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Patrick Mahaney

DUI and DWI Attorney at Montgomery, AL

4.9   25 reviews
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Patrick

Learn Patrick’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    70%
    DUI/DWI, alcohol and drug related vehicular assault and homicide cases

    46 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    Drug crimes/drug possession crimes and offenses

    41 years, 500 cases

  3. Administrative law
    10%
    Driver License Suspension/Revocation and CDL Disqualification

    41 years, 500 cases

PATRICK MAHANEY IS AN AGGRESSIVE AND EXPERIENCED CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER. DON'T DELAY - CALL TODAY!

Put 45 years of law and law enforcement experience to work for you!

 

Mr. Mahaney is a retired Alabama state trooper, a graduate of the FBI National Academy, and served over 22 years with the Alabama Department of Public Safety prior to retirement in 2000. After retiring from state service, Mr. Mahaney served over five years as a civilian police advisor for the U.S. State Department in Kosovo, Jordan, and Iraq. Mr. Mahaney served 18 months in Iraq as the executive officer for the U.S. police advisory mission (2005 - 2006).

 

After completion of the Iraq tour of duty, Mr. Mahaney established his law practice in Montgomery, Alabama in July 2006, concentrating in the areas of DUI defense, driver license law, drug crimes and offenses, and general criminal practice. As of 2023, Mr. Mahaney had successfully defended well over two thousand clients charged with DUI, serious traffic offenses, drug crimes, and other felony or misdemeanors. He has also represented many clients needing legal assistance in the area of driver license suspension or revocation cases and petition for driver license reinstatement. 

 

Mr. Mahaney has been licensed to practice law for over 34 years and has been a member of the Alabama state bar since May 1989. He is licensed to practice in both state and federal court. Mr. Mahaney is also a retired commissioned officer, having served 28 years military service with the U.S. Army. During his 28 years of military service, he served as an infantry officer, military police officer, and as a military intelligence officer. He was airborne and ranger qualified and served in light infantry and Army special operations units, including Special Forces.

 

Mr. Mahaney previously served as an assistant attorney general for the Department of Public Safety, as a municipal court prosecutor for the City of Montgomery, and since 2006, as an attorney in private practice.

 

Mr. Mahaney is the primary author of the treatise Alabama DUI Defense: The Law and Practice, 5th Edition published by Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company. He is a frequent lecturer and trainer in the area of DUI law and criminal procedure. In 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019 and again 2021, Mr. Mahaney was selected by the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association to recieve the 'President's Award' for outstanding contributions to the ACDLA and superior advocacy in criminal defense. Mr. Mahaney is a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA) and also a member of the prestigious National College for DUI Defense and currently serves as the state delegate for the NCDD. 

Awards

Top Contributor 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
Top Contributor
2023 2022 2021 + 9 ...

Photos and videos

Rigging for a parachute jump, 20th Special Forces Group (1992)

Location

Law Office of Patrick Mahaney
8650 Minnie Brown Rd
Montgomery, AL, 36117

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  25 customer reviews
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Posted by Rosalyn | January 22, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Attorney Highly Recommend
I highly recommend Attorney Mahaney who assisted my husband with a traffic ticket. His kindness, expertise, and thorough explanation of the legal process made a significant difference. They not only navigated the complexities of the law, but also took the time to ensure we understood the next steps and what to expect. A truly outstanding professional in every aspect. Rosalyn Taylor
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Posted by Jimmy | December 1, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Referral
Mr. Mahaney took the time to hear me out and advised me accordingly. He was clear and concise and direct.
Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY RECOMMEND
I received A DUI in a small town in Alabama. I was told Mr. Mahaney was the one to take my case to. I meet with him and he did not sugar coat the seriousness of the case. He was very professional and straight to the point. I hired Mr. Mahaney and he was very helpful and very very knowledgeable in the field of DUI arrest. He made me feel welcome to ask questions and always would contact me with updates. He made me comfortable with the situation and did a great job. He got me a pre trail diversion agreement, which was the best outcome possible. Thank you so much Mr. Mahaney! I would highly recommend him!
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Posted by Evelyn | February 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Holiday trouble
I am 54 year grandmother who was visiting from out of town during the holidays. I received my first DUI after a Christmas dinner with my family. I was mortified and very embarrased! I found Mr. Hahaney on the internet and based on his credentials hired him immediately. He got my charges reduced and all I had to do was pay a small fine! I will be forever greatful to Mr. Hahaney and his staff! Thank you!
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Posted by William | October 19, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Perfect consultation
This man is a veritable encyclopedia of legal information. An expert in the field of DUI, to say the least.
Posted by Michael | July 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
A series of events led ta DUI arrest and two separate charges. The charges and force used were completely excessive in nature of the situation. Patrick Mahanney is the lawyer who literally writes the books that other lawyers read to defend their clients on DUI and criminal cases. He checks with his clients and status of their cases monthly. He has a lengthy background in law enforcement and uses that vast experience to the benefit of his clients best interest. I highly recommend Patrick Mahanney is you are need of criminal defense.
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Posted by Jonathan | April 30, 2020
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CDL
Mr. Mahaney got my case dismissed and I kept my CDL, he was well respected by the court and I believe that is a big plus for whoever he represents.
Posted by Caroline | April 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Mahaney
Mr. Mahaney is one of the best people I have ever met. He knows Alabama laws backwards and me forwards and has written several books about DUIS. He is knowledgeable about everything there is to know about getting a DUI and does everything in his power to give you the best result for your case. I can’t imagine hiring any other lawyer. If you or someone you know gets in trouble for a DUI, Mr. Patrick Mahaney is the best option!
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
DUI in southern Alabama
Mr. Mahaney represented me in a DUI case in southern Alabama. My case was complicated because I am not a resident of Alabama. He was able to arrange a pre-trial deferment with the prosecutor which resulted in the charges being dismissed upon my completion of an approved substance abuse program. His actions also prevented any negative impact on my drivers license. I was very pleased with his advice, his professionalism, and his skill in negotiating on my behalf.
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Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2018
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wjh
I was involved in a traffic accident were the police assume that I was drunk and charged me with a DUI. Mr. Mahaney looked at the video with me, I explained to him that I hit my head on the wind shield and air bag. He listed and helped show the evidence that I was not guilt of a DUI.
Posted by TNorris | February 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Top-Notch
I have worked in the legal profession for a while now and have worked on some incredible cases with some TOP-NOTCH attorneys. One of those TOP-NOTCH attorneys is Patrick Mahaney. His statistics rank very high among the TOP DUI attorneys in the state of Alabama. He has written several books on the subject and is a "walking sponge of knowledge" when it comes to Alabama Law especially DUI law. If you ever need an excellent Criminal Defense Attorney for DUI or other drug substance defense, Patrick Mahaney is your guy!
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Posted by Philip | January 23, 2018
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Welch hearing. Lifetime DL suspension
My Al drivers license was revoked by NC for 3 Dui in 3 months in 2010. Alabama subsequently suspended them. NC has been hesitant to give me a hearing to take me of NDR so that Al can issue me a license. My only recourse was to seek. Welch hearing in AL to try and get my driving prviledges reinstated in Al I hired Mr Maheney and within a couple of months I had a hearing and was able to get my Driving prviledges back in Al. We are still working on NC. I have had 5 Dui There is no other attorney in America I would recommend if you have had any type of DUi in or outside of the state of Al. Professional and on point all times.
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2017
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NG 9/1/17
I wanted to say that Mr. Patrick Mahaney is the best attorney that I could have gotten. He was very personable from the beginning and has a genuine care for helping find a solution to the problem. In my case he helped me out of a really, really bad situation, and by the end, their was relief, as he got me the best outcome, one that I did not expect. I am extremely blessed to have had Mr. Mahaney represent me, and should you, or anyone else be in a situation involving a DUI, I can tell you from experience, there is no one that I would rather have on my side, then Mr. Patrick Mahaney.
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Posted by Doris | July 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal charge
Mr. Mahaney did an amazing job of negotiating the best settlement. He performed a miracle. My family is forever indebted to him. He is a top notch professional.
Posted by Kristin | June 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful attorney and knows his stuff
I first contacted three attorneys and I loved Mahaney from the get go he knew his laws and explained to me what exactly I was charged with and what my options were. He took time out of his weekends and nights to sit with my husband and I to talk about my case and really did care about me and my innocence. He prepared me for every verdict so I wouldn't get my hopes up if we lost. I had three huge terrible charges, which could have hindered my work and schooling and personal life. He did a wonderful job and I was found NOT GUILTY of every charge besides the improper tires which I feel is more than I could have ever asked for or expected. He knew what he was talking about and laid the laws out there and I am more than happy to say he has saved my life. He is not only a great attorney but a nice, humble, honest, and trustworthy man. Thank you so much Mr.Mahaney you are truly my hero.
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Straight forward
Attorney Mahaney answered my question without the bate and switch garbage. No misleading or beating around the bush. Read the other reviews. He is definitely a man of character and integrity. Hire him!
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Perfect
Spontaneous reply to the messages. Gave the best solution for my situation.
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
guidance
I spoke with Mr. Mahaney regarding my situation and he was very knowledgeable, honest, and took the time to explain things and communicated. I would recommend him highly.
Posted by Michael | October 31, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Very Knowledgeable and Helpful
Mr. Mahaney was extremely knowledgeable related to my case and diligently worked (more than once I receiv3d calls on a Saturday or Sunday from him... what other lawyer works on the weekend?) on my behalf. He is very knowledgeable related to the Alabama and Montgomery court system and as a former state trooper has many law enforcement contacts. He was a tremendous help to me.
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2015
My Representation was Excellent
I could not have asked for better representation. I was given clear direction of what i needed to do based Mr. Mahaney's thorough knowledge of the law. The case was handled very professionally. I am very pleased with his performance.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Patrick Mahaney
  • 2006 - Present

Education

  • Faulkner University, Jones School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • The Citadel
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Implied Consent requirement
  • Acquitted of all charges
  • Criminal Procedure - Warrant Requirements
  • Case dismissed - client acquitted
  • Alabama's 'Arrest at the Scene' Requirement
  • DUI Case Dismissed

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • State Delegate
  • 2015 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • General Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • General Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • President's Award
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2021
  • President's Award
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • President's Award
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • President's Award
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • President's Award
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Understanding Blood Analysis in DUI and Traffic Homicide Cases
  • Forensic Blood Analysis
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • Alabama's New Implied Consent Law and DUI Update
  • 2021
  • Annual Training Conference
  • Alabama's New Implied Consent Law
  • 2021
  • DUI/Traffic Homicide Seminar
  • DUI Defense Law Update
  • 2015
  • Practical Criminal Defense Seminar
  • Alabama's New DUI Laws
  • 2014
  • DUI Defense Seminar
  • Ignition Interlock and DUI
  • 2014
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • DUI Law Update
  • 2013
  • 'Four-Corners' Training Seminar
  • Traffic Law Update
  • 2011
  • 'DUI Boot Camp'
  • Alabama DUI and Traffic Law
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (10)
Endorse Patrick
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Truly exceptional and professional attorney with an outstanding reputation in the legal field for providing high quality representation and results for his clients! I endorse Mr. Patrick"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Mahaney is probably the most detail oriented attorneys I know. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the DUI defense field that few lawyers in Alabama possess. One of the best at his craft."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Mahaney wrote the book on DUI's and Driver License's Issues in Alabama (Alabama DUI, Traffic and Driver License Handbook) He has the practical experience of being an Alabama State Trooper for 20+ years, trying cases as a city prosecutor, and his mastery of the law and regulations. He is the Attorney to call if you have a DUI or License Issue in Montgomery or the River Region of the state."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse and highly recommend Mr. Mahaney. He has extensive knowledge of the law and is always willing to help offer his guidance and experience. Anyone looking for a criminal defense lawyer should consider Pat."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick is a Superb Criminal and DWI Lawyer. If your in trouble with the law Patrick is the one to call. I'm just glad his office is not near mine! I endorse him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Mahaney enthusiastically. He is a very learned counselor with the ability to make complex matters simple. In front of a jury, that is a powerful thing."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
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."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Patrick is a retired Alabama State Trooper and integrates an exceptional amount of knowledge and common sense from the arresting Officer's point of view in developing the appropriate defense strategy in your case. He is also a person of strong moral conviction and published in his field. I would let Patrick represent a family member. Trey Norman"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Patrick. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Patrick Mahaney for a little over four (4) years now, and anytime I have an issue with an Alabama-licensed driver my first recommendation is for them to contact Mr. Mahaney immediately. His abundance of knowledge regarding Alabama DUI and driver's license laws is incredible."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply put, Patrick Mahaney is an outstanding DUI and traffic law attorney. He is highly respected in the legal community. His clients praise his zealous advocation on their behalves. If its important to you to keep your driving record clean and your insurances rates low, then Patrick Mahaney is the person in Montgomery to call. I endorse this stellar attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. He is the lawyer's lawyer when it comes to anything related to DUI law in Alabama. Highly recommend."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I gladly endorse this lawyer. I have known Patrick for over five years. He literally wrote the Alabama DUI Handbook (http://www.mahaneylaw.com/lawyer-attorney-1499263.html) about DUI laws in Alabama. He is as knowledgeable about DUI and traffic laws as any attorney I have had the pleasure of practicing around. I have been to several of his seminars where he teaches other attorneys how to handle DUI cases."
Unknown Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer who is a skilled litiagator and knows the law and rules of evidence."
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