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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)
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!!!VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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 »
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.
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!
Mr. Patterson's background has surely shown its value over the years for my family. He has provided legal representation in 4 cases, each resolved with a dismissal, one of which had even gone to trial. His knowledge of the law, professionalism and most of all his relationships within the court system is second to none. He is the only attorney I will ever hire!!!
Family member faced a bogus assault charge for following a woman when she cut in front of him in traffic.(He was taking his normal route home) She eventually yelled at him out of her window and he yelled back. She called 911. He got a notice in the mail for a hearing on assault charges!(Who knew in Georgia a person only has to "feel" threatened) He has no criminal record whatsoever and was extremely upset. I found Jackie Patterson on Kudzu.com. He not only put him at ease, but was also very professional and promised to stick with him until it was over. Well it was over before it started because Jackie got the charges dropped AND because he didn't go to court he reduced his original fee! Jackie is somehow friendly and professional at the same time, plus he knows his stuff! I have had to use the service of other lawyers for different things before, but I wouldn't use anyone else from here on. Jackie Patterson is the BEST Lawyer in Georgia HANDS DOWN!!
Thanks Jackie for everything!!! Keep up the good work,and positive attitude! Respect. 8yrs and running.. I will always use/refer folks to the Patterson Firm!
My case was thrown out before I ever had to meet with a judge and he saved me allot of money. Use Him
I contacted Jackie Patterson to help me with a family member's parole. He was upfront and honest and refused to take money from me, when he said he knew he could not make a difference for my particular situation. Other lawyers would take your money, knowing full well they wouldn't succeed with your case.
He's the most knowledgeable and experienced to call.He keeps up with the new laws and the old ones.He will give 110% and then some,he is my new friend.He will help the little person when nobody else will.Call him
Jackie Patterson is an effective,well informed professional attorney.He was courteous to all with whom he came in contact and DID get me the outcome I desired. I recommend Jackie Patterson to anyone needing an attorney who will represent them fully and effectively.
I had a neighbor accuse me of breaking their fence and truck window. Jackie had the case dismissed even before I arrived at the Hearing. He charged me $500 less than two other law firms that gave me quotes - proving that his prices are reasonable and fair. Excellent work by a top quality law firm that you can trust.
Jackie Patterson is undoubtedly the best lawyer that I have ever dealt with in the criminal/traffic court legal circuit. I was in an accident in February of this year in which I paid the ticket intially, but I was subpoened by the court system to appear for mandatory court. At the time of the accident my insurance had lapsed which I was not aware of until I filed a claim with my insurance. I was not written a ticket for the no insurance, only failure to yield. When I got to court Mr. Patterson not only got the case closed for that ticket, he worked with the judge and the other party's lawyer so that I can never be charged for having no insurance at the time of the accident. I walked out of the courtroom completely done, all within about 30 minutes of him talking with the judge. THANK YOU JACKIE FOR HELPING ME! If you need a great lawyer to represent you in any traffic case-CALL JACKIE!!! You will be so glad you did!
Attorney Jackie Patterson is the best! Affordable, knowledgeable, and competent. All charges were dropped, only paid $50 fine. I would recommend The Patterson Firm to anyone seeking counsel.
I was arrested for a DUI and it was my first time being in trouble with the law. I met with Jackie a few days after being arrested and I immediately felt confident that he was going to help me get out of this mess. Jackie is very knowledgeable, professional and determined. Jackie got my DUI reduced and I served 0 days in jail, received 0 hours of community service and best of all.....no trial! Thanks Jackie. You helped me through a very stressful time in my life. I couldn't have gotten through it without you.
My daughter was arrested for DUI while in Atlanta for an SEC Championship game. Jackie reviewed the evidence and encouraged us to request a jury trial rather than plead guilty. Jackie skillfully managed all phases of the trial from jury selection to final arguments. He was well prepared and exhibited a firm understanding of the law. As a result, Stephanie was found not guilty of the DUI charge- we would use Jackie again if we ever needed legal assistance in Georgia G.P. Arlington, TX
I was defendant in DeKalb County traffic court for "move over" law violation, facing a $500 fine and additional court costs, as well as points on my license (which increase insurance rates). Jackie Patterson was there representing another client. We talked briefly, and he took my case on the spot. The hearing before the judge never got started as Patterson argued successfully to have my case dismissed on technical grounds. Frankly, Patterson's argument before the court was ingenious and precedent setting. He came down on my case like a ton of bricks. I was amazed at his skill in court. It was over in minutes, and I never said a word. I was also amused at the defense, and had to keep my eyes looking down to keep from breaking out in laughter. They should have charged everyone in the courtroom to watch Patterson do his work. It doesn't hurt that Jackie Patterson is also a judge in Greenville, Georgia, traffic court once a week. I plan to stay in close contact with Mr. Patterson. He is not only an outstanding attorney, but a person of character and totally charming.
Jackie Patterson has to be the best criminal defense lawyer in the state, in the country, in the world. When someones reputation preceeds them you know you have made the right choice. In my case the prosecuter tried to handle me, when i told him who my lawyer was he choked up and crumbled, another defense attorney in the room just laughed out loud and yelled "Not Guilty". That was the verdict in my case Not Guilty. Jackie Pattersons knowledge, professionalism and fees or unmatchable.