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
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)
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!!!!VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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!VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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.
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!!!!
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!
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!
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
mr patterson is simply the best hands down.i would most certainly reccommend him to anyone around thx
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:-)
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.
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
Mr. Patterson is an amazing Attorney who delivers an amazing experience! A Winning Legal Professional!!!
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!
Recently used Mr. Patterson for a very dicey traffic ticket. Mr. Patterson assured me in the beginning that he would talk both the officer and the Judge and get the ticket reduced to reckless driving. Before the court date Mr Patterson did talk with both the officer and the Judge. The end result was we did get the ticket reduced to the lowest possible charge under the circumstances. I was very satisfied the overall outcome and the service Mr Patterson provided. He did an excellent job of providing legal service. I would highly recommend him, .
Mr. Patterson is a lawyer who clearly has a strong passion for what he does. He is well versed in the law, which allows him to approach his cases with the up most confidence and rightfully so. This was my first time ever dealing with an attorney and what an amazing first experience! Mr. Patterson sets the bar so high and goes above and beyond what you would want in an attorney. He resolved my case and was able to keep me at ease during the entire process. Mr. Patterson cares and that’s what you deserve. I highly recommend Mr. Patterson! Thank you Jackie for going above and beyond to help me.
I am truly pleased with the legal assistance Attorney Jackie Patterson recently provided. I called The Patterson Firm in the middle of the night, and received a call back within a few short hours. The quick response and extreme professionalism put me at ease. I told all of my friends and business associates how well I was treated. Atty. Patterson actually listened before he responded. Do yourself a favor and call The Patterson Firm when you need legal advice. Atty. Patterson has proven to me that NOT ALL LAWYERS ARE CREATED EQUALLY. J. McNeal
My son was facing possible prison tme for 2 seperate cases in 2 different counties. Mr. patterson represented him in both cases and was able to get my son drug court in one case. We were not sure how the other case would turn out but when Mr. Patterson entered the court room with his calm demeanor and assurability that he had everything under control I was able to relax more. Jackie was able to get the DA to agree to let his charges run concurrent with the other county. Mr. Patterson is an attorney that cares deeply about his clients and not the money involved in the cases he handles. I have never met any attorney with a more caring heart. He is very knowledgeable of the law and will work hard to get the results you deserve. Highly recommended if you want outstanding results!!!!!!!!
We retained Mr. Patterson after my daughter had already had her license suspended for driving 52 in a 25 MPH zone. Jackie assured us he could get the case reopenned and have the charge reduced, or he would refund his fee. He exceeded expectations. The judge reduced the charge to the extent that my daughter's license was reinstated, her driving record was cleared, and the conviction would not be reported to my insurance company. It definitely pays to have Mr. Patterson represent you in traffic court.