Maria Patterson was recently recognized as a Top 100 Super Lawyer in 2015.


In 2012, she was listed in Newsweek Magazine's Capital Region Attorneys Showcase, shortly after leaving the public sector and joining the private sector.  Initially, she started out on her own and then joined the firm of Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson, and Herriott, LLC, where she spends most of her time handling the firm's criminal cases.


Maria Patterson

17251 Melford Boulevard, Suite 101

Bowie, MD 20715 US

301-383-1525​

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In the last seventeen years, Maria Patterson has tried over 100 jury trials and has cross examined hundreds of witnesses, including dozens of expert witnesses.


Maria Patterson is a 1997 graduate of the Catholic University School of Law. Maria Patterson's legal career began as a trial lawyer at the oldest law firm in Prince George's County, Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher, located in Upper Marlboro. While at Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher, attorney Maria Patterson worked with former prosecutors and tried many civil jury trials. 


Thereafter, Maria Patterson worked for the Law Offices of Timothy S. Smith & Associates in Greenbelt, Maryland where she routinely tried over a dozen jury trials per year, mostly in the Prince George's County Circuit Court, located in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.


Prior to opening her own law firm, Maria Patterson worked as an Associate County Attorney for Prince George's County at the County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. During Maria Patterson's tenure as an Associate County Attorney for Prince George's County, Maria Patterson was involved in several high profile cases that were followed by local and national media outlets, including the Washington Post. Many of her high profile cases involved allegations of police misconduct, failure to follow police procedures, and malicious prosecutions. 


At Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, Maria Patterson is Of Counsel and represents those who are charged with misdemeanor and felony criminal charges in Prince George's, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Montgomery, Howard, St. Mary's, and Charles Counties.  She handles cases in the District and Circuit Courts.  A list of practice areas, ranging from arson to vehicular manslaughter can be found on this website's home page.  


In addition, Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott has a large family law practice and Maria Patterson routinely handles criminal assault cases between couples, in addition to the non-domestic assault cases.


Protective Order cases are often filed in conjunction with assault charges.  At the criminal level, these cases often involve the invocation of the spousal privilege.  That privilege permits a spouse to decline to testify against their spouse.  If you have been charged with a criminal offense, please call criminal defense lawyer, Maria Patterson, at 301-383-1525.