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Patrick Maher

Patrick E. Maher

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Practice Areas:  Drunk Driving Defense, DUI/DWI, Traffic Violations, Motor Vehicle Administrative MVA Hearings, Violations of Probation, Criminal Offenses

Admitted to Practice Law: 1988, Maryland; 1990, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; 1998, U.S. Supreme Court

University: Frostburg State College, B.A., cum laude, 1982

Law School: University of Baltimore School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1988

First Job in the Legal Field: Law Clerk to Hon. William R. Buchanan Sr., Circuit Court for Baltimore County, 1989

Second Job in the Legal Field: Founded Patrick E. Maher, P.A., 1990. A law practice devoted to defending the rights of the accused

Memberships & professional Organizations:

National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) 2003- present, Faculty Member 2016-19

Driving Under the Influence Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA), Founding Member, 2013-present 

Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney's Association (MCDAA) 1989-present

Board of Directors, MCDAA, 2012-2020

National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL) 1992-present

Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) 1989-present

Baltimore County Bar Association, 1990-present, Bench/Bar Committee, 2015-2018

American Chemical Society, 2012-present

Training & Continuing Legal Education Seminars: 

2003-2016, National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) Summer Session,

A Multi-Day intensive DUI seminar presented at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2003-2016

2017, DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA) Multi-Day Fall Seminar, Charleston, South Carolina

2016, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney's Association (MCDAA) Advanced DUI Seminar

2015, American Chemical Society, Forensic Principles of DUI-Drugs, 40-hour course, Chicago, Illinois

2015, MCDAA Advanced DUI Seminar

2014, MCDAA Advanced DUI Seminar

2014, American Chemical Society, Forensic Chromatography, Solid Drug Course, 40-hour course, Chicago, Illinois

2013, MCDAA Advanced DUI Seminar

2012, American Chemical Society, Forensic Chromatography Course, 40-hour course, Chicago, Illinois

2012, MCDAA Advanced DUI Seminar

2011, MCDAA Advanced DUI Seminar

2011, Virginia DUI Defense Attorneys Association, EC/IR II Breath Test Seminar, Williamsburg, Virginia

2009, NHTSA/IACP Drug Evaluation Evaluator (DRE) Advanced Course for attorneys, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

2008, Forensic Blood & Urine Testing Seminar, Atlanta Georgia

2007, National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Nighttime Detection of Impaired Drivers and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) – 4-day Instructor Course

2005, National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Nighttime Detection of Impaired Drivers and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) Advanced SFST Course

2005, National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Nighttime Detection of Impaired Drivers and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) Refresher Course

2005, Factory Training and Certification, Intox EC/IR multi-day breath test instructor, practitioner and calibration course, St. Louis Missouri

2003, National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Nighttime Detection of Impaired Drivers and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) 3-day Practitioner's Course

Lectures & Publications:

Maryland State Bar Association, (MSBA), Course Director and Faculty - Handling Drinking & Driving Cases, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019

Faculty, Nuts & Bolts of DUI Practice in Maryland, 2019

Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney's Association (MCDAA), Faculty, A-Z DUI Defense, 2014

Faculty, Advanced DUI Seminar, 2013

Faculty, An Outline of the Maryland Breath Test Program, 2007

LaPier & Associates, Co-Instructor, NHTSA, DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student Course, 2013, 2017

National College for DUI Defense, Co-Instructor, DUI Summer Session, 2016

Lorman, Inc. Continuing Legal Education Seminars, Faculty, Strategies in Defending DUI & DWI Cases, 2007, 2012

Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL), Faculty, Handling Drinking & Driving Cases in Maryland, 2009

Worcester County Bar Association, Faculty, Mysteries of the Intoximeter Revealed, 2008

Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, Faculty, Description and Operation of the EC/IR Breath Test Device, 2008

Virginia DUI Trial Lawyers Association, Faculty, EC/IR Breath Test Training Seminar, 2006

Place of birth: Baltimore, Maryland

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