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 »
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 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.
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.
Attorney Patterson came highly recommended by a mutual friend. It was easy to understand the recommendation. He was prompt, professional and assured me that he knew how to handle my case. Review the information at jackiepatterson.com, "The Patterson Firm is committed to protecting the rights of every person charged". He was the professional in the court room. If you need an attorney, Jackie Patterson is the attorney you want representing YOU.
If you are seeking an attorney that will fight for you as well as your rights, Jackie Patterson is definitely the man. My experience with Mr. Patterson was awesome. He is prompt, extends excellent customer service, and will definitely fight until the end.
My son was in jail with three pending charges; Burgulary, Probation Voilation, and Criminal Trespassing. And, Mr. Patterson represented my son with the highest quality of representation and respect. Because of Mr. Patteson, my son was found not guilty of all three charges. I don't know what my family would have done had it not been for Mr. Patterson and his Law Firm.
I was given Jackie's name and number by a friend. He answered my first call on a Saturday afternoon. After letting him know my situation, he assured me that everything would be okay and that he would be able to help me out. I was facing 6 months in jail so I was obviously very scared and worried. He not only was able to eliminate ALL the jail time but also had the majority of my charges completely dropped! Hiring Jackie was the best thing I could have done! I would have been in some serious trouble had I not hired him. If you want someone to help you out, I highly recommend Jackie for any trouble that you may be facing. He was always there to answer my calls. He is one of the most professional and reliable attorney's around! Do yourself a favor and hire him! Thanks again Jackie for all your help!!
Combined with his higher degree of professionalism and knowledge,Jackie's genuine interest in resolving my case put me at ease. If you should need an attorney, I would recommend Jackie in a heart beat.
The biggest thing for me is communication. Jackie helped me feel at ease by answering my phone calls and text's promptly and by personnly showing up for all of my court appearences. He is by far the most professional lawyer that I have worked with and this showed strongly in the courtroom and with the judge. Thanks Again Jackie!!
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I’m a young professional who was out of my home state when something bad happened. I had a run in with the law. I was given Jackie’s name and number to call for help. They said he was the best in the business. It was a Sunday afternoon and he answered right away. I gave him my side of the story and he told me “not to worry about it, everything is going to be okay.” I couldn’t listen to him; I was worried that my career was in jeopardy. I met him the next day at his office. We talked, and as I walked out of his office he told me “when you walk out of this office, I want you to KNOW that you won’t be charged with a DUI.” Jackie was professional, courteous, honest, informative, and had a way of bringing my spirits up when they were in the dumps. Jackie was available any and every time I needed to speak with him. I heard horror stories about these cases going 2 years long and other lawyers weren’t in a hurry to get your case settled. Jackie said it was his personal goal to have my case settled in 60 days or less. I am here to tell you that he did, and everything else he said he was going to do….HE DID! If you need any legal advice, Jackie Patterson is your man. Jackie saved my life and my career. He can do the same for you! GO JACKIE PATTERSON!!
Mr. Patterson is the TRUTH!!!!!! He was recommended by one of my closes friends and from day one after retaining him for council, I have not worried about my case. While retaining him for one issue another past issue that I thought was resolved came up, I had different representation, as they say you “pay for what you get” and I got caught up within the system by my last attorney, NOT following up, NOT having my best interest, NOT making me feel like he was on top of it!!! NOW I HAVE THE BEST!!! He has been on it since I’ve retain him, and he even fix the mess the last attorney screwed up. I would recommend him any day of the week, HE’S ON SPEED DIAL, OH YEAH HE DOES RETURN YOUR CALL ASAP!!!! Thank you Mr. Patterson for being the best at your craft!
Attorney Patterson is an extreme professional who knows his craft and gives "Results" My husband retained him for a probation violation issue and Mr. Patterson was able to make a couple of phone calls to help us resolve the issue and get us the appropriate officer in charge of the case to get him released. If not he would have served 7-10 days for an error on behalf of Fulton County. I will definitely recommend his professional services to anyone in need. I thank you so much Mr. Patterson for your time and help. Word of mouth goes along way!!!
Mr. Patterson was able to help me with a very expensive traffic ticket this month August 2011. He was able to get the fine reduced and the ticked removed from my record which was a huge relief. Because of the speed recorded I would have been required to appear in court had I not hired Mr. Patterson missing an entire day at work. Very satisfied and would recommend to others.