Ms. Patterson has a stellar track record of developing creative and effective strategies to achieve her clients' goals. Mrs. Patterson litigates using well-developed strategies individually tailored to the specific needs of her clients while following the letter of the law.

Ms. Patterson focuses her law practice on litigation, wills and estates and civil litigation law, representing clients in Washington, D.C. and Southern Maryland.

Ms. Patterson is knowledgeable in identifying and dividing marital assets, Ms. Patterson has extensive experience achieving desired custody and timesharing or visitation results. Whenever children are involved, Ms. Patterson ensures that the children's best interests are a top priority. Ms. Patterson's practice includes custody, visitation, child and spousal support, interstate custody and support, marital and property settlement agreements, modification of pre-existing orders and post- enforcement. Ms. Patterson also drafts wills, trusts, advance directives and other end of life planning documents. Whatever your case involves, Ms. Patterson can provide you with excellent client service and legal guidance from a knowledgeable lawyer.

conflicts and end of life planning can be highly stressful and emotional. Ms. Patterson has dedicated her career to helping individuals and families find solutions that protect their best interests. As a wife and mother, Ms. Patterson understands the sensitivity of these issues. Whether you are going through a , struggling with a child custody dispute, seeking a protective order against an abusive lover or interested in protecting your assets, know that Ms. Patterson will take the time to listen to your story, understand your concerns and develop a tailored legal strategy to meet your needs and goals.

For a confidential consultation, please call 202-709-6726.

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney

Past Positions

  • Regan & Associates Chartered, Associate
  • Robert A. Ades and Associates, Chartered, Attorney
  • Neighborhood Legal Services Program, Staff Attorney



  • District of Columbia School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 2006
  • University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, Maryland
    • B.A.
    • Major: Psychology

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 2009

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Maryland Volunteer Legal Service
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates of Prince George's County

Professional Associations

  • District of Columbia Bar Association 
  • Maryland State Bar Association 


  • English

Recent Blog Posts


  • Adrienne W. Recommends Nickey Patterson

    Nickey was very precise and very knowledgeable about wills, trusts, and estates. She guided me through the process I needed at that time.  She returns calls and emails promptly and never leaves you hanging. I will certainly call upon her to assist me with things that I may have to do concerning a...
  • Larissa P. Recommends Nickey Patterson

    Ms. Patterson is incredibly professional and skilled. I cannot recommend her services enough.
  • Gary R. Recommends Nickey Patterson

    Nothing but great things to say about Nickey. Very professional and incredibly knowledgeable. My interactions with her have been nothing short of exemplary. Highly recommended!
  • Valerie T. Recommends Nickey Patterson

    Ms. Patterson provided superior legal services for my probate case before the DC Superior Court.  She is a kind, generous, loyal, and reliable attorney with outstanding character and ethics
  • Ernest V. Recommends Nickey Patterson

    Ms. Patterson was amazing when I needed legal representation. She was attentive, timely in correspondences, and patient in explaining the case and my options. A legal matter is already a stressful situation, so having somebody who is capable, and just a good human being on your side made a world ...
  • Darnell T. Recommends Nickey Patterson

    Ms. Patterson is a compassionate and dynamic litigator. She has excellent trial advocacy skills and I could not imagine having anyone else representing me. She cares about her clients and you will realize that as soon as you sit down with her to discuss your case. She is genuine and always provid...
  • Sharon D. Recommends Nickey Patterson

    I began my professional relationship with Nickey Patterson because of a personal recommendation from a family member who understood the importance of my need to have a conversation with a attorney.  When I met Nickey, I was immediately drawn to her pleasant professional demeanor and kindness. I p...