Most Reliable & Experienced Criminal & Traffic Law Firm in Atlanta, Georgia.
Patterson Law Firm offers exceptionally experienced criminal defense, specializing in protecting the rights of those accused of traffic violations and misdemeanor and felony cases in Atlanta, Georgia.
When hiring a lawyer to defend you, it is vitally important to consider the education and trial experience of the lawyer you want to represent you. Not all lawyers are created equal: Attorney Jackie G... Patterson is uniquely experienced as the only criminal defense attorney in the state of Georgia who has served as a police officer, a police chief, a municipal court judge, state court judge and superior court judge. This extensive knowledge of the legal system can work in your favor. When you need the best criminal defense attorney in Atlanta, Georgia, you can count on Jackie G. Patterson for expert legal protection.
Defense Against Traffic Violations
Almost everyone has had the misfortune of an expensive traffic ticket, yet few people in Atlanta seek the help of experienced lawyers to fight their traffic violations. Most people do not realize that a vigorous defense can provide an economical solution to reduce the risk of increased insurance premiums. With an experienced lawyer, they can also avoid the hardship of a suspended driver's license. Patterson Law Firm can effectively and affordably help you in the defense of many different traffic violations including the following:
- Speeding and reckless driving
- Improper lane changes and aggressive driving
- Hit and run or homicide by vehicle
Don't let the burden of traffic violations cost you thousands in fines and insurance premiums and leave you walking! Patterson Law Firm is dedicated to providing the best defense for clients with traffic tickets and violations in the Metro Atlanta area.
Best Drinking Under the Influence (DUI) Defense in Atlanta
The expenses and effects of a conviction for drunk or impaired driving go far beyond the simple fines and fees that must be paid. The significant cost of a conviction includes bail, court costs and fines as well as increases in car and life insurance rates. Unlike other states, Georgia does not allow a DUI conviction to be expunged, leaving the accused to face a lifetime of stigma and diminished job earnings. If you are facing this challenge, you need the best DUI lawyer in Atlanta: Attorney Jackie G. Patterson.
Attorney Jackie G. Patterson has the unique experience of fully understanding whether or not the gathered evidence was lawfully and correctly obtained. This leading criminal attorney has personally conducted a field sobriety test and more than 700 jury trials since 1992. Patterson Law Firm has experienced DUI defense specialists who can help you get exceptional results.
Atlanta's Best Criminal Defense
Every day, innocent people go to jail because they are convicted of crimes they did not commit. If you have been accused of a felony or misdemeanor, the effects on your life and loved ones can be devastating and long-lasting. A criminal record can have an extremely negative and limiting impact on your future. You will need an effective and affordable felony defense lawyer to get the best results.
You are always entitled to the defense of your rights and can depend on Patterson Law Firm for the best protection. If you are facing expensive traffic violations or a criminal charge, you deserve the best felony defense attorney in Atlanta: Attorney Jackie G. Patterson. Call for an appointment, and see how the experienced team at Patterson Law Firm can help you!
Wrote an article on the Defense of Entrapment for the Gate City Bar Association. Was also recognized by the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys for having argued and won the most significant crminal case in the Georiga Supreme Court preserving the rights of all individuals to a "jury trial" in traffic ticket cases. John Geng v. State (Ga. Supreme Court, 2003)
State of Georgia 1992
U.S. Supreme Court 1995
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Served as a Police Officer, Police Chief, Municipal Court Judge and State Court Judge.
Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice and Public Administration
Brenau College, Gainesville Ga. (1986)
Master of Public Administration
Brenau College, Gainesville Ga. (1988)
Doctor of Jurisprudence, J.D.
Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Houston Texas (1991)
Master of Laws, L.L.M.
Atlanta Law School, Atlanta Ga. (1993)
Mr. Patterson is a man of his word and an honest guy. Not only was I facing some serious jail time also the loss of my license. Of course I was nervous and scared, but Mr. Patterson quickly put my... mind at ease. Mr. Patterson was professional and very competent.He was well worth the money spent. I was found not guilty of the DUI charge, thanks to Mr. Patterson, I did no jail time nor did I lose my license. Thank You Mr. Patterson For All You Did. God Bless!!!!!VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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Do yourself a favor and call this man and let him help you. Mr. Patterson is a straight shooter and knows his stuff. I hope I will never again need a lawyer, but if I do Jackie Patterson will get the call. Thanks Jackie, I hope you're well.
Posted: 7/19/2011 • Link to this review
Mr. Patterson is an outstanding attorney. He shepherded my family and I through a very difficult 12 month process where I was wrongly charged, and finally succeeded in having the case thrown out. He was very easy to contact and available at all hours. His relationships with court officers and prosecutors was, I believe, key in having my case successfully resolved. I unreservedly recommend Mr. Patterson for any criminal defense matter you may be facing.
Posted: 4/18/2011 • Link to this review
I called Mr. Patterson and from our first converation I could tell that he was very knowledgeable and willing to help. Mr. Patterson took my case which was life changing and from the start he immediately took control of an out of control situation and made me and my Wife feel at ease. I was in jail and he kept in touch with my Wife as he worked on my case. Mr. Patterson was able to solve all of my legal issues and got me released from jail and back to my family. This man is heaven sent and I recommend him and his services to anyone in need no matter how big or small. He is the man and can make it happen for you. He is truely a blessing for me and my family. My situation was hopeless but after Mr. Patterson came on board,he took all of my worries away. You will not be disappointed in no kind of way. Without this man I would be in prison for a long time and would have lost my family. I dont know what he said nor what he did but Mr. Patterson was able to get me home 3 days before my Daughters 1st Birthday. I will never use another lawyer except Mr. Patterson for any legal needs. I wish that I could write more wrods but I am limited as to how many words I can write in this reveiw. Thank you Mr. Jackie Patterson for you and all of your help. Sincerly,Rod Hart.
Posted: 12/15/2010 • Link to this review
Some of us make bad choices that put us on the wrong side of the law. Fortunately you can count on "The Patterson Firm" to get you back on track. Attorney Jackie Patterson helped my family and I and we are are now moving forward with life. I am so greatful for Attorney Jackie Patterson and all that he has done for our case. He is a great attorney and will do anything in his power that he can to help you.If you ever find yourself on the wrong side of the fence, dont hesitate to give "The Patterson Firm" a call!!
Posted: 12/14/2010 • Link to this review
Having been a client of the Patterson firm on multiple occassions over the past 5-7 years I am absolutely amazed at Mr. Patterson's knowledge of the law and ability to receive very favorable outcomes regardless of how bleak the circumstances may seem to the untrained eye. Most recently I received a very serious repeat traffic citation that threatened my livelihood and career. Mr. Patterson displayed what I can only describe as brilliant legal skills and was able to secure a very favorable outcome - AGAIN! If you need an attorney that put the "law" in "lawyer", Jackie Patterson is the only attorney you'll ever need!
Posted: 11/18/2010 • Link to this review
Securing representation by the Patterson Firm was one of the best decisions I've made (at a time when good decisions weren't exactly my modus operandi). Knowledgable, reputable and most importantly personable...their people went the extra mile to garner an outstanding judgment which let me keep my job and begin a better life for myself.
Posted: 11/16/2010 • Link to this review
Patterson knows the law book backward and forward. He represented me in two cases in which the outcome would've been unfavorable, but due to his experrtise,wisdom, and dedication I prevailed in both cases. Jackie Patterson a quality attorney.
Posted: 10/19/2010 • Last edited: 10/24/2010 • Link to this review
I'm impressed. My friends are impressed. My co-workers are impressed. Jackie Patterson is STRONG-- A man of his word. He gets the job DONE! And now I get to keep my job. This guy gives attorneys a good name. I had an impossible situation with the DMV that would cost me my career of over ten years if unresolved. I called 15 other "lawyers" who told me it can't be done (some lawyers returning my calls days later). I found Jackie through a recommendation from the National Motorists Association. He was at lunch when I called but still he immediately followed up via text messagae. Once I explained the urgency of my situation, Jackie told me exactly what he could do and then went straight to work. He gave me a timeline and handled the situation, just like he said he was going to do. Honesty. Jackie gave me frequent updates & quickly responded to my questions along the way-- he was always available & willing to speak. Bottom line, now I remain gainfully employed and my friends agree that my investment with Jackie had the highest return of ANY other investment I've made. In fact, I couldn't afford NOT to have Jackie. Plus his price was surprisingly reasonable compared to some other attorneys. I thought he was kidding at first. THANK YOU JACKIE for your help. Kudzu users feel free to call or email me about this.
Posted: 8/12/2010 • Link to this review
I chose Mr. Patterson because our last names are the same. We are not related but I had no other means of choosing an attorney at the time. While my husband and I were at a trial for our son's murder, Mr. Patterson took care of my traffic ticket -- without my having to be in Atlanta in person -- and the fine was waived -- and the court cost was only $50 -- and Mr. Patterson is sending me a refund for the monies not used. I am so glad to meet by phone and be able to trust someone to take care of an important matter for me -- while I had to be at a trial for my son's murder. I am so ever greatful and hope someone else will read this and choose Mr. Patterson to represent him/her. God Bless the Patterson Firm of Atlanta Ga!
Posted: 7/12/2010 • Last edited: 7/13/2010 • Link to this review
If you are appearing before a court of law, you need to have a lawyer by your side and trust me when I say you MUST HAVE Attorney Jackie Patterson standing by your side. His presence with us in court was a God send. We were so impressed to see that he was well-known and well-respected within several different court systems. Unfortunately, we faced three different court cases, in three different counties, all of which turned out in our favor due to the diligent and hard work of Attorney Jackie Patterson. He did not limit his job to just fighting for us inside of court, he also used his mediation and negotiation skills outside of court to resolve issues. He truly went the second mile!!! His professionalism is second to none; he truly gives lawyers a good name. He is knowledgeable, trustworthy, dependable, and experienced. I mean, look at his credentials - he was once an Atlanta Police Officer, a Police Chief, and a judge!!!! This unique combination gives him an advantage over other lawyers in Atlanta - he definitely knows the law and the system! Attorney Jackie Patterson turned out not only to be a great lawyer but an instant friend. Thank you for everything that you did to help us, we will forever be in your debt!
Posted: 6/24/2010 • Last edited: 6/25/2010 • Link to this review
"NO WAY" Those are the words that came to mind when i contacted Mr. Patterson. He is so knowledgeable that on the phone, our initial consultation, he could guarantee, yes guarantee me "dropped charges" I was in disbelief, so i asked my questions and he answered them flawlessly. Because of Mr. Patterson I was actually able to breath, sleep and move on. The man knows law, inside and out. Not only do you get his knowledge you get a price tag you can afford, seriously. I moved to LA recently and am in hopes i can still use his services here as well. He truly is one in a million.
Posted: 6/08/2010 • Link to this review
From the first conversation I felt confident enough that Jackie Patterson would take care of my case. He kept me well informed through my entire ordeal and in the end he got the entire case dismissed. Knowledgeable, informed, affordable and the best!! Thank you Jackie!
Posted: 6/08/2010 • Link to this review
I met Mr. Patterson professionally and when I had a need for a criminal attorney on a drug charge I called Jackie. He not only exudes professionalism but he is one of the best performing attorney's I have ever seen. He was able to perform miracles on my case and after court on the 2nd of April my case was discharged and the entire event was over. The best damn Lawyer I have ever seen and I owe him 5 years of my life. You cannot go wrong with Jackie Patterson
Posted: 4/27/2010 • Last edited: 6/03/2010 • Link to this review
Attorney Jackie Patterson is a man of great wisdom and integrity. He knows the law and has a passion for seeking justice! During my initial conversation with Mr. Patterson, he assured me that he would do everything in his power to seek justice concerning my case. Mr. Patterson is not only a lawyer, but he also serves as a judge (part-time); his knowledge and courtroom decorum is quite unique, to say the least. Mr. Patterson made himself available to me at all times answering all of my questions and concerns; he also educated me as to the charges that I was facing, and how he would strategically defend me. Mr. Patterson made me feel as though I was his only client; he also prayed with me before going to trial, which spoke volumes as to his awareness that all wisdom and knowledge come from God. Mr. Patterson is a fighter for justice! I strongly recommend Mr. Jackie Patterson to anyone who is in need of a "great" attorney, he is second to none!
Posted: 4/09/2010 • Link to this review