Patrick Devine - Charles County Bar Association

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                           Patrick J. Devine, Attorney, Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher                  

Patrick Devine

Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher
5407 Water Street, Suite 101
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Phone: 301-627-5500

Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher
102 Centennial Street, Suite 102
La Plata, MD  20646
Phone: 301-934-2490

Mr. Devine is a graduate of the Catholic University School of Law in Washington, DC.  After law school he took a clerkship with Judge Darlene Perry in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, Maryland.  Mr. Devine then joined the State’s Attorney’s Office for Charles County, Maryland, where for five years he tried a wide variety of criminal cases in both the Circuit and District Courts of Charles County.

Mr. Devine then went into private practice handling domestic, criminal, and personal injury cases.  In private practice Mr. Devine worked on various boards and committees in the community to include; President of the Charles County Bar Association, the Charles County Ethics Commission, panel member of the Attorney Grievance Commission, and board member for the Center of Abused Persons.

Mr. Devine is married with four young children and lives in La Plata, Maryland.  Some of his past experiences include teaching law related classes at the College of Southern Maryland and serving in the United States Naval Reserves and the United States Coast Guard Reserves.

Current Employment Position(s):

  • Partner

Areas of Practice:

  • Domestic
  • Criminal
  • Personal Injury
  • Auto accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Dog bites
  • Medical malpractice
  • Shoulder dystocia and birth injuries
  • Defective products
  • Insurance claims
  • Drunk driving - DWI - DUI
  • Drug possession, possession with intent to distribute, and trafficking
  • Theft, burglary, robbery, shoplifting, auto theft, grand larceny
  • Weapons offenses
  • Homicide/murder
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Assault
  • Sexual assault, rape
  • Domestic violence
  • White collar crime
  • Divorce and Legal Separation
  • Custody
  • Alimony and Spousal Support
  • Child Support
  • Visitation
  • Division of Marital Property
  • Protective Orders

Litigation Percentage:

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • Maryland, 1989
  • District of Columbia, 1989
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1996
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 2001


  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D.
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, West Virginia

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Professor, College of Southern Maryland, 1997 – 2001

Honors and Awards:

  • Theta Zi
  • Daniel O’ Connor Law Society

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Peer Review Panel, 2003 – Present
    • Member
  • Knights of Columbus, 2009 – Present
    • Member

Past Employment Positions:

  • Devine and Fanning, P.A., Partner, 2001 – 2013
  • Devine, Fanning & Greet, Partner, 1997 – 2001

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Family Law Pro-Bono Clinic in Charles County (Volunteer), 2002 – Present
  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyer’s Association, 2001 – Present

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