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 »
Attorney Patterson knows the law and will deliver a favorable outcome for the defendant! I was delighted to see Attorney Patterson before court began. He outlined his strategy and explained what to expect during the proceedings. His knowledge of the law allows him to approach any case with confidence. His calm disposition allowed me to relax and to reduce my anxieties. I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. And I highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal representation.
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
"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.
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!
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
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!
I don't know what to say that hasn't already been said on Kudzu about Jackie Patterson... The man is the ALPHA and OMEGA of criminal defense attorneys! Jackie has either completely beaten charges altogether and/or negotiated them down to the absolute minimal for me THREE TIMES! I have referred other clients to Jackie, and the results have also always been the same: DISMISSED! In addition to this, he also conveys the utmost honesty and integrity in dealing with his clients regarding fees and billing. I recently referred another client to Jackie that, of course, he achieved the utmost-desired results of DISMISSAL, and since Jackie TOOK CARE OF BUSINESS so quickly/efficiently for this client, Jackie even refunded THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS to the client that the client wasn't even expecting to be returned, and the client was GLADLY prepared for Jackie to have kept these THOUSANDS of dollars!
We found Mr. Patterson to truly be a man of his word. He handled our case with the utmost of professionalism and accomplished everything he said he could and more. He answered every question we had at any time. Our results were far better than we could have expected. We would definitely recommend him to anyone we know with the need of his type of services. In our opinion he is the best.
I've been working with Mr patterson for a few months and his services were great. The outcome of my case was great and he did things in my case that I did not know could be done. Mr Patterson, Please send my regards to your counterpart MS Solomon as she was great as well. I told her that in Court yesterday and figured that I would ask for for you to send her my praise. Again, thanks for your service and if at anytime I need your service, I will be in touch. And yes I will send referrals your way from family and friends when needed. Thanks a bunch Chris A Carter
I was able to put my life In this person hands to defend me in court, and his work is amazing! Thank you Mr. Patterson!