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About me

I have spent almost a decade practicing criminal law as both a Defense Attorney and as a Criminal Prosecutor.  This dichotomy provides me with the unique opportunity to have gained experience in both forums of law.


I began my career in 2006, where I represented indigent clients in matters of criminal defense ranging from simple misdemeanors to serious felonies.

The opportunity then arose for me to join the Chatham County District Attorney's Office.  There I prosecuted both misdemeanors in State Court, as well as felonies in Superior Court.  I handled several high profile cases with success during my tenure. 


With my exposure to law enforcement in the realm of prosecution, I have gained a great understanding of the methods used to prosecute cases ranging from DUI, to serious felonies.  This experience provides me with valuable knowledge of how to best build a strong defense against a variety of criminal charges.



Languages spoken: Gujarati, German, Hindi

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 35%
    2 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 35%
    2 years
  3. Speeding Ticket: 30%



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Payment types:

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  • Jason Philip Cerbone

    Mr. Patel used to be a DUI Prosecutor and we had several DUI jury trials against each other. He is very smart. Maybe one of the smartest lawyers I know. He wants to win and he's not afraid. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Patel Law Firm

317 W. York St
Savannah, GA, 31401


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200601/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of Achievement DUI FSTRon Lloyd2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant District AttorneyChatham County District Attorneys Office2009 - 2014
Asst. Public DefenderAtlantic Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office2006 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2014 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
Savannah Criminal Defense Lawyers BarBoard Member Indigent Defense Committee2014 - Present
Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of GeorgiaN/A2009 - 2014
Georgia Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2006 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Planasremanded for reconsideration
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Illinois University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Georgia, AthensPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
University of Georgia, AthensGermanBA - Bachelor of Arts2001