5.0 stars 21 totalReview Derek Patrin
Posted by Rachel
My DUI was a very difficult situation and Derek was amazing. His kindness, knowledge, and aptitude was greatly appreciated. I would highly recommend him to family or friends in need of lawyer.
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A 1st time DWI offense is a very stressful experience to go through. Derek kept me well informed through the entire process. He explains each step and is there when you need him to answer your questions. Very easy to talk to and provides guidance in a way that makes you feel at ease. I was never left wondering where I was at in the process. Gross Misdemeanor DWI was dropped down to Careless Driving Misdemeanor. If you need a good lawyer and one that really does care, hire Derek Patrin. I cannot express how much he made this experience easier to go through. Great lawyer - Great Guy.
Posted by Robert
Getting a DUI and going to jail is scary; even if it's only for a few days. Having a lawyer who can not only work with the system but also cares about you matters.
Derek acted quickly when I needed his help. He was available when I needed advice during my stops (Yes there was more than one) and always advised me to act in a way that would improve my opportunity for a successful outcome. He is one of the most innovative lawyers I have seen when defending his clients and he really cares. This man doesn't just go through the motions.
He started with a strategy to succeed then followed through by assuming a win and getting as many of the consequences delayed until the outcome of the trial as possible. I was informed and involved in my defense and never was made to feel like I was simply a victim of the system, but an active participant with power.
I have recommended Derek to my brother and my friends. I would also recommend him to you.
Posted by David
Derek did an amazing job with my case! He helped me from within the first hour of my time in need thru over the following 3 years after. He was always so prompt and informative with my case. I am glad that I had found him to help me out, he made things a lot easier and I felt comfortable with how things turned out.
Posted by LeAnne
I never thought I would need a lawyer but the day came and we did. Opened up the Yellow Pages and called Derek. Best call we ever made. He listened to our problems and helped us get through a very difficult time in our lives. He was always on top of the current issues of the day and how they applied to our case. He was at every hearing and fought for us every step of the way. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a great attorney.
Posted by Sara
Unfortunately I've had to "use" Derek and his partner Ethan a few times. But I knew in each situation, I was in capable hands. Derek's no BS filter and easy going, yet professional style, makes it comforting to be his client. Highly recommended.
Posted by Randy
Very down to earth guy and is honest with what he thinks will happen with your case. He actually asked why I wanted him with my first one.
Posted by Tim
Derek Patrin has helped me several times, but the last one and the most serious DWI, after waiting over 4 years for the court date to come. Knowing the prosecution wanted atleast 60 months of prison. 4 years is a long time to wait! But thought out that time Derek Patrin talked with me calmed me down and kept my head up. Well that court date finally came and I was sure I was going to go to prison. Derek Patrin went in and talked with the Jugde and came out with the best news I have heard in years!! No Prison, No time, just a couple years of probation. What a life saver he was to me!!
Derek Patrin is very knowledgeable and knows his stuff! He would do his best to help you! Just give Derek Patrin a chance and he will do what ever he can to help! He is awesome and I would recommend him to everyone!
Posted by Mike
Derek Patrin was great. He was very reassuring from my first phone call to him from jail, through the trial hearing. He always let me know what was going to happen at each step, and I knew that I was in good hands. My case was dismissed thanks to Derek's knowledge of the law which proved that the traffic stop was invalid. Furthermore, the price was very reasonable considering the level of diligence and professionalism Derek brought. The money was very well spent. I would not hesitate to recommend Meaney and Patrin to anyone unfortunate enough to be facing a DWI charge.
Posted by Charles
I've needed 7 criminal lawyers in my life and Derek got me the best result of any of them. I went from a gross misdemeanor (violation of B card) to a petty misdemeanor (driving without a valid license). It cost me $185 and it was done. No probation, no community service, nothing. I still have to deal with the Dept. of Public Safety, but Derek did everything he possibly could. Any time I needed an answer to a question, he would get back to me immediately. Excellent lawyer and will worth his fee.