Experienced Washington Estate Planning Attorney

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 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-divorce 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.

Family law 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 divorce, 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.

Contact Ms. Patterson today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Business Law
  • Immigration Law

Call Patterson Law Office today at 202-709-6726 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Earline Nichole Patterson

Bar Admissions:

  • District of Columbia, 2009


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

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • DC Bar Association, 2008 - Present (Member)
  • Maryland State Bar Association, 2006 - Present (Member)
  • Maryland Volunteer Legal Service, 2006 - Present
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates of Prince George's County, 2007 - 2008




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 divorce attorney.  When I met Nickey, I was immediately drawn to her pleasant professional demeanor and kindness. I proceeded to provide Nickey with the details of my family situation, and she took notes and listened intensively. After I finished, Nickey began to counsel me on the legal nature of my situation and proceeded to provide me with a very thorough analysis of viable short- and long-term solutions.

It was after that meeting that I understood who I needed to advise me through the legal stages of my situation. Through each stage of what has been a very emotional and trying time for me and my family, Nickey operated with integrity and competence and been with me and my family every step of the way. I would recommend her and her services to anyone.


  • Maryland divorce client (Shari)


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 provides good advice.

  • DC custody client (Phillip)


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 of difference. Many thanks for a job well done.

  • Maryland probate client (Eleanor)


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

  • DC probate client (Vicky)


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!

  • DC custody client (Geraldine)


Ms. Patterson is incredibly professional and skilled. I cannot recommend her services enough.

  • Maryland divorce client (Latson)


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 anything about probate. She is an excellent Attorney and is highly recommended.

  • DC probate client (Tony)

Since 1997, the "Lead Counsel Verified" status has been granted to attorneys who possess:

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  • A Spotless Record

The following attorneys at this firm are Lead Counsel Verified:

Earline Nichole Patterson

Earline Nichole Patterson

This attorney is Lead Counsel Verified in the following practice areas:

Practice Area Year
Divorce Since 2021
Estate Planning Since 2021
Family Law Since 2021
Probate Since 2021
Practice Area Year
Divorce Since 2021
Estate Planning Since 2021
Family Law Since 2021
Probate Since 2021
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