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Sydney M. Patterson, Esq.

  • Partner

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Greenbelt, MD

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Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appellate Advocacy

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit


American University, Washington College of Law
  • J.D.
  • Senior Staff, Administrative Law Review
  • Dean’s Fellow: Research & Writing Assistant to Professor David E. Aaronson

Xavier University

  • B.A., Political Science and Spanish
  • Dean’s List

Published Works

  • David E. Aaronson & Sydney M. Patterson, Modernizing Jury Instructions in the Age of Social Media, 27 ABA CRIMINAL JUSTICE 26 (Winter 2013)

Honors and Awards

  • SuperLawyers®: Criminal Defense (2023-2024)
  • SuperLawyers® Rising Star: Criminal Defense (2019-2021)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Criminal Defense (2023-2024); Commercial Litigation (2022-2024)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Montgomery County Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission (2023-Present)
  • Appellate Panel for the Maryland Office of the Public Defender (2018-Present)
  • Court of Appeals Advisory Committee to Explore the Feasibility of Maryland’s Adoption of the Uniform Bar Examination, Member (2016-2017)
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys’ Association
  • Maryland Hispanic Bar Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Prince George’s County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • The Honorable Gary E. Bair, Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Law Clerk
  • David E. Aaronson, Maryland Criminal Jury Instructions & Commentary (2011), Research Associate
  • The Honorable Peter C. Schaumber, Board Member, National Labor Relations Board (2010), Legal Intern


  • Spanish

Sydney’s Awards & Associations

  • ABA
  • MSBA | Maryland State Bar Association
  • MCBA
  • PGCB