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!
I called Mr. Patterson's office late Friday and surprisingly he returned my call after 5pm and discussed my situation. He offered to meet me Saturday morning to get more details and get started if I wanted to. I hired him immediately as he appeared to be very knowledgeable about the process and said he could get everything done within 30-45 days. Mr. P is very polished, articulate and fast. He was able to draft the appropriate orders, hand carried them to the judge for signature and had them filed with the county clerk's office in less than 30 days! He keeps you updated on the status of your case, is very professional and will work diligently to get the job done and any issues resolved. We had a snafu regarding clerical errors made by the county clerk's office and he took the time and cared enough to make sure they were corrected and resolved as well. Very nice, caring, personable and competent attorney. I would definitely use him again and recommend that you contact him immediately as he will give you direct and honest feedback on your situation. Definitely worth it so hire him now!
Area Atlanta, GA
Cost $3,000 - $4,999
Date May 2017
Posted: 5/25/2017 • Last edited: 6/25/2017 • Link to this review
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!!!!!
Posted: 11/01/2015 • Link to this review
Mr. Patterson helped me to get the best possible plea and now I have another chance. Hire him! This would be the best investment you've ever made. I can't even start to say how I appreciate him. He saved me from myself.
Posted: 10/16/2015 • Link to this review
Jackie represented me in a DUI case. I was wrongly accused and it was brought to light by Jackie. Not only was i found not guilty Jackie kept my personal character in tact. I would utilize his services for any...let me restate i would use his legal service for ANY need that come about. Thank you Jackie. AH
Posted: 8/18/2015 • Link to this review
Attorney Patterson is truly one of a kind. His knowledge of the law is second to none and has a work ethic to match. All lawyers are truly not created equal and Attorney Patterson personifies that statement. He is a hard working Man who is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome on his clients behalf. If you are looking for an attorney who can be trusted as well as perform under pressure. I would suggest contacting Mr Patterson today!!!
Posted: 4/30/2015 • Link to this review
I want to thank Jackie Patterson for a great experience. The way he went to battle for me was unbelievable!! I cant explain the feeling I felt when I got the verdict!I Thank God that I chose Jackie Patterson as my lawyer!!!! Thank you so Much for your hard work and dedication toward my case!!!!
Posted: 4/14/2015 • Link to this review
I had a failure to appear charge in Smyrna, GA and retained Attorney Patterson to assist me in rectifying the matter. Not only did he resolve the matter in a short period of time (less than 1 1/2 weeks after being retained)...he guided me through the process of getting my license reinstated and called later that day to follow-up. If you're looking for a direct, no-nonsense attorney who can get the job done call Attorney Patterson. I can't tell you how grateful I am to him and his staff for a job well done!
Posted: 3/31/2015 • Link to this review
After hiring two botched Attorney's to represent me in a Criminal Case i became frustrated with their performance and I terminated their services. I then went into a deep prayer and just humbled myself and asked God for help and to send me an Attorney who could properly litigate my case and do so in a HONEST and PROFESSIONAL manner and who actually cared about me and my case and wanted to seek proper results. After going into prayer I went back up stairs to go to bed for the evening and as soon as I turn on the TV I saw a commercial for JACKIE PATTERSON!! Now to whoever is reading this I would like to reiterate what I just said, I said the moment I exited Prayer and turned on the TV JACKIE PATTERSON'S commercial was the VERY FIRST thing that popped up on my screen. Not second, third, not a commercial beforehand but the VERY FIRST thing that touched my screen when i turned my television on before entering my bed. and it was at that EXACT moment that I truly believed that God was sending me to Jackie Patterson! and i was 100% CORRECT!! I Hired Jackie within 48 hours of seeing his commercial and my case took a NIGHT AND DAY turn! I went from having the worst legal representation that you could possibly imagine to literally having an ALL-STAR in less then 48 hours!! Even the Prosecutor and other Attorney's knew who Jackie was the MOMENT he entered the courtroom and it was because of his stellar reputation that help facilitate a proper outcome for my case. THANK YOU JACKIE!
Posted: 3/28/2015 • Link to this review
If you need a good lawyer, you need to call the Patterson Law Firm. He will work hard for you and your case. He does what he says he is going to do. I couldn't have made a better choice. Dana/Decatur
Posted: 1/12/2015 • Link to this review
I've had my share in traffic court many of times! I was told I was close to being an habitual driver due to extensive traffic charges in my past. I got a speeding ticket & I was very nervous i would loose my driving privileges so I went into my prayer closet, that same night I was watching tv & seen Atty Jackie Patterson commercial I gave him a call the following day & immediately trusted his advice. Not only did I win! Atty Jackie Patterson got the charge dismissed!! **I thank u soooo much** I'm not going to mention the county yet I will say this, you will need an Attorney to fight for you or it will be a mountain full of un necessary penalties! I recommend Atty Jackie Patterson. He is very well respected with the courts. He is sharp in his practice & his fashion too:-)
Posted: 7/08/2014 • Link to this review
When you need a compassionate and reliable attorney, The Patterson Law Firm is the Attorney for you. Not only did he get my nephew's charges reduced, when I lost my job he was patient with the payment agreement we had. Mr. Patterson is the best criminal lawyer in Georgia.
Posted: 6/24/2014 • Last edited: 7/08/2014 • Link to this review
I live in mississippi i had a old case for driving while license suspended in dekalb county Ga. I called several attorneys in georgia none would take my case without me being present after about a year i came across the patterson firm and not only did attoreny jackie patterson take my case without me comming to court he charged half of what all other attorneys quoted and my case was resolved in one week Thank you Attorney Patterson
Posted: 1/23/2014 • Link to this review
I hired Jackie Patterson at the last minute praying for the best representation for a criminal defense case in a county notorious for locking up people. I feared the possibility of jail time and exorbitant fines and fees that would make my life miserable. This was a first for me and there was no way I would show up for arraignment without an attorney. He showed up "like folks" and was very impressive with his style and expertise and got me out of that jail trap town with basically a slap on the hand. Of course I am pleased and very relieved with the outcome or I would not be here to write this review today! Thank Jackie Patterson, you are God sent!
Posted: 1/16/2014 • Link to this review
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)