-Clarke County Solicitor's Office||2001 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|DUI Defense Lawyers Association||Founding Member||2014 - Present|
|Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers||Member||2009 - Present|
|Lawyers Foundation of Georgia||Fellow||2008 - Present|
|National College for DUI Defense||General Member||2009 - 2015|
|Douglas Bar Association||President||2008 - 2009|
|Douglas Bar Association||Vice President||2006 - 2008|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Contributing Member||2001 - 2015|
|State v. A.B.||NOT GUILTY of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, NOT GUILTY of the lesser included of possession of felony quantity of marijuana, NOT GUILTY of lesser included of possession of misdemeanor amount of marijuana.|
|State v. L.M.||After a hearing on out pre-trial motion, the DUI charges were dismissed.|
|State v. C.C.||Jury verdict of NOT GUILTY of DUI|
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|Georgia DUI Update (Georgia ICLE)||Regarding Some Less Common Issues...||2011|
|University of Georgia, Athens||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|University of Georgia, Athens||English||AB||1997|
|Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute||How We Can Make DUI Law Practice Better||2015|
|June 2013 SRTEN Operations Meeting||Making a DUI Case||2013|
|Georgia DUI Update 2013||How The State & The Defense Can Ethically Do A Better Job||2013|
|Georgia DUI Update 2011||A Primer on Plea Negotiations, Trials, and Client Representation in DUI Cases||2011|
|Georgia Crisis Intervention Team Training (POST)||Legal Aspects of Mental Health Law||2010|
|Academy Graduate Advanced Training||DUI Investigation||2003|
|Academy Graduate Advanced Training||DUI Investigation||2002|
|Academy Graduate Advanced Training||DUI Investigation||2001|