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About me

I grew up in Southern California and attended college at the University of California, Irvine. At UCI, I graduated summa cum laude, top one percent of his class, while majoring in Political Science and minoring in History.

After college, I attended the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude with honors. During my time at the University of Florida, I focused exclusively on criminal law practice. I interned with the Honorable Daniel Sleet in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County and also helped defend juvenile’s charged with crimes in the Eighth Judicial Circuit in Alachua County.

After law school, my passion for criminal law landed me at the State Attorney’s Office in the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Orlando, FL. While at the State Attorney’s Office, I prosecuted thousands of cases in circuit, county, and juvenile court in both Orange and Osceola County. I have extensive knowledge in traffic, misdemeanor, juvenile, and felony cases and have prosecuted cases ranging from simple traffic tickets to complicated firearms cases involving minimum mandatory sentences.

As a former prosecutor I know how your case will be handled from the moment of arrest. Let me put my experience in your hands when it comes to fighting your case! Contact me today for a free consultation with an experienced and tested former prosecutor.

Practice Areas

DUI Defense
Drug Possession
Trafficking Drugs
Theft Cases
Weapons Offenses
Assault and Battery
Juvenile Crimes
Traffic Offenses
Domestic Violence
Violations of Probation
Early Termination of Probation
Crimes against Law Enforcement
White Collar Crimes
Sealing and Expunging
Bond Hearings
Diversion Programs


Languages spoken: Hindi, English

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Practice areas


  1. Domestic Violence: 20%
    5 years, 500 cases
  2. Expungement: 20%
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
  4. Juvenile: 20%
    4 years, 1 thousand cases
  5. DUI & DWI: 20%
    5 years, 500 cases



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Payment types:

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  • Jonathan James Cagan

    Bhavik is extremely smart, passionate and hard-working. He has an intricate understanding of the criminal law and zealously represents his client's interest. I endorse Bhavik with no hesitation.


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  • Francisco Eduardo Serrano II

    Mr. Patel is an extremely professional and knowledgable attorney. I would recommend him to family and friends.


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Contact info

Law Office of Bhavik Patel

605 East Robinson Street, Suite 330
Orlando, FL, 32801-1526


FLMember in Good Standing201101/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent Rated 4.8 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Avvo Client's Choice - DUIAvvo2015
Avvo Client's Choice - JuvenileAvvo2015
Client's Choice - Criminal DefenseAvvo2015
Client's ChoiceAvvo2015
Avvo Client's Choice DUIAvvo2014
Featured Attorney DUIAvvo2013
Graduate - Magna cum laudeUniversity of Florida2011
Graduate - Summa Cum LaudeUniversity of California, Irvine2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawLaw Office of Bhavik Patel2013 - Present
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office, Ninth Judicial Circuit2011 - 2014
Gator Team ChildUniversity of Florida2010 - 2011
Certified Legal InternThirteenth Judicial Circuit Court2009 - 2011
Editor and WriterNew University Newspaper2004 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2013 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Florida BarMember2011 - Present
South Asian Bar Association of FloridaMember2011 - Present
Young Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. A.M.Pled to Reckless Driving, withhold of adjudication, $250 fine, Court Costs,
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
University of California - IrvineHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2008
University of California - IrvinePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
John F. Kennedy High SchoolGeneralG.E.D2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Attorney's OfficeProsecutor Ethics2013
University of FloridaThe Right to Remain Silent2010