Patrick MahaneyOf Counsel
Patrick Mahaney is a criminal defense attorney in with offices in Montgomery, Alabama, concentrating his practice in defense of driving under the influence (DUI), drug possession/controlled substances violations, and driver license issues. Mr. Mahaney established his law office in July 2006 after completing five and half years of overseas service for the United States government. Mr. Mahaney has been licensed to practice law for over twenty-eight years.
Prior to establishing his law practice, Mr. Mahaney served twenty-two years as a state trooper with the Alabama Department of Public Safety (1978-2000), including duty in uniform patrol, criminal investigations, and as assistant legal counsel for the Department. After retirement from state service, Mr. Mahaney served overseas with the U.S. State Department’s civilian police operations in Kosovo, Jordan, and Iraq, including 18 months in Iraq as the deputy commander of the U.S. police mission.
In addition to Mr. Mahaney’s state police service, Mr. Mahaney served twenty-eight years in the United States Army, including four years Regular Army and twenty-four years in the Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve. He retired in June 2001 as a lieutenant colonel, United States Army Reserve, after 28 years of military service.
Mr. Mahaney received his B.A. degree from The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. (1973) and his law degree from Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Alabama (1988). He is licensed to practice law in all Alabama courts and the Alabama Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Mahaney has represented hundreds of clients in courts throughout central Alabama charged with DUI, drug possession, traffic violations, and related criminal violations. His success rate and professional skills as a criminal defense attorney are well regarded by members of the bench and bar. Mr. Mahaney is the co-author of the treatise Alabama DUI Defense: The Law and Practice, 4th Edition, published by Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Inc. Mr. Mahaney currently serves as state delegate for the NCDD.